Biologically-Inspired Systems

Biotechnology of Silk

Editors: Asakura, Tetsuo, Miller, Thomas (Eds.)

  • Latest in molecular biology description of silk protein and nucleotide basis
  • Advances in research on both spider and insect silks are included 
  • New applications of silk products, especially to Biomaterials
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This book is a snapshot of the current state of the art of research and development on the properties and characteristics of silk and their use in medicine and industry. The field encompasses backyard silk production from ancient time to industrial methods in the modern era and includes an example of efforts to maintain silk production on Madagascar. Once revered as worth its weight in gold, silk has captured the imagination from its mythical origins onwards. The latest methods in molecular biology have opened new descriptions of the underlying properties of silk. Advances in technological innovation have created silk production by microbes as the latest breakthrough in the saga of silk research and development. The application of silk to biomaterials is now very active on the basis of excellent properties of silks including recombinant silks for biomaterials and the accumulated structural information.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Wild Silk Production to Support Farmers Excluded from Protected Areas in Madagascar

    Weber, Robert S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Evolutionary Divergence of Lepidopteran and Trichopteran Fibroins

    Yukuhiro, Kenji (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • The Silk I and Lamella Structures of (Ala-Gly)15 as the Model of Bombyx mori Silk Fibroin Studied with Solid State NMR

    Asakura, Tetsuo (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Application of Bombyx mori Silk Fibroin as a Biomaterial for Vascular Grafts

    Aytemiz, Derya (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

  • Evolution and Application of Coiled Coil Silks from Insects

    Kameda, Tsunenori (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

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eBook $159.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7118-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0229-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology of Silk
Editors
  • Tetsuo Asakura
  • Thomas Miller
Series Title
Biologically-Inspired Systems
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7119-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7119-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7118-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0229-2
Series ISSN
2211-0593
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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