Advertisement

Biomineralization Mechanism of the Pearl Oyster, Pinctada fucata

  • Rongqing Zhang
  • Liping Xie
  • Zhenguang Yan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 1-22
  3. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 23-248
  4. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 445-507
  5. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 509-573
  6. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 575-660
  7. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 661-694
  8. Rongqing Zhang, Liping Xie, Zhenguang Yan
    Pages 695-737

About this book

Introduction

This book presents an overview of our current understanding of the biomineralization mechanisms for shell formation in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata, based on molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology and environmental biology. Pinctada fucata is the major pearl-producing shellfish in the South China Sea and is also an established model system for the research on the nacre biomineralization mechanism. Extensive studies on nacre biomineralization have provided valuable information for novel bionic material design. Discussing the isolation and gene cloning of the matrix proteins involved in the shell formation, as well as the cell signaling pathways, shell microstructures, and the environmental impacts on shell biomineralization, it is a valuable reference resource for researchers working in the field of nacre biomineralization and biomaterials.

Keywords

Biomineralization Pinctada fucata Molecular biology Biochemistry Cell biology

Authors and affiliations

  • Rongqing Zhang
    • 1
  • Liping Xie
    • 2
  • Zhenguang Yan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Chinese Research Academy of Environmental SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information