International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Influence of cross breeding of wild and semi-domestic populations of tropical tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta D on Grainage and silkworm rearing traits
      G. Lokesh, A. K Srivastava, P. K. Kar and M. K. Sinha
Abstract: The immense variability in the population of tropical tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta D is an intriguing aspect to exploit heterosis effect in important quantitative and qualitative traits. In the present study, two reciprocal crosses with four combinations were prepared such as semi-domestic Daba (S-d) x Laria, Laria x Daba (S-d), Daba (wild) x Daba (S-d), Daba (S-d) x Daba (wild) and Parallely Daba (S-d) is maintained as control. The important grainage parameters such as coupling behavior, fecundity and emergence pattern of parent in captive condition was observed. The larval hatching and rearing (growth) performance of F1 larva was recorded, followed by assessment of cocoon traits. Erratic moth emergence was observed in the wild populations, while, in Daba (S-d) almost synchronized emergence and 100% self coupling observed although there was low coupling rate in the different crosses.

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G. Lokesh, A. K Srivastava, P. K. Kar and M. K. Sinha (2018); Influence of cross breeding of wild and semi-domestic populations of tropical tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta D on Grainage and silkworm rearing traits; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0115.php?rp=P444378
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