Sclerites may be simple protective armour, but also may form mechanical components of the exoskeleton, such as in the legs, joints, fins or wings. , Abott D. P., Haderlie H. C. Morris , Needham H. R. Wolf 1 . Claws remained more mineralized than carapace under reduced pH/elevated pCO2, except in P. longicornis. , Stocker T. F., Collins W. D., Friedlingstein P., Gaye A. T., Gregory J. M., Kitoh A., et al. In the United Kingdom, samples were collected daily from a random assortment of boxes and pH was measured immediately using a pH meter (SevenEasy, Mettler Toledo GmbH, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland) with an electrode that was calibrated daily using a three-point calibration with NBS buffers 4.01, 7.00, and 9.21 (Technical buffer solution, Mettler Toledo AG, Schwerzenbach, 1V057B, 1V103B, 1W241D). DO was always at or above 80% air saturation. This is supported by the conserved Mg/Ca and P/Ca ratios in the mineral fraction Fossils and Strata. J. , Ross P. M., O’Connor W. A. Rastrick Each treatment box was supplied with continuous water flow (40 mL min−1) from a header tank with constant temperature and salinity (T = 15.2 ±0.3 °C, S = 33.9 ± 0.5); this eliminated the need for water changes. , Widdicombe S., Spicer J. I., Hall-Spencer J. Morris Total alkalinity was obtained using a fully automated Gran Alkalinity Titrator (Apollo SciTech As-alk2, Newark, DE, USA). , Somero G. Sunday , Ouzounis C., Paleras A., Pörtner H. O. Mineralized structures in crustaceans are composed mainly of calcium carbonate, but vary in composition and mineral properties across body parts and within and across species (Boßelmann et al., 2007). The exoskeletons of the American lobster Homarus americanus and of the edible crab Cancer pagurus were analysed with structural and chemical methods. Previous studies that investigated element concentrations in exoskeletons … P. E. Series B, Biological Sciences, Distribution of sea urchins living near shallow water CO, Adaptation and acclimatization to ocean acidification in marine ectotherms: an in situ transplant experiment with polychaetes at a shallow CO, Effects of ocean acidification on early life-history stages of the intertidal porcelain crab, Morphological and compositional changes in the skeletons of new coral recruits reared in acidified seawater: Insights into the biomineralization response to ocean acidification, Climate Change 2013: The Physicial Science Basis. They have a … PubMed. The exoskeleton was divided into four layers: epicuticle, exocuticle, endocuticle, and membrane. Exoskeletons for crabs and lobsters are made of chitin, a semi-rigid protein structure. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 16 Chitin powder was treated with a dilute solution of ca. , Wing S., Hu Y., Roberts M. Kroeker Crabs are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, composed primarily of highly mineralized chitin, and armed with a single pair of chelae (claws). 1-9. In crab exoskeletons, the minerals are in the form of calcite or amorphous calcium carbonate, deposited within the chitin-protein matrix [4]. In small males, the two claws are of equal weight, each weighing about 8 percent of the total crab weight. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. Comparisons of biomineralization responses to reduced pH/elevated pCO2 among closely related species allows us to examine the generalizability of physiological response, how responses vary with respect to microhabitat variation, and extant levels of adaptation. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. K. J. 2012), crustaceans (Lewis et al., 2013), echinoderms (Byrne et al. The highly divergent functions and diverse morphologies of these biominerals across taxa raise the question of whether these differences are systematically reflected in exoskeleton composition and structure. A. W. We examined exoskeleton mineralogy changes in two pairs of vertically zoned porcelain crab species. During a 24-day exposure, reduced pH/elevated pCO2 reduced survival probability in low-intertidal but not mid-intertidal species. S. Keywords— Crab shells waste, Chitin, XRF, XRD, FTIR 1. Concentrations in mmol kg−1. Aspects of mineralization of the cuticle of the crayfish, Natural trace elemental markers for adult red rock lobsters, Meta-analysis reveals negative yet variable effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms, Additional porcelain crab feeding methods (Decapoda, Porcellanidae). R. E. M. P. Acta Biomater 4:587–596 CrossRef PubMed Google Scholar. Animals in the United States and United Kingdom were kept in ambient, unfiltered seawater aquaria prior to experiment for 11 d. Daily water changes and cleanings of aquaria were done during this time, and animals were treated gently and fed daily. You do not currently have access to this article. The following parameters were calculated: pCO2, [HCO3−], [CO32−], dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), Ωcalcite, and Ωaragonite. Do not touch the crab as they are very vulnerable at this point and may die if disturbed. Crustacean exoskeletons are a complex biocomposite of organic macromolecules and calcium carbonate minerals. exoskeletons, fungal cell walls and plankton. Additionally, a treatment of “extreme lowered pH” (pH 7.0) was included for the UK species, but only P. platycheles survived that pH level (data mainly presented in Supplementary Materials). Ion composition of claw and carapace exoskeleton, based on our data for how elevated pCO2 induced changes in [Ca2+], [Mg2+] and [Sr2+], as well as organismal survival and exoskeletal dissolution, suggests that low intertidal zone species are more susceptible to OA than closely related taxa that live higher on the shore. Alternatively, it is possible that crabs are not putting more effort into maintaining mineralization in the claws, but the mineral phase in the carapace is more easily and/or quickly accessible via potential superficial degradation of the exoskeleton cuticle. The present study is a characterization of the chemical composition of crab shells from brown crab, spider crab, velvet crab and green crab. Complete water changes were performed daily 4 h after feeding for the duration of the 24-d experiment. The composition of the exoskeleton of two crustacea: the american lobster Homarus americanus and the edible crab Cancer pagurus. Acta 463 (1–2), 65–68 (2007) CrossRef Google Scholar , Brewer P. G., Shafer D. K., Williams R. T. Byrne , Kendall M. A., Spicer J. I., Widdicombe S. Gibbs A. G. Epibiotic bacteria associated with the recently discovered Yeti crab, Rapid progression of ocean acidification in the California Current System, The Biology and Fisheries of the Slipper Lobster. Two treatment mixing tanks, one designated to mimic ambient pH (pH 8.0) and the other set to pH 7.4 to mimic predicted, future, ocean pH according to the IPCC’s (2013) worst case scenario (RCP8.5 Figure 12.12; Collins et al., 2013). Mergelsberg et al. J. H. Physiological adaptation to environmental variability that characterizes coastal habitats may grant organisms some protection from the negative effects of OA (Sunday et al., 2011; Engström-Öst et al., 2014; Magozzi and Calosi, 2015). To a large extent, the degree to which elevated pCO2 impacts mineralized structures is influenced by physiological adaptation of organisms to environments where low pH is routinely experienced. P. In the present work, the chemical composition of the Chilean freshwater crab Aegla cholchol exoskeleton was studied for the first time. In this study, P. longicornis had higher carapace [Ca2+], and interestingly does not use its claws for defense, using instead agility and speed to avoid predation or competition (Boßelmann et al., 2007), suggesting that claw mineralization of this species may be of little consequence to fitness. This is a key stage in the life cycle of any crustaceans. The crab exoskeleton is a natural composite consisting of highly mineralized chitin–protein fibers arranged in a twisted plywood or Bouligand pattern. Cation composition of carapace and claw exoskeleton was determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry following 24-day exposures to pH/pCO2 levels of 8.0/418 and 7.4/1850 µatm during the intermoult period. Changes in exoskeleton ion composition shift skeletal strength (Chan et al., 2012), so mineralization dynamics involved with acid-base regulation may cause weaker exoskeletons, increasing vulnerability to predation and other stressors (Amaral et al., 2012). Sahoo, B.K. Thermochimica Acta 463 (2007) 65-68 The composition of the exoskeleton of two crustacea: The American lobster Homarus americanus and the edible crab Cancer pagurus F. Boßelmann, Romano, H. Fabritius, D. Raabe, M. Epple Thermochimica Acta 463 (2007) 65–68 comp [...] … 4, pp. The thickness of each layer was different from that of other crustaceans previously reported. This