Effect of Endophytic Bacteria Burkholderia cepacia on Growth, Cocoon Characters and Enzyme Activity of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

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V. Gunasekhar
Arpitha Somayaji

Abstract

Microorganisms have always been of scientific prominence and their indulgence in industrial and research facets cannot be denied. Several microorganisms have been employed as research tool to amend various parameters of industrial prominence. The current research article is from the context of significance emphasizing on the silk industry. The research article has focused on the impact of Burkholderia cepacia which is an endophytic bacterium on the silk worm and the affirmative aspects were recorded. The research work included the inoculation of the bacterium with the silk worm which has resulted in enhanced production of silk from the inoculated lot. In addition, the research has also demonstrated higher activity of protease and amylase in inoculated lot when compared to control population. The results obtained have substantiated the practical aspect of the research.

Keywords:
Burkholderia cepacia, Bombyx mori, endophytic bacteria, microorgan, silk worm.

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Gunasekhar, V., & Somayaji, A. (2020). Effect of Endophytic Bacteria Burkholderia cepacia on Growth, Cocoon Characters and Enzyme Activity of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology, 5(4), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajrm/2019/v5i430134
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