Molecular Biomineralization

Aquatic Organisms Forming Extraordinary Materials

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ISBN: 978-3-642-21229-1 (Print) 978-3-642-21230-7 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Metallic biominerals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-27

      Magnetite Biomineralization in Bacteria

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      Pages 29-47

      Maxi- and Mini-Ferritins: Minerals and Protein Nanocages

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 49-76

      Manganese Oxidation by Bacteria: Biogeochemical Aspects

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      Pages 77-110

      Molecular Biomineralization: Toward an Understanding of the Biogenic Origin of Polymetallic Nodules, Seamount Crusts, and Hydrothermal Vents

  3. Biocalcium

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

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      Pages 113-139

      Molecular Basis of Bacterial Calcium Carbonate Precipitation

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      Pages 141-197

      Principles of Calcium-Based Biomineralization

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      Pages 199-223

      Molecular Aspects of Biomineralization of the Echinoderm Endoskeleton

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      Pages 225-248

      Echinoderms as Blueprints for Biocalcification: Regulation of Skeletogenic Genes and Matrices

  4. Biosilica – and its application

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 251-281

      The Unique Invention of the Siliceous Sponges: Their Enzymatically Made Bio-Silica Skeleton

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      Pages 283-312

      Biosilica-Based Strategies for Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Bone Diseases

  5. Nacre

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 313-313

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      Pages 315-329

      Structure and Function of Matrix Proteins and Peptides in the Biomineral Formation in Crustaceans

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 331-352

      Molecular Approaches to Understand Biomineralization of Shell Nacreous Layer

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 353-395

      Acidic Shell Proteins of the Mediterranean Fan Mussel Pinna nobilis

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 397-403