observation indicates that those characteristics might have evolved for creatures with a hard exoskeleton living in the deep-sea hydrothermal vent. The exoskeleton was divided into four layers: epicuticle, exocuticle, endocuticle, and membrane. Crustaceans are known to extract ions from their carapace to resist the effects of acidification (Wheatly et al., 1991). S. Survival was recorded and analysed after the 24-day experiment. Sign in Sign up for FREE Prices and download plans Acta 463, 65–68. This group also includes lobsters, shrimps, and prawns. This composite has a distinct microstructure which gives it an optimal … Samples were collected from male and female exoskeleton, flesh and whole body. H. Porcelain crabs serve as a good model for comparative research because closely related species occupy different geographic locations and intertidal zones (Stillman and Somero, 2000). Carapace [Mg2+] in the mid-intertidal P. cinctipes at pH 7.4 was 12% lower than in the low-intertidal P. manimaculis, and 35% lower at pH 8.0 (ANOVA p < 0.05, Supplementary Table S5, Figure 5). Reduced pH/elevated pCO2 caused a 13–24% decrease of carapace [Ca2+] across all species, and species-specific responses in carapace and claw [Mg2+], [Sr2+] and [Mn2+] were observed. Adult males (carapace ∼ 2–5 mm) P. longicornis were collected during low tide from the rocky intertidal zone in Hannafore, Cornwall, UK (50°20′37.54″ N, 4°27′4.18″ W) on the 28 of June 2013. Horseshoe crab and its medicinal values Vikash Kumar*, Suvra Roy, A.K. Carapace [Ca2+]:[Mg2+] in P. platycheles was not significantly affected by reduced pH/elevated pCO2 (ANOVA p > 0.05, Table 4, Figures 3 and 4). Decreased carapace and claw [Mg2+], as seen under reduced pH/elevated pCO2 across all four porcelain crab species in this study, indicates weakening of the exoskeleton (Horne and Tarsitano, 2007) and may delay rapid formation of calcified exoskeleton after a molt (Tao et al., 2009), making the post-molt crabs even more vulnerable to predation. The Indian Ocean hydrothermal vent is a region where a new oceanic crust is formed by magma at the interface of the deep-sea bed over 2000 m in depth. 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A negative response implied a decrease in [Ca2+] or an increase in [Mg2+] or [Sr2+] with reduced pH/elevated pCO2. M. The variable effects of reduced pH/elevated pCO2 on survival across porcelain crab species was consistent with adaptation to environmental microhabitat differences from high to low-intertidal zone. , Zhou D., Zhang Z., Xu X., Tang R. Walther This paper reports the chemical composition of these exoskeletons, following our study of the exoskeleton (cuticle) of land-dwelling woodlice [12,13] . Results from an ANCOVA applied to linear regression from Table 2 (see Supplementary Tables S5 & S6), testing the significance of slopes found in Figure 3. Individuals were placed in separate mesh-bottomed cylinders and kept in sealed treatment boxes (three replicate boxes per treatment) within water tables that were maintained at a constant temperature. , Tarsitano S., Lavalli K. Jack Ceballos-Osuna Points were manually jittered when symbols overlapped. Crabs are shelled crustaceans that possess a rigid exoskeleton that protects the soft internal organs. Clearly defined four-layer structure was observed in the exoskeleton. TA, pCO2, [HCO3−], [CO32−], DIC, Ωcalcite, and Ωaragonite) from the US and UK were compared using Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests (Supplementary Tables S8 and S9). After each of the 24-day experiments, crabs were euthanized, and carapace and left and right chelae were sampled using Teflon coated or plastic forceps. Crabs as food. We measured survival and cation concentrations of two regions of the exoskeleton, claw and carapace, following acclimation to pH/pCO2 values representing current and predicted levels according to the IPCC’s (2013) worst case scenario (RCP8.5 Figure 12.12; Collins et al., 2013). , Swiney K. M., Foy R. J. Maas Values reported in the text are mean SEM. Similarly sized (carapace ∼ 8–15 mm), adult male P. cinctipes and P. manimaculis were collected during low tide from the rocky intertidal zone in Pacifica, California (37°36′4″ N, 122°29′57″ W) on the 13th of January 2013. Exoskeleton parts were triple rinsed with MilliQ ultra pure water, blotted dry with filter paper and stored in 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes. 