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Sticky when wet

Efficient production of mussel protein could have medical applications

12:35pm, May 9, 2008

Making glue that works underwater is a sticky business. Now scientists have engineered bacteria to efficiently produce proteins that mussels use to cling to rocks in the churning surf. The technique could lower the cost of mussel adhesive proteins, or MAPs, and perhaps make them economical for uses in medicine and biological research.

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