Protection mechanisms of the iron-plated armor of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent gastropod

Haimin Yao's picture

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring your attention to our latest PNAS paper which
was just published on-line in Early Edition. This paper focused
on the protection mechanism of the unique snail (Crysomallon squamiferum) shell from deep-sea hydrothermal environment. It is an Open Access Article. You can download it freely by clicking HERE or the attachment.


This work has been picked up by a variety of news agencies, here is an article on Fox News.

Thanks for your attentions.


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