Adhesion a la moule.

  title={Adhesion a la moule.},
  author={J Herbert Waite},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={42 6},
Mussels owe their sessile way of life in the turbulent intertidal zone to adaptive adjustments in the process and biochemistry of permanent attachment. These have understandably attracted scientific interest given that the attachment is rapid, versatile, tough and not subverted by the presence of water. The adhesive pads of mussel byssus contain at least six different proteins all of which possess the peculiar amino acid 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) at concentrations ranging from 0.1 to… CONTINUE READING