The Silkworm—An Attractive BioResource Supplied by Japan

Yutaka BANNO, Toru SHIMADA, Zenta KAJIURA, Hideki SEZUTSU
2010 Experimental animals  
Silkworms have played an important agricultural role in supporting Japan's modernization, and traditionally, Japan has led the world as a repository of silkworm bioresources. The silkworm is a small and highly domesticated insect, which is ideal as a laboratory tool, although it is a bioresource that is relatively infrequently used in experiments at present. In this review, we describe the potential for silkworm resources to contribute to life sciences.
doi:10.1538/expanim.59.139 pmid:20484847 fatcat:o3qk75fs7vhyrj7hjcaff2eswi