Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Adhesive Secretion from Cuvierian Tubules of Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskåli (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)

Figure 1

Scheme of equipment used for measurement of adhesion. (a) Application of the sample between two blocks; the upper block is attached to one of the beams of a laboratory balance, while the lower block is fixed. (b) Attachment of both blocks via the adhesive protein containing sample. (c) Addition of standard weights until both blocks become separated to determine the adhesive forces of the sample.