Research & technology development, byproduct management and prospects in Eri culture - A review

Abstract :

Eri is the most popular and rapidly expanding sericulture in the Vanya silk map of India. The R&D of eri sector is primarily supported by Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute, Lahdoigarh, Assam, Regional Eri Research Station, Mendipathar, Meghalaya and Shadnagar, Andhra Pradesh. These organizations are constantly engaged in providing R&D support to boost up Eri culture in the region. Certain important research activities particularly on maintenance of germplasm accessions of eri silkworm and host plants and their breeding approaches, molecular characterization of eri silkworm germplasm accessions, eri seed technological research and technologies development on different aspects are reviewed in this paper. Further byproduct management, constraints in eri culture and future strategies for development of eri culture are also discussed in the paper

Keyword :

Eri silkworm, technologies, byproducts, germplasm

Author(s) : Sarmah, M. C., Ahmed, S. A., Sarkar, B. N.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 2

2012 Vol. 7 Number 2