On the formation of weddellite in Chamaecereus silvestrii, a Cactaceae species from northern Argentina

Paula V Monje, E. J. Baran

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Abstract

The isolation of well formed crystals of the biomineral weddellite (calcium oxalate dihydrate) from Chamaecereus silvestrii, a Cactaceae species found in the northern part of Argentina, is described. Infrared spectroscopic measurements allow an unambiguous characterization of the nature of the crystals. This is the first report of the presence of a biomineral in this plant species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Volume51
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Cactaceae
Calcium Oxalate
Argentina
crystals
Crystals
calcium oxalate
Infrared radiation
weddellite

Keywords

  • Cactaceae
  • Chamaecereus silvestrii
  • Infrared Spectrum
  • Isolation
  • Weddellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry

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