Multifaceted attributes of allelochemicals and mechanism of allelopathy


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Ambika, S.R. (2013) Multifaceted attributes of allelochemicals and mechanism of allelopathy. In: Allelopathy. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 389-405. ISBN 978-3-642-30595-5

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These allelochemicals are phytochemicals belonging to the class of phenolics, terpenoids, flavonoids, glucosinolates, Cyanogenic glycosides, saponins, and alkaloids that are capable of causing “allelochemical stress” on the receiver plants and influence the pattern of vegetation in a forest, agriculture fields, uncultivated open areas, and also affect crop productivity. Allelochemicals are involved in plant invasion and plant–plant communication in the rhizosphere, replant problems in orchards of peach, citrus, jackfruit, mango, etc., and exhibit selective toxicity. Allelochemicals and their analogs are used commercially as herbicide, growth promoter, and as a sweetener. Allelochemicals can affect a number of physiological actions such as alter the membrane functions, plant metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, flowering, fruiting, seeding, and ultimately even cause death of the organisms.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 06:43
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 06:43

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