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Keyword - Biomineralization (KW-0091)

Definition

Protein involved in the process by which mineral crystals are deposited in an organized fashion in the matrix (either cellular or extracellular) of living organisms. Such process give rise to inorganic-based structures such as bone, tooth, ivory, shells, cuticles, corals or bacterial magnetosomes.

Category

Biological process

GOi

biomineral tissue development [ GO:0031214 ]

Graphical

BiomineralizationBiological process