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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCT-BASED WEED MANAGEMENT METHODS

Location: Natural Products Utilization Research

Title: The Emergence of Grass Root Chemical Ecology

Author
item Duke, Stephen

Submitted to: Journal of the National Academy of Sciences
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2007
Publication Date: October 23, 2007
Repository URL: http://www.pnsa.org
Citation: Duke, S.O. 2007. The Emergence of Grass Root Chemical Ecology. Journal of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(43):16729-16730.

Interpretive Summary: This paper is an invited commentary on a paper to be published in this journal on the discovery of m-tyrosine as a potent allelochemical. Allelochemicals are natural herbicides produced by one type of plant to better compete with other plant species. In my commentary, I discuss the significance of this finding in the context of related literature and speculate on its potential impact.

Technical Abstract: This paper is an invited commentary on a paper to be published in this journal on the discovery of m-tyrosine as a potent allelochemical. Allelochemicals are natural herbicides produced by one type of plant to better compete with other plant species. In my commentary, I discuss the significance of this finding in the context of related literature and speculate on its potential impact.

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