Advertisement

Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 71, Issue 1–4, pp 1283–1286 | Cite as

A Mössbauer spectroscopic study of the forms of storage iron in the larval and adult stages of the lamprey,Geotria australis

  • T. G. St. Pierre
  • L. Harris
  • J. Webb
  • D. J. Macey
Biological Systems

Abstract

The principal forms of storage-iron in the lamprey,Geotria australis, are haemosiderin in the nephric fold of the larval animal and ferritin in the liver of the adult. Mössbauer spectroscopy of the larval haemosiderin showed that about half of the iron was in the form of ferrihydrite (5Fe2O3.9H2O) with the remainder being in the form of a non-crystalline iron oxyhydroxide, suggesting two modes of biomineralization. The cores of the adult liver ferritin gave spectral parameters indicating the iron to be predominantly in the form of ferrihydrite with about 10% being in a non-crystalline phase.

Keywords

Iron Spectroscopy Thin Film Ferritin Spectroscopic Study 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. /1/.
    Hardisty, M.W. (1982) In: The biology of lampreys. Vol. 4b. (Eds: Hardisty, M.W. and Potter, I.C.) Academic Press, London, pp 165–259.Google Scholar
  2. /2/.
    Potter, I.C. and Hillard, R.W. (1980) Experientia 42, 1170–1173.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. /3/.
    Moore, J.W., Mallat, J.M. (1980) Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 37, 1658–1664.Google Scholar
  4. /4/.
    Bothwell, T.H. and Charlton, R.W. (1982) Sem. Haematol. 19, 54–67.Google Scholar
  5. /5/.
    Smalley, S.R., Macey, D.J. and Potter, I.C. (1986) J. Exp. Zool. 237, 149–157.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. /6/.
    Weir, M.P., Gibson, J.F. and Peters, T.J. (1984): Biochem. J. 223, 31–38.Google Scholar
  7. /7/.
    Domingo, A. (1990) Anal. Biochem. 189, 88–90.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. /8/.
    St.Pierre, T.G., Webb, J., and Mann, S. in Biomineralization: chemical and biochemical perspectives, eds. Mann, S., Webb, J. and Williams, R.J.P. (VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, Weinheim, 1989) pp.295–344.Google Scholar
  9. /9/.
    Dickson, D.P.E., Reid, N.M.K., Mann, S., Wade, V.J., Ward, R.J., and Peters, T.J., Biochim. Biophys. Acta 957 (1988) 81–90.Google Scholar
  10. /10/.
    St.Pierre, T.G., Tran, K.C., Webb, J., Macey, D.J., and Pootrakul, P., in Mechanisms and phylogeny of mineralization in biological systems, eds. Suga, S. and Nakahara, H. (Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, 1991) pp. 291–295.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© J.C. Baltzer A.G., Scientific Publishing Company 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. G. St. Pierre
    • 1
  • L. Harris
    • 2
  • J. Webb
    • 1
  • D. J. Macey
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Physical SciencesMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological and Environmental SciencesMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

Personalised recommendations