Silkworm Breeding & Genetics

SCIENTISTS: 

1. Dr. V. Lakshmanan, Scientist-D

2. Dr. N. Chandrakanth, Scientist-C

3. Dr. Raviraj V.S., Scientist-B

4. Dr. Th. Ranjita Devi, Scientist-B

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

PROJECTS:

 

Sl No. Project Code & Title
PI of the Project
Duration
Objective
Total Budget (in Lakh Rs)
Expected Outcome
1
AIB-3602: Development of thermo-tolerant bivoltine breeds / hybrids of silkworm, Bombyx mori through marker assisted selection.
Dr. N. Chandrakanth, Sci-C
Nov., 16 to Oct., 2021

1. Identification of DNA markers (SSR / ISSR) linked to thermotolerance.

2. Development of thermotolerant bivoltine silkworm breeds / hybrids through DNA marker assisted selection and their evaluation

12.6

1. Hardy bivoltine silkworm hybrids suitable for rearing throughout the year including summer season of the tropics will be developed.

2. DNA markers (SSR / ISSR) linked to thermotolerance will be identified and will be applied in the breeding program.

2

AIT 02008 SI:  Identification of high humidity tolerant silkworm breeds/ hybrids for Eastern & North-Eastern India

Dr. Raviraj V.S., Sci-B

June 2020 - May 2024

1. To identify gene markers linked to humidity-tolerance

2. To develop silkworm breeds/hybrids tolerant to high temperature and high humidity

3. To popularize hardy bivoltine silkworm hybrids in Eastern and North Eastern region

38.00

1.Gene markers linked to humidity-tolerance in silkworms

2. Silkworm breeds/hybrids tolerant to high temperature and high humidity

3
AIB 02006 MI: Improvement of Nistari lines for survival and Silk productivity
Dr. Thangjam Ranjita Devi, Sci-B
June 2020 - May 2024

1. To develop Nistari lines for improved survival and silk productivity

2.To evaluate improved Nistari crossbreeds for productivity traits

22.50
The improved lines of Nistari would be utilized for commercial exploitation through NSSO and DOS-West Bengal and other concerned agencies to multiply further for sustaining productivity and quality of Nistari Crossbreeds silk
4
AIB 02009 MI:  Authorization trials of silkworm hybrid, 12Y x BFC1 in Eastern and North-Eastern India
Dr. Thangjam Ranjita Devi, Sci-B
August 2020 - July 2022
To evaluate the newly developed Multi x Bi hybrid, 12Y x BFC1 for generating data for hybrid authorization with the farmers in Eastern & North Eastern India.
31.613
The new hybrid, 12Y x BFC1 would be useful in improving silk productivity and quality in Eastern & North Eastern region across the seasons

 

COLLOBORATIVE PROJECTS:

 

Sl No. Project Code & Title
PI of the Project
Duration
Objective
Total Budget (in Lakh Rs)
Expected Outcome
1

AIB01009MI: Evaluation of New Bivoltine Double Hybrid, TT21 X TT56 at Farmers Level for Authorization for Commercial Exploitation 

(Coll. with CSRTI - Mysore)

Dr. N. Chandrakanth, Sci-C
Apr, 2020 - Mar, 2023

To evaluate the performance of bivoltine hybrid, TT21 x TT56 in field for productivity and silk quality

5.194

After authorization, hybrid TT21 x TT56 would be commercialized to increase quality raw silk production

2

AIE06002MI: Evaluation of Bivoltine Silkworm Genetic Resources for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Selected Hotspots 

(Coll. with CSGRC - Hosur)

Dr. N. Chandrakanth, Sci-C
Apr, 2020 - Mar, 2023

1. To screen and select bivoltine germplasm resources with presence of markers linked to thermo tolerance.

2. To evaluate selected bivoltine germplasm resources against abiotic stress and identify suitable bivoltine breeds to target selected hot spots

2.40
Identification of Bivoltine Genetic Resource hybrids