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Microbially produced fibers: Stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar


By Brandie Jefferson,

July 21, 2021

Spider silk is said to be one of the strongest, toughest materials on the Earth. Now engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have designed amyloid silk hybrid proteins and produced them in engineered bacteria. The resulting fibers are stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks.

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