Skeletal Biomineralization: Patterns, Processes and Evolutionary Trends

Skeletal Biomineralization: Patterns, Processes and Evolutionary Trends

Editor(s): Joseph G. Carter

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875907024

Online ISBN: 9781118667279

DOI: 10.1029/SC005

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Short Courses in Geology Series, Volume 5.

Our understanding of the mechanisms by which organisms form minerals has progressed in the past two decades but is still at a rudimentary stage. Any general theory of biomineralization must explain the formation of solid phases from biological fluids in tenns of physical parameters such as supersaturation, ionic strength, pH, surface energies and the character and quantity of active sites. Knowledge of the functions of the organic matrix in mediating mineral deposition is of basic importance to any understanding of biomineralization.

Table of contents

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    2. Protochordate Biomineralization (pages 165–173)

      Gretchen Lambert, Charles C. Lambert and Heinz A. Lowenstam

    3. Microstructure and Mineralization of Vertebrate Skeletal Tissues (pages 175–234)

      H. Francillon-Vieillot, V. de Buffrénil, J. Castanet, J. Géraudie, F.J. Meunier, J. Y. Sire, L. Zylberberg and A. de Ricqlès

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      Glossary of Skeletal Biomineralization (pages 337–352)

      J.G. Caner, K. Bandel, V. de Buffrénil, S. Carlson, J. Castanet, J. Dalingwater, H. Francillon-Vieillot, J. Géraudie, F.J. Meunier, H. Mutvei, A. de Ricqlès, J.Y. Sire, A. Smith, J. Wendt, A. Williams and L. Zylberberg

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