Synthetic Nicotine is a very good insect resistant compound. After tobacco plants are bitten by insects, the “sentinel”, that is, the plant’s sensory system, will send a signal of attack. This signal will eventually be transmitted to the “production factory” through a very complex mechanism to order the production of nicotine, so as to use this neurotoxin for defense.

Interestingly, nicotine in tobacco plants is synthesized only in the root, and nicotine cannot be synthesized in the leaves and stems. In other words, after the leaves feel the insect bite, a signal will be sent to the nicotine factory in the root to start the production of nicotine. Of course, plant defense against insects is not without cost. For example, synthesizing nicotine is very expensive because nicotine contains nitrogen, which is used to synthesize nutrients needed for plant growth. Therefore, the synthesis of insect resistant nicotine will reduce the growth rate of plants.

Nicotine is produced and transported to stems and leaves. Insects need a “detoxification” process after eating nicotine containing leaves. This process is also a time-consuming and laborious thing for insects. If the insect does not evolve an detoxification mechanism, it will be poisoned and die. However, insects also evolve to develop resistance to plant insect resistant compounds. For example, tobacco moth is an insect that is very tolerant to nicotine. If the tolerance of tobacco moth is compared with that of human, the tolerance of human is too low. This is the result of insect adaptation and evolution.

Nicotine is only one of the unique insect resistance methods of tobacco plants. Plants contain a variety of secondary metabolites, and many of them have insect resistance functions, such as gossypol in cotton and capsaicin in pepper. They are also compounds for plant insect resistance.

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Synthetic Nicotine is a very good insect resistant compound. After tobacco plants are bitten by insects, the 'sentinel', that is, the plant's sensory system, will send a signal of attack. This signal will eventually be transmitted to the 'production factory' through a very complex mechanism to order the production...