Chapter 1: Fibre to Fabric

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Fibre to Fabric


Out of the following, which are the two terms related to silk production?

Sericulture, floriculture, moriculture, apiculture and silviculture.

Hints: (i) Silk production involves cultivation of mulberry leaves and rearing silkworms.

(ii) Scientific name of mulberry is Morus alba.


Sericulture is the rearing of silkworms for extracting silk fibers. Floriculture is the process of the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for the garden. Moriculture is the process of the cultivation of mulberry plants. Apiculture or beekeeping is the care and management of honey bees for the production of honey and wax. Silviculture is the process of growing and cultivation of trees. 

From the given terms, Sericulture and Moriculture are related to the production of silk.

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