EFFECT OF THE NUTRITIONAL FORTIFICATION OF NANOPARTICLES OF RIBOFLAVIN ON THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MULBERRY SILKWORM, BOMBYXMORI L.

  • Kamala, M
  • Karthikeyan A
Keywords: Riboflavin, nanoparticles, enrichment, silk glands.

Abstract

The freshly collected mulberry leaves were smeared with solutions of nanoparticles of riboflavin a vitamin (B2) in different concentrations. The enriched leaves were air dried. The fifth instar larvae of mulberry silkworm Bombyxmori L. were fed with enriched leaves thrice a day. Feeding parameters,Food conversion efficiency, growth and economic characters were studied and recorded. Supplementation of nanoparticles of vitamin B2 showed a positive impact and significantly enhanced the growth of the larvae (28.985%), silk gland weight (111.392%) and silk yield (194.44%) when compared to control. So vitamin B2 nanoparticles can be used as a fortification agent for improving the silk production.

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Author Biographies

Kamala, M

Research Scholar, PG and Research Department of Zoology, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Karthikeyan A

Associate Professor, PG & Research Department of Zoology,  Government Arts College (Autonomous), Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2019-07-21
How to Cite
M, K., & A, K. (2019, July 21). EFFECT OF THE NUTRITIONAL FORTIFICATION OF NANOPARTICLES OF RIBOFLAVIN ON THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MULBERRY SILKWORM, BOMBYXMORI L. Innovative Farming, 4(4), Under review. Retrieved from http://innovativefarming.in/index.php/innofarm/article/view/323