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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2009 Mar;34(6):647-50.

[Research progress on medicinal resources of Mylabris and close origin species].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Nanjing University of traditional Chinese medicine, Nanjing 210046, China.

Abstract

The paper summarizes the research progress on the medicinal resources of Mylabris and close origin species in recent years. Besides the 45 species in 7 genus within Meloidae insects which contain cantharidin, there are also more 9 species in 7 close origin genus containing cantharidin which include Zanna, Fulgora and Lycorma within Fulgoridae of Homoptera, Oxocopis, Heliocis Xanthochroa and Oedemera within Oedemeridae of Coleoptera. New medicinal resources of cantharidin are redundant, there are biological relationships in the biosynthesis of cantharidin, the emerge of cantharidin is related to ecology and there is more attention on the new methods of utilizing Mylabris resources such as living body extraction.

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