Phytochemical mimicry of reproductive hormones and modulation of herbivore fertility by phytoestrogens.

Abstract

Plants have physical and chemical mechanisms for defense from attack by animals. Phytochemical defenses that protect plants from attack by insects include antifeedants, insecticides, and insect growth regulators. Phytochemical options exist by which plants can modulate the fertility of the other major group of plant predators, vertebrate herbivores, and… (More)

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@article{Hughes1988PhytochemicalMO, title={Phytochemical mimicry of reproductive hormones and modulation of herbivore fertility by phytoestrogens.}, author={Carolyn L Hughes}, journal={Environmental Health Perspectives}, year={1988}, volume={78}, pages={171 - 174} }