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Gorb, Stanislav N.

Functional Surfaces in Biology

Gorb, Stanislav N. - Functional Surfaces in Biology, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction Adhesion Enhancement and Reduction in Biological Surfaces
Stanislav Gorb

Part I. Adhesion Enhancement

2. The Echinoderm Tube Foot and its Role in Temporary Underwater Adhesion
Romana Santos, Elise Hennebert, Ana Varela Coelho, Patrick Flammang

3. Mechanisms and Principles Underlying Temporary Adhesion, Surface Exploration and Settlement Site Selection by Barnacle Cyprids: A Short Review
Nicholas Aldred, Anthony S. Clare

4. Alternative Tasks of the Insect Arolium with Special Reference to Hymenoptera
Dmytro Gladun, Stanislav N. Gorb, Leonid I. Frantsevich

5. Organs of Adhesion in Some Mountain-stream Teleosts of India: Structure-Function Relationship
Debasish Das, Tapas C. Nag

6. Surface Characteristics of Locomotor Substrata and Their Relationship to Gekkonid Adhesion: A Case Study of Rhoptropus cf biporosus

Megan Johnson, Anthony Russell, Sonia Delannoy

Part II. Adhesion Reduction

7. Variable Attachment to Plant Surface Waxes by Predatory Insects
Sanford D. Eigenbrode, William E. Snyder, Garrett Clevenger, Hongjian Ding, Stanislav N. Gorb

8. The Waxy Surface in Nepenthes Pitcher Plants: Variability, Adaptive Significance and Developmental Evolution
Bruno Giusto, Michaël Guéroult, Nick Rowe, Laurence Gaume

9. Functional Surfaces in the Pitcher of the Carnivorous Plant Nepenthes alata: A Cryo-Sem Approach
Elena V. Gorb, Stanislav N. Gorb

Keywords: Life Sciences, Life Sciences, general, Engineering, general, Physics, general, Plant Sciences

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
286 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781402066955

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