CENTRAL SERICULTURAL RESEARCH & TRAINING INSTITUTE, BERHAMPORE

LIST OF PILOT STUDIES

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(As on 09.10.2020)

Sl No. Title
Duration
Objective
Status
Expected Outcome

1

BPI(PS) 010: Identification of biochemical markers for thermotolerance in silkworm Bombyx mori L.

Oct 2016 - Sept 2017

1. Identification of biochemical markers associated with ROS defense in bivoltine silkworm under thermal stress.

2.Establishment of correlation between ROS defense associated enzymes and yield parameters.

Concluded

Super oxide dismutase (SOD) activity and H2O2 titres showed highly significant correlation (P<0.05) with survival and pupation of the silkworm (BCon4 > BCon1 > BHR3) exposed to high temperature (35°C with 75±5% RH)

2

Studies on the effect of preservation of dried cocoon on reeling efficiency and yarn quality parameters

Oct. 2018 –
Oct. 2019

1. To optimize the preservation period and to find out the critical limit of quality deterioration

2.To find out the right packing material for storage

 

Concluded

Bhaduri crop (un-favourable season) cocoon may be kept in LDPE bags to have minimum quality deterioration and utilized immediately in Charkha reeling for producing weft quality yarn.

3

Development of mulberry crop schedule for optimal silk productivity in West Bengal

Nov. 2019 – Oct. 2020

To identify season-wise crop schedule in mulberry sericulture for West Bengal

On-going

 

4

Biology, efficacy and mass production of native predator Cheilomenes sexmaculata, for the eco-friendly management of whiteflies in mulberry.

To be initiated