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an amino acid found in the jack bean

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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.
Recent (Western) research has shown that the shrub contains an amino acid that fights depression, pinitol (which helps patients to gain weight), and canavanine (which is successful in treating retroviruses).
Also, studies on canavanine, an amino acid analog in alfalfa, have demonstrated benefit for pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers.