dhurrin


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dhurrin

a cyanogenetic glycoside in sorghum.
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For instance Cheema (1988) found several allelochemicals such as gallic acid protocateuic acid syringic acid vanillic acid p-hydroxybenzoic acid p- coumaric acid benzoic acid ferulic acid m-coumaric acid caffeic acids dhurrin p-hydroxybenzaldehyde and sorgoleone in sorghum.
Sudan grass contains glycoside dhurrin which can be hydrolyzed to yield cyanide.
Two other compounds, dhurrin and sorgoleone, were associated with allelopathy by sorghum species.
Registration of NP36 and NP37, two random-mating grain sorghum populations selected for reduced dhurrin content.
activity of dhurrin and other compounds of Johnson grass (Sorghum
Sorghum bicolor###Sorgoleon, dhurrin, Vanillic acid, juglone,###Wheat, Maize###Cell wall development,###Netzley###and###Butler
1983) isolated dhurrin from johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) rhizomes and used tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and radish (Raphanus sativus) as bioassay species.
Degradation of dhurrin yields equimolar amount of hydrocyanic, glucose and P-hydroxybenzaldehyde (P-HB) (Francis et al.