Ligament used to reopen shells: bivalve mollusks
A ligament in bivalve mollusks can reopen closed shells due to the presence of abductin, an elastic protein.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Nanosprings that mimic abductin, replacement for some applications for industrial rubber, microactuators.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Nanosprings that mimic abductin, replacement for some applications for industrial rubber, microactuators.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Nanotechnology, materials science