Recent research studies have shown that the intra-skeletal organic matrix of corals contains lipids. This communication reports their characterization and their influence on calcium carbonate precipitation. In addition, their potential role in coral's biomineralization is discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement No. [249930 - CoralWarm: Corals and global warming: the Mediterranean versus the Red Sea]. GF and SF thank the CIRCMSB for the support.
© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.