Kunzig, Robert
September 2001
Discover;Sep2001, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p26
Discusses environmental and economic incentives for finding a way to make spider silk artificially. Research on the dragline silk of the Nephilia spider; Factors contributing to spider silk's tensile strength; Protein molecules that make up spider silk; Study on how the complex structure of a spider thread emerges from a spider's abdominal system.


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