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Transformation of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate to Crystalline Dahillite in the Radular Teeth of Chitons

Lowenstam, H. A. and Weiner, S. (1985) Transformation of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate to Crystalline Dahillite in the Radular Teeth of Chitons. Science, 227 (4682). pp. 51-53. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150206-120852166

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Abstract

A comparison of infrared spectra from individual teeth along the radula of a chiton (Polyplacophora, Mollusca) shows that the first-formed calcium phosphate mineral is amorphous. Over a period of weeks the mineral transforms to dahllite. The c axes of the dahllite crystals are aligned approximately perpendicular to the tooth surface.


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Additional Information:© 1985 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 23 July 1984; Accepted 23 August 1984. We thank J. Erez, Marine Laboratory, Hebrew University, Elat, for the chiton samples and H. Hlittemann, Tubingen University, for x-ray dispersion data and one of the SEM micrographs. This work was carried out while H.A.L. was a visiting fellow at the Weizmann Institute. Supported by U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and Minerva Foundation grants to S.W.
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Official Citation:LOWENSTAM, H. A., & WEINER, S. (1985). Transformation of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate to Crystalline Dahillite in the Radular Teeth of Chitons. Science, 227(4682), 51-53. doi: 10.1126/science.227.4682.51
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