Biology of Fibrous Composites: Development beyond the Cell Membrane available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
This book tackles a major unsolved problem in developmental biologyhow does chemistry create architecture outside cells? The underlying hypothesis of this book is that the fibers are orientated by self-assembly just outside the cells during a mobile liquid crystalline phase prior to stabilization; the author demonstrates that the commonest orientations of the fibers are plywood laminates (orthogonal and helicoidal), and as parallel fibers. Finally, he shows that these may be imitated in the laboratory by liquid crystalline chemicals. Many fine photographs will aid the initiated in recognizing the various kinds of fibers.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Defining the subject; 2. The occurrence of fibrous composites; 3. Properties of natural plywoods; 4. Biomimickry: making liquid crystalline models of helicoids and other plywoods; 5. How is fibre orientation controlled?; 6. Unifying themes; References; Index.