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Keywords: Phragmatopoma californica
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (8): 1481–1488.
Published: 15 April 2007
...ChengJun Sun; Georg E. Fantner; Jonathan Adams; Paul K. Hansma; J. Herbert Waite SUMMARY Sandcastle worms Phragmatopoma californica build mound-like reefs by sticking together large numbers of sand grains with cement secreted from the building organ. The cement consists of protein plus substantial...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (26): 4727–4734.
Published: 15 December 2004
...Russell J. Stewart; James C. Weaver; Daniel E. Morse; J. Herbert Waite SUMMARY Phragmatopoma californica is a marine polychaete that builds protective tubes by joining bits of shell and sand grains with a secreted proteinaceous cement. The cement forms a solid foam (closed cells) via covalent...