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Mother-of-pearl's genesis identified in mineral's transformation


October 20, 2015

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How nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is first deposited by the animals that make it has eluded discovery despite decades of scientific inquiry. Now, a team of University of Wisconsin scientists reports the first direct experimental observations of nacre formation at its earliest stages in a mollusk.Full Story

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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