By Franz Brümmer (auth.), Professor Dr. Werner E. G. Müller (eds.)
During evolution silica deposition has been utilized in Protozoa, Metazoa and in crops as skeletal components. it seems that the mechanisms for the formation of biogenic silica have advanced independently in those 3 taxa. In Protozoa and crops biosilicification seems to be essentially pushed by way of non-enzymatic procedures and procedes on natural matrices. against this, in sponges (phylum Porifera) this method is mediated through enzymes; the initiation of this technique is also depending on natural matrices.
In this monograph the function of biosilica as stabilizing constructions in several organisms is reviewed and their position for morphogenetic strategies is printed. It presents an up to date precis of the mechanisms in which polymeric biosilica is shaped. the quantity is meant for biologists, biochemists and molecular biologists, desirous about the certainty of constitution formation in dwelling organisms and also will be very valuable for scientists operating within the box of utilized Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology.
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