l-Canavanine: a higher plant insecticidal allelochemical

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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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s007260170017

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@article{Rosenthal2001lCanavanineAH, title={l-Canavanine: a higher plant insecticidal allelochemical}, author={Gerald A. Rosenthal}, journal={Amino Acids}, year={2001}, volume={21}, pages={319-330} }