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Terrestrial Alga

Representative force-extension curve from the adhesive of a terrestrial alga.
While the sawtooth patterns are a standard signature of modular proteins unfolding, a unique feature
of this measurement is that the unfolding occurs both on the approach curve and the retract curve.

Courtesy of A. Mostaert, Jarvis Group, Trinity College, Dublin.

 


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