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A rapidly evolving secretome builds and patterns a sea shell

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Background: Instructions to fabricate mineralized structures with distinct nanoscale architectures, such as seashells and coral and vertebrate skeletons, are encoded in the genomes of a wide variety of animals. In mollusks, the mantle is responsible for the extracellular production of the shell, directing the ordered biomineralization of CaCO3 and the deposition of architectural and color patterns. The evolutionary origins of the ability to synthesize calcified structures across various metaz...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1741-7007-4-40

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Institution:
"University of Queensland", "University of Göttingen"
Department:
Department of Geobiology,Geoscience Centre
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"University of Queensland", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Queensland
Department:
School of Integrative Biology
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University of Queensland
Department:
Institute of Molecular Biosciences
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Institution:
University of Göttingen
Department:
Department of Geobiology,Geoscience Centre
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Gert Wörheide
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Biology Journal website
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4
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Article: 40
Publication date:
2006
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1741-7007
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uuid:54f963f8-a500-4759-8d37-205c7c889347
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ora:2297
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English
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