Usage of Silkworm Materials in Various Ground of Science and Research

Sujata Chand, Sasmita Chand, Bauri Raula

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Silkworms are meant for primary silk production. They can be domesticated and are economically important. In addition to silk production, silkworms find a lot of applications in biological and scientific research. Recently, silkworm Bombyx mori silk has caught attention owing to its natural enormous production, excellent biocompatibility and unique mechanical properties. Silk production from the silk worm is very important; it can be domesticated and used for a variety of applications. In order to use the silk material, the assessment of their various properties is imperative. The present review focuses on the type, structure, physical, chemical and mechanical properties and applications of silkworm in various constituents in science, research and in engineering domain (surgical meshes and fabrics, clinical trials, wound healing, tissue engineering, therapeutic applications, industrial and engineering materials, electricity and optical devices). In addition, this article discusses the properties, possible use and research on silk materials, and further applications of the silkworm such as sericin and fibroin that play a role in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medicinal usage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2139328
JournalJournal of Natural Fibers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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