Table 3  Cocoon and silk characteristics of transgenic CSR2 and nontransgenic CSR2 (Control) lines
Lines BC4-F13Cocoon weight (g)Shell weight (g)Shell ratio(%)Filament length (m)Raw silk (%)
CSR2 118A1.3124 ± 0.02330.2390 ± 0.008818.14 ± 0.5094816.87 ± 27.7314.08 ± 0.7957
CSR2 164C1.3102 ± 0.07200.2407 ± 0.022618.48 ± 0.8143823.50 ± 59.9714.59 ± 1.4637
CSR2 170B1.4312 ± 0.14110.2587 ± 0.009618.02 ± 1.1307773.75 ± 24.7513.59 ± 0.2970
CSR2(Control)1.4405 ± 0.01000.2795 ± 0.010019.37 ± 0.0100924.50 ± 87.3817.11 ± 2.8072
  • Cocoon weight (grams), Shell weight (grams), Shell ratio (percentage), Filament length (meters) and Raw silk (percentage) are given as mean ± SD.