The microbiome of Da Vinci’s drawings

IMAGE: Da Vinci’s “Uomo della Bitta ” view more  Credit: The authors The work of Leonardo Da Vinci is an invaluable heritage of the 15th century. From engineering to anatomy, the master paved the way for many scientific disciplines. But what else could the drawings of Da Vinci teach us? Could molecular studies reveal interesting data […]

Hidden world of bacteria and fungi discovered on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings

Leonardo da Vinci is famous for his elaborate, nuanced artworks and advanced technological ideas. But new research has revealed another level of complexity to his drawings: a hidden world of tiny life-forms on his artwork. The findings, the researchers said, could help build a microbiome “catalogue” for artwork. Each of the pieces had a unique […]