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(Zoology) a Chinese silkworm moth
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Noun1.bombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm mothBombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Bombycidae, family Bombycidae - Chinese silkworm moth
Bombyx mori, domestic silkworm moth, domesticated silkworm moth - stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
silkworm - the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk
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Digestion and utilization of artificial diet by the silkworm, Bombyx mori, with special refrences to the efficiency of the diet at varying levels of dietary soybean meal.
The Bt Cry1 proteins are specifically toxic to lepidopteran larvae including the Bombyx mori.
[Ca.sup.2+]-mediated enhancement of PO activity has been reported in the silkworm Bombyx mori (Ashida et al.
In February 2010, I travelled there to document the traditions of Chinese or bombyx silk handweaving.
The molecular mass of chymotrypsin inhibitors from Bombyx mori (Zhao et al., 2007) and Naja atra venom (Zhou et al.
The key to China's domination of silk production and promotion lies with one species: the blind, flightless moth, Bombyx mori.
Among the topics are silkworm genetics and genomics, the rise and fall of the W chromosome, the sex chromosome and sex determination in Bombyx mori, molecular and physiological innovations of butterfly eyes, circadian clocks, lepidopteran chemoreceptors, genetics and molecular biology of the major crop pest genus Helicoverpa, innate immune responses of Manduca sexta, lepidopterans as model mini-hosts for human pathogens and as a resource for peptide antibiotics, and the interactions between polydnavirus-carrying parasitoids and their lepidopteran hosts.
The rearing of 100 layings of crossbreed silkworm, Bombyx mori during 4th and 5th instars produce litter equivalent to dung produced by two or three cows per day.
Through selective breeding of moths with the desired traits, they developed a domestic species of silk moth (Bombyx mori) whose caterpillars produce smoother, finer filaments.
Suzuki and Natori (1983) reported a rhythmic pattern in the activity of hemagglutinins during larval-pupal and pupal-adult development in Bombyx mori.