Questions tagged [biomineralization]

Concerning the processes by which living organisms produce minerals, in addition to questions about types of mineral and advantages/disadvantages of so doing.

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Barite and Acantharians

Acantharians are planktonic protists (abundant in today oceans), sister-group to polycystine Radiolarians, that have the particularity of biomineralizing complex skeletons in strontium sulfate SrSO4 (...