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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (24): 4722–4728.
Published: 15 December 2013
... flagelliform silk Variability plays an ambivalent role in the performance of biological materials and, more specifically, in the performance of spider silk fibres. It is assumed that the possibility of spinning fibres within a vast range of tensile properties allows adaptation of the material...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (16): 3131–3140.
Published: 15 August 2006
...Todd A. Blackledge; Cheryl Y. Hayashi SUMMARY Orb-web weaving spiders depend upon the mechanical performance of capture threads to absorb the energy of flying prey. Most orb-weavers spin wet capture threads with core fibers of flagelliform silk. These threads are extremely compliant and extensible...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (13): 2452–2461.
Published: 01 July 2006
... properties determined by gland-specific expression of a spider fibroin gene family. Science 272 , 112 -115. Hayashi, C. Y. and Lewis, R. V. ( 1998 ). Evidence from flagelliform silk cDNA for the structural basis of elasticity and modular nature of spider silks. J. Mol. Biol. 275 , 773 -784...