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Nanostructured Materials: Microstructural and Biochemical Characterization of the Nanoporous Sucker Rings from Dosidicus gigas (Adv. Mater. 4/2009)
The cover image shows an SEM image of a squid tentacle, revealing the individual sucker rings. These toothed ringlike structures within the suckers provide additional gripping power during prey capture and handling. The background image depicts the nanoscale network of parallel tubular elements from which the rings are constructed. The structural, mechanical and biochemical properties of this wholly organic material is discussed in detail by David Kisailus, Henrik Birkedal, and co-workers on p. 401.