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Table 3 Effect of Mulberry leaves, Black seeds and Basil leaves extracts as disinfectants on some biological and cocoon characters of infected Silkworm, B. mori larvae with B. bassiana

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

TreatmentConc.aLarval weight (g)Larval Mortality (g)Pupal weight (g)Cocoon weight (g)Cocoon shell wt. (g)Silk ratio %
Mulberry Leaves3%4.028a10.67a1.194a1.552a0.358a23.058a
2%4.165a9.33a1.120a1.462a0.334a22.920a
1%3.995a8.00a1.038a1.370a0.324a23.652a
Black seed3%4.117a11.33a1.408a1.776a0.362a21.862a
2%4.03a8.00a1.208a1.556a0.340a21.896a
1%3.812a8.66a1.150a1.464a0.310a21.228a
Basil Leaves3%4.291a11.33a1.580a1.988a0.382a19.258a
2%4.055a10.67a1.300a1.652a0.350a21.150a
1%3.924a9.33a1.128a1.394a0.314a22.566a
B. bassiana infected control2.937a27.00a0.980a1.274a0.286a22.440a
Control3.769a2.00a1.116a1.348a0.332a24.660a
F value12.66428.08121.11539.1342.7691.175
LSD0.050.2853.4510.1020.0880.049ns
P ≥ 0.050.0000**0.0000**0.0000**0.000**.0073**0.3287
  1. a The tested concentrations of plant extracts (%)
  2. ns and ** denote not significant and highly significant differences at 0.05, 0.01 levels of probability