Architecture of Anoteropora latirostris (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) and implications for their biomineralization

@article{Jacob2019ArchitectureOA,
  title={Architecture of Anoteropora latirostris (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) and implications for their biomineralization},
  author={D E Jacob and Bernhard Ruthensteiner and P. W. Trimby and H Henry and Silviu O. Martha and Jindrich Leitner and Laura M. Otter and Joachim Scholz},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
Cheilostome Bryozoa Anoteropora latirostris, a colonial marine invertebrate, constructs its skeleton from calcite and aragonite. This study presents firstly correlated multi-scale electron microscopy, micro-computed tomography, electron backscatter diffraction and NanoSIMS mapping. We show that all primary, coarse-grained platy calcitic lateral walls are covered by fine-grained fibrous aragonite. Vertical lateral walls separating autozooid chambers have aragonite only on their distal side. This… 

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