canavanine


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Noun1.canavanine - an amino acid found in the jack bean
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
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The isolate was sub-cultured on canavanine glycine bromothymol blue (CGB) to differentiate C.
An amino acid (canavanine) is produced by some plants that get incorporated into larvae and cause death of larvae during the substitution of canavanine for an amino acid needed in protein synthesis.