Combining high strength and elasticity, spider silks are exceptionally hard, that is they are able to absorb massive kinetic energy before breaking. Spider silk is therefore a model polymer for development of high performance biomimetic fibers. There are over 41.000 described species of spiders, most spinning multiple types of silk. Thus we have available some 200.000+ unique silks that may cover an amazing breadth of material properties.
Our discoveries highlight the potential benefits of natural history informed bioprospecting to discover silks, as well as other materials, with novel and exceptional properties to serve as models in bio mimicry.
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Last date updated on September, 2014