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The Silk od Lepidoptera

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    0135891 - ENTU-I 20023111 RIV JP eng J - Journal Article
    Fedič, Robert - Žurovec, Michal - Sehnal, František
    The Silk od Lepidoptera.
    Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology. Roč. 7, - (2002), s. 1-15. ISSN 0037-2455
    R&D Projects: GA ČR GA204/00/0019; GA MŠk ME 204
    Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5007907
    Keywords : Bombyx * Antheraea * Galleria
    Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry

    The larvae of most Lepidoptera secrete fibrous proteins from their labial glands, collectively known as silk. Silk is used to construct sheiters for the larvae and cocoons in which the larvae pupate. The water insoluble core of the silk filament is produced in the posterior gland section.
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