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Researchers had already identified two genes for the class of silk known as major ampullate, which forms the superstrong dragline threads that anchor webs and are the inspiration for a major effort to make spider silk commercially (see p. 293).
The dream is to mimic the toughest of spiders' seven types of silks: the dragline that spiders hang from, which incorporates several kinds of silk proteins.
Monstrous draglines gouged into spare mesas, and smog settled over valleys and obscured mesa and mountain views.
But, the dragline silk underwent permanent molecular deformation upon twisting.
Hence Widmaier’s pride at having produced fifty ties, each of which contains the equivalent of ninety kilometres of dragline spider silk.
Black widow dragline silk is one of the strongest ones.
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