Effects of Vitamin C on Carbohydrate Profile of Silk Worm, Bombyx mori LXCSR2 and Pure Mysore

Authors : Sundara Raj J, W. Kerenhap Evangelin, S Akhil Kumar.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 10 - October

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The present study has been demonstrated severe perturbations in carbohydrate profile of the silk worm Bombyx mori, in different tissues such as Silk gland, Intestine, Fat body and Haemolymph when fed on mulberry leaves fortified with Vitamin C in different proportions. The experimental worms were fed thrice a day. The fortification of leaves was done by leaf spraying method. Dietary supplementation of 1000 ppm Vitamin C increased the Haemolymph Carbohydrate into a greater extent in the Silk worm race Pure Mysore. Since the result achieved were considerable and could be recommended to improve the sericulture parameters.

Keywords : Supplementation, Silk worm, Haemolymph, Bombyx mori.


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