Protein plays role in crystal formation: molluscs
The conchiolin protein of many molluscs plays a role in shell formation by serving as a major matrix component for crystal formation.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Abrasion- or crack-resistance applications, improved matrices to encourage crystallization.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Abrasion- or crack-resistance applications, improved matrices to encourage crystallization.
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