Quantitative analysis of rutin content using silkworm genetic resources

Ju, Wan-Taek;Kim, Kee-Young;Sung, Gyoo-Byung;Kim, Yong-Soon

  • Received : 2015.09.30
  • Accepted : 2015.11.05
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Rutin is an important bioflavonoid that is consumed in the daily diet. This study compared the functional components of rutin from various silkworm species using a gene database with those of rutin produced by silkworms selectively bred through cross-combinations. We made comparisons between the geographical origin and species of silkworm using a gene database and discovered that rutin activity was ranked in the following order by species, Chinese (C5)> miscellaneous varieties (Jamsaeng 1 Ho) >Japanese (Jam 115) > European (E58) >Korean (Sun 3 ho). However, rutin levels with respect to various genetic traits (blood color, silk color, and egg color) were consistent. In order to study rutin changes that occurred during the cross breeding of the silkworm gene, we bred cross-combinations utilizing Jam 115 and the 4051 silkworms. In conclusion, in order to provide information about the constituents of functional materials contained in silkworm powder, it is imperative that silkworm cross breeding occurs so that the database of functional materials extracted from silkworms will expand.


Bombyx mori L.;silkworm;rutin;cross-combination


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Grant : 오디 균핵병 피해 실태조사 및 피해 경감 기술 개발