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Haemolymph Assay and Morphological Changes of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Bombycidae: Lepidoptera) Infected with Bacillus thuringiensis var. sotto

Haemolymph Assay and Morphological Changes of Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Bombycidae: Lepidoptera) Infected with Bacillus thuringiensis var. sotto

Muhammad Zeeshan Nazar*, Ayyan Umer, Zahid Mahmood Sarwar, Faiz Ullah Faiz and Sikandar Hussain 

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

mzeeshan_93@yahoo.com  

Figure 1

(a) Healthy and uninfected larva of B. mori. (b) Collecting of Haemolymph from caudal horn of B. mori. (c) Infected larva of 2nd day with light brown colour. (d) Larval color changed to coffee brown on 3rd day. (e) Yellowish body fluid discharged from the midgut of B. mori by rupturing the integument after highly infected with B. thuringiensis.  

Figure 2

Concentration of total haemocyte count/ml after infection with B. thuringiensis var. sotto. 

Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

June

Vol. 33, Iss. 2, Pages 192-421

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