Spiders Seeking Sex: Arachnid courtship pheromones point to a new class of natural products

"A male spider’s sense of rhythm—specifically, his ability to drum a beguiling beat on his Valentine’s silk web—was long thought to be the primary factor needed to spark a little eight-legged romance. Only recently have scientists come to appreciate the irresistible draw of spider sex pheromones." -Sarah Everts

Chemical & Engineering News, February 22, 2010 [pdf]

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