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Insect Wings Shred Bacteria to Pieces
March 5, 2013, 10:31 am
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Insect Wings Shred Bacteria to Pieces:
The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defense works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the latest issue of the  Biophysical Journal .


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