This comprehensive treatise offers an in-depth discussion of natural toxicants in plants, emphasizing their effects as defenses against herbivory. Coevolution of plants and her-bivores are covered with a detailed treatment of toxicant metabolism and systemic effects in mammalian tissues. Con-sideration of the economic importance of plant toxins, modi-fication by plant breeding, management of toxico-sis, and toxicant problems in various geographic areas are in-cluded. Each volume offers an extensive description of chemistry, biosynthesis, analysis, distribution in plants, metabolism in mam-mals and insects, and practical problems in humans and livestock.
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VOLUME III: PROTEINS and AMINO ACIDS
Proteinase In-hibitors. Lectins. Thiaminases. Plant and Animal Factors in Legume Bloat. 3-Methylindole-Induced Acute Lung Injury Re-sulting from Ruminal Fermentation of Tryptophan. Hetero-cyclic Amino and Imino Acids (Mimosine, Azetidine-2-Car-boxylic Acid, and Pipecolic Acid). Selenocompounds in Plants and Their Effects on Animals. Lathyrogens. Occurrence and Metabolism of S-Methyl-L-Cysteine and S-Methyl-L-Cysteine Sulfoxide in Plants and Their Toxicity and Metabolism in An-imals. Hypoglycin. Index. c. 288 pp., 7x10, due July 1989, ISBN-0-8493-6992-4.