Phosphates are essential to the existence of both plant and animal life. All vertebrates, and some invertebrates, are endowed with physiological mechanisms for accumulating both calcium and phosphorus to form skeletal tissues and teeth. Such metabolic processes are of major importance in connection with the egg-laying characteristics of birds, for example, but are related to vital activity of all vertebrates.
KeywordsCarbonic Anhydrase Dental Caries Tricalcium Phosphate Dental Enamel Carbonate Apatite
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