Biosynthesis of the Cyanogenic Glucoside Dhurrin in Seedlings of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench and Partial Purification of the Enzyme System Involved.

@article{Halkier1989BiosynthesisOT,
  title={Biosynthesis of the Cyanogenic Glucoside Dhurrin in Seedlings of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench and Partial Purification of the Enzyme System Involved.},
  author={Barbara Ann Halkier and Birger Lindberg M\oller},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={1552-9}
}
The cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin is rapidly synthesized in etiolated seedlings of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. The dhurrin content of the seedlings increases sigmoidally with the germination time. Shoots of 10 centimeters height contain 850 nanomoles of dhurrin per shoot corresponding to 6% of the dry weight. The biosynthetic activity sharply rises upon germination and reaches a maximum level of 10 nanomoles dhurrin/(hour x shoot) after 48 hours when the shoots are 3 centimeters high. This… CONTINUE READING

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