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Design and mechanical properties of insect cuticle

Arthropod Structure & Development

Dec 20, 2007

J F V Vincent, Ulrike G K Wegst

Abstract

Since nearly all adult insects fly, the cuticle has to provide a very efficient and lightweight skeleton. Information is available about the mechanical properties of cuticle-Young's modulus of resilin is about 1 MPa, of soft cuticles about 1 kPa to 50 MPa, of sclerotised cuticles 1-20 G...read more

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Design and mechanical properties of insect cuticle

Arthropod Structure & Development

Dec 20, 2007

J F V Vincent, Ulrike G K Wegst

PMID: 18089034

DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2004.05.006

Abstract

Since nearly all adult insects fly, the cuticle has to provide a very efficient and lightweight skeleton. Information is available about the mechanical properties of cuticle-Young's modulus of resilin is about 1 MPa, of soft cuticles about 1 kPa to 50 MPa, of sclerotised cuticles 1-20 G...read more

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Vertebrates
Resilin
Pachnoda marginata
ELN gene
Muscle Tensile Strength
Locusts
Mandible
Anatomical Layer
Geotrupes stercorarius
Hyrex Brand of Dimenhydrinate
1
570
1

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