Todd Blackledge
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Reconstructing web evolution and spider diversification in the molecular era
TA Blackledge, N Scharff, JA Coddington, T Szüts, JW Wenzel, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (13), 5229-5234, 2009
Bioprospecting finds the toughest biological material: extraordinary silk from a giant riverine orb spider
I Agnarsson, M Kuntner, TA Blackledge
PloS one 5 (9), e11234, 2010
Silken toolkits: biomechanics of silk fibers spun by the orb web spider Argiope argentata (Fabricius 1775)
TA Blackledge, CY Hayashi
Journal of experimental biology 209 (13), 2452-2461, 2006
Molecular and mechanical characterization of aciniform silk: uniformity of iterated sequence modules in a novel member of the spider silk fibroin gene family
CY Hayashi, TA Blackledge, RV Lewis
Molecular biology and evolution 21 (10), 1950-1959, 2004
The form and function of spider orb webs: evolution from silk to ecosystems
TA Blackledge, M Kuntner, I Agnarsson
Advances in insect physiology 41, 175-262, 2011
Viscoelastic solids explain spider web stickiness
V Sahni, TA Blackledge, A Dhinojwala
Nature Communications 1 (1), 19, 2010
Spider silk as a novel high performance biomimetic muscle driven by humidity
I Agnarsson, A Dhinojwala, V Sahni, TA Blackledge
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (13), 1990-1994, 2009
Variation in the material properties of spider dragline silk across species
BO Swanson, TA Blackledge, J Beltrán, CY Hayashi
Applied Physics A 82, 213-218, 2006
Are three‐dimensional spider webs defensive adaptations?
TA Blackledge, JA Coddington, RG Gillespie
Ecology Letters 6 (1), 13-18, 2003
Evolution of stenophagy in spiders (Araneae): evidence based on the comparative analysis of spider diets
S Pekár, JA Coddington, TA Blackledge
Evolution 66 (3), 776-806, 2012
Convergent evolution of behavior in an adaptive radiation of Hawaiian web-building spiders
TA Blackledge, RG Gillespie
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (46), 16228-16233, 2004
Do stabilimenta in orb webs attract prey or defend spiders?
TA Blackledge, JW Wenzel
Behavioral Ecology 10 (4), 372-376, 1999
How super is supercontraction? Persistent versus cyclic responses to humidity in spider dragline silk
TA Blackledge, C Boutry, SC Wong, A Baji, A Dhinojwala, V Sahni, ...
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (13), 1981-1989, 2009
Behavioural and biomaterial coevolution in spider orb webs
A Sensenig, I Agnarsson, TA Blackledge
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23 (9), 1839-1856, 2010
Spider orb webs rely on radial threads to absorb prey kinetic energy
AT Sensenig, KA Lorentz, SP Kelly, TA Blackledge
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9 (73), 1880-1891, 2012
Evolution of supercontraction in spider silk: structure–function relationship from tarantulas to orb-weavers
C Boutry, TA Blackledge
Journal of Experimental Biology 213 (20), 3505-3514, 2010
Spider dragline silk: Correlated and mosaic evolution in high‐performance biological materials
BO Swanson, TA Blackledge, AP Summers, CY Hayashi
Evolution 60 (12), 2539-2551, 2006
Unraveling the mechanical properties of composite silk threads spun by cribellate orb-weaving spiders
TA Blackledge, CY Hayashi
Journal of Experimental Biology 209 (16), 3131-3140, 2006
High-performance spider webs: integrating biomechanics, ecology and behaviour
AMT Harmer, TA Blackledge, JS Madin, ME Herberstein
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8 (57), 457-471, 2011
Quasistatic and continuous dynamic characterization of the mechanical properties of silk from the cobweb of the black widow spider Latrodectus hesperus
TA Blackledge, JE Swindeman, CY Hayashi
Journal of Experimental Biology 208 (10), 1937-1949, 2005
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