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The histology of mineralised tissues

  • A. J. Freemont
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Part of the Topics in Molecular and Structural Biology book series (TMSB)

Abstract

The reliance of so many organisms on mineralised tissues for support, protection, mineral stores, etc., is testimony to the importance of these tissues to normal body function. The diversity of mineralised tissue structure across the phylogenetic scale is too great for adequate discussion here, and so this description will be restricted to calcium-based minerals in representative organs of man (although many of the observations are pertinent to other organisms).

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