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GLYCOALKALOIDS

| January 30, 2013

What are glycoalkaloids? Many plants in the potato family (Solanaceae) contain glycoalkaloids, and they are considered to be natural toxins.  They are active as pesticides and fungicides and are produced by the plants as a natural defence against animals, insects and fungi that might attack them. The plant glycoalkaloids are toxic steroidal glycosides and the […]

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