News tagged with biomineralization

New bacterium forms intracellular minerals

A new species of photosynthetic bacterium has come to light: it is able to control the formation of minerals (calcium, magnesium, barium and strontium carbonates) within its own organism. Published in Science on April 27, ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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New insights on how oysters form shells

Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood. Now investigators report that they have identified a protein called ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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