Biological attachment devices: exploring nature's diversity for biomimetics.

  title={Biological attachment devices: exploring nature's diversity for biomimetics.},
  author={Stanislav N. Gorb},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  volume={366 1870},
Many species of animals and plants are supplied with diverse attachment devices, in which morphology depends on the species biology and the particular function in which the attachment device is involved. Many functional solutions have evolved independently in different lineages of animals and plants. Since the diversity of such biological structures is huge, there is a need for their classification. This paper, based on the original and literature data, proposes ordering of biological… CONTINUE READING

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