The History of AllelopathyThe History of Allelopathy

What emerges is that the concept of allelopathy was well known to a wide range
of classical authors, and not simply those remembered for their works on natural
history. GREECE The history of allelopathy centers on two issues. Firstly, do ...

Author: R.J. Willis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402040931


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With a claim to be the first work to document in detail the history of allelopathy, Willis’s text provides an account of the concept of allelopathy as it has occurred through the course of botanical literature from the earliest recorded writings to the modern era. A great deal of information is presented here in a consolidated and accessible form for the first time. The book offers a unique insight into the historical factors which have influenced the popularity of allelopathy.


Botanists, horticulturists, biologists, and agriculturists will find the book a good reference book.

Author: Elroy L. Rice

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483267845


Page: 366

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Allelopathy studies the various aspects of allelopathy, the direct or indirect harmful effect by one plant (including microorganisms) on another through the production of chemical compounds that escape into the environment. Chapters presents discussions on topics on the history of research on allelopathy; roles of allelopathy in phytoplankton succession; evidence for chemical inhibition of nitrification by vegetation; roles of allelopathy in fire cycle in California annual grasslands; and the impact of allelopathy on horticulture and forestry. Botanists, horticulturists, biologists, and agriculturists will find the book a good reference book.


Prepared with basic concepts and importance of allelopathy, this book is intended for the agricultural community, botanists, students and researchers.

Author: Waseem Mushtaq

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030408077


Page: 69

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Allelopathic studies may be defined in various aspects; weed against weed/crop and vice versa. This book focuses on the ways to utilize the allelopathic potential of weeds or crops for controlling weeds in the agroecosystems. Vigorous use of herbicides is poisoning our environment at an alarming rate; allelopathy can be employed as a useful alternative to control weeds naturally under field conditions. The book contains chapters on the history of allelopathy; allelopathic potential of several important crops (rice, wheat, sorghum, maize, mustard, sunflower) and weeds (members of Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae, Asteraceae, Verbenaceae). Moreover, it highlights how the allelopathic potential of these weeds and crops can be employed effectively to suppress weeds under field conditions. The book also discusses topics on the role of allelochemicals in agroecosystems; impact on local flora; biotic stress induced by allelochemicals; mechanism of action of allelochemicals and future prospective of allelopathy. Prepared with basic concepts and importance of allelopathy, this book is intended for the agricultural community, botanists, students and researchers.

Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and ForestryAllelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the science, mechanism, methodology, and application of allelopathy.

Author: Ren Sen Zeng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387773371


Page: 412

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This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the science, mechanism, methodology, and application of allelopathy. The objective of this practical reference is to report on the latest advances by inviting leading scientists to contribute in specific fields. The volume is organized under three major subsections: History of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and Application of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.

Justus Ludewig von Uslar and the First Book on AllelopathyJustus Ludewig von Uslar and the First Book on Allelopathy

This book is the first of three planned books on the History of Allelopathy by R.J.
Willis endorsed by the International Allelopathy Society (IAS), and it marks the
first volume to be published in a series of Special Publications endorsed by the ...

Author: R.J. Willis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027536


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Allelopathy is a fascinating and perplexing topic that concerns the chemical interactions of plants. It has profound implications in agriculture and forestry where species are grown artificially in mixture, with no evolutionary history of co-existence. The topic of allelopathy is widely credited as commencing in 1937, when the term ‘allelopathy’ was coined by Molisch. However, the concept of allelopathy has been recorded since Greek and Roman times, became extremely controversial in the first half of the 19th century, and remains so today. This book concerns a virtually unknown treatise by Justus Ludewig von Uslar, published in 1844, which emerges as the first book entirely devoted to the concept of allelopathy. The book provides the historical background to allelopathic knowledge, from antiquity to c. 1840. It also provides for the first time a biography of Justus Ludewig von Uslar, who is best known as the first Consul-General for Hannover in Mexico, and Director of the Mexican Company, a British venture mining company. In many ways von Uslar epitomises the tradition of the gentleman scientist of the 19th century. The book then offers a full translation into English of von Uslar's rare treatise, which foreshadows many ideas current in allelopathic research.

Allelopathy Update International statusAllelopathy Update International status

Allelopathy Journal 2 : 169-178 . 34. Putnam , A.R. and Tang , C.S. ( 1986 ) . The
Science of Allelopathy , New York : Wiley Interscience . 35. Rackam , H.R. , Jones
, W.H.S. and Eiccholz , D.2 . ( 1938-1962 ) . Pliny Natural History . Cambridge ...

Author: Shamsher S. Narwal

Publisher: Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1578080649


Page: 335

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White, R.H., Worsham, A.D., Blum, U. (1989) Allelopathic potential of legume
debris and aqueous extracts. Weed Sci 37: 674-679. Willis, R.J. (1997) The
history of allelopathy. 2. The second phase (1900-1920): The era of S.U.
Pickering and ...

Author: Manuel J. Reigosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402042795


Page: 637

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This book provides the reader relevant information about actual knowledge about the process of allelopathy, covering all aspects from the molecular to the ecological level. Special relevance is given to the physiological and ecophysiological aspects of allelopathy. Several ecosystems are studied and methodological considerations are taken into account in several different chapters. The book has been written to be useful both for Ph.D. students and for senior researchers, so the chapters include all necessary information to be read by beginners, but they also include a lot of useful information and discussion for the initiated.

