Multifunctionality of chiton biomineralized armor with an integrated visual system

@article{Li2015MultifunctionalityOC,
  title={Multifunctionality of chiton biomineralized armor with an integrated visual system},
  author={Ling-Xiao Li and Matthew Connors and Mathias Kolle and Grant T. England and Daniel I. Speiser and Xian Zhou Xiao and Joanna Aizenberg and Christine Ortiz},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={350},
  pages={952 - 956}
}
A set of strong eyes Although many biological tissues serve more than one purpose, rarely are they optimized to do multiple tasks well. When you try to optimize for one functionality, it comes at the expense of another. Li et al. investigated the biomineralized armor of the small mollusc chiton Acanthopleura granulata. The armor appears to be optimized for both mechanical strength and for image capture by hundreds of integral aragonite-based lenses. Science, this issue p. 952 Chiton armor shows… Expand
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