A Critical Survey of Biomineralization

Control, Mechanisms, Functions and Material Properties

  • Jürgen Engel

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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About this book


This monograph provides a comprehensive and up-to-date approach on biomineralization. The topical focus of the book lies on the question of how matrix proteins and cells catalyze and regulate mineralization in organisms. Recent advances in the understanding of biomineralization help to better understand biomaterials, in particular their mechanical properties. The target audience primarily comprises practitioners and research experts in the field, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.


Biomineralization Extracellular matrix Mechanical properties of biomaterials Catalysis and regulation Mollusk shells Enamel

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Engel
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  1. 1.Department of Biophysical ChemistryBiozentrum University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47710-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47711-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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