Reports

Control of Calcium Carbonate Nucleation and Crystal Growth by Soluble Matrx of Oyster Shell

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  19 Jun 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4501, pp. 1397-1398
DOI: 10.1126/science.212.4501.1397

Abstract

A calcium-binding soluble protein extracted from oyster shell suppresses calcium carbonate nucleation and decreases the rate of crystal growth in vitro. These findings suggest that soluble matrix may regulate shell growth.

Related Content