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Synthesis of nanospace biominerals and macroscopic structures in chiton teeth

Macey, D.J., Webb, J., Evans, L.A. and St. Pierre, T.G. (1993) Synthesis of nanospace biominerals and macroscopic structures in chiton teeth. Journal of Computer-Assisted Microscopy, 5 (1). pp. 103-107.

Abstract

The authors have studied biomineralization in chitons, common marine invertebrates that are widely distributed throughout the world. Chitons are most noticeable in the intertidal zone where they feed, using quite distinctive biominerally-hardened teeth, by browsing on organisms which encrust the rocks on which they live. Synthesis of nanospace biominerals and macroscopic structures in chiton teeth have been studied.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Plenum Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1803
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