Dynamics and growth patterns of calcareous sponge spicules

@article{Ilan1996DynamicsAG,
  title={Dynamics and growth patterns of calcareous sponge spicules},
  author={Micha Ilan and Joanna Aizenberg and Osnat Gilor},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263},
  pages={133 - 139}
}
Morphogenesis of different-shaped biogenic crystals presents one of the important biomineralization problems. Growth of various calcitic spicules from Sycon sp. have been studied by using calcein marking. We found that spicule production is dependent on various conditions such as location in the sponge body and illumination, whereas the calcification rate by the spicule-forming cells is constant. Morphological, crystallographic and fluorescence analyses have enabled the investigation of the… 

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