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Is Nicotine a Useful Pesticide?

What is Nicotine? Nicotine is an alkaloid and natural insecticide that acts as an anti-herbivore chemical in tobacco plants (Nicotiana rustica (wild tabacco), Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tabaco) and other nightshade plants. In tobacco plants nicotine may constitute up to 3 % of the dry weight. The compound mimics the endogenous neurotransmitter acetylcholine and exhibits agonistic … Continue reading

November 4, 2010 Herbal Extracts