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cyanogenetic, cyanogenic

generating or giving rise to cyanide.

cyanogenetic glycosides
potentially poisonous cyanide radicals are found in plants in the form of cyanogenetic glycosides, in which form they are not poisonous. The glycosides may be broken down by plant enzymes or by rumen microorganisms and the material then releases its cyanide.
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Cyanogenetic glycosides, saponins, alkaloids and steroidal aglycone were next (+) while tannins, anthroquinone and flavonoid were entirely absent.
The factors which were pertinent to the formation of inhibition zone included the type/nature of the test organisms, the size of inoculum, the culture media (which should be able to support the growth of organisms and not interfere with diffusion or activity of test organisms) and the temperature of incubation (Nester 2004); secondary metabolites of plants such as saponins, flavonoids, tannins, carbohydrates, cyanogenetic glycosides, reducing sugar and all other active principles of plants (Cowan 1999).