Arte 42: Was, wenn es keinen Schleim gäbe?
(Arte 42: Why do we need mucus?)
Duration: 22 min
Production year: 2021
Produced for: NDR/ Arte
Mucus appears to have superpowers. Some scientists even call it genius: It captures pathogens and protects sensitive organs. Some animals wrap themselves in a protective layer of mucus, like snails. Others use it as a weapon to defend themselves against predators.