A step toward spider silk synthesis

Researchers have taken a significant step forward in the quest to produce synthetic spider silk.

Spider silk has five times the tensile strength of steel and is stronger than even the best available synthetic fibres.

No one has yet managed to produce spider silk on an industrial scale, but the new development uncovers information about silk proteins and the mechanisms that impart spider silk with its strength.

Read more at Technische Universität München

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