biomineralization


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biomineralization

[‚bī·ō‚min·rəl·ə′zā·shən]
(physiology)
A mineralization process carried out within a living organism, such as formation of bone in vertebrates.
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Physical and environmental scientists focus on three areas of applied mineralogy: high-technology materials based on minerals; environmental mineralogy; and biomineralization, biomimetics, and medical mineralogy.
Previous studies found that shell matrix proteins not only play a key regulatory role in biomineralization of shells, but also endue nacre with excellent biological and mechanical properties (Zhang & Zhang 2006, Wang et al.
Calcifying cyanobacteria - the potential of biomineralization for carbon capture and storage, Current Opinion in Biotechnology 21: 1-7.
First, we will make a brief introduction to the normal process of enamel biomineralization, and then we will study the available evidence on the effects of F- during key moments of the process.
Weiner, "Interactions between acidic proteins and crystals: stereo-chemical requirements in biomineralization," Proc Natl Acad Sci, vol.
Characterization of the pearl oyster (Pinctada martensii) mantle transcriptome unravels biomineralization genes.
Aggregation-based crystal growth and microstructure development in natural iron oxyhydroxide biomineralization products.
Biomineralization is the crystallization and self-organization processes used by the living organisms to build a number of biostructures with different hierarchical architectures in bone, teeth and nacre [1].
Liu, "The effect of magneticfield on biomineralization and corrosion behavior of carbon steel induced by iron-oxidizing bacteria, " Corros.
The metalloenzyme, carbonic anhydrase (CA), catalyzes the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide into bicarbonate, and is responsible for biomineralization processes in animals.