Biomolecules Involved in Frustule Biogenesis and Function

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Abstract

For centuries diatoms have been admired by microscopists for the unusual shapes and intricate, lace-like patterns of their silica-based cell walls. Only comparatively recently, biochemical studies have identified frustule-specific organic biomolecules, of which many are novel and often display remarkably complex chemical structures. This chapter summarizes the current knowledge about the structures and properties of the frustule-associated biomolecules, with a focus on the proteins, and discusses their roles with regards to silica biogenesis and frustule function.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Molecular Life of Diatoms
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages313-343
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-92499-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-92498-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Peer-reviewedYes

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