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Table 2 Effect of Mulberry leaves, Black seeds and Basil leaves extracts as disinfectants on silk filament characters of infected silkworm, B. mori larvae with B. thuringiensis

From: Controlling of bacterial and fungal diseases that contaminating mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori by using some plant extracts

ExtractsConc.aSilk Filament Length (m)Silk Filament weight (g)Silk Filament Size (dn)
Mulberry Leaves3%1271.50a0.300a2.123a
2%1147.75a0.243a1.900a
1%1092.50a0.223a1.830a
Black seed3%1214.20a0.308a2.280a
2%1145.50a0.233a1.830a
1%1154.50a0.203a1.580a
Basil Leaves3%1226.50a0.265a1.943a
2%1149.75a0.260a2.033a
1%1061.75a0.238a2.020a
B. thuringiensis control775.35a0.17a1.973a
Control1089.50a0.318a2.627a
F value18.4118.3576.651
LSD0.0583.2300.0400.320
P ≥ 0.050.0000**0.0000**0.0000**
  1. a The tested concentrations of plant extracts (%)
  2. ** denote highly significant differences at 0.05, 0.01 levels of probability