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By P. Westbroek (auth.), P. Westbroek, E. W. de Jong (eds.)

Biominerals are generated by means of the delicate interplay of organic association and mineral development. They belong either to the dwelling and the inanimate international and as such their genesis is without doubt one of the so much intri­ guing and basic matters in technological know-how. even if, the conceptual and technical assets which are to be had in actual chemistry and within the organic sciences is frequently insufficient for the elucidation of the professional­ blems concerned, and as a result this box is especially tricky to ex­ plore. this can be a massive for the reason that primary examine on bio­ mineralization mechanisms has characteristically been conducted by means of a com­ paratively small staff of scientists. There are indicators, even if, that the location is ripe for a transformation. a number of conferences on biomineralization were geared up within the previous couple of years, rather within the clinical quarter. it truly is usually felt that extra advancements within the remedy of bone and enamel ailments might be principally depending on a higher knowing of the fundamen­ tal underlying mechanisms of biomineralization.

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1 Map summarizing evidence for prePhanerQ1':_oic life. 7 Rio aes Belhos S. Bambui G. Conception G. A>06~ t:) 0J ~ ... j 5! j S ~ ~ zt) > Cl > '"> ~ ~ '">-l s::t"' '"-<: ot:C :;<:I so L. MARGULIS AND J. F. , a change in pH) and one that is template mediated and under genetic control by the organism. An example of template mediated precipitation is the magnetite crystals of magnetotactic bacteria (Blakemore and Frankel, 1981). The magnetite crystals have a characteristic morphology and size range (Towe and Moench, 1981).

Ciliates. Macronuclear, micronuclear heterotrophs L. cilio, eyelash G. phora, bearing Gastrostyla Paramecium Tetrahymena organic, sandy L. api, top Eimeria ~ridea organic cysts Glugea organic cysts Labyrinthula Labyrinthorhiza organic slimes Nodosaria bearing numerous short clastic tests undulipodia. PR-19 Apicomplexa. Sporozoan parasites bearing the apical L. complex, entwine complex. PR-20 Cnidosporidia. Myxosporidian and microsporidian G. cnido, filament G. sporidia, spores parasites bearing fila- Nosema ~lus ments for attachment to or injection into hosts.

1-3 Spirochaetae. Helical motile heterotrophs with periplasmic flagella (in which the flagella are located within the cell). M-4 Thiopneustes. Anaerobic sulfate reducing bacteria. H-5 l1ethanocreatrices. Archaebacteria. Methanogenic bacteria. L. creatrices, makers M-6 Photosynthobacteria. jlhoto, light Anaerobic photoG. syntho, put together synthetic bacteria. G. bacteria, little sticks Chlorophyll-containing phototrophs in which the hydrogen donor for photosynthesis is H2, H2S or organic compounds.

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