By Ren Sen Zeng, Azim U. Mallik, Shiming Luo
This is the 1st finished and updated reference at the technological know-how, mechanism, method, and alertness of allelopathy. the target of this useful reference is to document at the most recent advances by means of inviting prime scientists to give a contribution in particular fields. the quantity is prepared below 3 significant subsections: historical past of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and alertness of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.
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The rationale for natural products in herbicide discovery strategy has several disparate components. Nature is full of bioactive materials and compounds with unexploited properties. Many of the hundreds of thousands of secondary products generated by plants, microbes and animals are the result of co-evolution of the producing organism with pests. Thus, the compounds have biological activity. Sometimes, the function of the compound in nature is as a phytotoxin comparable to that produced by plant pathogens or allelochemicals produced by allelopathic plants.
Advances have been made in fundamental understanding of the process as well as its application in agriculture, forestry, rangeland and aquatic ecosystem management. There is no denying that allelopathy plays a prominent role in ecology and evolution of plant communities. However, its pervasive interacting nature intrigues us as well as challenges us as scientists to dig deeper into the understanding of its mechanism of action. Working on this challenge will lead to new discovery that will keep us excited to learn more and gain a better understanding of the phenomenon.
Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry by Ren Sen Zeng, Azim U. Mallik, Shiming Luo