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1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances that cause the adherence of two surfaces. They include glues (properly collagen-derived adhesives), mucilages, sticky pastes, gums, resins, or latex.

2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Adhesive attraction.

3. (Science: physics) That kind of inflammation which terminates in the reunion of divided parts without suppuration. Adhesive plaster, a sticking; a plaster containing resin, wax, litharge, and olive oil.

Origin: cf. F. Adhesif.

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Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen

Does it involve surface adhesive fermentation?

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by ckjavier
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen
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Why cytospin?

... Immunocytochemistry. I have seen people prepare their suspension cells (fix, permeabilize, block, stain), then put on sticky slides (either by adhesive slides or poly-L-Lysine coated plate) with a mounting medium. But some people cytospin their cells on a slide and process them after that. ...

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by evilid
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why cytospin?
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... one of the many different species here in Australia, why are they so attracted to this "gum" cellulose?, some sort of sugar in the adhesive? I am very interested as to know why? Tnx

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by vk4vfx
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Entomology
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Why do you keep talking about species

... at posterior end about 140 Entoprocta Inside anus Goblet worm Anus inside ring of cilia about 150 Gastrotricha Hair stomach Meiofauna Two terminal adhesive tubes about 690 Gnathostomulida Jaw orifice Jaw worms about 100 Hemichordata Half cord Acorn worms, pterobranchs Stomochord in collar, pharyngeal ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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incubation of fungi

I was planning to just id using colony morphology, and use the adhesive tape method to observe microscopically, not sure whether i will need to stain as yet. Just going to categorise by genus.

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by stopherlogic
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: incubation of fungi
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