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Structure of Silk Yarn: Part A: Biological and Physical Aspects

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Edited By: N Hojo

347 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #116366 | ISBN: 1578081335
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The study of silk - its review and prospects; structural basis of silk fibre. Part 1 Biological aspects of silk yarn: wild silkworms in Japan; pjysiology and heredity of silkgland of the domestic silkworm; variations in the silk proteins in the silkworm; reflection properties of light in the silkworm cocoon; ultrastructure of silkgland of silkworm; biosynthesis of silk fibroin; molecular weight and sub-unit structure of fibroin; molecular genetics of silk protein synthesis. Part 2 Physical aspects of silk yarn: mechanical properties of silk thread; scanning electron microscopic observation of fine structure of fibroin fibres; fine structure of silk fibres and lousiness fibres; fine texture and physical properties of silk fibres; structural formation of silk fibroin; molecular motion in silk fibres; structure of fibroin; the crystal structure of silks; conformation of silk protein in solution; mechanism of silk spinning.

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