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Unique structural features facilitate lizard tail autotomy

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Unique structural features facilitate lizard tail autotomy. / Sanggaard, Kristian W; Danielsen, Carl Chr; Wogensen, Lise; Vinding, Mads S; Rydtoft, Louise M; Mortensen, Martin B; Karring, Henrik; Nielsen, Niels Christian; Wang, Tobias; Thøgersen, Ida B; Enghild, Jan Johannes.

I: P L o S One, Bind 7, Nr. 12, 19.12.2012, s. e51803.

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title = "Unique structural features facilitate lizard tail autotomy",
abstract = "Autotomy refers to the voluntary shedding of a body part; a renowned example is tail loss among lizards as a response to attempted predation. Although many aspects of lizard tail autotomy have been studied, the detailed morphology and mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we showed that tail shedding by the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) and the associated extracellular matrix (ECM) rupture were independent of proteolysis. Instead, lizard caudal autotomy relied on biological adhesion facilitated by surface microstructures. Results based on bio-imaging techniques demonstrated that the tail of Gekko gecko was pre-severed at distinct sites and that its structural integrity depended on the adhesion between these segments.",
author = "Sanggaard, {Kristian W} and Danielsen, {Carl Chr} and Lise Wogensen and Vinding, {Mads S} and Rydtoft, {Louise M} and Mortensen, {Martin B} and Henrik Karring and Nielsen, {Niels Christian} and Tobias Wang and Th{\o}gersen, {Ida B} and Enghild, {Jan Johannes}",
year = "2012",
month = dec,
day = "19",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0051803",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "e51803",
journal = "P L o S One",
issn = "1932-6203",
publisher = "public library of science",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Unique structural features facilitate lizard tail autotomy

AU - Sanggaard, Kristian W

AU - Danielsen, Carl Chr

AU - Wogensen, Lise

AU - Vinding, Mads S

AU - Rydtoft, Louise M

AU - Mortensen, Martin B

AU - Karring, Henrik

AU - Nielsen, Niels Christian

AU - Wang, Tobias

AU - Thøgersen, Ida B

AU - Enghild, Jan Johannes

PY - 2012/12/19

Y1 - 2012/12/19

N2 - Autotomy refers to the voluntary shedding of a body part; a renowned example is tail loss among lizards as a response to attempted predation. Although many aspects of lizard tail autotomy have been studied, the detailed morphology and mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we showed that tail shedding by the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) and the associated extracellular matrix (ECM) rupture were independent of proteolysis. Instead, lizard caudal autotomy relied on biological adhesion facilitated by surface microstructures. Results based on bio-imaging techniques demonstrated that the tail of Gekko gecko was pre-severed at distinct sites and that its structural integrity depended on the adhesion between these segments.

AB - Autotomy refers to the voluntary shedding of a body part; a renowned example is tail loss among lizards as a response to attempted predation. Although many aspects of lizard tail autotomy have been studied, the detailed morphology and mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we showed that tail shedding by the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) and the associated extracellular matrix (ECM) rupture were independent of proteolysis. Instead, lizard caudal autotomy relied on biological adhesion facilitated by surface microstructures. Results based on bio-imaging techniques demonstrated that the tail of Gekko gecko was pre-severed at distinct sites and that its structural integrity depended on the adhesion between these segments.

U2 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0051803

DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0051803

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 23284771

VL - 7

SP - e51803

JO - P L o S One

JF - P L o S One

SN - 1932-6203

IS - 12

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