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Silkworm Improvement & Production (Bivoltine)

MANDATE:
  • To undertake research project/ programme for silkworm improvement through conventional breeding, Genetics, Molecular biology, bioinformatics, physiological and modern approaches in collaboration with national & international Institutes.
  • To develop robust bivoltine hybrids tolerant to high temperature using markers assisted selection.
  • To develop productive NPV tolerant bivoltine breeds/ hybrids carrying BmNox marker assisted selection.
  • To undertake the evaluation programmes of new or introduced silkworm hybrids for commercial exploitation.
  • To undertake pre and post authorization of promising silkworm breeds/hybrids.
  • To undertake the research on bye products and value addition of silkworms.
  • To understand MSRAP trials and to act as the progenitor for evolved promising silkworm races.
  • To maintain and supply breeders bivoltine stocks and P4 bivoltine stocks& to SSBS.
  • To carryout research on reproductive potential of races/ hybrids newly developed.
  • Bio Informatics support for R&D Activities.
  • To up keep of the scientific equipments in the their respective labs.
     
SCIENTISTS:
 
Name Designation
   
Dr. Manthira Moorthy Scientist - D & Head
Dr. Meenal, R. Scientist - D
Dr. Madhusudhan, K.N. Scientist - C
Dr. Satish, L. Scientist - C
Dr. Yeruva Thirupathaiah Scientist - C
Dr. Bhuvaneshwari, E. Scientist - C
Dr. Ranjani, M.S. Scientist - C
Dr. Kusuma, L. Scientist - C
Dr. Sumathi, R. IO, Bio-informatics