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On biomineralization

Author: Heinz A Lowenstam; Stephen Weiner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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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 the various mineralization processes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lowenstam, Heinz A. (Heinz Adolf), 1912-
On biomineralization.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88015119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz A Lowenstam; Stephen Weiner
ISBN: 1423736176 9781423736172 1601296606 9781601296603 9780195049770 0195049772 1280440007 9781280440007
OCLC Number: 228118653
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2 MINERALS AND MACROMOLECULES; CHAPTER 3 BIOMINERALIZATION PROCESSES; CHAPTER 4 PROTOCTISTA; CHAPTER 5 CNIDARIA; CHAPTER 6 MOLLUSCA; CHAPTER 7 ARTHROPODA; CHAPTER 8 ECHINODERMATA; CHAPTER 9 CHORDATA; CHAPTER 10 SOME NONSKELETAL FUNCTIONS IN BIOMINERALIZATION; CHAPTER 11 ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON BIOMINERALIZATION; CHAPTER 12 EVOLUTION OF BIOMINERALIZATION; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Responsibility: Heinz A. Lowenstam, Stephen Weiner.
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