International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A
Influence of Bioactive Phytojuvenoid on the silk producing Potential of Multivoltine Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori Linn.)
Roli Srivastava, V.B. Upadhyay
The application of phytojuvenoid on Bombyx mori
larvae has been proved to be significance in the sericulture industry. The thickness of cocoon shell increased with the increasing number of larval treatment from single to triple in 10, 20 and 30% phytojuvenoid concentration and the thickness of cocoon shell (in mm) was highest (0.836Â±0.05) in 30% phytojuvenoid concentration - triple treated larvae. % shell ratio of Bombyx mori
was significantly influenced due to variation in the phytojuvenoid concentration. Maximum shell ratio (15.50Â±0.04) was recorded in case of 30% phytojuvenoid concentration at triple treated larvae. But at higher concentration (40%) both are decreased. A control set was always maintained with each set of experiment. The phytojuvenoid influences the level of protein in the larvae and caused beneficial effect on the productivity of cocoon and the life pattern of silkworm.
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Roli Srivastava, V.B. Upadhyay. Influence of Bioactive Phytojuvenoid on the silk producing Potential of Multivoltine Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori Linn.). Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2013;1(2):26-31.