INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (463) Last page : (469)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7447
Biochemical Analysis of Different Millet Varieties (Finger Millet, Pearl Millet, Barnyard Millet & Sorghum) and Study the
Feeding Preference of Tribolium castaneum
Gagan Dip, Abhinav Tiwari, Akshay R. Patil and R. Meenatchi*
Department of primary processing storage and handling, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur – 613 005, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 7.03.2019 | Revised: 11.04.2019 | Accepted: 18.04.2019
In this study, experiment was conducted in DPPSH Laboratory, at IIFPT, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) 2018-19. Under laboratory conditions, four millet varieties viz., Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), Barnyard Millet (Echinochloa esculenta), Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and Sorghum were tested against Tribolium castaneum to evaluate the feeding preference and larva development time of T. castaneum. As for as development time was concerned maximum development time was observed in Finger millet (Eleusine coracana). Development time of T. castaneum in different millet varieties was Finger millet (17.01 days), Sorghum (12.33 days), Barnyard millet (6.33 days) and Pearl millet (5.56 days). According to this study we can develop the protocols for the safe storage of millets. The study infers that among the millets, T. castaneum prefers pearl millet for its accelerated development.
Key words: Feed preference; Biochemical Analysis; Development Time; Millet.
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Cite this article: Gagan Dip, Tiwari, A., Patil, A.R. and Meenatchi, R., Biochemical Analysis of Different Millet Varieties (Finger Millet, Pearl Millet, Barnyard Millet & Sorghum) and Study the Feeding Preference of Tribolium castaneum, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 463-469 (2019). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7447