Silkworm Protection

SCIENTISTS: 

1. Dr. K. Rahul, Scientist-C

2. Dr. Mihir Rabha, Scientist-B

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

PROJECTS:

 

Sl No. Project Code & Title
PI of the Project
Duration
Objective
Total Budget (in Lakh Rs)
Expected Outcome
1
ARP-3630: Development of room and silkworm bed disinfectant through screening of potential chemicals
Dr. K. Rahul, Sci-C
June 2018 to May 2021

1. To screen several potential chemicals based on their efficacy of controlling microbial diseases.

2. To develop a broad spectrum room disinfectant for eradication of pathogens causing diseases in silkworm

3. To develop a silkworm bed disinfectant comprising of compatible disinfectant chemicals having synergistic action in controlling all microbial diseases of silkworm, specially grasserie (nuclear polyhedrosis).

10.00
This project envisages development of a cost effective and user-friendly a new room disinfectant and a bed disinfectant which acts strongly against all the pathogens and specially against Bombyx mori Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (BmNPV) which causes the maximum damage.

 

COLLOBORATIVE PROJECTS:

 

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

AIT 08005MI: Development and evaluation of Bidensovirus resistant silkworm hybrids developed from marker assisted breeding lines-Phase II 

(Coll. with SBRL- Kodathi)

Dr. K. Rahul, Sci-C
Mar, 2020 - Feb, 2023

1. Evaluation of BmBDV resistant lines/hybrids at respective locations with virus exposure studies hybrids

2. BmBDV marker inheritance analysis in hybrids

3. Maintenance of BmBDV lines at breeding units with MAS

5.09
Identification of Bidensovirus resistant silkworm hybrids