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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 89-97, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-89-2017
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Research article
09 Jan 2017
The effect of shell secretion rate on Mg / Ca and Sr / Ca ratios in biogenic calcite as observed in a belemnite rostrum
Clemens Vinzenz Ullmann and Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Nov 2016) by David Gillikin  
AR by Clemens Vinzenz Ullmann on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Dec 2016) by David Gillikin  
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This study documents how much control growth rate has on the chemical composition of fossil shell material. Using a series of chemical analyses of the fossil hard part of a belemnite, an extinct marine predator, a clear connection between the rate of calcite formation and its magnesium and strontium contents was found. These findings provide further insight into biomineralization processes and help better understand chemical signatures of fossils as proxies for palaeoenvironmental conditions.
This study documents how much control growth rate has on the chemical composition of fossil...
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