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Brushite crystals, SEM

Brushite crystals, SEM

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KSENIYA SHUTURMINSKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KSENIYA SHUTURMINSKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) is a collection of brushite crystals. Brushite is a precursor to apatite, the main mineral content of human bones and teeth. There's a lot of interest in understanding how apatite formation occurs so that it can be replicated to treat decayed tooth enamel. This image has been hand coloured.

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