Implementation of a biotechnological process for vat dyeing with woad

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The traditional process for vat dyeing with woad (Isatis tinctoria L.) basically relies on microbial reduction of indigo to its soluble form, leucoindigo, through a complex fermentative process. In the 19th century, cultivation of woad went into decline and use of synthetic indigo dye and chemical reduction agents was established, with a consequent negative… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10295-012-1139-4

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@article{Osimani2012ImplementationOA, title={Implementation of a biotechnological process for vat dyeing with woad}, author={Andrea Osimani and Lucia Aquilanti and Gessica Baldini and Gloria Silvestri and Alessandro Butta and Francesca De Clementi}, journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology}, year={2012}, volume={39}, pages={1309-1319} }