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Please consider this a sort of comment — I tried looking up for articles related to MSMA mode of action almost all the articles are about its toxicity in mammals. By what I understand trivalent arsenates act as phosphate analogs and therefore interfere in phosphorylation reactions including DNA synthesis [Ref]. The weed is affected perhaps because of its ...


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Developing anything by the body takes energy so generally only useful products are conserved. If some sort of mutation caused an organism to produce some sort of by-product that also happened to be toxic to its predators, then that organism is more favored to survive. No species ever starts producing something with the intention of toxicity in a ...



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