allelochemistry

allelochemistry

[ə¦lē·lō¦kem·ə·strē]
(chemistry)
The science of compounds synthesized by one organism that stimulate or inhibit other organisms.
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Callisto: a very successful maize herbicide inspired by allelochemistry.
Allelochemistry of invasive plants, depending upon whether they are mycorrhizal or non-mycorrhizal, may differently influence AMF communities in native soils of the introduced range.
Chemical communication between parasitic weed, Striga and its host crop, a new dimension in allelochemistry, p.
Interspecific interactions between phytophagous insects are frequently mediated through feeding-induced changes in either plant nutrition or allelochemistry (Hunter 1992, Damman 1993, Denno et al.
Feeding-induced allelochemistry is probably a much less likely explanation for plant-mediated competitive effects because complex secondary chemicals such as glucosinolates, terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, and phenolics are either absent or occur in low concentrations in grasses (Culvenor 1970, Butler and Bailey 1973, Harborne and Williams 1976, McNeill and Southwood 1978, van Etten and Tookey 1979, Prestidge and McNeill 1983).
A large part of this variation remains unexplained through conventional factors known to affect insect-plant interactions, such as host-plant nutrition and allelochemistry, morphology and phenology, natural enemies, inter- and intraspecific competition, and abiotic factors (e.
1) Death from unexplained reasons; this category has conventionally been attributed to host-plant factors, such as variation in allelochemistry or nutrition (Faeth 1990, Preszler et al.
Unexplained mortality in early instars of leafminers in general has been assumed to be caused by host-plant factors such as nutrition and allelochemistry (e.
Articles range from pollen allelopathy and allelopathic bacteria, to allelochemistry in plankton communities and allelopathy in benthic and littoral areas.
Early-instar mortality has been attributed to host-plant factors such as allelochemistry and nutrition, or abiotic factors for Cameraria (Faeth 1990) as well as other leafminers (e.