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Catalysts and Catalysis

What are the enzymes which help barnacles attach to hard surfaces?

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September 11, 2007 4:22AM

The glue that barnacles secrete is a peptide that self-assemblies into a mesh triggered by the salinity of sea water. So this turns out not to be an example of a biological reaction that is not catalyzed by enzymes. See the articles in the reference section.