Mandelonitrile is hydrolysed to benzaldehyde by which enzyme?

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Answer: 
Dear Sandhya, Mandelonitrile some times undergoes hydrolysis and gets converted to HCN and benzaldehyde or through enzymatic decomposition in the presence of benzocyanase complex. Ref:- http://www.apricotsfromgod.info/actionandmechanismofvitaminb17.htm accessed on 26.1.2011 Regards,

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