Biomineralization in Marine Organisms

  • Ille C. Gebeshuber
Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)


This chapter describes biominerals and the marine organisms that produce them. The proteins involved in biomineralization, as well as functions of the biomineralized structures, are treated. Current and future applications of bioinspired material synthesis in engineering and medicine highlight the enormous potential of biomineralization in marine organisms and the status, challenges, and prospects regarding successful marine biotechnology.


Calcium Carbonate Acidithiobacillus Ferrooxidans Magnetotactic Bacterium Marine Biotechnology Glass Sponge 
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cadmium sulfide




deoxyribonucleic acid


micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems


microelectromechanical system


microbially induced sedimentary structures




paralytic shellfish poisoning


ribonucleic acid


small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Microengineering and NanoelectronicsUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute of Applied PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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