Growth of mineral crystals in turkey tendon collagen fibers.


Bone and several other vertebrate mineralized tissues are formed by the organized growth of crystals of carbonated apatite within a matrix of type 1 collagen fibers. The development of this process in isolated fibrils of young turkey leg tendons has been studied by transmission electron microscopy. Collagen banding, presumably due to ion concentration… (More)


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