Silicon: Its role in vital processes
Tasch, P. Silicon: Its role in vital processes, (1973) Science, 179 (4079), DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4079.1252
Author pointed that there is some proof of a silicon metabolism role in "vital processes in animals or man" pointing that data on the gastropod Oncidium planatum showing that its liver contained 11.3 percent silica.
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