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Titre du Document
Autotoxicity : Concept, organisms, and ecological significance
Auteur(s)
SINGH H. P. ; BATISH D. R. ; KOHLI R. K.
Résumé
The present review deals with the phenomenon of autotoxicity - a type of intraspecific allelopathy, where a plant species inhibits the growth of its own kind through the release of toxic chemicals into the environment. This phenomenon has been reported to occur in a number of weeds and crop plants in agroecosystem and wastelands causing the soil sickness. Besides, it plays a significant role in the orchards (of apple, pear, grapes, etc.) where it is the major reason of the replant problem, natural forests and coffee and tea plantations causing the regeneration problems. Not only the higher plants, but even some ferns and algae are also reported to show this phenomenon. Some plants have even developed extensive mechanisms to overcome this phenomenon, whereas the others have adapted to it by making structural and ecological changes providing to them a competitive ecological advantage over the others. Although autotoxicity is a natural phenomena providing selective benefit to the plant, yet the chemicals responsible for this have good potential for weed and pest management.
Editeur
Taylor & Francis
Identifiant
ISSN : 0735-2689 CODEN : CRPSD3
Source
Critical reviews in plant sciences A. 1999, vol. 18, n° 6, pp. 757-772 [bibl. : 4 p.3/4]
Langue
Anglais
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