Biomineralization : from biology to biotechnology and medical application
- edited by Edmund Baeuerlein.
- Weinheim ; Cambridge : Wiley-VCH, 2000.
- Physical description
- xxii, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
|QH512 .B56 2000||Unknown|
- Baeuerlein, Edmund.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface. List of Contributors. Abbreviations. Biominerals--An Introduction (E. Baeuerlein). Prokaryotes. Mechanistic Routes to Biomineral Surface Development (D. Fortin, T.J. Beveridge). Magnetic Iron Oxide and Iron Sulfide Minerals within Microorganisms (D.A. Bazylinski, R.B. Frankel). Phylogeny and in Situ Identification of Magnetotactic Bacteria (R. Amann, et al.). Single Magnetic Crystals of Magnetite (Fe 3 O 4 Synthesized in Intracytoplasmic Vesicles of Megnetospirilum gryphiswaldense (E. Baeuerlein). Applications for Magnetosomes in Medical Research (R.C. Reszka). Enzymes for Magnetite Synthesis in Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Y. Fukumori). Characterization of the Magnetosome Membrane in Magnetospirillium gryphiswaldense (D. Schuler). Molecular and Biotechnological Aspects of Bacterial Magnetite (T. Matsunaga, T. Sakaguchi). Eukaryotes. A Grand Unified Theory of Biomineralization (J.L. Kirschvink, J.W. Hagadorn). The Biochemistry of Silica Formation in Diatoms (N. Kroger, M. Sumper). Silicic Acid Transport and Its Control During Cell Wall Silicification in Diatoms (M. Hildebrand). The Nanostructure and Development of Diatom Biosilica (R. Wetherbee, et al.). The Biological and Biomimetic Synthesis of Silica and Other Polysiloxanes (K. Shimizu, D.E. Morse). Protein Components and Inorganic Structure in Shell Nacre (A.M. Belcher, E.E. Gooch). Polyanions in the CaCo 3 Mineralization of Coccolithophores (M.E. Marsh). The Calcifying Vesicle Membrane of the Coccolithophore, Pleurochrysis sp (E.L. Gonzales). Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Teeth, bones, kidney stones, and skeletons of algae, mussels, and grasses: all examples of biomineralization. Whole mountains owe their existence to the ability of organisms to mineralize in their cells inorganic compounds from solutions. Those minerals made by organisms are used for various purposes. Some of these minerals are magnetic and therefore of interest to nanotechnology. Thus there is a rapidly growing number of research groups and journals worldwide dealing with biomineralization. This book provides a much--needed up--to--date account of the important developments in biomineralization, focusing on investigations of unicellular organisms. An international and interdisciplinary team of authors, under the direction of a leading expert in the field, presents research results from first--hand experience as well as general information and a full list of references. Specific applications, such as the use of biominerals as contrast agents in cancer therapy, the templated crystallization of colloids, and in nanotechnology are highlights of this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527299874 20160528
- Publication date
- 9783527299874 (alk. paper)
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