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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
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Abstract

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 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

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

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