Euplectella


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Related to Euplectella: Aurelia, Physalia, noctiluca
  • noun

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In their latest studies of Euplectella, Aizenberg and her team at Bell Labs, working with collaborators at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies and Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, identified seven different levels of structural hierarchy in the sponge.
A recent crop of studies, including the first to describe the structures and mechanics of the glass sea sponge Euplectella aspergillum and the Toco toucan's beak, exemplify how nature finds strength in unlikely places.
She recently began investigating the silica-producing properties of Euplectella aspergillum, a deep-sea sponge that produces an intricate, cagelike glass structure (SN: 9/20/03, p.
Each Euplectella sponge houses a pair of bioluminescent shrimp.
and Israeli researchers that recently studied several Euplectella species says the primitive creatures' fibers might serve as a model for improved telecommunications fiber optics.