Stanislas Von Euw1, Qihong Zhang, Viacheslav Manichev, Nagarajan Murali, Juliane Gross, Leonard C. Feldman, Torgny Gustafsson, Carol Flach, Richard Mendelsohn, Paul G. Falkowski
Science 02 Jun 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6341, pp. 933-938
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[…]mineral precipitation in corals is a biologically controlled process mediated by organic molecules, rather than an abiotic one that depends only on physico-chemical conditions.
[…]biomineralization in stony corals is not simply related to physicochemical parameters such as the equilibrium saturation state of carbonate ions or the bulk pH of seawater (33).