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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (24): 3941–3949.
Published: 1 December 2015
.... Myliobatidae Biomaterials Rapid prototyping Toughness Bite force Batoids (rays, skates, sawfishes and guitarfishes) comprise over half of the cartilaginous fish diversity and include several lineages that independently evolved hard prey crushing. The myliobatid stingrays are a monophyletic group...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (17): 2675–2684.
Published: 1 September 2015
... and biomaterial coevolution in spider orb webs . J. Evol. Biol.   23 , 1839 - 1856 . 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02048.x Shao , Z. and Vollrath , F. ( 1999 ). The effect of solvents on the contraction and mechanical properties of spider silk . Polymer   40 , 1799 - 1806 . 10.1016/S0032-3861...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (24): 4722–4728.
Published: 15 December 2013
... and reviewed the manuscript. COMPETING INTERESTS No competing interests declared. 18 7 2013 5 9 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 biomaterials silk flagelliform silk Variability plays an ambivalent role in the performance of biological...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (10): 1924–1927.
Published: 15 May 2013
... of Biologists Ltd 2013 biomaterials biomimetics entomology insect biomechanics Cuticle is the second most common natural composite material in the world, and one of the most versatile. All parts of the exoskeletons of insects and other arthropods are made from this fascinating material...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (20): 3505–3514.
Published: 15 October 2010
...Cecilia Boutry; Todd Alan Blackledge SUMMARY Spider silk is a promising biomaterial with impressive performance. However, some spider silks also ‘supercontract’ when exposed to water, shrinking by up to ∼50% in length. Supercontraction may provide a critical mechanism to tailor silk properties...
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