Cnidarians biomineral in tissue engineering: A review

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Biomineralization is the process by which organisms precipitate minerals. Crystals formed in this way are exploited by the organisms for a variety of purposes, including mechanical support and protection of soft tissue. Skeletal precipitation, via millions of years of evolution, has produced a wide variety of architectural configurations and material properties. It is exactly these properties that now attract the attention of researchers searching for new materials for a variety of biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-349
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Biotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2008


  • Biomaterials
  • Bone-graft substitutes
  • Corals
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Neural tissue engineering
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Aquatic Science


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