International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 2012- July 2012        Pages: 119- 125            <<Previous    Next>>

Changes in the activities of proteins and carbohydrates in haemolymph of silkworm bombyx mori treated with greenleaf

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Ananda Kumar M.D1, Ann Sandhya Michael2
1- Department of Biochemistry, SRN  Adarsh Institute of research & postgraduate studies, SRN Adarsh college, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-560018, India.
2- Department of Studies in Sericulture and Life Sciences, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi, Bangalore-560 056, India


The activity of proteins and carbohydrates in haemolymph of fifth instar in both bivoltine variety and its hybrid, with green leaf treated set and control were assessed. Activity pattern of the proteins and carbohydrates were different in both the races. The activity level of proteins and carbohydrates in bivoltine was higher than that of hybrid in treated set. The results indicate that, the activity of proteins and carbohydrates increased gradually from first day of fifth instar and reached peak towards the end of the spinning stage. The foliar applicant green leaf has played a significant role in increasing the activity of proteins and carbohydrates of haemolymph.   

Keywords: Silkworm, Protein, Carbohydrates, Greenleaf, Haemolymph.

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.2012030131013

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