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cy·a·no·gen·ic

(sī'an-ō-jen'ik),
Capable of producing hydrocyanic acid; said of plants such as sorghum, Johnson grass, arrowgrass, and wild cherry that may cause cyanide poisoning in herbivorous animals.

cyanogenic

producing cyanide compounds, as does the clover.
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Caradus and Williams (1989) reported that the most persistent white clovers in New Zealand were collected from New Zealand pastures and possessed moderate to high levels of cyanogenesis and high stolon densities.
Cyanogenesis in white clover (Trifolium repens L.).
Tetrasomic inheritance was reported for cyanogenesis (Dawson, 1941), brown keel tip color (Hart and Wilsie, 1959; Buzzell and Wilsie, 1963; Ramnani and Jones, 1984), and pubescence, chlorophyll deficiency, flower color, and corolla striping (Bubar and Miri, 1965).
Simms (1992) reviews a number of studies suggesting a fitness cost to cyanogenesis in Trifolium.
Poor understanding of cyanogenesis in cassava limits crop utilization.
White clover plants established from natural and machine seeding have high genetic diversity for cyanogenesis (Jones, 1972), Rhizobium strain specificity (Mytton, 1975), leaf markings (Brewbaker, 1955; Carnahan et al., 1955; Corkhill, 1971), and self-incompatibility alleles (Williams, 1931, cited in Turkington et al., 1979).