A new silk: Mechanical, compositional, and morphological characterization of leafhopper (Kahaono montana) silk

@article{Chang2005ANS,
  title={A new silk: Mechanical, compositional, and morphological characterization of leafhopper (Kahaono montana) silk},
  author={Jung C. Chang and Murray J. Fletcher and Geoff M. Gurr and Deborah S. Kent and Robert G. Gilbert},
  journal={Polymer},
  year={2005},
  volume={46},
  pages={7909-7917}
}
Structure–Property and Structure–Function Relations of Leafhopper (Kahaono montana) Silk
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It is suggested that the silk fibres act as a structural support for other leafhopper secretions and together form a hydrophobic barrier that may protect the insects from rain and natural enemies.
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Previous common conceptions of dimensional morphologies were examined to see if they could adequately sex theraphosid spiders, including the species that was the subject of the silk study already described.
Characterization and Evolutionary Analyses of Silk Fibroins from Two Insect Orders: Embioptera and Lepidoptera
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Fibroin sequence data was obtained through construction of species-specific silk gland libraries for the lepidopteran Hepialus californicus (ghost moth), and five embiopteran species and many similar features were found to be shared across species, suggesting that embiopTeran silk has remained largely unchanged since it arose over 100 million years ago.
Silk production by the Australian endemic leafhopper Kahaono montana Evans (Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Dikraneurini) provides protection from predators
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Evidence is presented of gregarious silk production by the Australian endemic leafhopper Kahaono montana Evans demonstrating this species is responsible for producing the silk that it had previously been reported to use.
Biomimetic repeat protein derived from Xenopus tropicalis for fibrous scaffold fabrication.
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