l-Canavanine: a higher plant insecticidal allelochemical

@article{Rosenthal2001lCanavanineAH,
  title={l-Canavanine: a higher plant insecticidal allelochemical},
  author={Gerald A. Rosenthal},
  journal={Amino Acids},
  year={2001},
  volume={21},
  pages={319-330}
}
Summary.l-Canavanine, l-2-amino-4-(guanidinooxy)butyric acid, is a potentially toxic nonprotein amino acid of certain leguminous plants. Many species are prolific canavanine producers; they divert enormous nitrogen resource to the storage of this single natural product. Canavanine, a highly effective protective allelochemical, provides a formidable chemical barrier to predation and disease.The accumulated experimental evidence leaves little doubt that the key element in the ability of… 
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