Underwater Adhesive of Marine Organisms as the Vital Link Between Biological Science and Material Science

@article{Kamino2007UnderwaterAO,
  title={Underwater Adhesive of Marine Organisms as the Vital Link Between Biological Science and Material Science},
  author={Kei Kamino},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={111-121}
}
Marine sessile organisms naturally attach themselves to diverse materials in water by a technique that has so far remained unreproducible. Recent studies on the holdfast of marine sessile organisms have revealed natural concepts that are currently beyond our understanding with respect to the molecular design and macroscopic range. The combination of valuable and practical natural design of biotic adhesives as biomolecular materials, together with continuing efforts towards mimetic design, hold… CONTINUE READING