Bombyx mori


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  • noun

Synonyms for Bombyx mori

stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care

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The density of females of Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare and LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) affects their reproductive performance on pupae of Bombyx mori L.
Moraceae) cultivars for the rearing of the bivoltine hybrid race Shaanshi BV-333 of the silkworm Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae).
Over thousands of years, during which the Chinese practised sericulture utilising all the different types of silk moths known to them, Bombyx mori evolved into the specialised silk producer it is today; a moth which has lost its power to fly, only capable of mating and producing eggs for the next generation of silk producers.
Among the topics are silkworm genetics and genomics, the rise and fall of the W chromosome, the sex chromosome and sex determination in Bombyx mori, molecular and physiological innovations of butterfly eyes, circadian clocks, lepidopteran chemoreceptors, genetics and molecular biology of the major crop pest genus Helicoverpa, innate immune responses of Manduca sexta, lepidopterans as model mini-hosts for human pathogens and as a resource for peptide antibiotics, and the interactions between polydnavirus-carrying parasitoids and their lepidopteran hosts.
The present work was carried out on "Swarnandhra" silkworm variety of Bombyx mori (L) belongs to the hybrid of [APM.
The present work was carried out on "Swarnandhra" silkworm variety of Bombyx mori (L) belongs to the hybrid of APM1 X APS1 (Multivoltine x bivoltine) obtained from National Silkworm Seed Production Centre, NSSP, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt.
Fibers were also tested from cocoons of the silkworms Bombyx mori and Antheraea pernyi (Tussah silk), grown at the Silk Museum of Meliskerke (The Netherlands).
This silk is derived from the domesticated Bombyx mori species of moth.
The researchers extracted silk-glad fluids from the orb-weaving spider Nephila clavipes and the silkworm Bombyx mori, positioning each type of fluid between rotating disks of light-polarizing material.
Silk fibroin (SF) from Bombyx mori silkworms is a biodegradable and biocompatible natural fibrin protein [1].
Thus, the study of polymorphic proteins of Bombyx mori is significantly important for selection and hybridization.
This incident paved way for an industry often regarded as one of the oldest biotech activities--producing silk from the larval envelope of silkworm, Bombyx mori.
Studying an OBP found in the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, Dr Hooper and his team were able to look at how the OBP and a relevant pheromone interact.