The Morphology and Adhesion Mechanism of Octopus vulgaris Suckers

@inproceedings{Tramacere2013TheMA,
  title={The Morphology and Adhesion Mechanism of Octopus vulgaris Suckers},
  author={Francesca Tramacere and Lucia Beccai and Michael J. Kuba and Alessandro Gozzi and Angelo Bifone and Barbara Mazzolai},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The octopus sucker represents a fascinating natural system performing adhesion on different terrains and substrates. Octopuses use suckers to anchor the body to the substrate or to grasp, investigate and manipulate objects, just to mention a few of their functions. Our study focuses on the morphology and adhesion mechanism of suckers in Octopus vulgaris. We use three different techniques (MRI, ultrasonography, and histology) and a 3D reconstruction approach to contribute knowledge on both… CONTINUE READING

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