1st Edition

Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants

ISBN 9780429281952
Published March 27, 2020 by CRC Press
368 Pages

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Book Description

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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