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  • Diagram of the fine structure of a typical mollusc shell.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 1 October 2012 Size: 71 KB Referencing Hub media

    This diagram shows the fine structure of a typical mollusc shell. Cells in the mantle allow calcium carbonate to be deposited in two different crystalline forms – calcite and aragonite.

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