Biomineralization Processes for Future Research

  • Jürgen EngelEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Research is very active in the biomineralization field. The key question of the control of biomineral formation is only partially solved. A breakthrough in this direction in any of the many thousand systems may therefore catapult this system to a top position of interest. Two biomineralization systems of high potential are the magnetotactic bacteria with the mineral magnitude used as compass needles and the glass sponges with 3 m long siliceous spicules.


Magnetotactic Bacterium Biomineralization Process Enamel Formation Glass Sponge Mineral Magnetite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biophysical ChemistryBiozentrum University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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