Sridhara, S and Bhat, JV (1966) Trace element nutrition of the silkwormBombyx mori L. II. Relationship between cobalt, vitamin B12, benzimidazole and purines. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B, 63 (1). pp. 17-25.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Benzimidazole is toxic to silkworms due to its antagonistic action to purines. Cobalt and copper possess the capacity to reverse its toxicity because of their ability to form complexes with benzimidazole. For reasons unknown cobalt exerts a favourable effect in its free form rather than in the vitamin form on the insect growth.
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