Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 3&4,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Genetics, breeding and selection in silkworm: A review


Morteza Esfandiari 1, Shahaboddin Gharahveysi 1, Alireza Seidavi 2*

Recieved Date: 2011-05-16, Accepted Date: 2011-10-05


Silkworm has high importance in animal husbandry. Genetic and breeding have important role in increase of domesticated animal production level. In this paper, general aims of breeding and selection tools in silkworm breeding are explained and effective factors, such as correlation among characters and selection index theories, described. Prediction of genetic development, genetic procedure and marker-assisted selection are presented. Also, silkworm genetic, history and present situation of silkworm breeding as well as silkworm breeding aims in different fields and selection tools in silkworm breeding, silkworm hybrids, mating systems and correlation of heritability and other characters in silkworm are reviewed.


Silkworm, genetic, breeding, improvement, selection, parents

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 932-940

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