The Skeletal Organic Matrix from Mediterranean Coral Balanophyllia europaea Influences Calcium Carbonate Precipitation

@article{Goffredo2011TheSO,
  title={The Skeletal Organic Matrix from Mediterranean Coral Balanophyllia europaea Influences Calcium Carbonate Precipitation},
  author={S. Goffredo and Patrizia Vergni and M. Reggi and E. Caroselli and F. Sparla and O. Levy and Z. Dubinsky and G. Falini},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2011},
  volume={6}
}
Scleractinian coral skeletons are made mainly of calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite. The mineral deposition occurs in a biological confined environment, but it is still a theme of discussion to what extent the calcification occurs under biological or environmental control. Hence, the shape, size and organization of skeletal crystals from the cellular level through the colony architecture, were attributed to factors as diverse as mineral supersaturation levels and organic mediation of… Expand
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