Unlocking the secrets of squid sucker ring teeth

A squid has more in common with a spider than you may think. The razor-sharp ‘teeth’ that ring the suckers found on some squid tentacles are made up entirely of proteins remarkably similar — and in some ways superior — to the ones found in silks. Those proteins, called suckerins, give the teeth their strength and stretchiness, and could one day be used as the basis for biomaterials with many potential biomedical applications. —> Read More

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