Sundew adhesive: a naturally occurring hydrogel.

  title={Sundew adhesive: a naturally occurring hydrogel.},
  author={Yujian Huang and Yong-zhong Wang and Leming Sun and Richa Agrawal and Mingjun Zhang},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={12 107}
Bioadhesives have drawn increasing interest in recent years, owing to their eco-friendly, biocompatible and biodegradable nature. As a typical bioadhesive, sticky exudate observed on the stalked glands of sundew plants aids in the capture of insects and this viscoelastic adhesive has triggered extensive interests in revealing the implied adhesion mechanisms. Despite the significant progress that has been made, the structural traits of the sundew adhesive, especially the morphological… CONTINUE READING


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