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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. Alkaloids, both from plant and fungal sources, are emphasized. Also covered are a variety of toxicants and phytochemicals including:
Table of Contents
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 Index