Controlled hydroxyapatite biomineralization in an ~810 million-year-old unicellular eukaryote

@inproceedings{Cohen2017ControlledHB,
  title={Controlled hydroxyapatite biomineralization in an ~810 million-year-old unicellular eukaryote},
  author={Phoebe A Cohen and Justin V Strauss and Alan D. Rooney and Mukul Anand Sharma and Nicholas Tosca},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
  year={2017}
}
Biomineralization marks one of the most significant evolutionary milestones among the Eukarya, but its roots in the fossil record remain obscure. We report crystallographic and geochemical evidence for controlled eukaryotic biomineralization in Neoproterozoic scale microfossils from the Fifteenmile Group of Yukon, Canada. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy reveals that the microfossils are constructed of a hierarchically organized interwoven network of fibrous hydroxyapatite… CONTINUE READING
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