Effect of 3-Amino-1,2,4-Triazole on the Synthesis of Riboflavin

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Science  02 Sep 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3427, pp. 622
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3427.622


The production of riboflavin by Eremothecium ashbyii is appreciably reduced by 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole at concentrations of inhibitor which do not inhibit growth. Corn and pea leaf tissues which are albinistic as a consequence of treatment with this compound have a greatly lowered riboflavin content.