2) leading to chitosan [4]. In the present work, the chemical composition of the Chilean freshwater crab Aegla cholchol exoskeleton was studied for the first time. AB = abdomen (underneath). , Brennan R. A. Rypien Here we examined for the first time the exoskeleton structure and mechanical properties of the bythograeid crab Austinograea Rodriguezensis living in hydrothermal vents. The raw materials used in this work were exoskeletons of crustaceans (Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp and Ucides cordatus crab) as shown in Figures 3(a) and which (b) were collected from the beach huts located on the south coast in the Ponta Negra beach and … No. , Paganini A. W. Stillman Treatment water in the United Kingdom was altered using CO2 enriched air via a modified and integrated version of the equilibration flow-through system used by Melatunan et al. This entry will focus on discussing carapace functions, geometry and composition. Many members of Arthropoda, such as the sea spiders and crustaceans, live underwater in the oceans and waterways of the world. per treatment box and a n = 15 indiv. In Asia, Masala Crab and Chilli crab are examples of heavily spiced dishes. Thermochim. Sr2+ does not play a large role in biomineralized structures of crayfish (Horne et al., 2009), but in mussels shell [Sr2+] correlated positively with growth and negatively with final size (Dodd, 1964). The exoskeleton was divided into four layers: epicuticle, exocuticle, endocuticle, and membrane. Samples were collected from male and female exoskeleton, flesh and whole body. MATERIALS AND METHODS 2.1 Specimen Collection and Morphometric analysis Live crabs (20 males, 20 females and 20 berried individuals) were collected from Mimisal landing centre (9.9202 E … , Bryan G. W. Goffredi Solid lines represent mean values, and dotted lines represent 95% confidence intervals. You could not be signed in. B. Claw, but not carapace, [Mg2+] has been shown to increase under reduced pH/elevated pCO2 in N. puber (Small et al., 2010), but the opposite was observed in porcelain crabs as these crabs likely are putting more effort into maintaining the mineralization levels within the claw than the carapace. , Vehmaa A., Brutemark A., Engström-Öst J. Amaral Statistical analyses are presented in Tables 2–4. , Miller N. A., Stillman J. H. Parker For example, reduced pH/elevated pCO2 increased intermolt exoskeleton Ca2+ content in adults of the prawns Penaeus occidentalis and Penaeus monodon (Wickins, 1984), decreased Ca2+ in spider crab larval exoskeleton (Walther et al., 2011), decreased Mg2+ in European lobster Homarus gammarus larval exoskeleton, and increased Mg2+ in claw exoskeleton of the velvet swimming crab (Small et al., 2010). Cohen An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Crabs were fed daily following the same procedure as stated above for the US experiments. Columns are split into carapace or claw. The thickness of each layer was different from that of other crustaceans previously reported. Significance p-values: <0.05, **<0.01, and ***<0.001. , Calosi P., Calder-Potts R., Foggo A., Nightingale G., Widdicombe S., Spicer J. I. Rickaby Statistical analysis of survival probability was carried out in the survival package (v. 2.37-4) in R statistical program (v 3.0.1). Coloration and condition of representative specimens of four porcelain crab species (a)P. cinctipes (mid-intertidal zone, California USA), (b)P. platycheles (id-intertidal zone, Plymouth UK), (c)P. manimaculis [lower intertidal zone, California, USA], and (d)P. longicornis (lower intertidal zone, Plymouth UK) following exposure to ambient and reduced pH/elevated pCO2. *indicates parameters calculated using R package seacarb (version 2.4.10). Results of ANOVAs and Tukey HSD post-hoc multiple comparison analyses comparing the effects of lowered pH on the [Ca2+] to [Mg2+] ratio within the carapace. We also found that the effects of reduced pH/elevated pCO2 on exoskeletal mineralization vary between claw and carapace. Experiments were conducted at the Stillman Laboratory at the Romberg Tiburon Center (San Francisco, CA, USA) for the Pacific species and at the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) at Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK) for the Atlantic species, hence the methods are separately described for each location. The thickness of each layer was different from that of other crustaceans previously