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Title: HORMESIS: IS IT AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN HERBICIDE USE AND ALLELOPATHY?

Author
item Duke, Stephen
item Cedergreen, N.
item Velini, E.
item Belz, R.

Submitted to: Review Article
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/6/2006
Publication Date: 2/10/2006
Citation: Duke, S.O., Cedergreen, N., Velini, E., Belz, R.G. 2006. Hormesis: is it an important factor in herbicide use and allelopathy?. Outlooks on Pest Management. 16: 29-33.

Interpretive Summary: Hormesis is the stimulation of a trait of an organism by a sub-toxic level of a toxicant. This paper provide examples of hormesis in plants as affected by low doses of herbicides and other phytotoxins. It also discusses possible mechanisms and implications of hormesis in plants.

Technical Abstract: Hormesis is the stimulation of a trait of an organism by a sub-toxic level of a toxicant. This paper provide examples of hormesis in plants as affected by low doses of herbicides and other phytotoxins. It also discusses possible mechanisms and implications of hormesis in plants.