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(Science: zoology) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa.

The common species (bombyx mori) feeds onm the leaves of the white mulberry tree. It is native of china, but has long been introduced into other countries of asia and Europe, and is reared on a large scale. In America it is reared only to small extent. The Ailanthus silkworm (Philosamia cynthia) is a much larger species, of considerable importance, which has been introduced into Europe and America from China. The most useful American species is the polyphemus. See Polyphemus. Pernyi silkworm, the larva of the pernyi moth. See Pernyi moth. Silkworm gut, a substance prepared from the contents of the silk glands of silkworms and used in making lines for angling. See Gut. Silkworm rot, a disease of silkworms; muscardine.

Origin: AS. Seolcwyrm.

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Re: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate

... and carbonaria forms has remained unknown. We have genetically mapped the carbonaria morph to a 200-kilobase region orthologous to a segment of silkworm chromosome 17 and show that there is only one core sequence variant associated with the carbonaria morph, carrying a signature of recent strong ...

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please help me downloading an article.

title:Pachytene mapping in the female silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera). author:Traut W. I find it from NCBI,but I can't download the full text.if you can,please do me a favor. thank you for your self-giving! my email:mloonjin@yahoo.com.cn

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The Fiber Disease

... silk worms, the Japanese have already altered genes and crossed genes from a silk worm and the translucent genes of a jellyfish to make the green silkworm that spins silk that glows in clothing. there is a vast need and a huge competition from pharmaceutical corp. to produce a teflon tough silk ...

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about ZZW triploid female silkworm,Bombyx mori

Just came across this reference while looking for something else. Maybe it could help. THE GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF THE SILKWORM, BOMBYX MORI* Marian R. Goldsmith, Toru Shimada, Hiroaki Abe Annual Review of Entomology. Volume 50, Page 71-100, Jan 2005

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... is some information about it: Is the egg size determining gene, Esd, on the W chromosome identical with the sex-linked giant egg gene, Ge, in the silkworm? Journal Genetica Publisher Springer Netherlands ISSN 0016-6707 (Print) 1573-6857 (Online) Subject Biomedical and Life Sciences Issue Volume ...

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