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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 3433-3442

The Silkworm, Bombyx mori: A Promising Model Organism to Study the Longevity - A Review
M.N. Ramya1*, Shivkumar2 and T.S. Jagadeesh Kumar1
1Silkworm Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Studies in Sericulture Science, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysore–570006, Karnataka, India2Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir-192121, India
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The silkworm Bombyx mori being a typical representative of lepidopteron insects is of great economic importance in terms of longevity having short generation time, wherein physiological, genetical, molecular and biological aspects are playing an important role. But, the mechanism of longevity has been gradually unraveled due to not realizing in-depth in basic theoretical and practical fundamentals for the several above said aspects of insects in particularly silkworm Bombyx mori. In spite of the fact, application of several biotechnological methods have been implementing in the era of advanced biology. Silkworm has to be a model organism to study the longevity, because it is an economically important insect for the silk production, wherein longevity play an important role in metabolic activities during its life cycle and understanding of its durability to reduce still shorter is the need of hour for the benefit of rearer, breeders, physiologist, biochemist, geneticist, farmers, etc in economic & scientific point of view. Regretfully, the application of theoretical and practical based theories are not possible until unless the efforts of converting into the action through proper research investigations and during various movements/programmes to reach the knowledge of longevity in a systematic way for the users. In the light of the above concept, herein this review, summarized the several important aspects are directly or indirectly influencing/effecting on longevity with providing authentically supporting evidences to understand the impact of age-related dis-orders for the standardization of life span in the insects with special reference to the Bombyx mori. The information gathered and discussed herein is a first ever effort as a review and greatly be helps to further research investigations in the field of gerontology with reference to silkworm Bombyx mori.

Keywords: Bombyx mori, Longevity (aging), Intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
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Ramya, M.N., Shivkumar and Jagadeesh Kumar, T.S. 2018. The Silkworm, Bombyx mori: A Promising Model Organism to Study the Longevity - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 3433-3442. doi: