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Table 2 Growth rate of the fifth-instar larvae of silkworm

From: Comparative study of nutritional and economical parameters of silkworm (Bombyx mori) treated with silver nanoparticles and Spirulina

Day Control (T1) 100 ppm Ag (T2) 300 ppm Ag (T3) 500 ppm Ag (T4) AgNPs + Spirulina (T5) Spirulina (T6)
Length (in cm)
 1 3.7 ± 0.00 4.1 ± 0.04 4.3 ± 0.09 4.5 ± 0.00 4.75 ± 0.09 4.65 ± 0.01
 2 3.82 ± 0.05 4.34 ± 0.05 4.5 ± 0.05 4.75 ± 0.09 4.95 ± 0.05 4.93 ± 0.09
 3 4.1 ± 0.03 4.52 ± 0.09 4.73 ± 0.06 4.95 ± 0.05 5.22 ± 0.04 5.2 ± 0.00
 4 4.45 ± 0.05 4.63 ± 0.09 4.92 ± 0.06 5.22 ± 0.05 5.23 ± 0.03 5.35 ± 0.09
 5 4.9 ± 0.05 5.05 ± 0.05 5.43 ± 0.09 6 ± 0.05 6.2 ± 0.09 6.1 ± 0.03
Weight (in grams)
 1 1.3 ± 0.00 1.4 ± 0.00 1.5 ± 0.00 1.9 ± 0.00 2 ± 0.09 2.08 ± 0.05
 2 1.34 ± 0.05 1.42 ± 0.09 1.53 ± 0.05 1.95 ± 0.03 2.32 ± 0.01 2.2 ± 0.09
 3 1.4 ± 0.00 1.5 ± 0.09 1.55 ± 0.05 2.12 ± 0.01 2.25 ± 0.05 2.2 ± 0.05
 4 1.5 ± 0.05 1.59 ± 0 1.57 ± 0.09 2.12 ± 0.05 2.39 ± 0.06 2.35 ± 0.04
 5 1.6 ± 0 1.53 ± 0.06 1.6 ± 0 2.2 ± 0.05 2.4 ± 0 2.5 ± 0.03
  1. The results are the mean value of triplicate analysis ± standard deviation