International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Beneficial effects of Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus niabensis on growth and economic characteristics of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.
Author(s): N Mala and K Vijila
Abstract: Nutrition of silkworm is a sole factor which almost individually augments quality and quantity of silk. Mulberry leaf is the main source of nutrition for the silkworm. The study was aimed at investigating rearing and economic parameters of the silkworm (CSR6 x CSR26) x (CSR2 x CSR27) fed on mulberry leaves fortified with Bacillus licheniformis strain BMGB42 and Bacillus niabensis strain BMGB17 individually and in combination at different cell concentrations. Among different treatments Bacillus licheniformis followed by Bacillus licheniformis + Bacillus niabensis (106cfu/ml) recorded maximum larval weight, effective rate rearing, cocoon weight, shell weight, pupal weight, shell ratio, silk productivity and filament length besides reduced larval mortality due to disease incidence and finer denier compared to control. The results showed that the Bacillus licheniformis can be used as probiotics in commercial silkworm rearing.
Pages: 1750-1754 | 549 Views 7 Downloads
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N Mala, K Vijila. Beneficial effects of Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus niabensis on growth and economic characteristics of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1750-1754.