Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 185–193 | Cite as

Possible dual roles of an allelopathic compound, cis-dehydromatricaria ester

  • Hiroshi Saiki
  • Kimio Yoneda


The aqueous extract of the root ofSolidago altissima was lethal to nematodes. The major compound isolated from the toxic fraction wascis-dehydromatricaria ester (methyl 2-decene-4,6,8-triynoate), which is already known as an allelopathic compound of a composite showing growth-inhibition to a rice seedling. This compound showed high toxicity to plant-parasite nematodes. A composite exudes one defending substance against both competitive plants and plant-parasite nematodes.

Key words

Allelopathy cis-dehydromatricaria ester allomone dual roles nematicide selective toxicity plant-parasite nematode free-living nematode 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bode, H.R. 1958. Allelopathy in some Juglandaceae.Planta 51:440–480.Google Scholar
  2. Buhr, H., Toball, R., andSchreiber, K. 1958. Effect of plant alkaloids on the development of larvae of the potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decernlineata).Entrnol. Exp. Appl. 1:209–224.Google Scholar
  3. Gilbert, B.L., andNorris, D.M. 1968. A chemical basis for bark beetle (Scolytus) distinction between host and non-host trees.J. Insect Physiol 14:1063–1068.Google Scholar
  4. Ichihara, K., Kawai, T., Kaji, M., andNoda, M. 1976. A new polyacetylene fromSolidago altissima.Agric. Biol. Chem. 40:353–358.Google Scholar
  5. Ichihara, K., Kawai, T., andNoda, M. 1978. Polyacetylenes ofSolidago altissima L.Agric. Biol. Chem. 42:427–431.Google Scholar
  6. Ishibashi, N. 1978. Senchu no Seikatsu (A Life Cycle of Nematodes). Japan Scientific Societies Press, Tokyo (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  7. Kawazu, K.,Nakamura, A.,Nishio, S.,Koizuma, K., andMitsui, T. 1969. Plant growth regulator inSolidago altissima. Annual Meeting of Agricultural Chemical Society of Japan, p. 130 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  8. Kawazu, K.,Nishii, Y., andTada, M. 1979. Screening for nematicidal components derived from plants toBursaphelenchus lignicolus. Annual Meeting of Agricultural Chemical Society of Japan, p. 462 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  9. Kawazu, K., Nishii, Y., andNakajima, S. 1980. Two nematicidal substances from roots ofCirsium japonicum.Agric, Biol. Chem. 44:903–906.Google Scholar
  10. Kimura, Y.,Mori, M.,Suzuki, A., andKobayashi, A. 1979. Nematicidal compounds inErigeron philadelphicus L. Annual Meeting of Agricultural Chemical Society of Japan, p. 463 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  11. Kobayashi, A. Morimoto, S., andShibata, S. 1974. Allelopathic substance in Compositae weeds.Chem. Regul. Plant. 9:95–100 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  12. Kobayasi, A., Morimoto, S., Shibata, Y., Yamashita, K., andNumata, M. 1980. C10-Polyacetylenes as allelopathic substances in dominants in early stages of secondary succession.J. Chem. Ecol. 6:119–131.Google Scholar
  13. Kogiso, S., Wada, K., andMunakata, K. 1976. Isolation of nematicidal polyacetylenes fromCartharnus tlnctorius L.Agric. Biol. Chem. 40:2085–2089.Google Scholar
  14. Kuhn, R., Low, I., andTrishmann, H. 1955. Die Konstitution des Solanins.Chem. Ber. 88:1492–1507.Google Scholar
  15. Kuhn, R., Low, I., andTrishmann, H. 1957. Die Konstitution der Lycotetraose.Chem. Ber. 90:203–218.Google Scholar
  16. Mamiya, Y., andKiyohara, T. 1972. Description ofBursaphelenchus lignicolus n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from pine wood and histopathology of nematode-infested trees.Nematologica 18:120–124.Google Scholar
  17. Onda, M., Takigichi, K., Hirakura, M., Fukushima, H., Akagawa, M., andNaoi, F. 1965. Studies on the constituents ofBocconia cordata.Agric. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 4:168–170 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  18. Stavholt, K., andSorensen, A. 1950. Studies related to naturally-occurring acetylene compounds.Acta. Chem. Scand. 4:1567–1574.Google Scholar
  19. Takasugi, M., Yachida, Y., Anetai, M., Masamune, T., andKegasawa, K. 1975. Identification of Asparaguistic acid as a nematicide occurring naturally in the roots of asparagus.Chem. Lett. 1975:43–44.Google Scholar
  20. Tsuji, H., Tani, Y., andUeda, H. 1977. On the antibacterial substances in the root ofSolidago altissima L.Agric. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 51:609–615 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  21. Ueno, Y., andIyatomi, K. 1978. Plant screened for nematicidal root exudates.Meijohdaigakuho 14:7–18 (in Japanese).Google Scholar
  22. Uhlenbroek, J.H., andBijloo, J.D. 1958. Investigations on nematicides.Recueil 77:1004–1009.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Saiki
    • 1
  • Kimio Yoneda
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of TsukubaIbaraki-kenJapan

Personalised recommendations