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Corals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletons

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Corals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletons
2021-04-08
(Press-News.org) Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who championed the theory of evolution, noted that corals form far-reaching structures, largely made of limestone, that surround tropical islands. He didn't know how they performed this feat.

Now, Rutgers scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our bones. Their study, published in the END

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Scientists' findings suggest corals will withstand climate change