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Silkworm Improvement

MANDATE:
  • To undertake  research project/programme for silkworm improvement through Conventional breeding, Genetics, Molecular biology, bioinformatics, physiological and modern approaches.
  • To develop productive polyvoltine breeds having tolerance to high temperature and BmNPV.
  • 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 hybrids.
  • To undertake the application of probiotics for improving economic characteristics in silkworms.
  • To undertake the application  of probiotics for improving economic characteristics in silkworms.
  • To undertake MSRAP trials and to act as the progenitor for evolved promising silkworm races.  
  • To maintain and supply breeders multivoltine/ bivoltine stocks
  • To carryout research on reproductive potential of races/hybrids newly developed.
     
SCIENTISTS:
 
Name Designation
   
Dr. C.M. Kishor Kumar Scientist - D
Dr. K.B. Chandra Shekar Scientist - D
Dr. Manthira Moorthy Scientist - D
Ms. Anuradha H Jingade Scientist - D
Dr. R. Meenal Scientist - D
Ms. P.V. Soudaminy Scientist - D
Sri. Satish B. Kulkarni Scientist - D
Sri. Shivakumar M Hukkeri Scientist - D (R & S)
Dr. K.N. Madhusudhan Scientist - C
Dr. L. Satish Scientist - B
Dr. Yeruva Thirupathaiah Scientist - B
Dr. E. Bhuvaneshwari Scientist - B
Dr. M.S. Ranjini Scientist - B
Dr. L. Kusuma Scientist - B