International Journal of
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2154
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBMBR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 103

Short Communication

Histopathological studies of microsporidian infected tissues of Lamerin breed of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Shabir A. Bhat1*, B. Nataraju2 and Ifat Bashir3
1Temperate Sericulture Research Institute (TSRI) Mirgung, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, India. 2Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute, Mysore – 570 008, India. 3Sericulture Development Department, Tulsi Bagh, Srinagar 190001 (J&K), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 March 2012
  •  Published: 31 March 2012


Ultrastructure of gut and fat bodies of Lamerin breed of the silkworm Bombyx mori L infected with microsporidia did not show hypertropy of cells but structural disorganization was obvious in infected tissues. The different developmental stages (meronts and sporonts) and a few mature spore could be observed in direct contact with cell cytoplasm.

Key words: Bombyx mori, cytoplasm, microsporidia, Lamerin, spore.