Biodiversity of benthic communities in the Adriatic Sea: natural and anthropogenic influences

Biodiversity of benthic communities in the Adriatic Sea: natural and anthropogenic influences

Principal Investigator: Ana Travizi

One of the priority task starting from the local and national levels to the regional and global levels, is research of benthic communities biodiversity as one of the best indicators of the environmental quality and most reliable indicator of human activities and natural changes consequences.

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Biomineralization processes during embryonic development of marine organisms: snails, bivalves and echinoids

Biomineralization processes during embryonic development of marine organisms: snails, bivalves and echinoids

Principal Investigator: Daniel Lyons

This project focuses on studying and comparing key biological and inorganic aspects of shellfish, gastropod and sea urchin biomineralization during embryonal development through the use of advanced materials characterization and proteomics techniques as a basis for furthering the development of a fundamental and comprehensive model of biomineralization.

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Biomineralization processes of marine organisms

Biomineralization processes of marine organisms

Principal Investigator: Davorin Medaković

Biomineralization is a complex combination of biochemical and physiological processes in the creation hard structures, depending on endogenous activity of an organism and the exogenous environmental influence. In marine organisms biomineralization starts in early stages of development and continues during the entire life.

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