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WHAT IS SERICULTURE ?
 Sericulture is an agro-based industry.
 It involves rearing of silkworms for
the production of ra...
Life Cycle
WHAT IS SILK ?
 Silk is made of proteins secreted in
the fluid state by a caterpillar,
popularly known as 'sil...
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SILK
 There are five major types of silk obtained from different species of silkworms.
Sericulture & types of silks 1
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  1. 1. WHAT IS SERICULTURE ?  Sericulture is an agro-based industry.  It involves rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk,  It is the yarn obtained out of cocoons spun by certain species of insects.  The major activities of sericulture comprises of food-plant cultivation to feed the silkworms which spin silk cocoons and reeling the cocoons for unwinding the silk filament for value added benefits such as processing and weaving.
  2. 2. Life Cycle WHAT IS SILK ?  Silk is made of proteins secreted in the fluid state by a caterpillar, popularly known as 'silkworm'.  These silkworms feed on the selected food plants and spin cocoons as a 'protective shell' to perpetuate the life.  Silkworm has four stages in its life cycle viz., egg, caterpillar, pupa and moth.  Man interferes this life cycle at the cocoon stage to obtain the silk, a continuous filament of commercial importance, used in weaving of the dream fabric.
  3. 3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SILK  There are five major types of silk obtained from different species of silkworms.
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    Nov. 20, 2019
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    Dec. 11, 2015

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