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Compound Microstructures and Wax Layer of Beetle Elytral Surfaces and Their Influence on Wetting Properties

  • Mingxia Sun,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Aiping Liang mail,

    zhengym@buaa.edu.cn (YZ); liangap@ioz.ac.cn (LJ)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Gregory S. Watson,

    Affiliations: Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Jolanta A. Watson,

    Affiliations: Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Yongmei Zheng mail,

    zhengym@buaa.edu.cn (YZ); liangap@ioz.ac.cn (LJ)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Lei Jiang

    Affiliation: Center of Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046710

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