Biosynthesis of Cyanogenic Glycosides in Butterflies and Moths: Incorporation of Valine and Isoleucine into Linamarin and Lotaustralin by Zygaena and Heliconius Species (Lepidoptera)

V. Wray, R. H. Davis, A. Nahrstedt
1983 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
C -13 NMR data for linamarin and lotaustralin, obtained after feeding of either Zygaena Jilipendulae or Heliconius melpomone (Lepidoptera) with C-13 enriched valine and isoleucine respectively, indicate that intact units of amino acid with loss of the carboxyl group are incorporated during the biosynthesis of these cyanogenic glycosides.
doi:10.1515/znc-1983-7-815 fatcat:o5xjbaukjjasbndzbubuast3oi