Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 81-84
Bioline Code: ja07100
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007, pp. 81-84
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Growth Rate Pattern and Economic Traits of Silkworm, Bombyx Mori L Under the Influence of Folic Acid Administration|
Rahmathulla, V.K.; Das, Priyabrata; Ramesh, M. & Rajan, R.K.
Influence of oral administration of folic acid to 5th instar silkworm larvae of a popular Indian
bivoltine hybrid (CSR2 x CSR4) was studied. Folic acid solution spraying on mulberry leaf and feeding to
silkworm significantly improved larval weight, silk gland weight and growth rate. Higher larval and silk gland
weight subsequently improved the economic parameters like cocoon weight, shell weight and shell ratio of folic
acid treated batches.