Influence of intra-skeletal coral lipids on calcium carbonate precipitation

M. Reggi, S. Fermani, C. Samorì, F. Gizzi, F. Prada, Z. Dubinsky, S. Goffredo, G. Falini

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8829-8833
Number of pages5
Issue number46
StatePublished - 2016

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© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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.

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European Research Council249930
Seventh Framework Programme


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