Comparing the rheology of mulberry and "wild" silkworm spinning dopes.

Abstract

Lepidoperan silks provide a superb opportunity for comparative studies of spinning and fiber characteristics. Comparing the four species, Bombyx mori (China), Actias selene (India), Antheraea yamamai (Japan), Gonometa postica (Africa), allows us to examine differences on the family, species, and race levels. Measured rheological properties were consistent… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/bip.22011

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