Raghavendra SM, KA Sahaf, NA Ganaie, Somagaini Pavankumar, Prithiv Raj V and Nayeema Jan
The present investigation was carried out to assess the impact of nuclear polyhedrosis virus (Grasserie) on economic traits of bivoltine silkworm (Bombyx mori
L.) breeds under temperate climatic conditions. Ten mature larval weight was recorded (40.9g) in case of SANISH8
and it was minimum (35.6g) in APS4
. Among the cocoon traits SH6
recorded the maximum cocoon weight of 1.49g, NB4
recorded highest shell weight of 0.30g and shell ratio of 20.12 per cent. However in susceptible breed cocoon traits found minimum cocoon weight of 1.38 g (CSR4
), shell weight of 0.26 g (APS4) and shell ratio of 18.56 per cent (APS4). Breeds which were less susceptible to BmNPV viz
yields more cocoons by weight. Among the improved breeds of silkworm the average filament length, filament size and raw silk were found significantly in BmNPV inoculated. However, the maximum average filament length of 816 m (DUN-6), filament size of 2.61 (DUN-22) and raw silk of 29.17% (DUN-6) was noticed. However, in susceptible breeds average filament length of 709 m (APS4
), filament size of 2.28 (APS4
) and raw silk of 24.58% (CSR2
). Genotypes APS8 and NB4
has showing better economic characters as compared to other silkworm genotypes.
Raghavendra SM, KA Sahaf, NA Ganaie, Somagaini Pavankumar, Prithiv Raj V and Nayeema Jan. Assessing the impact of nuclear polyhedrosis virus (Grasserie) on economic traits of bivoltine silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) breeds under temperate climatic conditions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):86-90.