Analysis of Acaricidal Activities and Enzymatic Activities of Polygonum Aviculare Extracts against Tetranychus Cinnabarinus

  • Jun Cheng
  • You-nian Wang
  • Lan-qing Ma
  • Yu-bo Liu
  • Guang-lu Shi
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 134)


The toxicity and relative enzyme activities of different extracts of Polygonum aviculare against Tetranychus cinnabarinus were studied. It was found that the acaricidal activity of the chloroform extract of Polygonum aviculare was significantly higher than the petroleum ether and the methanol ones in the concentration of 2 mg·mL-1 (P < 0.05). At 48 h after treatment, the corrected mortality of female adults of Tetranychus cinnabarinus was 89.95 % and the LC50 was 0.7153 ± 0.1253 mg·mL-1. After parted and purified by extracting and chromatograph, there were 19 parts gained finally, in which the sec, 7th, 8th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th parts had higher acaricidal activities than others, their mortalities had been all above 70 %. The 16th part’s mortality reached 87.12 % and its effect on AchE, Na+, K+-ATPase and GSH-S-transferase was detected by colorimetric method, which showed that these enzyme activities were affected differently.


Tetranychus cinnabarinus Polygonum aviculare AChE Na+ K+ - ATPase GSH-S-transferase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Cheng
    • 1
  • You-nian Wang
    • 1
  • Lan-qing Ma
    • 1
  • Yu-bo Liu
    • 1
  • Guang-lu Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture (North) of Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. ChinaBeijing University of AgricultureBeijingChina

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