Journal:2005. 13 (2)
ASTIGMATID MITES INFESTING CHINESE MEDICINAL HERBS
About authors:Cui Yu-Bao, Department of Parasitology, Hainan Medical College, Haikou, 571101, Hainan Province, China;
Annotation:One thousand forty hundred and ninety samples of Chinese medicinal herbs belonging to Magnoliophyta (Angiospermae) were collected from a traditional medical storehouse in Huainan City, Anhui Province. Mites of thirty-five species, twenty genera, and seven families were found in nearly 57% of the samples. These results assert that Chinese medicinal herbs may be substantially contaminated, and much attention should be drawn to protection of the materials and prevention of acariasis.
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