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Identification of a Cyanogenetic Growth-Inhibiting Substance in Extracts from Peach Flower Buds

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Science  28 Jul 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3474, pp. 284
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3474.284

Abstract

A cyanogenetic substance capable of completely inhibiting growth of pea sections has been isolated from dormant peach flower buds. This substance was identified as mandelonitrile (dl-benzaldehyde cyanohydrin) by infrared spectographic analysis and paper chromatography.

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