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Volume: 2, Issue: 2, March-April, 2014
DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2014.2203

Research Article

Efficacy of sodium hypochlorite in controlling viral and bacterial diseases in muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis Helfer.

N. Ibotombi Singh, Dulal Goswami, Mushtaq Ahmed and K. Giridhar


The incidence of the viral and bacterial diseases viz. flacherie and grasserie caused large mortality to the muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis Helfer thereby affected the cocoon silk production. It was observed that the application of 0.01 % of NaOCl to the silkworms at larval instars, reduced the mortality due to bacterial and viral diseases quite significantly (P

Keywords: Antheraea assamensis Helfer, sodium hypochlorite, virosis, bacteriosis.


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How to cite this article:
N. Ibotombi Singh, Dulal Goswami, Mushtaq Ahmed and K. Giridhar. Efficacy of Sodium Hypochlorite in Controlling Viral and Bacterial Diseases in Muga Silkworm, Antheraea Assamensis Helfer. J App Biol Biotech. 2014; 2 (02): 012-015.