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Influence of intra-skeletal coral lipids on calcium carbonate precipitation

Research paper by M. Reggi, S. Fermani, C. Samorì, F. Gizzi, F. Prada, Z. Dubinsky, S. Goffredo, G. Falini

Indexed on: 09 Nov '16Published on: 18 Oct '16Published in: CrystEngComm



Abstract

Recent research studies have shown that the intra-skeletal organic matrix of corals contains lipids. This communication reports their characterization and their influence on calcium carbonate precipitation. In addition, their potential role in coral's biomineralization is discussed.

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