Silicon biomineralisation: Towards mimicking biogenic silica formation in diatoms

E.G Vrieling*, S. Hazelaar, W.W.C. Gieskes, Q. Sun, T.P M Beelen, R.A van Santen

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A review of research efforts in approaches and the analysis of the way the formation of silica proceeds in diatoms, a process that is expected to inspire new approaches in silica biomimicking. The biochemical and physicochemical characteristics of diatomaceous silica are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilicon biomineralization
Subtitle of host publicationBiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology
EditorsW.E.G. Müller
Place of PublicationBerlin
Pages301 - 334
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)3-540-00537-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameProgress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
ISSN (Print)0079-6484

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