Protecting the Eggs of a Praying Mantis: Natural Biomaterials

Chemical Education

Authors

  • Catherine E. Housecroft Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland. catherine.housecroft@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2018.819

Keywords:

Biomaterial, Chemical education, Coiled-coil ootheca, Praying mantis, Protein

Abstract

Coiled-coil proteins are the basis of the biomaterial that protects the overwintering eggs of praying mantises.

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Published

2018-11-30

How to Cite

[1]
C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2018, 72, 819, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.819.

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