Sericulture pupal waste - A new production medium for mass cultivation of Bacillus thuringiensis

A. Karthikeyan, N. Sivakumar

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Abstract

An attempt has been made to utilize the silkworm pupal waste for mass cultivation of biopesticide bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis. The mass production potential was tested in a semi solid state fermentation set-up and the dry pupal waste powder was analyzed for carbon, lipid, protein and pH before and after solid state fermentation, where viable spore count (VSC) was taken as a criteria for evaluating the efficiency of pupal waste medium. A very high VSC of 369x10 9 was obtained in the present investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Biotechnology
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Bombyx mori
  • Production medium
  • Sericulture pupal waste
  • Silkworm

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Genetics
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Sericulture pupal waste - A new production medium for mass cultivation of Bacillus thuringiensis. / Karthikeyan, A.; Sivakumar, N.

In: Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 557-559.

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