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Goethite in Radular Teeth of Recent Marine Gastropods

Lowenstam, H. A. (1962) Goethite in Radular Teeth of Recent Marine Gastropods. Science, 137 (3526). pp. 279-280. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.137.3526.279.

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The x-ray diffraction patterns of the denticle material from several species show that the material consists of the mineral goethite. This is the first indication that goethite is precipitated by marine invertebrates. The mineralogy of the denticle caps has biologic and geologic implications.

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Additional Information:© 1962 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 27 April 1962. This study was supported by grants from Shell Development Co. and the Petroleum Research Fund of the Chemical Society. This report is contribution No. 1085 from the Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:Goethite in Radular Teeth of Recent Marine Gastropods H. A. Lowenstam Science 27 July 1962: 137 (3526), 279-280. [DOI:10.1126/science.137.3526.279]
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