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Silica formation in diatoms: the function of long-chain polyamines and silaffins

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Abstract

The stunning silica structures formed by diatoms are among the most remarkable examples of biological nanofabrication. In recent years, insight into the molecules and mechanism that allow diatoms to perform silica morphogenesis under ambient conditions has been gained.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2004, accepted on 08 Mar 2004 and first published on 28 Apr 2004


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B401028K
J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 2059-2065

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    Silica formation in diatoms: the function of long-chain polyamines and silaffins

    M. Sumper and N. Kröger, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 2059
    DOI: 10.1039/B401028K

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