Silicon biomineralisation: towards mimicking biogenic silica formation in diatoms

E.G. Vrieling, S. Hazelaar, W.W.C. Gieskes, Q. Sun, T.P.M. Beelen, R.A. Santen, van

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilicon biomineralization : biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology
EditorsW.E.G Müller
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages340
ISBN (Print)3-540-00537-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameProgress in molecular and subcellular biology
ISSN (Print)0079-6484


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