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1Author    K. W. Itthohn, C. M. NaumannRequires cookie*
 Title    A ctive Cyanogenesis — in Zygaenids and Other Lepidoptera  
 Abstract    The liberation of hydrocyanic acid by intact not damaged living insects is described as "active cyanogenesis". This phenomenon — as in contrast to "passive cyanogenesis" observed in plants, where enzyme and substrate get in contact only after tissue damage — is reported from the Zygaenidae. Quantitative data demonstrate that the Zygaenidae can increase the amount of emitted HCN upon irritation. The significance of this phenomenon as a mean of defense is discussed. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 42c, 1319—1322 (1987); received May 20/September 11. 1987 
  Published    1987 
  Keywords    Cyanogenesis, Cyanide Respiration Defense Mechanism Zygaenidae, Lepidoptera 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1987-42c-1319 
 Volume    42