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Biomineralization: Progress in Biology, Molecular Biology and Application, 2nd, Completely Revised and Extended Edition

Biomineralization: Progress in Biology, Molecular Biology and Application, 2nd, Completely Revised and Extended Edition

Edmund Bäuerlein (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60413-5 July 2005 361 Pages

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Now over 50 % new contents.
Incorporating the surprisingly rapid advances in this field since the publication of the successful first edition, this intensively updated and expanded new edition covers all the background as well as the latest results. Now organized according to the main biominerals, the book reflects the increasingly important biochemical aspects and medicinal applications, with four new chapters on biomineralization in mammals, including humans. The whole is rounded off with an entire chapter dedicated to modern methods, especially physical ones that have advanced the field over the last five years.
The international team of renowned authors, under the direction of a leading expert in the field, provide first-hand research results from their own relevant fields. The result is an interdisciplinary must-have account, designed for a broad community of researchers.
Preface.

List of Contributors.

Abbreviations.

1. Peptides, Pre-biotic Selection and Pre-biotic Vesicles (E. Bäuerlein).

Magnetite (Fe3O4) and Greigite (Fe3S4).

2. Magnetic Iron Oxide and Iron Sulfide Minerals within Microorganisms: Potential Biomarkers (D. Bazylinski & R. Frankel).

3. Phylogeny and In Situ Identification of Magnetotactic Bacteria (R. Amann, et al.).

4. Biochemical and Genetic Analysis of the Magnetosome Membrane in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense (D. Schüler).

5. Enzymes for Magnetite Synthesis in Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum (Y. Fukumori).

6. Molecular and Biotechnological Aspects of Bacterial Magnetite (T. Matsunaga, et al.).

7. Biogenic Magnetite as a Basis for Geomagnetic Field Perception in Animals (M. Winklhofer).

8. Iron-oxo Clusters and the Onset of Biomineralization on Protein Surfaces—Lessons from an Archaeal Ferritin (L. Essen, et al.).

Silica-hydrated SiO2.

9. The Molecular Basis of Diatoms Biosilica Formation (N. Kröger & M. Sumper).

10. Silicic Acid Transport and its Control During Cell Wall Silification in Diatoms (M. Hilderbrand).

11. The Nanostructure and Development of Diatom Biosilica (R. Wetherbee, et al.).

Calciumcarbonates.

12. Biomineralization in Coccolithophores (M. Marsh).

13. The Proton Pump of the Calcifying Vesicle of the Coccolithophore, Pleurochrysis (E. González).

14. The Zebrafish as a Genetic Model to Study Otolith Formation (C. Söllner & T. Nicolson).

Calciumphosphates.

15. Lot's Wife's Problem Revised: How We Prevent Pathological Calcification (W. Jahnen-Dechent).

16. Aspects of Dentinogenesis: A Model for Biomineralization (K. Reichenmiller & C. Klein).

17. The Zebrafish as a Model for Studying Skeletal Development (S. Jun Du & Y. Haga).

New Methods.

18. Modern Methods for Investigation in Biomineralization (M. Epple).

Index.

"…a comprehensive study of this phenomenon…[that] takes the reader through the topic in a well-organized and well-paced fashion…" (Electric Review, April/May 2005)