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Selenium and Silkworms

A. Vijaya Bhaskara Rao and S. Smitha, Discovery, 2012, 141 p, tables, figs, plates, , ISBN : 9789350561188, $45.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Selenium and Silkworms

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. General introduction. 2. Materials and methods. 3. Nutritional studies. 4. Bioaccumulation and excretion. 5. Carbohydrate metabolism. 6. Protein metabolism. 7. Histology. 8. Cocoon commercial characters. 9. Summary and conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

Most Asian countries have the tradition of using silk more than two thousand years. This ancient and traditional industry should more than two thousand years. This ancient and traditional industry should therefore be nurtured carefully as when it enjoyed royal patronage in the past. It is a natural fiber and indeed the Queen of fabrics. While it cannot replace cotton, it can become an important cash crop giving multiple income four to five time from an acre of land, in ten months out of twelve to the farmer of the tropical area. Now a day's silkworm nutrition is an important area many scientist are supplementing many natural as well as synthetic supplements for growth and vigour and consequently for quality and quantity silk production.

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