A review of research efforts in approaches and the anal. of the way the formation of silica proceeds in diatoms, a process that is expected to inspire new approaches in silica biomimicking. The biochem. and physicochem. characteristics of diatomaceous silica are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Silicon biomineralization : biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||340|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Name||Progress in molecular and subcellular biology|