Bacteria responsible for the retting of Brazilian flax.

  • Rosemberg J
  • 13

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 14

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Twenty-two species of bacteria were isolated from Linum usitatissimum stored for retting. Achromobacter parvulus, Clostridium beijerinckii, C. saprogenes, C. saccharoacetoperbutylicum, C. perenne, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its achromogenic variety are retting agents. The last species mentioned performs the retting in only 72 hr. This is the first time A. parvulus has been shown to be a retting agent.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bacteria
  • Textiles

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

  • ISSN: 0003-6919
  • PUI: 86053255
  • SGR: 0013817645
  • PMID: 5866046
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0013817645

Authors

  • J. A. Rosemberg

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free