- Kenneth Simkiss
- Karl Wilbur, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Biomineralization is the process that produces the skeletons, shells, and teeth of most animals. It is also involved in magnetic orientation, gravity detection, and the storing of ions. This book compares a diverse number of systems, including mineral deposition of invertebrates, vertebrates, algae, and microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the systems responsible for converting ions to minerals and the mechanisms and control of mineral form.
Researchers, teachers, and advanced students in zoology, plant science, paleontology, marine biology, and ecology.