Bombyx


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bombyx

(ˈbɒmbɪks)
n
(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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Binding of phylogenetically distant Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxins to a Bombyx mori aminopeptidase N suggests importance of Cry toxin's conserved structure in receptor binding.
Larval Species Host Plant Tannin Level Midgut pH Bombyx mori Mulberry High 9.
to snare, bonfires crackled, and the bombyx moths danced and died
The present work was carried out on "Swarnandhra" silkworm variety of Bombyx mori (L) belongs to the hybrid of [APM.
The present work was carried out on "Swarnandhra" silkworm variety of Bombyx mori (L) belongs to the hybrid of APM1 X APS1 (Multivoltine x bivoltine) obtained from National Silkworm Seed Production Centre, NSSP, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA) has patented nuclear receptor proteins isolated from the silk moth bombyx mori (bR) which are useful for the regulation of transgene expression.
The Bombyx mori, or mulberry cocoons, are found in both Tunisia and Madagascar.
You can avoid the initial capital of Neustria if you use the British moth Bombyx neustria, in the OED quote under lackey (for lackeymoth).
In this context a recent 1993 documentary, Lever a soie, published in the 'BT Nature' series put out by Publications de l'Ecole Moderne Francaise, which was founded by the famous teacher Celestin Freinet, informs us that the cultivation of the mulberry, the only tree the silkworm will eat, was developed in France by Henri IV (400,000 mulberry trees were planted in the south of the country by Olivier de Serres), but that it was Colbert who truly got the production of the mulberry Bombyx going again in the second half of the 17th century, initiating exchanges with Japan.
Half the credit should go to a domesticated, blind butterfly that scientists call Bombyx mori," said Diego Masciadri, curator of the Museum of Silk in Como, Italy.