Effects of TiO2 NPs on Silkworm Growth and Feed Efficiency

  title={Effects of TiO2 NPs on Silkworm Growth and Feed Efficiency},
  author={Yangyang Li and Min Ni and Fanchi Li and Hua Zhang and Kaizun Xu and Xiaoming Zhao and Jianghai Tian and JingSheng Hu and Binbin Wang and Weide Shen and Bing Li},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
Silkworm (Bombyx mori) (B. mori) is an economically important insect and a model species for Lepidoptera. It has been reported that feeding of low concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) can improve feed efficiency and increase cocoon mass, cocoon shell mass, and the ratio of cocoon shell. However, high concentrations of TiO2 NPs are toxic. In this study, we fed B. mori with different concentrations of TiO2 NPs (5, 10, 20, 40, 80, and 160 mg/L) and investigated B. mori… CONTINUE READING
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