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Determining the impacts of ocean acidification on the biochemical and mechanical properties of marine invertebrates
Ocean Acidification (OA) is a reduction in the ocean’s pH, as a result of accumulating levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The break down of CO2 in an oceanic environment leads to decreased CaCO3 saturation states. In this ...
Ocean acidification alters properties of the exoskeleton in adult Tanner crabs, Chionoecetes bairdi
(The Company of Biologists, 2021-02)
Ocean acidification can affect the ability of calcifying organisms to build and maintain mineralized tissue. In decapod crustaceans, the exoskeleton is a multilayered structure composed of chitin, protein and mineral, ...
Distribution of select cement proteins in the acorn barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite
Acorn barnacles are major marine fouling organisms. Their success is largely due to an ability to adhere to diverse substrates via a sub-micron thick proteinaceous adhesive layer that develops as the organism molts and ...
Assessing the impacts of ocean acidification on adhesion and shell formation in the barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite
Barnacles are dominant members of marine intertidal communities. Their success depends on firm attachment provided by their proteinaceous adhesive and protection imparted by their calcified shell plates. Little is known ...