Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 9–16

Trace element nutrition of the silkwormBombyx mori L.

I. Effect of trace elements

Authors

  • S. Sridhara
    • Fermentation Technology LaboratorIndian Institute of Science
  • J. V. Bhat
    • Fermentation Technology LaboratorIndian Institute of Science
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF03052022

Cite this article as:
Sridhara, S. & Bhat, J.V. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B (1966) 63: 9. doi:10.1007/BF03052022

Abstract

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.

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