Workshop on Foldscope utility for disease detection in silkworm farmers in Sibsagar, Assam

#Muga#Silkworm#Assam#Mothermothexamination#Pebrine#Indiafoldscopephase1. Muga mother moth examination is a crucial step for rearing of muga silkworms. Detection of pebrine (Nosema sp.) spores is an utmost prerequisite for quality seed production and is the basis of muga sericulture in Assam. Typically, light microscopy based technique is utilized in farmers field or in large silkworm grainages for producing disease…

Popularization and Utilization of Foldscope for detection of Pebrine disease (Nosema assama) in muga silkworm seed producing areas.

Pebrine is a serious disease in muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis and is locally known as “phutuka” by silkworm rearers in Assam.  The disease impacts severely in silkworm cropping seasons leading to 20-30% loss. The disease is caused by Nosema sp. (microsporadia)  and is vertically transmitted from the mother moth to eggs.  Detection of pebrine spores  is an utmost prerequisite for quality…