Biotechnology in textiles

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Abstract

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
Pages48-50
Number of pages3
Volume13
No1
Specialist publicationATA Journal
StatePublished - 2002

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