White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization

Source: ScienceDaily

The common weed known as white clover releases toxic cyanide when its leaf tissues are damaged. This chemical defense, a response called cyanogenesis, helps it to deter insect pests. Research shows how white clover developed its anti-herbivory superpower with input from both of its seemingly innocuous parents.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210819142743.htm