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On biomineralization

Author: Heinz A Lowenstam; Stephen Weiner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work addresses the question of why minerals form in a large variety of organisms, from bacteria to man. The authors discuss the basic principles of mineral formation by organisms, and compare  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz A Lowenstam; Stephen Weiner
ISBN: 0195049772 9780195049770
OCLC Number: 17916751
Description: ix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Minerals and macromolecules; Biomineralization processes; Protoctista; Cnidaria; Mollusca; Arthropoda; Echinodermata; Chordata; Some non-skeletal functions in biomineralization; Environmental influences on biomineralization; Evolution of biomineralization.
Responsibility: Heinz A. Lowenstam, Stephen Weiner.
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