reported. Some species are eaten whole, including the shell, such as soft-shell crab; with other species just the claws and/or legs are eaten. [Ca2+] was found to be almost 10-fold higher in claw than carapace in all species with the exception of P. longicornis, in which carapace [Ca2+] was 15% higher than claw. This may be an advantage The exoskeletons of the American lobster Homarus americanus and of the edible crab Cancer pagurus were analysed with structural and chemical methods. The two animals are shown in Fig. [Ca2+] was highest in carapace and claw of P. manimaculus and [Sr2+] was highest in carapace of P. manimaculis ([Ca2+] 14 to 37% higher in carapace and 8–1246% higher in claw, [Sr2+] 15 to 84% higher in carapace). The intercept from each linear regression was set to test amount of ion present and the p-value tested the sensitivity of that ion to pH/pCO2. Crabs were transported to Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK), transport time < 2.5 h., and held together in a common garden aquarium for 11 d in constant ambient temperature (T = 15 °C, S = 33.5, pH 8.1) with daily water changes. Register, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The exoskeleton, jointed appendages, and segmentation are important keys to these arthropods' success. Boßelmann The structures and composition of crab carapaces are of interest to biomimetic designers and materials scientists as they are hierarchically optimised ... McKittrick J, Meyers MA (2008a) Structure and mechanical properties of crab exoskeletons. Physiological responses to reduced pH/elevated pCO2 also vary within a species across pelagic and benthic life history stages, as has been demonstrated for the intertidal zone porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes (Ceballos-Osuna et al., 2013). , Somero G. N. Stillman That premise was not strongly supported by our data, with the only difference found between intertidal zones at one site was elevated [Sr2+] in P. longicornis (low-zone) relative to P. platycheles (mid-zone). V. B. S. (2011). , Knutti R., Arblaster J., Dufresne J. L., Fichefet T., Friedlingstein P., Gao X., et al. , Eriksson S. P. Bednaršek Calcifying organisms are sensitive to reduced pH/elevated pCO2 (Kroeker et al., 2010). , Lamare M., Winter D., Dworjanyn S. A., Uthicke S. Calosi A. L. From our results, the two low-intertidal species, P. longicornis and P. manimaculus, were the most affected by reduced pH/elevated pCO2 with 50% mortality in P. longicornis occurring after half the duration of the experiment. D. A. Magozzi , Alves G. G., Soriano C. A., Campaneli A. P., Gasparoto T. H., Ramos E. S., de Sena L., et al. This could ultimately result in the carapace being more soluble or easier to degrade. The exoskeleton of crustaceans is a biomineralized , , , structure which consists of an organic matrix (in this case α-chitin) together with an inorganic mineral, in this case mostly calcium carbonate . We found that closely related porcelain crab species (congeneric and confamilial) living in different intertidal zones vary in their physiological responses to reduced pH/elevated pCO2. 2010). The effect of intertidal zone on the sensitivity of ions to pH/pCO2 was compared using a two-way ANOVA testing pH/pCO2 treatment and intertidal location as independent or combined fixed factors depending on best-fit model, which was obtained through best fit modeling via Akaike information criterion (AIC). The α level to reject the null hypothesis was set to 0.05 and linear hypotheses with p-values below this threshold were considered to represent statistically significant effects. Values represent the mean  ± 1 SD. This protective outer shell, referred to as the exoskeleton is a distinguishing feature of arthropods that include crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, shrimp), arachnids (ticks, mites, scorpions, and spiders), and even insects (beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies). Each point represents the mean ± SEM for n = 4–15 individuals per species per treatment at each pH. Boongho Cho, Dongsung Kim, Hyeonmi Bae, Taewon Kim, Unique Characteristics of the Exoskeleton of Bythograeid Crab, Austinograea rodriguezensis in the Indian Ocean Hydrothermal Vent (Onnuri Vent Field), Integrative and Comparative Biology, Volume 60, Issue 1, July 2020, Pages 24–32, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz150. Exoskeleton. Intertidal zonation has previously