Marine biofouling: a sticky problem

Maureen Callow, James Callow

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Organisms that colonise underwater surfaces, such as barnacle larvae and spores of algae, use a diverse array of biological 'glues' to provide both temporary and more permanent adhesion. The practical consequence of colonisation by these organisms is biofouling - something that has plagued mariners for years - causing increased drag and, in extreme cases, corrosion. Might there be a biological solution to this biological problem?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


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