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A biofilm and organomineralisation model for the growth and limiting size of ooids

Batchelor, Murray; Burne, Robert; Henry, B I; Li, Fei; Paul, Josef


Ooids are typically spherical sediment grains characterised by concentric layers encapsulating a core. There is no universally accepted explanation for ooid genesis, though factors such as agitation, abiotic and/or microbial mineralisation and size limitation have been variously invoked. Here we examine the possible influence of microbial organomineralisation on the formation of some naturally occurring ooids. We develop a mathematical model for ooid growth, inspired by work on avascular brain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-01-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18908-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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