TY - CHAP A1 - Davorin Medaković A2 - Stanko Popović ED1 - Elena Borisenko Y1 - 2012-01-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Unusual Crystal Formation in Organisms - Exceptions that Confirm Biomineralization Rules N2 - Crystal growth is an important process, which forms the basis for a wide variety of natural phenomena and engineering developments. This book provides a unique opportunity for a reader to gain knowledge about various aspects of crystal growth from advanced inorganic materials to inorganic/organic composites, it unravels some problems of molecular crystallizations and shows advances in growth of pharmaceutical crystals, it tells about biomineralization of mollusks and cryoprotection of living cells, it gives a chance to learn about statistics of chiral asymmetry in crystal structure. BT - Crystallization and Materials Science of Modern Artificial and Natural Crystals SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28849 DO - 10.5772/28849 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-28 ER -