Economic Botany

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 346–354 | Cite as

Plants, insects, and man—their interrelationships

  • Martin Jacobson


Plants constitute a vast cornucopia of chemical substances used for defense from attack by insects. These may be classified as insect attractants, repellents, toxicants, inhibitors of growth and development, sterilants, and feeding deterrents. An overview of the subject and its interrelationships with man is presented.


Gossypol Economic Botany Juvenile Hormone Azadirachtin Aristolochic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Jacobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologically Active Natural Products LaboratoryU.S.D.A.Beltsville

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