Planta

, Volume 217, Issue 4, pp 529–539

Ecophysiological aspects of allelopathy

Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00425-003-1054-z

Cite this article as:
Inderjit & Duke, S.O. Planta (2003) 217: 529. doi:10.1007/s00425-003-1054-z

Abstract

Allelochemicals play an important role in explaining plant growth inhibition in interspecies interactions and in structuring the plant community. Five aspects of allelochemicals are discussed from an ecophysiological perspective: (i) biosynthesis, (ii) mode of release, (iii) mode of action, (iv) detoxification and prevention of autotoxicity, and (v) joint action of allelochemicals. A discussion on identifying a compound as an allelochemical is also presented.

Keywords

Allelochemical Allelopathy Autotoxicity Detoxification Joint action Phytotoxin 

Abbreviations

DIBOA

2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one

DIMBOA

2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one

HPPD

hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase

PSII

photosystem II

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, ARSUSDAUniversityUSA

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