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.
Table of Contents
VOLUME I: ALKALOIDS
Pyrrolizidine Al-kaloid Toxicity and Metabolism in Laboratory Animals and Live-stock. Metabolism of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids. Human Health Impli-cations of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids and Herbs Containing Them. Nicotiana Alkaloids. Piperidine Al-kaloids of Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum). Quinolizidine Alkaloids in Range and Grain Lupins. Indole Alkaloids from Phalaris and Other Gramineae. Solanum Glycoalka-loids. Swain-sonine: A Toxic Indolizidine Alkaloid. Slaframine: Occur-rence, Chemistry, and Physiological Activity. Toxic Alka-loids Associated with Tall Fescue Toxicosis. Toxicology of Diterpenoid Alkaloids in Rangeland Larkspur (Delphinium spp.). Index. c. 336 pp., 7x10, due July 1989, ISBN-0-8493-6990-8.