The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the domesticated silk moth, Bombyx mori (Latin: "silkworm of the mulberry tree"). It is an economically important insect, being a primary producer of silk. A silkworm's preferred food is white mulberry leaves, though they may eat other mulberry species and even osage orange. Domestic silk moths are closely dependent on humans for reproduction, as a result of millennia of selective breeding. Wild silk moths are different (having not been selectively bred) from their domestic cousins; they are not as commercially viable in the production of silk.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences21302
No Amino Acids5898489
Min Seq. Length28
Avg. Seq. Length276.898
Max Seq. Length4621
Seq. Length 1σ269.324

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 33.623 5.493 34.712 19.684 4.959
VSL2b 41.898 5.473 42.648 17.490 5.004
PrDOS 40.606 4.052 43.709 13.816 3.893
PV2 46.722 7.158 48.982 18.708 6.544
IUPred-S 20.627 1.212 22.745 9.796 1.319
IUPred-L 23.114 1.461 28.209 13.613 1.709
Espritz-N 28.969 3.155 28.769 15.172 2.694
Espritz-X 19.166 0.954 22.464 8.732 1.216
Espritz-D 13.075 1.108 58.339 9.294 6.263

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
38 44 13860 910 736 15.2 277 993 3162

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