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This text is the first ever to offer a coherent analysis of the nature, origin and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers found within the broad variety of marine invertebrate organisms and their unusual structural formations. It is an interdisciplinary look at the biomineralization, biomimetics and materials science unique to marine invertebrates. In this seminal work, Hermann Ehrlich, for the first time, proposes the classification, “biological materials of marine origin”. He uses numerous unique examples of marine origin to critically analyze many current relevant concepts from both the biological and materials science perspectives, including hierarchical organization of biocomposites and skeletal structures, structural bioscaffolds, biosculpturing, and biomimetism. In addition, he covers many modern topics never before available in textbook format, such as phenomenon of multiphase biomineralization, biomineralization-demineralization-remineralization phenomena, and silica-collagen and silica-chitin biocomposites. And he reviews the most relevant advances in the marine biomaterials research field, detailing the applications of biomaterials science in modern technology and medicine. Complete with tables, electron micrographs, line drawings, and dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine structures, Biological Materials of Marine Origin is aimed at scientists and students concerned with the world of marine biological materials.


Feature:

For the 1st time marine biology and biotechnology intersects with materials science

Of interest of biologists, chemists, materials scientists & engineers

Scientific findings & hypothesis discussed from a historical viewpoint, starting with events published in XVI th century

Images of unique marine creatures & structures from nano- to microscale

Only monograph that deals with marine biomaterials, suitable for courses


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This text is the first ever to offer a coherent analysis of the nature, origin and evolution of biocomposites and biopolymers found within the broad variety of marine invertebrate organisms and their unusual structural formations. It is an interdisciplinary look at the biomineralization, biomimetics and materials science unique to marine invertebrates.

In this seminal work, Hermann Ehrlich, for the first time, proposes the classification, “biological materials of marine origin”. He uses numerous unique examples of marine origin to critically analyze many current relevant concepts from both the biological and materials science perspectives, including hierarchical organization of biocomposites and skeletal structures, structural bioscaffolds, biosculpturing, and biomimetism. In addition, he covers many modern topics never before available in textbook format, such as phenomenon of multiphase biomineralization, biomineralization-demineralization-remineralization phenomena, and silica-collagen and silica-chitin biocomposites. And he reviews the most relevant advances in the marine biomaterials research field, detailing the applications of biomaterials science in modern technology and medicine.

Complete with tables, electron micrographs, line drawings, and dozens of previously unpublished images of unique marine structures, Biological Materials of Marine Origin is aimed at scientists and students concerned with the world of marine biological materials.


Contents:

Biomaterials.- Biomaterials and Biological Materials, Common Definitions, History, and Classification.- Biominerals and Biomineralization.- Biominerals.- Biomineralization.- Biomineralization–Demineralization–Remineralization Phenomena in Nature.- Multiphase Biomineralization.- Biomineralized Structures and Biocomposites.- Hierarchical Biological Materials.- Paleodictyon Honeycomb Structure.- Peculiarities of the Structural Organization of the Glass Sponges’ (Hexactinellida) Skeletons.- Phenomenon of Interspace Mineralization in the Bilayered Organic Matrix of Deep-Sea Bamboo Coral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea: Isididae).- Bamboo Corals as Living Bone Implants.- Sand Dollar Spines.- Molluscs Spicules.- Non-mineralized Structures.- Spongin.- Gorgonin.- Antipathin.- Rubber-Like Bioelastomers of Marine Origin.- Capsular Bioelastomers of Whelks.- Byssus: From Inspiration to Development of Novel Biomaterials.- Abductin.- Resilin.- Adhesion Systems in Echinodermata.- Adhesive Gels from Marine Gastropods (Mollusca).- Barnacle Cements.- Suction-based Adhesion in Marine Invertebrates.- Suctorian Protozoa.- Trichodina Sucker Disk.- Giardia Suction.- Suction in Molluscs.- Halogenated Biocomposites.- Chitin Protein-Based Composites.- Macromolecular Biopolymers.- Chitin.- Marine Collagens.- Self-Made Biological Materials.- Self-Made Biological Materials of Protozoans.- Foraminifera.- Polychaete Worms: From Tube Builders to Glueomics.- Extreme Biomimetics.- Life in Extreme Environments: From Bacteria to Diatoms.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9789400733176
Publisher: Springer (Springer Netherlands)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 594
Weight: 902g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Biochemistry
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From the reviews: “This work aims to provide the reader with an interdisciplinary look at the biomineralization, biomimetics and materials science unique to marine invertebrates. … The objective of my book is for scientists, as well as senior or graduate students in engineering or science to gain a solid appreciation for the special significance of the world of marine biological materials. … this book aims to communicate the rapid and excitingand exciting evolution and expansion of biomaterials.” (Hermann Ehrlich, DGM - Mitteilungen, Issue 1, 2010)