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Content: Silk : biology, structure, properties, and genetics / David Kaplan, W. Wade Adams, Barry Farmer, and Christopher Viney -- General properties of some spider silks / Fritz Vollrath -- Silk glands of araneid spiders : selected morphological and physiological aspects / Edward K. Tillinghast and Mark A. Townley -- Molecular map for the silkworm : constructing new links between basic and applied research / Marian R. Goldsmith and Jinrui Shi -- Importance of unique silk proteins to the ecological and evolutionary diversity of araneid spiders / Catherine L. Craig -- Initial characterization of Nephila clavipes dragline protein / C.M. Mello, K. Senecal, B. Yeung, P. Vouros, and David Kaplan -- Silk and silk proteins from two aquatic insects / Steven T. Case, Jason Powers, Robert Hamilton, and Mary Jane Burton -- Synthetic and recombinant domains from a midge's giant silk protein : role for disulfide bonds / Steven T. Case and Stanley V. Smith -- In vivo synthesis and structural analysis of alanylglycine-rich artificial proteins / Eric J. Cantor, Howard S. Creel, Yoshikuni Deguchi, Michael J. Dougherty, Srinivas Kothakota, Mark T. Krejchi, Kunio Matsuki, Kevin P. McGrath, Ajay D. Parkhe, Edward D.T. Atkins, Maurille J. Fournier, Thomas L. Mason, and David A. Tirrell -- Design, synthesis, and fabrication of a novel self-assembling fibrillar protein / J.P. O'Brien, R.H. Hoess, K.H. Gardner, R.L. Lock, Z.R. Wasserman, Patricia C. Weber, and F.R. Salemme -- Optical characterization of silk secretions and fibers / Christopher Viney, Anne E. Huber, Dwayne L. Dunaway, Keven Kerkam, and Steven T. Case -- Structural evolution of genetically engineered silklike protein polymers / J. Philip Anderson, Matthew Stephen-Hassard, and David C. Martin -- NMR characterization of silk proteins / Tetsuo Asakura, Makoto Demura, Atsuo Uyama, Katsuaki Ogawa, Keiichi Komatsu, Linda K. Nicholson, and Timothy A. Cross -- Raman spectroscopic analysis of the secondary structure of spider silk fiber / D. Blake Gillespie, Christopher Viney, and Paul Yager -- Crystal structure of silk of Bombyx mori / Yasuhiro Takahashi -- Toward single-fiber diffraction of spider dragline silk from Nephila clavipes / S.G. McNamee, C.K. Ober, L.W. Jelinski, E. Ray, Y. Xia, and D.T. Grubb -- X-ray moduli of silk fibers from Nephila clavipes and Bombyx mori / Mary A. Becker, D.V. Mahoney, P.G. Lenhert, R.K. Eby, David Kaplan, and W. Wade Adams -- Aspects of the morphology of dragline silk of Nephila clavipes / D.V. Mahoney, D.L. Vezie, R.K. Eby, W. Wade Adams, and David Kaplan -- Thermal properties of silk proteins in silkworms / Shigeo Nakamura, Jun Magoshi, and Yoshiko Magoshi -- Mechanical and chemical properties of certain spider silks / M.B. Hinman, S.L. Stauffer, and R.V. Lewis -- Mechanical properties of major ampulate gland silk fibers extracted from Nephila clavipes spiders / Philip M. Cunniff, Stephen A. Fossey, Margaret A. Auerbach, and John W. Song -- Initial degradative changes found in Bombyx mori silk fibroin / Mary A. Becker and Noreen Tuross -- Molecular modeling studies on silk peptides / Stephen A. Fossey and David Kaplan -- Approaches to modeling and property prediction of model peptides / Ruth Pachter, Robert L. Crane, and W. Wade Adams -- Mechanism of fiber formation of silkworm / Jun Magoshi, Yoshiko Magoshi, and Shigeo Nakamura -- Spinning of protein polymer fibers / J. Cappello and Kevin P. McGrath -- Elastomeric network models for the frame and viscid silks from the orb web of the spider Araneus diadematus / J.M. Gosline, C.C. Pollak, P.A. Guerette, A. Cheng, M.E. DeMont, and M.W. Denny -- Formation and properties of silk thin films / Wayne S. Muller, Lynne A. Samuelson, Stephen A. Fossey, and David Kaplan -- Applications of silk / T.J. Bunning, H. Jiang, W. Wade Adams, Robert L. Crane, Barry Farmer, and David Kaplan.