Bacterial Flacherie in Bombyx mori (L): Isolation and Identification of Pathogenic Organism

G. S. Anantha Selvi *

Department of Zoology, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil-629002, India.

D. Chelladurai

State Ambassador of Microbiologist Society, Maharashtra, India and Honorary Faculty, Sunrise Deemed to be University, Rajasthan, India and G. Venkataswamy Naidu College (Autonomous), Kovilpatti-628502, India.

V. Pattu Kumar

Department of Zoology, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil-629002, India.

M. Navin Chandran

Department of Zoology, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil-629002, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The major restraint in silk production is silkworm diseases caused mainly by Bacterial flacherie. Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas fluorescence and Bacillus cereus are the different bacteria were identified and isolated from the infected worm by means of colony morphology, staining property and biochemical tests.  The main objectives of this study to isolate and identify the pathogen which causes flacherie disease in silkworm (B. mori).

Keywords: Silkworm, bacterial disease, syndrome, pathogens, flacherie


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Selvi , G. S. A., Chelladurai , D., Kumar , V. P., & Chandran , M. N. (2023). Bacterial Flacherie in Bombyx mori (L): Isolation and Identification of Pathogenic Organism. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(14), 52–61. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i143558

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