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Using Nature’s Blueprint for Sustainable Indigo Dyeing Process

Researchers from the Biosciences Area and UC Berkeley have developed a promising sustainable indigo dyeing process that relies on genetically engineered bacteria, mimicking the natural biochemical protecting group strategy employed by the Japanese indigo plant Polygonum tinctorium. The new strategy offers a much-needed update to the historic, but unsustainable, process currently relied on to produce blue denim. More>

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