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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 ...


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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