Biomineralization is Volume 54 in the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (RIMG) series and contains topics at the exciting and important interface between biotic and abiotic processes occurring in the biosphere. A selection of international experts from biological and physical disciplines detail biomineralization in a variety of systems, their involvement in biogeochemical cycles and past and current impacts on the biosphere. Despite the varied topics dealt with, the unifying and clear theme is the important roles that living organisms play in mineral formation – biomineralization. Such minerals range from simple precipitates to complex cellular structures that can determine form and...

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