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biomineralisation

The process by which microorganisms mediate and catalyse inorganic reactions to form mineralised structures. The goal of biomineralisation as a remediation tool is to control microbial processes and their environment, so as to sequester and immobilise specific heavy metals within exceptionally strong bonds of neo-formed mineral assemblages.
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12) The entire process of enamel formation is called amelogenesis, while the mineralization process as such, which takes place between ions and proteins secreted by cells, is called biomineralization.
Her research interests are biomaterials, surface coatings of implants, hard tissue biomineralization and ceramic materials.
2]-induced crystallization exhibits instantaneous self-organizing characteristic, which transforms the amorphous phase of PLA into stacks of semicrystalline 2D spherulitic structures with amorphous interlocking as similar to the biomineralization process.
Biomineralization is an evolutionary adaptation by which organisms generate inorganic products in the form of ordered minerals for housing, structure, or defense.
At 809 million years old, the find is the oldest evidence of organisms controlling the formation of minerals, a process called biomineralization.
Biomineralization of an organophosphorus pesticide, Monocrotophos, by soil bacteria.
This process is comparable to the non-classical crystallization process, a mechanism that has been proposed in recent years for the biomineralization of several organisms, such as some corals, foraminifers, echinoderms and mollusks (e.
Biomineralization and eggshells: cell-mediated acellular compartments of mineralized extracellular matrix.
The biological synthesis process elucidates the importance of metal microbe interaction in several biotechnological applications including the field of bioremediation, biomineralization, bioleaching and microbial corrosion.
The ability to control iron biomineralization also suggests the possibility for genetic control of the formation of additional minerals for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.
We have made electrochemically active materials using a fungal manganese biomineralization process," says Geoffrey Gadd of the University of Dundee in Scotland.