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Maribashetty V.G.,Kamataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute | Gayathri T.V.,Kamataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute | Chandrakala M.V.,Kamataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute | Gururaj C.S.,Kamataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute | Shivakumar C.,Kamataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute
Indian Journal of Sericulture | Year: 2010

The quality and productivity in cocoon production are of major concern in Indian sericulture industry. Improving the nutritional status of mulberry leaves can enhance the efficiency of cocoon and seed production. Many approaches have been tried to augment productivity and cocoon quality. Fortification of mulberry leaves is one of the approaches, wherein the nutritional quality can be improved and better productivity of superior quality silk can be expected. In this context, utilization of botanicals during silkworm rearing is one of the better options for attaining this objective. Various botanicals are known to influence the silkworms by increasing either food consumption or biomass, thereby enhancing cocoon yield. Although, vast amount of reports have accumulated on these aspects, the strategies suggested for their application are neither adequate nor proportionate to the present productivity level. Hence, an effort has been made in the present review to compile all the information available on the use of botanicals for the integrated improvement in economic traits of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L., that may help in developing future strategies. Source

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