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Research Article

Composition and Hierarchical Organisation of a Spider Silk

  • Alexander Sponner,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

    Current address: Institute of Entomology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic,

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  • Wolfram Vater,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Shamci Monajembashi,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Eberhard Unger,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Frank Grosse,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Klaus Weisshart mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: weisshart@zeiss.de

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

    Current address: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH, Jena, Germany

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  • Published: October 03, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000998

About the Authors

Alexander Sponner
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Alexander Sponner, Wolfram Vater, Shamci Monajembashi, Eberhard Unger, Frank Grosse, Klaus Weisshart
Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: weisshart@zeiss.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KW AS. Performed the experiments: AS WV SM. Analyzed the data: KW AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EU GF FG. Wrote the paper: KW AS.