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  • Fig. S1. Growth of hierarchically organized vaterite suprastructures stabilized by amino acids.
  • Fig. S2. Chiral switching of hierarchically organized vaterite helicoid suprastructures in the presence of single chiral d-enantiomer of amino acid ( d-Asp).
  • Fig. S3. Size-related uniformity among vaterite helicoids having chiral switching when grown in the presence of a single chiral enantiomer of amino acid ( d-Asp) at low supersaturation conditions.
  • Fig. S4. Growth evolution of hierarchically organized vaterite helicoids with respect to size and height.
  • Fig. S5. Multilayering within chiral vaterite helicoids.
  • Fig. S6. Instability of adjacent rotated vertical vaterite platelets caused by the addition of chiral amino acid enantiomer.
  • Fig. S7. Chiral switching by platelet layer-by-layer rotation correlates with size/growth of very large helicoids.
  • Fig. S8. Layer-by-layer growth models as a potential general strategy for switching chiral structures as observed in biology.
  • Fig. S9. Prediction of three as-yet unfound forms of human pathologic vaterite otoconia based on the vaterite helicoid chiral switching growth model.
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  • Movie S1 (.mov format). Animation showing chiral switching in vaterite helicoidal suprastructures occurring by a vertical platelet layer-by-layer rotation mechanism in the presence of a single chiral enantiomer of acidic amino acid.

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