Moult-related changes in ampullate silk gland
morphology and usage in the araneid spider Araneus cavaticus.
Sumida, "Enzymatic properties of fibroinase of silk gland
from day one pupa of the silkworm, Bombyx mori," Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology, vol.
The biggest surprise was the discovery that one of the orb-weaver's spidroins -- FLAG-b, a novel discovery by the group -- appears to be produced primarily in the orb-weaver's venom gland rather than in any silk gland
, hinting at intriguing new functions for silk connected to prey capture, immobilization, or preservation.
clavipes' venom gland, instead of in a silk gland
. This suggests the silk produced there could have functions linked to capture, immobilization and preservation or prey.
nutrition and their occurrence in haemolymph, silk gland
and silk cocoons--A review.
Recently, silkworm is being used as biofactory for the production of useful protein using silk gland
, which has promoted the technological development in sericulture .
This study was carried out to identify and compare the alterations of the total proteins and esterases in larvae silk gland
of healthy and infected with nucleopolyhedrovirus B.
Bhaskar et al., 1983) reported that vertebrate pituitary extract influenced the growth, biochemical composition of silk gland
and cocoon yield.
Antrodiaetus has four functional spinnerets and one kind of silk gland
that produces the two different types of protein that comprise their silk threads (Palmer et al.
To clarify the silk gland
types present in widow spiders, we reinvestigated the silk glands
from the Western black widow, Latrodectus Hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935.
Scientists in Kessler's and Scheibel's team had last year investigated the common garden spider ("cross spider") to discover the mechanism behind the transition from individual spider silk molecules to connected treads: The individual spider silk proteins are first stored in the silk gland
in small drops called micelles.
The situation within the silk gland
is, however, very different: he silk proteins are stored in high concentrations in an aqueous environment, awaiting deployment.