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Biomineralization-controlled microarchitecture in the radula teeth of chitons and limpets

Webb, J., Brooker, L.R., Lee, A.P., Hockridge, J.G., Liddiard, K.J., Macey, D.J. and Van Bronswijk, W. (2001) Biomineralization-controlled microarchitecture in the radula teeth of chitons and limpets. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 54 (9-10). pp. 611-613.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH01153
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Abstract

The biomineralization-controlled microarchitecture in the radula teeth of chitons and limpets was discussed. Studies of teeth at different stages shows that Si region was mineralized after the mineralization of iron and at a slower rate. Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of goethite in a late mineralized tooth. The studies illustrated the distinct advantages of vibrational and Raman spectroscopy in the identification and mapping of phase distributions in tissue mineralization.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Publishing
Copyright: (c) CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1761
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