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Benjamin Marie, Daniel J. Jackson, Paula Ramos-Silva, Isabelle Zanella-Cléon, Nathalie Guichard and Frédéric Marin The shell-forming proteome of Lottia gigantea reveals both deep conservations and lineage-specific novelties The FEBS Journal 280

Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/febs.12062

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Here, we identified 39 proteins isolated form the CaCO3 shell matrix of the gastropod Lottia gigantea, that constructs an aragonitic cross-lamellar shell. Our result reveals the presence of both highly conserved and lineage-specific biomineralizing proteins, suggesting that there may be an ancestral molluscan shell matrix protein set from which have evolved the diversity of shell microstructures we observe nowadays

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