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Jenny Tynyakov, Shmuel Bentov, Shai Abehsera, Galit Yehezkel, Ziv Roth, Isam Khalaila, Simy Weil, Amir Berman, Inbar Plaschkes, Moshe Tom, Eliahu D. Aflalo, Amir Sagi
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (21): 3487–3498.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., which is periodically shed and regenerated during the molt cycle, molar mineral deposition takes place during the pre-molt stage. The molar mineral composition transforms continuously from fluorapatite through amorphous calcium phosphate to amorphous calcium carbonate and is mounted on chitin. The...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (20): 3636–3643.
Published: 15 October 2007
...Gunnar Broehan; Lars Zimoch; Anton Wessels; Beyhan Ertas; Hans Merzendorfer SUMMARY The chitin portion of the peritrophic matrix in the midgut of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta , is produced by chitin synthase 2 (CHS2), a transmembrane family II glycosyltransferase, located at the apical tips...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (24): 4393–4412.
Published: 15 December 2003
...Hans Merzendorfer; Lars Zimoch SUMMARY Chitin is one of the most important biopolymers in nature. It is mainly produced by fungi, arthropods and nematodes. In insects, it functions as scaffold material, supporting the cuticles of the epidermis and trachea as well as the peritrophic matrices lining...