Effect of Venom from the Jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai on the Silkworm Bombyx mori L.
AbstractThe silkworm Bombyx mori L. (B. mori) has a significant impact on the economy by producing more than 80% of the globally produced raw silk. The exposure of silkworm to pesticides may cause adverse effects on B. mori, such as a reduction in the production and quality of silk. This study aims to assay the effect of venom from the jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai on growth, cuticle and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity of the silkworm B. mori by the leaf dipping method. The experimental results revealed that the four samples caused neither antifeeding nor a lethal effect on B. mori. The sample SFV inhibited B. mori growth after 6 days of treatment in a dose-dependent manner. The samples SFV, DSFV and Fr-1 inhibited the precipitation and synthesis of chitin in the cuticle after 12 and 14 days of treatment. In the case of the four samples, the AChE was significantly improved after 14 days of treatment. View Full-Text
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Yu, H.; Li, R.; Chen, X.; Yue, Y.; Xing, R.; Liu, S.; Li, P. Effect of Venom from the Jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai on the Silkworm Bombyx mori L.. Toxins 2015, 7, 3876-3886.
Yu H, Li R, Chen X, Yue Y, Xing R, Liu S, Li P. Effect of Venom from the Jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai on the Silkworm Bombyx mori L.. Toxins. 2015; 7(10):3876-3886.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yu, Huahua; Li, Rongfeng; Chen, Xiaolin; Yue, Yang; Xing, Ronge; Liu, Song; Li, Pengcheng. 2015. "Effect of Venom from the Jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai on the Silkworm Bombyx mori L.." Toxins 7, no. 10: 3876-3886.