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.
VOLUME II: GLYCOSIDES
Glucosinolates. Cyanogenic Glyco-sides. Cardiac Glycosides. Saponins. Aliphatic Nitrocom-pounds. Vicine, Convicine, and Their Aglycones - Divicine and Isouramil. Calcinogenic Glycosides. Carcinogenic Bracken Glycosides. Carboxyatractyloside. Index. c. 304, pp. 7x10, due July 1989, ISBN-0-8493-6991-6.