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Bombyx MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bombyx
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.937.650.100
Unique ID
D012831
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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)
Entry Term(s)
Bombyx mori
Silkmoth
Silkmoths
Silkworm
Silkworms
Registry Number
txid7090
Related Numbers
txid7091
Public MeSH Note
2005; use SILKWORMS 1963-2004
History Note
2005 (1963)
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Bombyx Preferred
Bombyx mori Narrower
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