biomineralisation


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Schroder, "Self healing, an intrinsic property of biomineralisation processes," International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Life, vol.
The remainder of the book treats niche topics such as biomineralisation and the role of metals in healthy vs.
Biomineralisation of azo dyes and their breakdown products in anaerobic-aerobic hybrid reactor, Water Science and Technology 41(12): 23-30.
Mohn et al., "Two-layer membranes of calcium phosphate/collagen/PLGA nanofibres: in vitro biomineralisation and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells," Nanoscale, vol.
Mixed-culture biological processes, such as bioremediation, biomineralisation, and wastewater treatment often rely on cumulative metabolic pathways of a community of organisms to achieve their goals.
The effects of intense heat generated by radioactive decay, and of chemical and physical disturbance due to corrosion, gas generation and biomineralisation, could impair the ability of backfill material to trap radionuclides.
Chapter 9 entitled Clays, microorganisms and biomineralisation raises expectations of a broadly-based survey of the long-established ideas on the influence of microbial activity on mineralization.
A simple method that mimics apatite formation (biomineralisation) on biomaterial inside body has been studied recently and showed promising results [4].
In 'Biomineralisation: Processes of iron and manganese--modern and ancient environments'.
Biomineralisation and biological metal accumulation.