Biological Adhesive Systems

From Nature to Technical and Medical Application

ISBN: 978-3-7091-0141-4 (Print) 978-3-7091-0286-2 (Online)
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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

  2. Part A

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-13

      Bonding Single Pollen Grains Together: How and Why?

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 15-28

      Deadly Glue — Adhesive Traps of Carnivorous Plants

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 29-40

      Bonding Tactics in Ctenophores — Morphology and Function of the Colloblast System

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 41-51

      Gastropod Secretory Glands and Adhesive Gels

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 53-86

      Characterization of the Adhesive Systems in Cephalopods

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 87-98

      Unravelling the Sticky Threads of Sea Cucumbers — A Comparative Study on Cuvierian Tubule Morphology and Histochemistry

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 99-109

      Adhesion Mechanisms Developed by Sea Stars: A Review of the Ultrastructure and Composition of Tube Feet and Their Secretion

    9. Book Chapter

      Pages 111-152

      Adhesive Exocrine Glands in Insects: Morphology, Ultrastructure, and Adhesive Secretion

    10. Book Chapter

      Pages 153-168

      Mechanisms of Adhesion in Adult Barnacles

    11. Book Chapter

      Pages 169-179

      Morphology of the Adhesive System in the Sandcastle Worm, Phragmatopoma californica

    12. Book Chapter

      Pages 181-186

      Adhesive Dermal Secretions of the Amphibia, with Particular Reference to the Australian Limnodynastid Genus Notaden

  3. Part B

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 189-199

      Renewable (Biological) Compounds in Adhesives for Industrial Applications

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 201-211

      Bio-inspired Polyphenolic Adhesives for Medical and Technical Applications

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 213-224

      Medical Products and Their Application Range

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 225-236

      Fibrin: The Very First Biomimetic Glue — Still a Great Tool

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 237-259

      Properties and Potential Alternative Applications of Fibrin Glue

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 261-272

      Biodegradable (Meth)acrylate-based Adhesives for Surgical Applications

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 273-283

      Byssus Formation in Mytilus

    9. Book Chapter

      Pages 285-294

      Wet Performance of Biomimetic Fibrillar Adhesives

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 295-305