Cycasin Content of Cycas circinalis

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RECENTLY, scientific interest in the toxicity of cycads has been stimulated by recognition of the high incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Guam and the Mariana islands1. In the course of the search for possible aetiological agents and toxic substances responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, it was found that nuts of Cycas circinalis had long been consumed by Guamanians as food2.

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PALEKAR, R., DASTUR, D. Cycasin Content of Cycas circinalis. Nature 206, 1363–1365 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1038/2061363a0

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