Types, Properties and Factors Affecting Breeding and Cultivation

Types, Properties and Factors Affecting Breeding and Cultivation

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Elsevier Science and Technology
Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensible tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 1: Types, properties and factors affecting breeding and cultivation is an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres, and highlights key techniques for their improvement.

Part one reviews key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibres. The production, identification and testing of a range of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibres are discussed, alongside bioengineered natural textile fibres. Part two goes on to explore the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton. Improved natural fibre production through the prevention of fungal growth is explored, along with the use of genetic engineering and biotechnology to enhance desirable characteristics. Finally, the wider impact of natural textile production is discussed, using wild silk enterprise programs as an example.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the Handbook of natural fibres are essential texts for professionals and academics in textile science and technology.
  • Provides an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres and highlights key techniques for their improvement
  • Reviews key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibres, addressing the production, identification and testing of a range of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibres
  • Explores the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton


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Scientists and engineers in textiles, fibers, dyeing, botany, and zoology explore types of fiber, properties, identification, and testing and improving natural fiber production through breeding and cultivation. The topics include cotton fibers, ramie, hemp cultivation and production, wool fibers, bioengineered natural textile fibers, testing natural textile fibers, developments in fibrous flax breeding and cultivation, preventing fungal growth in natural fibers, and wild silk enterprise programs to alleviate poverty and protect habitats. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to an increase in demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibers. This two-volume handbook is an indispensable tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 1 is a guide to a wide range of natural fibers, and highlights key techniques for their improvement.

The editor and contributors review key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibers and discuss the production, identification and testing of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibers, alongside bioengineered natural textile fibers. Later chapters explore the improvement of natural fiber properties and production through breeding and cultivation, how to improve natural fiber production through the prevention of fungal growth and the use of genetic engineering and biotechnology to enhance desirable characteristics. The concluding chapters discuss the wider impact of natural textile production, using wild silk enterprise programs as an example.

As a consequence of the growing awareness of environmental issues, the use of natural fibres is increasing. This 2 volume collection offers the reader an increased understanding of the properties of a wide range of natural fibres, how to improve fibres as well as the types of products they can be applied to. Volume 1 opens with a discussion of the main types of natural fibres and their properties. Part 2 covers aspects of how to improve natural fibres through breeding and cultivation. This book is an essential text for professionals and academics within the agricultural and horticultural fields, as well as those in the textile industry.


Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Woodhead Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9780857095503
0857095501
9781845696979
1845696972
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 620 pages) : illustrations

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