International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)

Amelioration of commercial traits in Bombyx mori by Emblica officinalis (Amla) fruit-based ascorbate fortification


Aabid Khaliq Tantray, Kanika Trivedy

A popular bivoltine silkworm hybrid (CSR2 x CSR4) larvae were orally fed with vitamin C-quantified crude methanolic extract of Emblica officinalis Gaertn fruit in six different doses during 5th instar at seven different application times. The dose and time-dependent effect on economic traits were observed. The best and repeatable results were recorded in 0.05% (C1) dose fed at 0 h of 5th instar once (T0) and 0 h to spinning daily once (T1) in larval weight (12.97-15.64%), pupation rate (8.50-11.24%), cocoon wt. (14.07-15.02%) and shell weight (15.11-16.55%) and there was no significant difference between the two application times (T0 & T1).
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