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Bioprospecting Finds the Toughest Biological Material: Extraordinary Silk from a Giant Riverine Orb Spider

  • Ingi Agnarsson mail,

    iagnarsson@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America, Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Department of Biology and Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Matjaž Kuntner,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • Todd A. Blackledge

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: September 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011234

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