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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 ...
Amphibalanus amphitrite begins exoskeleton mineralization within 48 hours of metamorphosis
(The Royal Society, 2020-09-30)
Barnacles are ancient arthropods that, as adults, are surrounded by a hard, mineralized, outer shell that the organism produces for protection. While extensive research has been conducted on the glue-like cement that ...