Authentication of Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae by RAPD-derived DNA markers.

  title={Authentication of Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae by RAPD-derived DNA markers.},
  author={Gui-zhong Xin and Yin-Ching Lam and Maitinuer Maiwulanjiang and Gallant K.L Chan and Kevin Yue Zhu and Wai-lun Tang and Tina Ting-xia Dong and Zi-Qi Shi and Ping Li and Karl Wah-keung Tsim},
  volume={19 3},
Bulbus Fritillariae is the most commonly used antitussive herb in China. Eleven species of Fritillaria are recorded as Bulbus Fritillariae in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae is a group of six Fritillaria species with higher efficiency and lower toxicity derived mainly from wild sources. Because of their higher market price, five other Fritillaria species are often sold deceptively as Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae in the herbal market. To ensure the efficacy and safety… CONTINUE READING
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