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

  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},
Structure–Property and Structure–Function Relations of Leafhopper (Kahaono montana) Silk
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.
Characterization of silk spun by the embiopteran, Antipaluria urichi.
Chemical, structural and thermal properties of Gonometa postica silk fibroin, a potential biomaterial.
Tarantulas and social spiders : a tale of sex and silk
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
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
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.
The hypothetical protein with a repeat motif derived from the frog Xenopus tropicalis was obtained and characterized for its potential as a novel protein-based material, and an acid extraction-based purified xetro protein was successfully fabricated into microfibers and nanofibers using wet spinning and electrospinning.


The amino acid composition of major ampullate gland silk (dragline) of Nephila clavipes (Araneae, Tetragnathidae).
The results show that the major ampullate gland secretion is characterized by a high degree of small side chain amino acids (Ala, Gly, and Ser) and polar residues (Gly and Arg), comprising almost 75% of the total amino acids present.
Chemical composition and physical properties of Gonometa rufobrunnae silk
Chemical composition and physical properties of silk fibers from Gonometa rufobrunnae, a silkworm belonging to the family Lasiocampidae (order Lepidoptera, class Insecta) have been studied. G.
Chemical Structure and Physical Properties of Antheraea assama Silk.
This work deals with the chemical composition, physical structure, and thermal behavior of Antheraea assama silk fibers. The amino acid composition is characterized by the high content of alanine,
Analysis of structure/property relationships in silkworm (Bombyx mori) and spider dragline (Nephila edulis) silks using Raman spectroscopy
The molecular deformation of both silkworm (Bombyx mori) and spider dragline (Nephila edulis) silks has been studied using a combination of mechanical deformation and Raman spectroscopy. The
Microstructural Characterization of Bombyx mori Silk Fibers
The microstructure of Bombyx mori silk fibers before and after degumming was examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), wide-angle X-ray scattering
Solid-state NMR determination of the secondary structure of Samia cynthia ricini silk
A recently developed solid-state NMR technique is adapted to determine torsion angle pairs (φ, Ψ) in the protein backbone, and the distribution of conformations in silk from the Eri silkworm, Samia cynthia ricini is studied.