Cyanogenic glycosides: synthesis, physiology, and phenotypic plasticity.

@article{Gleadow2014CyanogenicGS,
  title={Cyanogenic glycosides: synthesis, physiology, and phenotypic plasticity.},
  author={Roslyn M. Gleadow and Birger Lindberg M{\o}ller},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={
          155-85
        }
}
Cyanogenic glycosides (CNglcs) are bioactive plant products derived from amino acids. Structurally, these specialized plant compounds are characterized as α-hydroxynitriles (cyanohydrins) that are stabilized by glucosylation. In recent years, improved tools within analytical chemistry have greatly increased the number of known CNglcs by enabling the discovery of less abundant CNglcs formed by additional hydroxylation, glycosylation, and acylation reactions. Cyanogenesis--the release of toxic… Expand
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