Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Research article
06 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2017

Calcium carbonates: induced biomineralization with controlled macromorphology

Aileen Meier, Anne Kastner, Dennis Harries, Maria Wierzbicka-Wieczorek, Juraj Majzlan, Georg Büchel, and Erika Kothe


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Aug 2017) by Denise Akob
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2017) by Denise Akob
Short summary
Biomineralization of (magnesium) calcite and vaterite by bacterial isolates was observed using isolates from limestone associated groundwater, rock and soil. More than 92 % of isolates could form carbonates with different crystal macromorphologies. Using different conditions like varying temperature, pH or media components but also cocultivation to test for collaborative effects of sympatric bacteria, mechanisms of calcium carbonate formation were studied.
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