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Biomineralization and Biological Metal Accumulation

Biological and Geological Perspectives Papers presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Biomineralization, Renesse, The Netherlands, June 2–5, 1982

  • P. Westbroek
  • E. W. de Jong
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction Biological Metal Accumulation and Biomineralization in a Geological Perspective

  3. Global Cycling and Biomineralization

  4. Aspects of Calcification

About this book

Introduction

Biominerals are generated by the subtle interaction of biological organization and mineral growth. They belong both to the living and the inanimate world and as such their genesis is among the most intri­ guing and fundamental subjects in science. However, the conceptual and technical resources that are available in physical chemistry and in the biological sciences is often inadequate for the elucidation of the pro­ blems involved, and hence this field is particularly difficult to ex­ plore. This may be an important reason why fundamental research on bio­ mineralization mechanisms has traditionally been carried out by a com­ paratively small group of scientists. There are signs, however, that the situation is ripe for a change. Various meetings on biomineralization have been organized in the last few years, particularly in the medical sector. It is generally felt that further developments in the therapy of bone and tooth diseases will be largely dependent on an improved understanding of the fundamen­ tal underlying mechanisms of biomineralization.

Keywords

chemistry electron microscopy formation mineral mining

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Westbroek
    • 1
  • E. W. de Jong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryState University of LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomineralization and Biological Metal Accumulation
  • Book Subtitle Biological and Geological Perspectives Papers presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Biomineralization, Renesse, The Netherlands, June 2–5, 1982
  • Editors P. Westbroek
    E.W. de Jong
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7944-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1515-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-7946-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-7944-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
    Mineral Resources
    Paleontology
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