biomineralisation


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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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Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EM) electric field of frequency of 324 Hz increases crystal growth rate of HA by 40% in in-vitro biomineralisation [7].
Use of the fluorescent marker calcein in biomineralisation studies of brachiopods and other marine organisms.
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.