Biomineralization: chemical and biochemical perspectives

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This book presents a chemical and biochemical perspective on the formation and function of inorganic solids in biological systems - bones, teeth, shells, magnets etc. Biomineralization is covered at a molecular level, including aspects of control and regulation of crystal chemical processes involved in, for example, calcification, silicification, and iron oxide formation occuring in unicellular and multicellular organisms. In their contributions, leading scientists combine bioinorganic chemistry, solid-state chemistry and biology to provide the reader with a unified state-of-the-art approach.

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Stephen Mann
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Crystallochemical Strategies in Biomineralization
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University of Bath
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