Special Issue "Feature Papers in Biomineralization and Biominerals 2022"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomineralization and Biominerals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 October 2022 | Viewed by 389

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yannicke Dauphin
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National d'Histoire Naturelle, Biodiversité, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: biomineralization; mollusc shells; coral skeletons; bone and teeth; mineralogy; organic matrices; SEM; AFM; chromatography; electrophoresis; Infrared and Raman spectroscopy; XANES; electron microprobe; fossilization and diagenesis
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Dr. Fabio Nudelman
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EaSTCHEM, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, UK
Interests: Biogenic minerals, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, protein-crystal interactions, (cryo)electron microscopy, soft matter
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Dr. Jean-Pierre Cuif
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Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CR2P, 8 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: coral and shell growth-modes at the micrometer and infra-micrometer levels; microstructure and fossilization: fossils as environmental archives; microstructural development of the pearl layers: from early post-grafting stages to nacre biomineralization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomineralization is the process leading to the formation of biominerals by organisms. Thus, the structure and composition of such biominerals are dependant upon the producing organisms. This Special Issue will contain invitation-only original research and  review articles from prominent researchers in the field, covering a range of topics from the structure to the composition of mineral and organic components of plants, fungi, algae, vertebrates and invertebrates. Methods for characterizing biominerals at the macro, micro, nano and atomic levels are included. Contributions from researchers working on fundamental research and/or applications in biology, medicine, inspired biomaterials, evolution, diagenesis, (palaeo)environmental reconstructions, (palaeo)biodiversity, etc., based on modern and ancient (fossil) biominerals, are welcome.

Dr. Yannicke Dauphin
Dr. Fabio Nudelman
Dr. Jean-Pierre Cuif
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • shells
  • tests
  • bone
  • teeth
  • micro–nanostructure
  • phase transformation
  • mineralogy
  • crystallography
  • composition
  • organic components

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Oxygen Isotopes in Carbonate and Phosphate of Modern Mammal Bioapatite: New Data and Critical Revision after about 25 Years from the First Recognitions
Minerals 2022, 12(10), 1204; https://doi.org/10.3390/min12101204 - 24 Sep 2022
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Oxygen and carbon isotopes of well-preserved skeletal remains give relevant support to archaeological and environmental reconstructions. However, the preservation of the skeletal remains must be preliminarily checked. About twenty-five years ago, a diagnostic method based on the oxygen isotope ratio in the phosphate, [...] Read more.
Oxygen and carbon isotopes of well-preserved skeletal remains give relevant support to archaeological and environmental reconstructions. However, the preservation of the skeletal remains must be preliminarily checked. About twenty-five years ago, a diagnostic method based on the oxygen isotope ratio in the phosphate, and carbonate, of bioapatite of modern mammals was proposed: for well-preserved samples, the and should plot near the regression line on obtained for modern mammals. In the last twenty years, techniques of analysis have changed. In the past, or were precipitated from dissolved bioapatite and analysed with the fluorination technique, whereas at present, temperature reduction (HTR) in a glassy carbon reactor with release is commonly used. Taking into account the HTR technique, for some modern mammals, we report a new + 1 on + 1 regression line, and related dispersion of the data that, in addition to mineralogical and structural methods, may be used to select samples reliable for archaeological use. In the past, other similar regression lines on modern mammals were defined by several authors. However, statistical results indicate that data used for these regression lines cannot be pooled because the hypothesis of a similar elevation is rejected. Full article
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