Calcium and silicon mineralization in land plants: Transport, structure and function

Petra Bauer*, Rivka Elbaum, Ingrid M. Weiss

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Abstract

Plant biomineralization involves calcium and silicon transport and mineralization. Respective analytical methods and case studies are listed. Calcium carbonate is deposited in cystoliths, calcium oxalate in idioblasts. Silicon is deposited in phytoliths. Biomineralization is a coordinated process.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)746-756
Number of pages11
JournalPlant Science
Volume180
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Biomineralization
  • Cell wall
  • Cystolith
  • Idioblast
  • Lithocyst
  • Phytolith

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