AA << still do not have a clear picture of how these animals attach to surfaces. Efforts described herein provide the first examination of adhesion at the transition from free swimming larvae to initial substrate attachment, through metamorphosis, and on to adulthood. Two different bonding systems were found to coexist >>
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