Item Restricted to University of Alberta Users

Log In with CCID to View Item
Usage
  • 78 views
  • No download information available

Antioxidant Properties of Naturally-Colored Domestic Silk

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • Naturally-colored silks are silk fibers with natural pigments inside, which are produced by silkworms fed with a dye-free diet. Wild silkworms, such as Antheraea pernyi, A. yamamai and Saturniidae, are known for producing silk cocoons with brown,
    green, and golden yellow colors, respectively. Domestic silkworms Bombyx mori can also produce colored cocoons, with the uptake of synthetic dyes into silk glands through feeding.1–3 A few mutants of B. mori can even transfer the natural pigments in the mulberry leaves into the silk gland and spin cocoons in pink, flesh, yellow, yellow-green, and green colors.
    The silks produced by these mutant silkworm varieties are naturally-colored domestic silks (NCSs).4,5 The NCSs exhibit brilliant colors and need not be dyed, thus offering economic and environmental benefits to the textile industry.

  • Date created
    2018-02-01
  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Type of Item
    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-85mf-2648
  • License
    Use of this product is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students of the University. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses this product for individual, non-commercial educational or research purposes only, and does not systematically download or retain substantial portions of information. Users may not reproduce or redistribute unprocessed/raw data portions of the data to any third party, or otherwise engage in the systematic retransmission or commercialization of the data.
  • Language
  • Citation for previous publication
    • Li, J., Ma, M., Dong, S., & Zhou, W. (2018). Antioxidant Properties of Naturally-Colored Domestic Silk. AATCC REVIEW, 18(1), 57–61. https://doi-org.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/10.14504/ar.18.1.3