cyanogenic glycoside


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cy·a·no·gen·ic gly·co·side

a glycoside capable of generating CN- on metabolism (for example, amygdalin).
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But shoots should be properly processed as they contain high level of toxic cyanogenic glycosides.
Under normal physiological conditions, tissues of cyanophoric plants do not contain free cyanide; rather they contain cyanogenic glycosides, which upon hydrolysis by endogenous glycosidase yield free cyanide which could be toxic to the consumer [8, 9].
Cyanogenic glycoside levels in Saskatoon service-berry.
Both plants had more steroids and flavonoids except for the two phytochemicals, anthraquinones and cyanogenic glycosides which were absent.
Quantification of cyanogenic glycosides in seedlings of three Macadamia (Proteaceae) species.
The cytotoxic plants include (1) the toxalbumins, the toxin (ricin) of which one, the castor bean (Ricinus communis), has been weaponized; (2) the mitotic inhibitors, many of which are highly effective as cancer chemotherapeutics; and (3) the cyanogenic glycosides contained in the kernels of several fruits, including apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, and plums (Table 1).
The research has shown that the concentration of cyanogenic glycosides, which break down to release toxic hydrogen cyanide, increased in plants in elevated CO2.
Cyanogenic glycosides included hydrocyanic acid (HCH), found in peach and cherry pits.
Comparative Processing of Cyanogenic Glycosides and a Novel Cyanide Inhibitory Enzyme in Heliconius Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae).