PMID: 5907907Jan 14, 1966

Calcite deposition during shell repair by the aragonitic gastropod Murex fulvescens

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E O Muzii, H C Skinner

Abstract

Shell repair was induced by coating the inner surfaces of gastropod shells with nail polish. In aragonitic gastropods initial deposition on the nail-polish membrane was of aragonite spherulites and, in one species, polygonal calcite crystals; later the normal crossed-lamellar structure of the shell was restored.

Citations

Mar 9, 2011·Diseases of Aquatic Organisms·Nolwenn TrinklerChristine Paillard
Nov 6, 2013·Microscopy and Microanalysis : the Official Journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada·Yannicke DauphinAnders Meibom
Feb 5, 2011·Chemistry : a European Journal·Misako KijimaHiroaki Imai

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