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Marine Bio-Nanotechnology: High-performance Materials from Sponge Silicatein

  • Author(s): Morse, Daniel E.
  • et al.
Abstract

Marine sponges produce nanoscale silicon dioxide structures called spicules. In previous California Sea Grant research, UC Santa Barbara professor Daniel Morse and colleagues identified the principal protein responsible for directing spicule construction at the molecular and atomic scale.

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