Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 135

Full Length Research Paper

Efficacy of different benzimidazole derivatives on microsporidiosis of lamerin breed of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Shabir Ahmad Bhat1*, B. Nataraju2 and and Ifat Bashir3
  1Temperate Sericulture Research Institute Mirgund, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, Srinagar-190001, India. 2Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore-570 008, India. 3Sericulture Development Department Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, India.
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  •  Accepted: 12 November 2011
  •  Published: 28 February 2012



Six benzimidazole derivatives viz., Metronidazole, Albendazole, Tinidazole, Ornidazole, Mebendazole and Satinidazole at three concentrations (0.25, 0.50 and 1.00%) were screened against microsporidiosis of Lamerin breed of the silkworm, Bombyx mori in vitro and in vivo. All drugs were found significantly effective in minimizing the microsporidiosis. Further more, mebendazole were found more effective at all concentrations and emerged as the most efficient and promising drug for minimizing the microsporidiosis to the significant extent in Lamerin breed of the silkworm, B mori.


Key words: Microsporidiosis, benzimidazole, Bombyx mori, lamerin breed.