Allelopathy In The Life Of Plants And Their CommunitiesAllelopathy In The Life Of Plants And Their Communities

In translating this book, we have attempted to preserve as much as possible the style and format of the original book.

Author: Willis, R.J.

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9789386102041


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In translating this book, we have attempted to preserve as much as possible the style and format of the original book. However, there are always difficulties in translating a technical work from one language to another, especially where different scripts or alphabets are used. Where possible, the figures from the original Russian edition have been retained and modified with English text. As the book was written fifty years ago, there have been subsequent changes to things such as chemical terms, plant names, plant family names, etc., and where it helps to clarify reading of the book, such changes have been made or noted. In a few cases, explanatory notes have been added to help amplify the text where the exact meaning may be unclear to the present-day reader. Explanatory footnotes supplied by the translators are those that are numbered; others with symbols are owing to Grodzinskii. Where possible, errors, ambiguities, and omissions have been amended.


Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the crop species being
described with respect to crop origins and ... It then discusses the topic
throughout history with such chapters as " Allelopathy in the Classical World -
Greece 45 ...



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Effects of juglone concentration on growth in vitro of Frankia Ar13 and Rhizobium
japonicum strain 71. Journal of Chemical Ecology 9 : 1175-1183 . del Moral , R. ,
and C. H. Muller . 1970. The allelopathic effects of Eucalyptus camaldulensis .



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Allelopathy in AgroecosystemsAllelopathy in Agroecosystems

This may appear in conflict with the conditions under which allelopathy can
operate . ... The history of this science may go back to Theophrastus ( 300 BC )
who speculated that there might be chemical interaction between weeds and
plants but ...

Author: R. K. Kohli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: WISC:89075844472


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Discover environmentally safe ways to control weeds and pests! Until now farmers have had to choose between using expensive herbicides and fertilizers, which pollute the water table, or watching crop yields drop. All too often, crop yields dropped anyway, despite intensive farming. Allelopathy in Agroecosystems offers fresh hope. It provides an in-depth understanding of allelopathy-the mysterious, complex biochemical interactions among plants and microbes. This little-understood phenomenon plays a large role in agriculture, for good or ill. It can lead to changes in nutrient dynamics, vegetation structure, and species diversity. This comprehensive treatise is the first compendium devoted to explaining and exploring these chemical interactions in agricultural crop systems. Allelopathy in Agroecosystems explains how these interactions can make soil “sick,” especially in intensively cropped areas. This leads to less growth and lower yield. On the other hand, it has great potential as an environmentally safe method of weed and pest management. The fascinating original research presented here will help you understand the complexities of this invisible yet potent force in agriculture. Allelopathy in Agroecosystems examines this interaction as it affects the most important concerns of farmers and agronomists, including: beneficial interactions between crops weed control using crop residues crop rotation natural herbicides genetic engineering soil rhizosphere bacteria improving pastures forest/crop interactions sustainable management of agroecosystems new directions for research International in scope, Allelopathy in Agroecosystems offers an abundance of scientific data on this revolutionary new concept. It offers incalculable potential for rescuing farmed-out land, increasing crop yields, and cutting back on expensive soil additives. Every agronomist, environmental scientist, policymaker, agricultural librarian, and advocate of sustainable farming needs this book.

Chemical Ecology of Plants Allelopathy in Aquatic and Terrestrial EcosystemsChemical Ecology of Plants Allelopathy in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

With so few pollen allelopathic species studied , it is not surprising that the
biochemistry and physiology of pollen ... A brief history of pollen allelopathy
While not studied extensively Chemical Ecology of Plants : Allelopathy in Aquatic
and ...

Author: Inderjit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764365358


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Allelochemicals play a great role in managed and natural ecosystems. Apart from plant growth, allelochemicals also may influence nutrient dynamics, mycorrhizae, soil chemical characteristics, and microbial ecology. Synergistic action of various factors may better explain plant growth and distribution in natural systems. The book emphasizes the role of allelochemicals in shaping the structure of plant communities in a broader ecological perspective. The book addresses the following questions: (1) How do allelochemicals influence different components of the ecosystem in terms of shaping community structure? (2) Why is it difficult to demonstrate interference by allelochemicals (i.e., allelopathy) in a natural system in its entirety? Despite a large amount of existing literature on allelopathy, why are ecologists still skeptical about the existence of allelopathy in nature? (3) Why are there only scarce data on aquatic ecosystems? (4) What role do allelochemicals play in microbial ecology?.....

The Science of allelopathyThe Science of allelopathy

Return to the Soil System To prove allelopathy, the final steps should be to take
the isolated compounds and add them back ... HISTORY. Major Pioneer
Contributors Although allelopathy was recognized and written about as early as
the third ...

Author: Alan R. Putnam

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: MINN:31951000317404R


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Brings the reader up to date on the latest scientific findings regarding chemical interactions among all plants, whether higher or microbial plants. Contributors representing the world's authorities on the subject present allelopathic impacts in a variety of ecosystems throughout the world. Contains general information on the science and how allelopathy is proven, specific techniques to study allelochemicals, including their collection, identification and modes of action, examples of growth stimulation and autotoxicity, and new chemicals implicated in allelopathy and how some of these might be manipulated to human benefit. Includes extensive bibliography