been suggested to be an important determinant in exoskeleton ion composition (Gibbs and Bryan, 1972). Water samples in the United States were collected bi-weekly from treatment boxes and CO2 mixing tanks. Composition. The asterisk indicates a statistically significant difference at p < 0.05. [Sr2+] was 22 to 54% higher in carapace than claw in all four species (Table 1). N. Following the recommendation of McElhany (2017) we have adopted the convention of referring to physiological responses as resulting from exposure to reduced pH driven by elevated concentration of CO2 (reduced pH/elevated pCO2), and restricting the usage of response to OA as ecological or evolutionary response to natural variation in environmental pH/pCO2 over temporal or spatial scales. (1981). J. M. , Tarsitano S. Horne This is particularly true when the exoskeleton of the claw is compared to other body parts. , Schrag D. P., Zondervan I., Riebesell U. Robinson-Lora Intertidal zones are pH/pCO2 variable environments (Morris and Taylor, 1983), and organisms inhabiting intertidal regions are adapted to tolerate a dynamic environment (Magozzi and Calosi, 2015). A. K. Chitin, a … [Ca2+]:[Mg2+] and [Ca2+]:[Sr2+] in the carapace and claw of porcelain crabs responded differentially across species in response to reduced pH/elevated pCO2. Most users should sign in with their email address. The exoskeleton of crab is primarily... See full answer below. Samples were run in triplicate and all elements were analysed simultaneously. And color boldness, always a positive with me. de Lima The response of cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, Sr2+) concentrations and ratio ([Ca2+]:[Mg2+] and [Ca2+]:[Sr2+]) within the carapace and claws of porcelain crabs was variable across species with reduced pH/high CO2. Here, we test the hypotheses that elevated pCO2 will differently impact the relative concentrations of divalent cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Sr2+, and Mn2+) in four closely related species of porcelain crabs distributed across intertidal zone gradients. Effects of elevated pCO2 on crab survival and exoskeleton composition depend on shell function and species distribution: a comparative analysis of carapace and claw mineralogy across four porcelain crab species from different habitats | ICES Journal of Marine Science | Oxford Academic. J. H. Elevated [Mn2+] in P. platycheles exoskeleton could be related to the dense setae on this species. F. R. per species). , Carter H. A., Miller N. A., Stillman J. H. Chan & Towe, K.M.1975 07 15: Microstructure and composition of the trilobite exoskeleton. , Li C., Lane A. C., Wang Y., Lu X., Shih K., Zhang T., et al. The exoskeletons consist of crystalline magnesian calcite in the form of nanocrystals (domain size To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Like other crustaceans, Porcelain Anemone crabs shed their exoskeleton (molt) as they grow. , Rastrick S. P. S., Graziano M., Thomas S. C., Baggini C., Carter H. A., Hall-Spencer J. M., et al. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Crabs belong to a group of animals called ‘Decapods’ – Meaning ‘10 legs’. First, the chemical composition of an exoskeleton cannot be assumed constant across the different body parts of an entire organism. composition of the exoskeleton is generally considered calcitic there have been scattered but persistent reports ofphosphate in the trilobites (von Zittel, 1887; Richter, 1933; Rhodes & Bloxam, 1971). Crustaceans use CaCO3 in their carapace to buffer the extracellular effects of acidosis by extracting carbonate ions (⁠CO32−) from the carapace to bind with free protons (H+) and form bicarbonate (HCO3−) (Wheatly et al. J. P. manimaculis, had the greatest increase in exoskeleton [Ca2+]:[Sr2+] under reduced pH/elevated pCO2, which suggests more strongly reduced calcification under OA as compared with the other three species. LabVIEW (National Instruments Corporation, TX, USA) software was used to control the automated alkalinity analyzer and record total alkalinity values. much greater starting sample size to make up for elevated mortality), we would expect a similar shift of ion concentrations in this species as well. M. In the case of lobsters and crabs, the claws are part of the exoskeleton optimized to serve as a cutting tool. It is also found in the insect cuticle and cell wall of fungi and yeast. 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