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Jaws of clamworm are hardened by zinc say UCSB scientists
...centration in an organism. The copper fangs of the bloodworm
were found to have a resistance to abrasion that i...ger, it doesn't need quite as much strength as the bloodworm
to catch its food. Professor Herbert Waite, in UCSB's Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developm...
Bloodworm's way with copper likely provides paradigm for new materials
...nt of copper detected in the jaw tip of the marine bloodworm
would normally be toxic to an organism. The resear...that copper also occurs in non-mineral form in the bloodworm
jaw where it may act as a structural element in cross-linking long chains of fibrous proteins. Acco...