Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Res. Pharm. Biotech.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2324
  • DOI: 10.5897/RPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 42

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of indole – 3 – butyric acid (IBA), indole – 3 – pyruvic acid (IPA) and their synergetic effects on biochemical contents on the silkworm, Bombyx mori

A. Bhattacharya
  • A. Bhattacharya
  • Post graduate Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnataka University, Dharwad- 580 003, India.
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S. Chakrabarty
  • S. Chakrabarty
  • Post graduate Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnataka University, Dharwad- 580 003, India.
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B. B. Kaliwal
  • B. B. Kaliwal
  • Post graduate Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnataka University, Dharwad- 580 003, India.
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  • Article Number - 7AD0075483
  • Vol.3(8), pp. 111-117, August 2011
  •  Accepted: 20 June 2011
  •  Published: 30 August 2011

Abstract

 

Topical application with indole – 3 – butyric acid (IBA) showed a significant increase in glycogen, protein and total lipids in the body fat and trehalose and protein contents in the haemolymph in all the groups of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Topical application with indole – 3 – pyruvic acid (IPA) showed a significant increase in glycogen, protein and total lipids in the body fat and trehalose and protein contents in the haemolymph in all the groups except 100 and 150 µg/ml glycogen and 100 µg/ml protein in the body fat of the silkworm, B. mori. Topical application with mixture of IBA and IPA showed a significant increase in the glycogen, protein and total lipids in the body fat and trehalose and protein contents in the haemolymph in all the groups except 100 µg/ml proteins in the haemolymph of the silkworm, B. mori.

 

Key words: Biochemical contents, indole – 3 – butyric acid (IBA), Indole – 3 – pyruvic acid (IPA), silkworm.