Biotechnology in textiles

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The article gives a brief overview of the contribution of genetic engineering to the advancement of textile science. The most important applications highlighted are in the enzyme finishing of textiles; genetic improvement of cotton; yield/quality enhancements in wool, and fibre identification using recombinant DNA techniques. Major fibre producers are also active in developing fibres from renewable sources using genetic engineering methods.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationATA Journal
StatePublished - 2002


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