Biological Adhesives

Editors: Smith, Andrew M., Callow, J A (Eds.)

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Many plants, animals, and microbes use adhesive polymers and structures to attach to inert substrates, to each other, or to other organisms. This is the first major review that brings together research on many of the well-known biological adhesives. Emphasizing the diversity of biological adhesives and associated adhesion processes, it deals with bacteria, fungi, algae, and marine and terrestrial animals. It bridges a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, biomechanics, bioengineering, microbiology, organism structure and function, and ultrastructure. As we learn more about the molecular and mechanical properties of these adhesives, we begin to understand why they adhere so well and how they develop cohesive strength. With this understanding comes the prospect of developing synthetic or semi-synthetic adhesives with broad applications in areas such as medicine, dentistry, and biotechnology. The book is suitable for both industrial and academic researchers.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Mechanical Properties of Bacterial Exopolymeric Adhesives and their Commercial Development

    Haag, Anthony P.

    Pages 1-19

  • The Molecular Genetics of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Formation

    Landini, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

  • Adhesion and Adhesives of Fungi and Oomycetes

    Epstein, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • The Ulva Spore Adhesive System

    Callow, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Diatom Adhesives: Molecular and Mechanical Properties

    Chiovitti, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Adhesives
Editors
  • Andrew M. Smith
  • J A Callow
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31049-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-31049-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-31048-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 284
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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