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Descriptor English: Bombyx
Descriptor Spanish: Bombyx
Descriptor Portuguese: Bombyx
Descriptor French: Bombyx
Entry term(s): Bombyx mori
Bombyx morus
Bombyxs
Silkmoth
Silkmoths
Silkworm
Silkworms
mori, Bombyx
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.937.650.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012831
Scope note: A genus of silkworm MOTHS in the family Bombycidae of the order LEPIDOPTERA. The family contains a single species, Bombyx mori from the Greek for silkworm + mulberry tree (on which it feeds). A native of Asia, it is sometimes reared in this country. It has long been raised for its SILK and after centuries of domestication it probably does not exist in nature. It is used extensively in experimental GENETICS. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p519)
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2005; use SILKWORMS 1963-2004
History Note: 2005 (1963)
DeCS ID: 13211
Unique ID: D012831
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Bombyx - Preferred
Concept UI M0019864
Scope note A genus of silkworm MOTHS in the family Bombycidae of the order LEPIDOPTERA. The family contains a single species, Bombyx mori from the Greek for silkworm + mulberry tree (on which it feeds). A native of Asia, it is sometimes reared in this country. It has long been raised for its SILK and after centuries of domestication it probably does not exist in nature. It is used extensively in experimental GENETICS. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p519)
Preferred term Bombyx
Entry term(s) Bombyxs
Silkmoth
Silkmoths
Silkworm
Silkworms
Bombyx mori - Narrower
Concept UI M0460787
Preferred term Bombyx mori
Entry term(s) Bombyx morus
mori, Bombyx



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