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Effects of ocean acidification over the life history of the barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite
Despite enhanced calcification, pen- etrometry revealed that the central shell wall plates required significantly less force to penetrate than those of individuals raised at pH 8.2, indicating that dissolution rapidly weakens wall shells as they grow. Expand
Barnacle cement: a polymerization model based on evolutionary concepts
SUMMARY Enzymes and biochemical mechanisms essential to survival are under extreme selective pressure and are highly conserved through evolutionary time. We applied this evolutionary concept toExpand
Nanoscale structures and mechanics of barnacle cement
A dominant 100 kDa cement protein was found to be mechanically agile, using repeating hydrophobic structures that apparently associate within the same protein or with neighbors, creating toughness on the 1–100 nm length scale. Expand
Variation among families for characteristics of the adhesive plaque in the barnacle Balanus amphitrite
This represents the first reported case for potential genetic control of intraspecific phenotypic variation in the physical characteristics and tenacity of the adhesive of a fouling invertebrate. Expand
Orientation of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun), Megalopae: Responses to visual and chemical cues
The hypothesis that intermolt and premolt megalopae had different behavioral responses to visual and chemical cues that are associated with predator avoidance and settlement was supported and the results suggest that Behavioral responses to the test chemical and visual cues are involved in predator avoidance. Expand
Sequence basis of Barnacle Cement Nanostructure is Defined by Proteins with Silk Homology
Distinct primary structures defined by homologous domains shed light on how barnacles use low complexity in nanofibers to enable adhesion, and serves as a starting point for unraveling the molecular architecture of a robust and unique class of adhesive nanostructures. Expand
Barnacle Balanus amphitrite adheres by a stepwise cementing process.
The experiments point to the need to reexamine the role of phenolic components in barnacle adhesion, long discounted despite their prevalence in structural membranes of arthropods and crustaceans, as they may contribute to chemical processes that strengthen adhesion through intermolecular cross-linking. Expand
Different responses of juveniles of the mangrove crabs Aratus pisonii and Chlorodiella longimana and postlarvae are interpreted to reflect the demands for shelter and predator avoidance in the habitat of each species. Expand
Mass mortality in a mangrove roots fouling community in a hypersaline tropical lagoon
Massive mortality of the fouling community associated with red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) roots was observed in February 1989 throughout most of La Restinga, a hypersaline coastal lagoon locatedExpand
Barnacle reattachment: a tool for studying barnacle adhesion
The reattachment method allows for precise barnacle orientation, enabling the use of small surfaces and the potential for automation, and enables down-selection of coatings from combinatorial approaches to manageable levels for definitive field testing. Expand