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
1. Glucosinolates 2. Cyanogenic Glycosides 3. Cardiac Glycosides 4. Saponins 5. Aliphatic Nitrocompounds 6. Vicine, Convicine, and Their Aglycones — Divicine and Isouramil 7. Calcinogenic Glycosides 8. Carcinogenic Bracken Glycosides 9. Carboxyatractyloside
Cheeke, Peter R.