Trace element nutrition of the silkwormBombyx mori L.
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- Sridhara, S. & Bhat, J.V. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B (1966) 63: 9. doi:10.1007/BF03052022
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Trace elements zinc, copper, manganese, molybdenum and cobalt have been shown to have varying effects on growth and trace element composition of the silkworm. Results indicate the important role of manganese in the normal metabolism of the insect. Cobalt has been shown to exert a very favourable effect on growth and silk yield.