Genetic Resources of Silkworm

(Preserved Silkworm Races)
 

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Classification of Genetic Resources and the Number of the Variety
Regional race
Number
Mutant race
Number
Japanese
Native
49
Egg character
27
Improved
52
Larva character
49
Chinese
Native
51
Cocoon character
10
Improved
70
Pupa and adult character
4
European
Native
27
Physiological character
14
Improved
19
Chromosomal aberration
10

6
Compound character
44
21
Total
453

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


Origins of Genetic Resources
Regional race Mutant race
Japanese
Native
Egg character
Improved
Larva character
Chinese
Native
Cocoon character
Improved
Pupa and adult character
European
Native
Physiological character
Improved
Chromosomal aberration
Tropical(Southeast Asian)
Compound character
Molting

References
1.Eikichi Hiratsuka (1961): History of Modern Silkworm Race Breeding, The Dainippon Silk Foundation, Silk Science Research Institute, pp236
2.Eikichi Hiratsuka (1969): Genealogy of Japanese Silkworm Races for Practical Use, The Dainippon Silk Foundation, Silk Science Research Institute, pp335
3.Shimizu et al. (1975): Artificial feeding response of newly hatched larva in the silkworm stocks, Acta Sericologica, 97
4.Yamamoto et al. (1985): Racial specificity of several quantitative characters in the silkworm stocks (1), Technical Bulletin of Sericultural Experiment Station, 118
5.Enokijima et al. (1985): Racial specificity of several quantitative characters in the silkworm stocks (2), Technical Bulletin of Sericultural Experiment Station, 120
6.Enokijima et al. (1985): Racial specificity of several quantitative characters in the silkworm stocks (3), Technical Bulletin of Sericultural Experiment Station, 124
7.Yamamoto et al. (1986): Racial specificity of several quantitative characters in the silkworm stocks (4), Technical Bulletin of Sericultural Experiment Station, 129
8.Shibukawa et al. (1986): Studies on the cocoon quality of the silkworm stock cultures of the Sericultural Experiment Station, Technical Bulletin of Sericultural Experiment Station,129
9.Sorita et al. (1991): Preservation and utilization of genetic resources of silkworm, National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science, pp68
10.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
11.Kosegawa et al. (2000): Induction of non-diapause egg by dark and low temperature incubation in local variety of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, J.Seric.Sci.Jpn, 69(6)