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Unique Structural Features Facilitate Lizard Tail Autotomy

  • Kristian W. Sanggaard,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdiciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Carl Chr. Danielsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Lise Wogensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine - Research Laboratory for Biochemical Pathology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Mads S. Vinding,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Louise M. Rydtoft,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine - Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Martin B. Mortensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Medicine - The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery T, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Henrik Karring,

    Affiliation: Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

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  • Niels Chr. Nielsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Tobias Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioscience – Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Ida B. Thøgersen,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdiciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Jan J. Enghild mail

    jje@mb.au.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdiciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Published: December 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051803

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Same true for the hagmoth caterpillar?

Posted by Stresser5 on 22 Dec 2012 at 23:16 GMT

No competing interests declared.