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Shell growth, mechanics, and structural properties of adult & juvenile barnacles
Barnacles are found throughout the world’s oceans, and their success depends on a hard, mineralized, outer shell that protects the soft tissue. Prevention and removal of barnacles from vessels and structures in the ocean ...
The effect of helium ion radiation on the material properties of bone
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 ...
Meta-analysis suggests negative, but 𝘱CO₂-specific, effects of ocean acidification on the structural and functional properties of crustacean biomaterials
(Wiley Open Access, 2022-06)
Crustaceans comprise an ecologically and morphologically diverse taxonomic group. They are typically considered resilient to many environmental perturbations found in marine and coastal environments, due to effective ...
Comparative assessment of shell properties in eight species of cohabiting unionid bivalves
(Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 2022-03)
Freshwater unionid mussels produce a bilayered shell with the mineral proportion comprising an outer prismatic and an inner nacreous layer. The shell is the animals' primary structural means of protection from predators ...
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 ...