Decay of wood or other material caused by fungi, bacteria, insects, or marine boring organisms.
Agents that contribute to the deterioration of stone. Modes of disintegration are both physical and chemical, and are affected by bacteria, algae, lichen, fungi, mosses, and guano from birds and other mammals.
The assay was performed at the Laboratory of Wood Biodeterioration, Department of Forest and Wood Sciences, Center for Agricultural Sciences, at the Federal University of Espirito Santo, in the city of Jeronimo Monteiro, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
It is generally agreed that smooth finishing, found in all the IGPs inspected, prevents defects such as dirt or biodeterioration (D-P2 and D-C1), but the type of paint used can influence this positive effect.