Area of Technology:Sericulture
Title of the Innovation: PHYTOECDYSONE (SAMPOORNA)
Brief About Innovation
Phytoecdysone (20-hydroxy ecdysone) is a molting hormone extracted from a locally available weed. This hormone is used in the early and uniform maturation of silkworms in the fifth instar so as to synchronize the spinning of cocoons. This results in saving of precious mulberry leaves for further rearing and also saving in manpower. Suitably diluted concentration of this hormone is sprayed on the silkworms directly and within 24 hours all the worms are ripened for spinning of cocoons.
Plant & machinery:
Extraction machinery for handling bulk plant material, rotary vacuum evaporator or flash evaporator with pump, temperature controlled water baths, deep freezer, quality control equipment like HPLC, spectrophotometer, etc.
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