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Conservation of Essential Design Features in Coiled Coil Silks

Sutherland, Tara D; Weisman, Sarah; Trueman, Holly E; Sriskantha, Alagacone; Trueman, John; Haritos, Victoria S

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Silks are strong protein fibers produced by a broad array of spiders and insects. The vast majority of known silks are large, repetitive proteins assembled into extended β-sheet structures. Honeybees, however, have found a radically different evolutionar

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50802
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msm171

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