CS_Glass sponge_Introduction

Our first presentation is mainly a synthesis of the following article:

Hierarchical assembly of the siliceous skeletal lattice of the hexactinellid sponge Euplectella aspergillum/ Journal of Structural Biology 158 (2007), pages 93–106.

Most of the following informations and illustrations are directly taken from it.

For the GH definition click here

J Struct Biol. 2007 Apr;158(1):93-106. Epub 2006 Nov 10.

Hierarchical assembly of the siliceous skeletal lattice of the hexactinellid sponge Euplectella aspergillum.

Weaver JC, Aizenberg J, Fantner GE, Kisailus D, Woesz A, Allen P, Fields K, Porter MJ, Zok FW, Hansma PK, Fratzl P, Morse DE.

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, and the Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.

One comment:

  1. Beatriz de la Garza says:

    Hey Vincent, Stephane and Mansour,
    Im an architecture student from Mexico and Im currently working on a proyect based on the glass sponge! I think you guys did a great job on your study and your digital model! Do you think you can send me any info or links about this topic that you consider relevant in content?
    I’ll appreciate it a lot! It would be so helpful!
    Of course I will give you credit if you send me info that contains part of your project or research!
    Thanks a lot!!!

    Beatriz de la Garza
    ITESM, México.

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