Shell protects, supports, and allows for growth: shelled mollusks
The shells of many mollusks provide protection and support while accomodating growth due to their conical structure.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Growth models for business, stronger materials based on cone patterns.|
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With only slight variations of the condition of isometry, all sorts of wild derivatives of cones are possible--and these latter are the shapes in which shelled mollusks occur." (Vogel 2003:88-89)
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Growth models for business, stronger materials based on cone patterns.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Business, materials science