Effect of Dietary Alpha Glycine on Cocoon Production in the Silk Worm Bombyx mori

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
9
Volume :5
Issue :2
April, 2011
Page No: 
1157-1162
Authors: 
Biswaranjan Paital* and Kalyani Bohidar
Address: 
Entomology Wing, P. G. Department of Zoology, Utkal University Bhubaneswar, India, 751 004.

Abstract : The effect of dietary L-glycine (gly) on the growth and production of pupa and cocoon of the Nistari variety of silk worm Bombyx moriwas investigated. Different treatment schedules (2% and 3% gly smeared on the mulberry leaves with once and twice supplementation from 1st and2nd day of Vth instar larvae) were performed with suitable controls. The growth of the larvae and silk gland weight were significantly increased withgly supplementation. L-gly supplementation also enhanced the cocoon and pupa production. However, gly was found to have specific effectson the growth and production of pupa and cocoon of Bombyx mori.

Keywords: 
L-glycine, Larvae, Dietary management, Silk gland, Growth, Bombyx mori.
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