1st Edition

Allelopathy New Concepts & Methodology

Edited By Y Fujii, Syuntaro Hiradate Copyright 2007

    The principal goal of allelopathy is to foster sustainable agriculture, forestry, and environment. The objective is to minimize the industrial chemicals and to maximize the use of natural resources locally available while improving crop productivity, forestry and the environment. The technological advances made in allelopathy research in recent years have been created, analyzed, and developed by scientific establishments throughout the world. They present exciting and intellectually challenging problems which are solvable using modern techniques. These modern and advanced techniques as described in the chapters presented in this volume are representative of the exciting research and development approaches today.

    Section 1: New Methodology and Approach (Dose Response, Bioassay): Dose/Response Relationships in Allelopathy Research; Can Data Derived from Field and Laboratory Bioassays Establish the Existence of Allelopathic Interactions in Nature?; Plant-box Method: A Specific Bioassay to Evaluate Allelopathy through Root Exudates Section 2: New Allelochemicals (Pharmaceuticals, Degradation, Promotion, Ion Dissolution): Isolation, Structural Elucidation and Synthesis of Biologically Active Allelochemicals for Potential Use as Pharmaceuticals; Recent Chemical Aspects of Wheat Allelopathy; Ecological Relevance of the Degradation Processes of Allelochemicals; Iron Dissolution Reaction of Mugineic Acids for Iron Acquisition of Graminaceous Plants; Chemical and Biological Analysis of Novel Allelopathic Substances, Lepidimoide and Lepidimoic Acid Section 3: Allelopathy in Potential Invasive Weeds: Allelopathic Activity of White Rocket [Diplotaxis erucoides (L.) DC.]; Weed-crop Interferences in Hungary Section 4: Allelopathic Cover Crops to Suppress Weeds: Allelopathic Activity of Buckwheat: A Ground Cover Crop for Weed Control; Sunflower-desired Allelopathic Crop for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture?; The Potential for Allelopathy During Decomposition of Hairy Vetch Residue; Allelopathic Effect of Astragalus Adsurgens Pall Root Culture; Evaluation of Weed Suppressive Effect of Allelochemicals of Ornamental Marigold Species Section 5: Rice Allelopathy: Rice Allelopathy; Allelochemicals Involved in Rice Allelopathy Section 6: New Approach in Tree Allelopathy: Variation in Allelopathic Influence Among Wide Range of Tree Species; Monitoring Allelopathic Expression and Functional Performance of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.): A Case Study; Influence of Water Extract from Uncaria Tomentosa Bark on Ultrastructure of Capsicum Section 7: New Field in Allelopathy (Aquatic Plants, Mushrooms, Insects, Animals): Production of Allelochemicals by an Aquatic Plant, Myriophyllum spicatum L.; Fru


    Yoshiharu Fujii, Syuntaro Hiradate