Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Aspects of Plant Toxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Axel Mithöfer, Massimo E. Maffei
      Pages 3-24
    3. Yoshiharu Fujii
      Pages 25-36
    4. E. A. Carlini, Lucas O. Maia
      Pages 37-80
    5. Stela Maris Kuze Rates, Andresa Heemann Betti, Liz Girardi Müller, Jéssica de Matos Nunes
      Pages 81-105
    6. Cristina Cortinovis, Francesca Caloni
      Pages 107-134
    7. Ravindra Fernando
      Pages 135-149
  3. Molecular Diversity of Plant Toxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Fiorenzo Stirpe, Roger Gilabert-Oriol
      Pages 153-182
    3. Chenjing Shang, Liuyi Dang, Els J. M. Van Damme
      Pages 183-198
    4. Rodrigo Ligabue-Braun, Célia Regina Carlini
      Pages 199-219
    5. Georgianna Kae Oguis, Meng-Wei Kan, David J. Craik
      Pages 221-242
    6. Hélio Nitta Matsuura, Arthur Germano Fett-Neto
      Pages 243-261
    7. Kenneth J. Rodgers, Kate Samardzic, Brendan J. Main
      Pages 263-285
    8. János Vetter
      Pages 287-317
    9. Christeine Ariaranee Gnanathasan
      Pages 319-338
    10. Cristiana Moreira, Ana Matos, Rita Mendes, Agostinho Antunes
      Pages 339-360
  4. Applications of Plant Toxins in Health and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Antimo DiMaro, Elio Pizzo, Tomas Girbes
      Pages 363-381
    3. Tzi Bun Ng, Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng, Wai Yee Chan
      Pages 383-399
    4. Elizabete de Souza Cândido, Marlon Henrique Cardoso, Daniel Amaro Sousa, Karina Castellanos Romero, Octávio Luiz Franco
      Pages 401-414
    5. Maria Fátima Grossi-de-Sá, Patrícia B. Pelegrini, Ilka M. Vasconcelos, Célia Regina Carlini, Marilia S. Silva
      Pages 415-447
    6. Marcelo A. Tomaz, Fernando C. Patrão-Neto, Paulo A. Melo
      Pages 449-464
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 465-473

About this book


This volume, in its over two dozen chapters, constitutes an overview of the current plant toxin research. It covers from general aspects of plant toxicity to in-depth reviews of various classes of toxins, their structures, synthesis, modes of action, and upcoming uses in biotechnology. It provides an encompassing landscape of plant toxinology for both toxinologists and non-toxinologists alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gopalakrishnakone (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Célia Regina Carlini
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Ligabue-Braun
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto do CérebroPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SulPorto Alegre, RSBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de BiotecnologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SuPorto Alegre, RSBrazil

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