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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 17 | Page No.: 1902-1909
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1902.1909
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Breeding Perspective for Silk Yield and Quality in Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

R. Manohar Reddy, M.K. Sinha and B.C. Prasad

Though, India enjoys the availability and practice of mulberry, tasar (tropical/temperate), eri and muga silks, the utilization of tropical tasar seri-biodiversity, however requires appropriate breeding methods so to exploit the global demand of this vanya silk, besides reforming tribals, weaker sections and landless rural populace on economic front. Among the existing forty four ecoraces of Antheraea mylitta Drury, only Daba and Sukinda are commercially applied for cocoon production and want is in situ conservation and ex situ stabilization of additional ecoraces, particularly the Shorea robusta (sal) based, as amenable parental base for hybridization and silk production. The breeding for disease and adversity resistance, correlation among the trait(s) of commercial value as the tasar silkworm being an eco-insect reared outdoor and exploring the biotechnological tools for transgenic application appears pragmatic and worth. The management of genotype and environment interaction through multilocational breeding stations irrespective of rearing seasons applying compatible ecorace; breed or line(s) and involving the beneficiaries for their indigenous knowledge along with trained breeders is the indispensable strategy to achieve the tasar raw silk productivity and quality. The review has dealt with feasible breeding scenario of tasar silkworm in attaining the qualitative yield for the commercial sustenance of tropical tasarculture.
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  •    Characterization and Identification of Bacteria Infecting Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D.
  •    Impact of Nosema mylitta (pebrine) Infection on the Larval Parameters, Protein Concentration and Total Hemocyte Level in Daba Ecorace of Antheraea mylitta D. (Tropical Tasar silkworm)
  •    Attenuation of Antheraea mylitta Cytoplasmic Polyhedrosis Virus (AmCPV) and its Potential as an Oral Vaccine Against Virus Diseases in Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D
  •    Cellular and Biochemical Changes of Antheraea mylitta D. on Immunization with Attenuated Antheraea mylitta Cytoplasmic Polyhedrosis Virus
  •    Adoptability Limitation and Commercial Feasibility of Silkworm Rearing Technologies of Indian Tropical Tasarculture
  •    Conservation Need of Tropical Tasar Silk Insect, Antheraea Mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)-Strategies and Impact
  •    Application of Parental Selection for Productivity Improvement in Tropical Tasar Silkworm Antheraea mylitta Drury-A Review
  •    Heterosis Pattern and Commercial Prospective of Assorted F1 Hybrids of Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury
  •    Genetic Manifestation of Hybrid Vigor in Cross Breeds of Mulberry Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.
How to cite this article:

R. Manohar Reddy, M.K. Sinha and B.C. Prasad, 2010. Breeding Perspective for Silk Yield and Quality in Indian Tropical Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta Drury (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 1902-1909.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1902.1909






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