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Principles and Practices in Plant Ecology

Allelochemical Interactions, 1st Edition

Edited by Inderjit, K. M. M. Dakshini, Chester L. Foy

CRC Press

608 pages

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Principles and Practices in Plant Ecology: Allelochemical Interactions provides insights and details recent progress about allelochemical research from the ecosystem standpoint. Research on chemical ecology of allelochemicals in the last three decades has established this field as a mature science that interrelates the research of biologists, weed and crop scientists, agronomists, natural product chemists, microbiologists, ecologists, soil scientists, and plant physiologists and pathologists. This book demonstrates how the influence of allelochemicals on the various components of an ecosystem-including soil microbial ecology, soil nutrients, and physical, chemical, and biological soil factors-may affect growth, distribution, and survival of plant species. Internationally renowned exper†s discuss how a better understanding of allelochemical phenomena can lead to true sustainable agriculture.

Table of Contents

Allelopathy: One Component in a Multifaceted Approach to Ecology, K.M.M. Dakshini, C.L. Foy, and Inderjit


Designing Laboratory Plant Debris-Soil Bioassays: Some Reflections, U. Blum

How to Make Bioassays for Allelopathy More Relevant to Field Conditions with Particular Reference to Cropland Weeds, C.L. Foy

Bioassays for Allelopathy: Interactions of Soil Organic and Inorganic Constituents, Inderjit and K.M.M. Dakshini

Bioassays Applied to Allelopathic Herbaceous Vascular Hydrophytes, S.D. Elakovich

The Occurrence and Behavior of Plant Phenolic Acids in Soil Environment and Their Potential Involvement in Allelochemical Interference Interactions: Methodological Limitations in Establishing Conclusive Proof of Allelopathy, B.R. Dalton

Biochemical Analysis of Allelopathic Compounds: Plants, Microorganisms, and Soil Secondary Metabolites, G.R. Waller, M.-C. Feng, and Y. Fujii

Microspectrofluorimetry of Intact Secreting Cells, with Applications to the Study of Allelopathy, V.V. Roshchina and E.V. Melnikova

Interactions among Plant and Microbial Systems

Pollen Allelopathy, S.D. Murphy

Allelopathic Bacteria, O. Barazani and J. Friedman

Allelochemistry in Plankton Communities, K.I. Keating

Allelopathy in Benthic and Littoral Areas: Case Studies on Allelochemicals from Benthic Cyanobacteria and Submersed Macrophytes, E.M. Gross

Australian Studies on Allelopathy in Eucalyptus: A Review, R. Willis

The Study of Allelopathy in Australia: 1988-1993, B.-S. Kil and J.V. Lovett

Historical Review and Current Models of Forest Succession and Interference, D.W. Gilmore

Ecological Aspects

Plant Phenolics and Terpenoids: Transformation, Degradation, and Potential for Allelopathic Interactions, Inderjit, H.H. Cheng, and H. Nishimura

Variation of Flavonoid Synthesis Induced by Ecological Factors, N.C. Lobón and J.C. Escudero

Catalytic Transformation of Phenolic Compounds in theSoils, P.M. Huang, M.C. Wang, and M.K. Wang

The Role of Flavan-3-Ols in Plant Defense, W. Feucht and D. Treutter

Microbial Competition and Soil Structure Limit the Expression of Allelochemicals in Nature, S.K. Schmidt and R.E. Ley

Lignin-Related Phenolic Acids in Peat Soils and Implications in Tropical Rice Sterility Problem, T. Katase

Effect of Plant Polyphenols on Nutrient Cycling and Implications for Community Structure, R.R. Northup, R.A. Dahlgren, T.M. Aide, and J.K. Zimmerman

Biochemical, Chemical, and Physiological Aspects

Detoxification of Allelochemicals in Higher Plants and Enzymes Involved, M. Schulz and A. Friege

Effect of Different Concentrations and Application Period of p--Hydroxybenzoic Acid on Development, Yield, and Yield Components of Spring Wheat, O. Christen and C. Theuer

Biochemical Effects of Allelopathic Alkaloids, M. Wink, B. Lutz-Brüning, and T. Schmeller

Higher Plant Flavonoids: Biosynthesis and Chemical Ecology, M.A. Berhow and S.F. Vaughn

Allelochemical Function of Coumarins on the Plant Surface, A. M. Zobel

Biological Significance of Plant Saponins, W.A. Oleszek, R.E. Hoagland, and R.M. Zablotowicz

Allelopathic Potential of Grain Sorghum (Sorghum biocolor [L.]Moench) and Related Species, L.A. Weston, C.I. Nimbal, and P.l. Jeandet

An Integrated View of Allelochemicals and Amid Multiple Stresses, F.A. Einhellig

Biological Control of Plant Disease and Weeds: Applied Aspects

Potentially Useful Natural Product Herbicides from Microorganisms, H.G. Cutler

Allelopathic Interactions in the Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruit, C.T. Bull

Potential of Cultivar Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as Source of Natural Herbicide Templates, F.A. Macian, R.M. Varcia, A. Torrés, and J.M.G. Molinillo

Biological Properties of Rue (Ruta graveolens L.): Potential Use in Sustainable AgriculturalSystems, G. Aliotta and F. Cafiero

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General