Sericulture, Biology

Sericulture: This is related to silk worms. Sericulture is also known as silk farming. Sericulture is rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk. There are many types of commercial species of silkworms. In this type one is Bombyx mori, the most widely used or intensively studied species. Sericulture or silk farming has become one of the most important cottage industries Japan, China, Korea, India, Russia, Brazil, France or Italy. Now, India or China are become the two main producers, which is manufacturing silk together more than 60% of the world production each year.

Sericulture or silk farming is an agro-based industry. Sericulture includes rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk that is the yarn obtained from out of cocoons spun by certain species of insects. The major activities that includes sericulture is comprises of food-plant cultivation to feed the silkworms to spin silk cocoons or reeling the cocoons. For unwinding the silk filament and for value added benefits feed the silk worms for processing or weaving.


Posted Date: 7/3/2012 2:23:45 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Sericulture, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Sericulture, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Sericulture Discussions

Write discussion on Sericulture
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Fate Map - Gastrulation in Chick All the three main germinal layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm) are made from cells initially located in the epiblast in area pellucida, hen

Global Air Circulation The major wind systems of the earth result because large masses of air around the earth's equator are forced to rise from the bottom due to surface heati

Q. Why is the proximity between amino and ribosomes acids important for the protein formation? What is the enzyme that catalyzes that reaction? The proximity between amino and

Density of Water in Relation to Temperature On cooling, water molecules come closer which makes water dense. It is most dense at 4°C (Figure shown below) but it is still a liqu

Q. Is the upward move of warm air good or bad for the dispersion of pollutants? An upward movement of warm air is a natural method of dispersion of pollutants. The air near the

Explain Gelation - Function of proteins Gelation  refers to the process where denatured molecules aggregate to form an ordered protein network. Proteins  can form a well-order

What is the meaning of Oedema? In some pathological conditions the body is in a positive water balance; that is the intake of fluids is greater than the excretion, and the pati

Although there are differences in interpretation of the evidence, it is generally accepted that human biological evolution has not been a linear progression from one species to the

What are the differences and similarities between the bacterial and eukaryotic cell membranes?

Define Popularity of Chromatography - Basic Separation Technique? Chromatography is popular because: (a) minute quantities can be analysed qualitatively and quantitatively,