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How plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves

Added: 15.01.2021 1:18 | 29 views | 0 comments

Scientists describe the biosynthesis and exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco. These antiherbivory compounds attack the cell membrane. To protect themselves from their own toxins, tobacco plants store them in a non-toxic form. Autotoxicity and the protection against it seem to play a greater role in the evolution of plant defenses than previously thought.

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New evidence of health threat from chemicals in marijuana and tobacco smoke

Added: 11.01.2021 21:18 | 38 views | 0 comments

Scientists have uncovered new evidence of the potential health risks of chemicals in tobacco and marijuana smoke.

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