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How to build a spider: investigating the evolution and development of spider segments

Spiders, like most other arthropods, build their posterior body segments one at a time from a segment addition zone (SAZ). This involves the Wnt and Delta-Notch signaling pathways and is analogous to the formation of somites from the presomitic mesoderm in vertebrates. Read more

Using spider venoms to develop novel, safer, insecticides for crop protection

For protecting crops, neonicotinoids have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the world. However, their use has been restricted in the European Union amidst fears that they are having adverse effects on pollinators such as the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Read more

High performance regenerated silk fibres with biomimetic structure

Natural silk is a remarkable natural fibre produced by silkworms, spiders and other arthropods. For example, spider silk is the strongest known natural fibre, with a toughness that exceeds Kevlar. Read more
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