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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 ...
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 ...