Biomineralization Mechanism of the Pearl Oyster, Pinctada fucata

Authors: Zhang, Rongqing, Xie, Liping, Yan, Zhenguang

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  • Reviews the current research on biomineralization in the pearl oyster
  • Presents the biomineralization mechanisms for the shell formation in the pearl oyster Pincdata fucata
  • Provides new perspectives on biomineralization research, biomaterials, bionics and the pearl industry
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This book presents an overview of our current understanding of the biomineralization mechanisms for shell formation in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata, based on molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology and environmental biology. Pinctada fucata is the major pearl-producing shellfish in the South China Sea and is also an established model system for the research on the nacre biomineralization mechanism. Extensive studies on nacre biomineralization have provided valuable information for novel bionic material design. Discussing the isolation and gene cloning of the matrix proteins involved in the shell formation, as well as the cell signaling pathways, shell microstructures, and the environmental impacts on shell biomineralization, it is a valuable reference resource for researchers working in the field of nacre biomineralization and biomaterials.

About the authors

Rongqing Zhang is a professor at Tsinghua University School of Life Sciences, where he was vice dean from 2009-2016. He was also the director of the Institute of Marine Biotechnology at the same university. Prof. Zhang is a member of the European Society for Marine Biotechnology (ESMB) and the Editorial Board of Marine Biotechnology. His research interests include marine biochemistry and molecular biology, focusing on detecting new functional genes from marine creatures and molecular mechanisms of marine biomineralization.

Liping Xie is a professor at Tsinghua University School of Life Sciences.

Zhenguang Yan is a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Molecular Basis of Biomineralization in Pinctada fucata

    Zhang, Rongqing (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Identification and Characterization of Biomineralization-Related Genes

    Zhang, Rongqing (et al.)

    Pages 23-248

  • Identification (Characterization) and Function Studies of Matrix Protein from the Oyster Pinctada fucata

    Zhang, Rongqing (et al.)

    Pages 249-443

  • The Study on Enzymes Related to Biomineralization of Pinctada fucata

    Zhang, Rongqing (et al.)

    Pages 445-507

  • Cellular Regulation of Biomineralization in Pinctada fucata

    Zhang, Rongqing (et al.)

    Pages 509-573

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomineralization Mechanism of the Pearl Oyster, Pinctada fucata
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1459-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1459-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1458-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 737
Number of Illustrations
285 b/w illustrations, 146 illustrations in colour
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