Genetic Resources of Silkworm

(Commercial Silkworm Races)

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Classification of Genetic Resources and the Number of the Variety
Selective item
Number
Selective item
Number
2
Cocoon Filament Selection
Length of Cocoon Filament
8
Larva Selection
Polyphagous
41
Lousiness
7
Growth Velocity
10
Size
1
High Temperature Resistance
14
Healthiness
1
Cocoon Selection
14
Parent Silkworm for Hybridization
68
Weight
4
Chinese
69

Character
(Sericine Cocoon⋅Naked Pupa)

8
European
1
Cocoon Filament Selection
Neatness
3
10
Total
261

The silkworm races can be retrieved according to the characteristics of cocoon.

Characteristics of Genetic Resources
Selective item Selective item
Egg Selection
Cocoon Filament Selection
Length of Cocoon Filament
Larva Selection
Polyphagous
Lousiness
Growth Velocity
Size
High Temperature Resistance
Healthiness
Cocoon Selection
Color
Parent Silkworm for Hybridization
Japanese
Weight
Chinese
Character
(Sericine Cocoon⋅Naked Pupa)
European
Cocoon Filament Selection
Neatness
Cycle-Cross

References
1.Yasuo Hirata (1991): The Silkworm Egg Races improved by the Sericultural Experiment Station of Japan, Misc. Publ. National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science (8), p23-87