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Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants

1st Edition

By J. P. Felix D'Mello

CRC Press

368 pages

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First published in 1997. Natural toxicants are the subject of research throughout the world, and they are used for many purposes. The Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants presents a wide range of compounds and considers how they relate to food safety, therapeutic purposes in medicine, and uses in breeding plants for enhanced resistance to insects and disease. Alkaloids, both from plant and fungal sources, are emphasized. Also covered are a variety of toxicants and phytochemicals including:

  • bracken fern poisons

  • polyphenolics

  • gossypol

  • flavones

  • isoflavones

  • pyrimidine glycosides

  • fruit and vegetable allergens

  • linear furanocoumarins

  • photosensitizing agents

  • nitrates

  • oxalates

  • Pinus ponderosa toxicants

    The text stresses the positive aspects of plant secondary compounds and presents examples of beneficial attributes in the context of environmental protection and human health. An international authorship addresses the global diversity and ecological distribution of plant and fungal toxicants. This handbook is ideal for senior-level college students and post-graduate students studying animal science, toxicology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

  • Table of Contents

    Bioactive Indolizidine Alkaloids, S.M. Colegate and P.R. Dorling

    Glycoalkaloids, G.C. Percival and G.R. Dixon

    Erythrina Alkaloids, A.S. Chawla and V.K. Kapoor

    Endophyte Alkaloids, J.K. Porter

    The Toxicity of Bracken Fern (Genus Pteridium) to Animals and its Relevance to Man, B.L. Smith

    Analysis of Proanthocyanidins and Related Polyphenolic Compounds in Nutritional Ecology, G. Rodriguez and J.D. Reed

    Gossypol, C.A. Risco and C.C. Chase, Jr.

    Flavones, E.M. Gaydou

    Isoflavonoids, P.L. Whitten, S. Kudo, and K.K. Okubo

    Pyrimidine Glycosides, R.R. Marquardt, N. Wang, and M.S. Arbid

    Allergens in Fruits and Vegetables, S. Vieths

    Linear Furanocoumarins, M.M. Diawara and J.T. Trumble

    Photosensitzation Disorders, A. Flåøyen and A. Frøslie

    Nitrate and Oxalates, J.P. Marais

    Pinus Ponderosa Needle-Induced Toxicity, S.P. Ford, J.P.N. Rosazza, and R.E. Short

    Feeding Behavior of Herbivores in Response to Plant Toxicants, F.D. Provenza

    Modeling Animal Responses to Plant Toxicants, N.S. Jessop and A.W. Illius

    Medicinal Applications of Plant Toxicants, A.D. Kinghorn and E.J. Kennelly

    Aflatoxins, J.E. Smith

    Fusarium Mycotoxins, J.P.F. D'Mello, J.K. Porter, A.M.C. Macdonald, and C.M. Placinta

    Toxicants of the Genus Penicillium, D. Abramson

    Alternaria Toxins, S. Panigrahi


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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Pharmacology
    MEDICAL / Toxicology
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany