The effects of calcein, a fluorescent marker commonly used to assess mineral growth in calcifying organisms, on calcite and aragonite structure have been investigated. Calcein is entrapped within calcite and aragonite and modifies the shape and morphology of both polymorphs. Moreover, in the presence of Mg2+, it inhibits aragonite formation in favor of magnesium calcite.

Insights on the interaction of calcein with calcium carbonate and its implications in biomineralization studies

MAGNABOSCO, GIULIA
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Fermani, Simona;Falini, Giuseppe
2018

Abstract

The effects of calcein, a fluorescent marker commonly used to assess mineral growth in calcifying organisms, on calcite and aragonite structure have been investigated. Calcein is entrapped within calcite and aragonite and modifies the shape and morphology of both polymorphs. Moreover, in the presence of Mg2+, it inhibits aragonite formation in favor of magnesium calcite.
Magnabosco, Giulia; Polishchuk, Iryna; Erez, Jonathan; Fermani, Simona; Pokroy, Boaz; Falini, Giuseppe
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