Principles and Practices in Plant Ecology: Allelochemical Interactions

Edited by K. M. M. Dakshini, Chester L Foy 
CRC Press  1999  

Hardback  608pp  ISBN 9780849321160      £145.00
  • Discusses ecosystem-level perspective of allelochemical research, using the most recent data and novel interpretation of data by scientists of international repute
  • Offers a global perspective on allelochemical research by presenting contributions from scientists in 13 countries, reviewed by over 50 experts
  • Considers the complex nature of allelochemical research and the effect of various abiotic and biotic stresses on modes of action of allelochemicals, including extraction of allelochemicals from soil and sampling procedures; outlines of analytical methods for different classes of allelochemicals; and allelochemical research in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Examines topics of wide interest not often discussed in recent publications, including pollen allelopathy, allelopathic bacteria, behavior of allelochemicals in the soil environment, and effects of allelochemicals on soil nutrient dynamics
  • Explains how allelopathy research is conducted, including improved bioassays for allelopathy and new techniques for improved extraction of allelochemicals from substratum

Principles and Practices in Plant Ecology: Allelochemical Interactions provides insights and details recent progress about allelochemical research from the ecosystem standpoint. Research on chemical ecology of allelochemicals in the last three decades has established this field as a mature science that interrelates the research of biologists, weed and crop scientists, agronomists, natural product chemists, microbiologists, ecologists, soil scientists, and plant physiologists and pathologists. This book demonstrates how the influence of allelochemicals on the various components of an ecosystem-including soil microbial ecology, soil nutrients, and physical, chemical, and biological soil factors-may affect growth, distribution, and survival of plant species. Internationally renowned exper€s discuss how a better understanding of allelochemical phenomena can lead to true sustainable agriculture.


Allelopathy: One Component in a Multifaceted Approach to Ecology, K.M.M. Dakshini, C.L. Foy, and Inderjit

Designing Laboratory Plant Debris-Soil Bioassays: Some Reflections, U. Blum
How to Make Bioassays for Allelopathy More Relevant to Field Conditions with Particular Reference to Cropland Weeds, C.L. Foy
Bioassays for Allelopathy: Interactions of Soil Organic and Inorganic Constituents, Inderjit and K.M.M. Dakshini
Bioassays Applied to Allelopathic Herbaceous Vascular Hydrophytes, S.D. Elakovich
The Occurrence and Behavior of Plant Phenolic Acids in Soil Environment and Their Potential Involvement in Allelochemical Interference Interactions: Methodological Limitations in Establishing Conclusive Proof of Allelopathy, B.R. Dalton
Biochemical Analysis of Allelopathic Compounds: Plants, Microorganisms, and Soil Secondary Metabolites, G.R. Waller, M.-C. Feng, and Y. Fujii
Microspectrofluorimetry of Intact Secreting Cells, with Applications to the Study of Allelopathy, V.V. Roshchina and E.V. Melnikova

Interactions among Plant and Microbial Systems
Pollen Allelopathy, S.D. Murphy
Allelopathic Bacteria, O. Barazani and J. Friedman
Allelochemistry in Plankton Communities, K.I. Keating
Allelopathy in Benthic and Littoral Areas: Case Studies on Allelochemicals from Benthic Cyanobacteria and Submersed Macrophytes, E.M. Gross
Australian Studies on Allelopathy in Eucalyptus: A Review, R. Willis
The Study of Allelopathy in Australia: 1988-1993, B.-S. Kil and J.V. Lovett
Historical Review and Current Models of Forest Succession and Interference, D.W. Gilmore

Ecological Aspects
Plant Phenolics and Terpenoids: Transformation, Degradation, and Potential for Allelopathic Interactions, Inderjit, H.H. Cheng, and H. Nishimura
Variation of Flavonoid Synthesis Induced by Ecological Factors, N.C. Lobón and J.C. Escudero
Catalytic Transformation of Phenolic Compounds in theSoils, P.M. Huang, M.C. Wang, and M.K. Wang
The Role of Flavan-3-Ols in Plant Defense, W. Feucht and D. Treutter
Microbial Competition and Soil Structure Limit the Expression of Allelochemicals in Nature, S.K. Schmidt and R.E. Ley
Lignin-Related Phenolic Acids in Peat Soils and Implications in Tropical Rice Sterility Problem, T. Katase
Effect of Plant Polyphenols on Nutrient Cycling and Implications for Community Structure, R.R. Northup, R.A. Dahlgren, T.M. Aide, and J.K. Zimmerman

Biochemical, Chemical, and Physiological Aspects
Detoxification of Allelochemicals in Higher Plants and Enzymes Involved, M. Schulz and A. Friege
Effect of Different Concentrations and Application Period of p--Hydroxybenzoic Acid on Development, Yield, and Yield Components of Spring Wheat, O. Christen and C. Theuer
Biochemical Effects of Allelopathic Alkaloids, M. Wink, B. Lutz-Brüning, and T. Schmeller
Higher Plant Flavonoids: Biosynthesis and Chemical Ecology, M.A. Berhow and S.F. Vaughn
Allelochemical Function of Coumarins on the Plant Surface, A. M. Zobel
Biological Significance of Plant Saponins, W.A. Oleszek, R.E. Hoagland, and R.M. Zablotowicz
Allelopathic Potential of Grain Sorghum (Sorghum biocolor [L.]Moench) and Related Species, L.A. Weston, C.I. Nimbal, and P.l. Jeandet
An Integrated View of Allelochemicals and Amid Multiple Stresses, F.A. Einhellig

Biological Control of Plant Disease and Weeds: Applied Aspects
Potentially Useful Natural Product Herbicides from Microorganisms, H.G. Cutler
Allelopathic Interactions in the Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruit, C.T. Bull
Potential of Cultivar Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) as Source of Natural Herbicide Templates, F.A. Macian, R.M. Varcia, A. Torrés, and J.M.G. Molinillo
Biological Properties of Rue (Ruta graveolens L.): Potential Use in Sustainable AgriculturalSystems, G. Aliotta and F. Cafiero

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