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Kraig Biocraft signs contract for 2,000 mulberry trees
17
Aug '16
Developer of spider silk based fibres Kraig Biocraft has signed a contract for the delivery of 2,000 mulberry trees, which is expected to significantly expand its US production of spider silk fibres.

The company is currently preparing for the planting of these first two thousand trees and is actively assessing its requirements for additional trees.

Mulberry leaves are an important dietary requirement for the company's proprietary transgenic silkworms which spin recombinant spider silk.

“These trees will provide a sustainable, low cost, domestic input source for our US based silk production,” said COO Jon Rice.

“In addition to decreasing our costs and ensuring a stable food supply for our transgenic silkworms, testing has demonstrated that our silkworms produce better silk when fed fresh mulberry,” he added. (AR)

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