|Antheraea assamensis male, Borneo|
|Scientific classification |
Its silk, one of the varieties of Tussar silk, has a glossy golden hue which improves with age and washing. It is never bleached or dyed and is stain resistant. It was reserved for the exclusive use of royal families in Assam for 600 years. Like other silkmoths, the female have a larger abdomen and slender antennae when compared to males. The larvae are vibrantly coloured and are monophagous as other silkmoths.
In 2015, Adarsh Gupta K of Nagaraju's research team at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India discovered the complete sequence and the protein structure of Muga Silk Fibroin and published it in Nature Scientific Reports.
In 2009, "Utpal Bora" and his team at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam has reported for the first time the potential of using muga silk fibroin as a promising biomaterial for tissue engineering applications
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- Adarsh Gupta. K. "Molecular architecture of silk fibroin of Indian golden silkmoth, Antheraea assama".