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Research Article

The Great Silk Alternative: Multiple Co-Evolution of Web Loss and Sticky Hairs in Spiders

  • Jonas O. Wolff mail,

    jwolff@zoologie.uni-kiel.de

    Affiliation: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Wolfgang Nentwig,

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Stanislav N. Gorb

    Affiliation: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Published: May 01, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062682

About the Authors

Jonas O. Wolff, Stanislav N. Gorb
Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Wolfgang Nentwig
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse, Bern, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: jwolff@zoologie.uni-kiel.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JOW WN. Performed the experiments: JOW WN. Analyzed the data: JOW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SNG. Wrote the paper: JOW WN SNG.