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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 843-845
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.843.845
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Rearing of Silkworm Bombyx mori L. on Alternate Food Plants

Abida Nasreen, G.M. Cheema and M. Ashfaq

Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) larvae are commonly raised on leaves of mulberry (Morus alba). They can be reared successfully on leaves of peepal (Ficus religiosa), when fed after third instar. It was concluded that these larvae not only can consume and utilize the new food aptly but can also produce healthy cocoons as compared to those raised on mulberry and other alternate host plants.
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  •    Fortification of Mulberry Leaves with Medicinal Botanical Plant Extracts Effect on Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (PM×CSR2) (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) Larval Growth and Cocoon Traits
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How to cite this article:

Abida Nasreen, G.M. Cheema and M. Ashfaq, 1999. Rearing of Silkworm Bombyx mori L. on Alternate Food Plants. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 843-845.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.843.845






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