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A model for the effects of germanium on silica biomineralization in choanoflagellates
(Royal Society PublishingJournal of the Royal Society Interface, 2016-09-21)
Silica biomineralization is a widespread phenomenon of major biotechnological interest. Modifying biosilica with substances like germanium (Ge) can confer useful new properties, although exposure to high levels of Ge ...
The Evolution of Silicon Transport in Eukaryotes
(Oxford University PressMolecular Biology and Evolution, 2016-10-11)
Biosilicification (the formation of biological structures from silica) occurs in diverse eukaryotic lineages, plays a major role in global biogeochemical cycles, and has significant biotechnological applications. Silicon ...