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Structure, Cellular Synthesis and Assembly of Biopolymers Steven T. Case

Structure, Cellular Synthesis and Assembly of Biopolymers

Steven T. Case

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ISBN : 9780387555492
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294 pages
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Many naturally occurring biopolymers have unique structuresand unique physical or mechanical properties. The understan-ding of the moleclar basisof these biomolecules, their syn-thesis, assembly and processing is a prerequisit for any ap-plication toMoreMany naturally occurring biopolymers have unique structuresand unique physical or mechanical properties. The understan-ding of the moleclar basisof these biomolecules, their syn-thesis, assembly and processing is a prerequisit for any ap-plication to the design of novel biomolecular materials. Se-veral classes of biopolymers are sampled in depth in thisvolume, such as nanolaminated ceramics, adhesive proteins,eggshellproteins, protein fibres and silk which are synthe-sized by a variety of organisms (mulluscs, parasitic trema-todes, fish and insects). The reader will be introduced tothe biological systems to understand Natures use of eachbiopolymer and the highly differentiated cells responsiblefor their synthesis. Corresponding to the variety of organ-isms and possible applications of biopolymers, the combinedexpertise of interdisciplinary teams of scientists - such asthe authors of this volume - have the greatestopportunityto decipher and exploit Natures skill in biopolymer engi-neering.