Effect of silkworm varieties on Paecilomyces tenuipes culture

누에 품종에 따른 눈꽃동충하초 배양 특성

  • Received : 2015.09.17
  • Accepted : 2015.10.26
  • Published : 2015.10.31


There is no specific data on Entomogenous fungus (DongChungHaCho) in accordance with the silkworm varieties, despite of very high value industrial use as functional materials at domestic and abroad. In this study, we investigated culture condition and characteristics of Paecilomyces tenuipes in 3 silkworm cultivars and 2 specific silkworm breeds. Infection rate of P. tenuipes for silkworm varieties was the highest Kumokjam, followed by Baegokjam, Daeseongjam, Golden silk, Yeonnokjam in that order. The optimum culture conditions were as follows: dark condition, $22^{\circ}C{\pm}1$, and about $4cm^2$ in planting density per pupa. Also, we have developed annual production technologies of P. tenuipes. First, in order that the moisture content of the infection pupa became 3% or less in the natural condition. Second, the dried pupa must be vacuum-packed and was kept under $4^{\circ}C$. Finally, by restoring the moisture content of the dried pupa and culture in optimal condition, the technique for annual production of the P. tenuipes was achieved. Therefore, we expect that the use of Kumokjam and annual production technique will contribute significantly to farm income.


Paecilomyces tenuipes;Silkworm;Cultivars;Cultural characteristics


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