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Keywords: Hygroscopic
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (6): jeb161539.
Published: 26 March 2018
... line extensibility of the glycoproteins are maintained by hygroscopic LMMCs. These compounds cause droplet volume to track changes in humidity and glycoprotein viscosity to vary approximately 1000-fold over the course of a day. Natural selection has tuned the performance of glycoprotein cores...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (17): 2988–2993.
Published: 1 September 2011
.... * Author for correspondence ( bopell@vt.edu ) 28 5 2011 © 2011. 2011 Araneoidea biomaterial glycoprotein hygroscopic Larinioides cornutus Biological materials function in environments where seasonal and even daily changes in conditions have the potential to alter...