The Invasive Green Mussel May Inspire New Forms of Wet Adhesion

Aug 27, 2009

The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but researchers in the lab of MCDB & Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Herb Waite have discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot. The stickiness of the mussel's foot could possibly be copied to form new man-made adhesives.

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