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 IV: PHENOLICS
Gossypol. Phytoestrogens. Antifertility Agents of Plant Origin. Stypan-drol and Stypandra Toxicosis. Sorghum Polyphenols. Phenolic Compounds in For-ages and Fibrous Feedstuffs. Polyphenolics and the Nutritional Ecology of Herbivores. Index. c. 240 pp., 7x10, due July 1989, ISBN-0-8493-6993-2.