Poisonous Plant Contamination of Edible Plants

Poisonous Plant Contamination of Edible Plants

by Dr. Abdel-Fatta Rizk
     
 

Poisonous Plant Contamination of Edible Plants discusses the chemical and toxicological aspects of poisonous plants that frequently contaminate edible plants, such as grains and vegetables, thereby causing toxicity in humans. Topics covered include hepatotoxic plant contamination; cyanogenic plant contamination; contamination of edible plants by poisonous ones;…  See more details below

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Poisonous Plant Contamination of Edible Plants discusses the chemical and toxicological aspects of poisonous plants that frequently contaminate edible plants, such as grains and vegetables, thereby causing toxicity in humans. Topics covered include hepatotoxic plant contamination; cyanogenic plant contamination; contamination of edible plants by poisonous ones; chemical constituents; pharmacological and toxicological data; and the botanical characteristics of toxic plants. Botanists, food researchers, horticulturalists, and others interested in the contamination of edible plants by poisonous plants will find this book a valuable source of information.

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Seven studies examine only the carcinogens of plant origin that may occur in plant foodstuffs. They cover toxic hazards from the families Euphorbiaceae and Thymelaeaceae; cyanogenic plants; the chemistry and toxicity of lolium species and of melilotus species; the chemistry, toxicology, and occurrence of steroidal glycoalkaloids; and nutritional implications of pyrrolizidine alkaloids as contaminants of foodstuffs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780849363696
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/20/1990
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 1.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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