The black widow spider produces numerous silk types that serve unique biological and mechanical functions. Recently, a novel member of the spider silk family, Pyroform Spidroin 1 (PySp1), was identified from the attachment discs of black widow spiders. Here we investigate the nanostructure and the nanoscale material behavior of native PySp1 silks using atomic force microscopy.
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The Nanostructure and Nanomechanics of a Novel Black Widow Spider Silk Assessed Using Atomic Force Microscopy
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Tang, SY, Hsia, Y, & Vierra, C. "The Nanostructure and Nanomechanics of a Novel Black Widow Spider Silk Assessed Using Atomic Force Microscopy." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 951-952. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19338
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