Natural toxicants are the subject of research throughout the world, and they are used for many purposes. The Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants presents a wide range of compounds and considers how they relate to food safety, therapeutic purposes in medicine, and uses in breeding plants for enhanced resistance to insects and disease. In Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants, alkaloids, both from plant and fungal sources, are emphasized. Also covered are a variety of toxicants and phytochemicals including: bracken fern poisons; polyphenolics; gossypol flavones; isoflavones; pyrimidine glycosides; fruit and vegetable allergens; linear furanocoumarins; photosensitizing agents; nitrates; oxalates; and, Pinus ponderosa toxicants.The text stresses the positive aspects of plant secondary compounds and presents examples of beneficial attributes in the context of environmental protection and human health. An international authorship addresses the global diversity and ecological distribution of plant and fungal toxicants. Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants is ideal for senior-level college students and post-graduate students studying animal science, toxicology, and pharmaceutical sciences.
Bioactive Indolizidine Alkaloids, S.M. Colegate and P.R. Dorling
Glycoalkaloids, G.C. Percival and G.R. Dixon
Erythrina Alkaloids, A.S. Chawla and V.K. Kapoor
Endophyte Alkaloids, J.K. Porter
The Toxicity of Bracken Fern (Genus Pteridium) to Animals and its Relevance to Man, B.L. Smith
Analysis of Proanthocyanidins and Related Polyphenolic Compounds in Nutritional Ecology, G. Rodriguez and J.D. Reed
Gossypol, C.A. Risco and C.C. Chase, Jr.
Flavones, E.M. Gaydou
Isoflavonoids, P.L. Whitten, S. Kudo, and K.K. Okubo
Pyrimidine Glycosides, R.R. Marquardt, N. Wang, and M.S. Arbid
Allergens in Fruits and Vegetables, S. Vieths
Linear Furanocoumarins, M.M. Diawara and J.T. Trumble
Photosensitzation Disorders, A. Flåøyen and A. Frøslie
Nitrate and Oxalates, J.P. Marais
Pinus Ponderosa Needle-Induced Toxicity, S.P. Ford, J.P.N. Rosazza, and R.E. Short
Feeding Behavior of Herbivores in Response to Plant Toxicants, F.D. Provenza
Modeling Animal Responses to Plant Toxicants, N.S. Jessop and A.W. Illius
Medicinal Applications of Plant Toxicants, A.D. Kinghorn and E.J. Kennelly
Aflatoxins, J.E. Smith
Fusarium Mycotoxins, J.P.F. D'Mello, J.K. Porter, A.M.C. Macdonald, and C.M. Placinta
Toxicants of the Genus Penicillium, D. Abramson
Alternaria Toxins, S. Panigrahi
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