Y. Wang's research while affiliated with Michigan Technological University and other places

Publications (2)

Article
An integrated approach including TEM, SEM and LM was utilized to investigate adhesives produced by the marine fouling diatom Achnanthes longipes. Extracellular adhesive secretion during sequential attachment in living diatom cells was examined using video microscopy. A suite of cryotechniques including high pressure freezing (HPF), freeze-substitut...

Citations

... During their assemblage diatoms 55 produce copious amounts of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS), rich in proteins and 56 carbohydrates [8,9], which form an adhesive mucilage and allow them to build and, at a later 57 stage, to hold the biofilm together [10]. EPS also permit the attachment of other fouling 58 organisms, such as bacteria, to the sediment or to immersed solid surfaces [11]. These EPS are 59 secreted from a slit in the cell wall called the raphe. ...