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Research Article

Silk from Crickets: A New Twist on Spinning

  • Andrew A. Walker,

    Affiliations: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Ecosystem Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Acton, Australia

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  • Sarah Weisman,

    Affiliation: Ecosystem Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Acton, Australia

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  • Jeffrey S. Church,

    Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Belmont, Australia

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  • David J. Merritt,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Stephen T. Mudie,

    Affiliation: Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia

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  • Tara D. Sutherland mail

    Tara.Sutherland@csiro.au

    Affiliation: Ecosystem Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Acton, Australia

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  • Published: February 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030408

About the Authors

Andrew A. Walker
Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Andrew A. Walker, Sarah Weisman, Tara D. Sutherland
Ecosystem Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Acton, Australia
Jeffrey S. Church
Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Belmont, Australia
David J. Merritt
School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Stephen T. Mudie
Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Tara.Sutherland@csiro.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAW TDS SW DJM . Performed the experiments: AAW JSC STM SW DJM. Analyzed the data: AAW SW JSC DJM STM TDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TDS. Wrote the paper: AAW SW TDS.