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Mussel Fiber

Longitudinal cross section of mussel holdfast fiber with indents placed
in the protective coating region to investigate hardness. Wear testing was also
performed as shown by the vertical furrows on the sample surface.

Sample courtesy of N. Holten-Andersen and H. Waite, UCSB.


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