Cyanogenic glycosides

Roslyn Margaret Gleadow, Nanna Bjarnholt, Kirsten Jorgensen, Jennifer Fox, Rebecca Miller

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Cyanogenic glycosides are found in many types of organisms (plants, insects, fungi and some micro-organisms) (Nahrstedt, 1985). They consist of an a-hydroxynitrile stabilised by a glycodidic linkage to a sugar moiety (Conn, 1979) and are classified by their precursor amine acids and their sugar moiety, which is usually glucose.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Plant Sciences Volume 1 : Soil Allelochemicals
EditorsS S Narwal, Lech Szajdak, D A Sampietro
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherStadium Press LLC
Pages283 - 310
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)1-933699-65-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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