Submitted to: Planta
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/16/2003
Publication Date: 6/13/2003
Citation: INDERJIT, DUKE, S.O. ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ALLELOPATHY. PLANTA. 2003. V. 217:529-539.
Interpretive Summary: This is a review. No Interpretive Summary is required.
Technical 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) modes of release and avoidance of autotoxicity; (ii) biosynthesis; (iii) modes of action; (iv) joint action; and (v) detoxification. A discussion on identifying a compound as an allelochemical is also presented.