Characterisation and expression of the biomineralising gene Lustrin A during shell formation of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata.

  title={Characterisation and expression of the biomineralising gene Lustrin A during shell formation of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata.},
  author={B. Gaume and F. Denis and A. Van Wormhoudt and S. Huchette and D. Jackson and S. Avignon and S. Auzoux-Bordenave},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
The molluscan shell is a remarkable product of a highly coordinated biomineralisation process, and is composed of calcium carbonate most commonly in the form of calcite or aragonite. The exceptional mechanical properties of this biomaterial are imparted by the embedded organic matrix which is secreted by the underlying mantle tissue. While many shell-matrix proteins have already been identified within adult molluscan shell, their presence and role in the early developmental stages of larval… Expand
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