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Environmental effects on the construction and physical properties of Bombyx mori cocoons

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Published studies of silks focus on processed fibres or the optimum conditions for their production. Consequently, the effects of the environment on the physical properties of the cocoon are either poorly understood or kept as closely guarded industrial secrets. In this study, we test the hypothesis that silkworms as ectothermic animals respond to environmental conditions by modifying their spinning behaviour in a predictable manner, which affects the material properties of the cocoons in pre...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10853-016-0298-5

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford More from this funder
Magdalen College, Oxford More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer US Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Materials Science Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
24
Pages:
10863-10872
Publication date:
2016-12-01
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EISSN:
1573-4803
ISSN:
0022-2461
Pubs id:
pubs:643824
URN:
uri:574c64fd-e6f7-44ff-a9f0-2a1f697b701f
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uuid:574c64fd-e6f7-44ff-a9f0-2a1f697b701f
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pubs:643824
Paper number:
24

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