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Crocodile scale formation—more materials science than biology

By / February 1, 2013

Crocodile skin sections (left) indicate that cracks correspond to epidermal bulges that reach the stiff underlying tissues. Immunohistochemistry (right) indicates increased cell proliferation (green) within the skin grooves corresponding to cracks. Abbreviations: primary (pc) and secondary (sc) cracks (ep, epidermis, de, dermis, bo, bone tissue). Credit: Nicolas Di-Poi; Milinkovitch Group, UG. Today is the last…

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