A study of the temporary adhesion of the podia in the sea star asterias rubens (Echinodermata, asteroidea) through their footprints

@article{Flammang1998ASO,
  title={A study of the temporary adhesion of the podia in the sea star asterias rubens (Echinodermata, asteroidea) through their footprints},
  author={Flammang and P Michel and Cauwenberge and Alexandre and Jangoux},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 (Pt 16)},
  pages={2383-95}
}
Sea stars are able to make firm but temporary attachments to various substrata owing to secretions released by their podia. A duo-glandular model has been proposed in which an adhesive material is released by two types of non-ciliated secretory (NCS1 and NCS2) cells and a de-adhesive material is released by ciliated secretory (CS) cells. The chemical composition of these materials and the way in which they function have been investigated by studying the adhesive footprints left by the asteroids… CONTINUE READING
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