Scientists create artificial 'mother of pearl' with bacteria

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Scientists create artificial 'mother of pearl' with bacteria

Apr 26, 2019 12:17 IST

Scientists from the University of Rochester have used bacteria to create artificial 'mother of pearl'. The inexpensive method involved using biologically produced materials. The artificial pearl has the same stiffness and toughness as the natural one and is beneficial as it is made of biocompatible materials.

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