Department of Zoology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
Received : 12th April, 2020 ; Revised : 14th May, 2020
Abstract:- This research article is an effort to study the estimation of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and moisture contents in the larval haemolymph of three mutant strains viz; Daba–blue, Daba–yellow and Daba–almond of tasar silk worm, Antheraea mylitta D along with its Control Daba-green. The results are indicative of the fact that the relative percentage of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and moisture in the larval bodies of three mutant strains of Antheraea mylitta along with its control present significant variations during the seed crop and commercial crop season. The variation in protein, carbohydrate and lipid contents is greatly influenced by the ecological conditions and more particularly the genetic makeup of the insects. The relative percentage of said biochemical contents except moisture percentage have been found evidently higher in the larval body of Am-blue than the Am-yellow and Am-almond mutant strains of Antheraea mylitta. The percentage of moisture in the larval bodies of control has been found higher as compared to three mutant strains of Antheraea mylitta. The percentage of biochemical contents such as protein, carbohydrate, lipid and moisture in the larval bodies of mutant strains and also control have been found higher during the commercial crop season than the seed crop season. The variations caused by mutation in genetic architecture became the potent factor for biochemical manifestations subsequently influencing the metabolic functions of tasar worms under the relative actions of genetic variability.