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- n. A non-proteinogenic amino acid of certain leguminous plants.
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- n. An amino acid found in the jack bean.
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- n. an amino acid found in the jack bean
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In alfalfa sprouts, the defenses include the toxic amino acid canavanine (p. 259); in broccoli sprouts, the defenses are sulforaphanes, a kind of isothiocyanate (p. 321) that appears to help prevent the development of cancer.
Skerman et al., (1988) recommended heat treatment to remove the toxicity, although Parra et al., (1988) indicated only a 50% reduction of canavanine content as a result of autoclaving.
The canavanine levels of beans of six cultivars of C. ensiformis ranged from
Mammals are considered to be more tolerant of canavanine than are birds and the productive potential of C. ensiformis could be utilized to feed pigs, provided that the meal is subjected to heat treatment to deactivate the lectins that are also present in the beans (D'Mello, 1992).
The best known of these compounds are mimosine and canavanine.
(alters heme group, decrease in activity )  l-canavanine
r colonies assessed for canavanine sensitivity by replica plating to synthetic medium lacking arginine and containing canavanine at a concentration of 60 µg / ml.