Kaur J1, Rajkhowa R, Afrin T, Tsuzuki T, Wang X.
Biopolymers. 2014 Mar;101(3):237-45. doi: 10.1002/bip.22323.Silk cocoons provide protection to silkworm from biotic and abiotic hazards during the immobile pupal phase of the lifecycle of silkworms. Protection is particularly important for the wild silk cocoons reared in an open and harsh environment. To understand whether some of the cocoon components resist growth of microorganisms, in vitro studies were performed using gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli (E. Read More