Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Edited by Inderjit; Mukerji, K.G. 
Springer  2006  

Hardcover  214 pp  ISBN 9781402044458      £117.00
Biological control of plant diseases and plant pathogens is of great significance in forestry and agriculture. There is great incentive to discover biologically active natural products from higher plants that are better than synthetic agrochemicals and are much safer, from a health and environmental point-of-view. The development of natural products such as herbicides, fungicides, and their role in biological control of plant diseases, indicates a reduction in environmental and health hazards. Allelopathic techniques offer a real future in solving several problems, for instance biological control of plant pests.

This book is organized around the indication that allelochemicals can be employed for biological control of plant pathogens and plant diseases. Specifically, this volume focuses on (i) discovery and development of natural product based fungicides for agriculture, (ii) direct use of allelochemicals as well as indirect effects through cover crops and organic amendments for plant parasitic pest control and (iii) application of allelopathy in pest management.

Written for chemical ecologists, mycologists, weed scientists, pest managers, biologists, entomologists, environmental scientists, agriculturists, horticulturists, plant pathologists, plant protection scientists, biotechnologists.



  • 1. Discovery and Evaluation of Natural Product-based Fungicides for Disease Control of Small Fruits; D.E. Wedge, B. J. Smith.
  • 2. Allelochemicals as Biopesticides for Management of Plant-parasitic Nematodes; N. Kokalis-Burelle, R. Rodríguez-Kábana.
  • 3. Allelopathic Organisms and Molecules: Promising Bioregulators for the Control of Plant Diseases, Weeds, and Other Pests; A.-L. Anaya.
  • 4. The Impact of Pathogens on Plant Interference and Allelopathy; S.W. Mattner.
  • 5. Allelopathy for Weed Control in Aquatic and Wetland Systems; R. Kathiresan et al.
  • 6. Bacterial Root Zone Communities, Beneficial Allelopathies and Plant Disease Control; A.V. Sturz.
  • 7. The Role of Allelopathic Bacteria in Weed Management; R.J. Kremer.
  • 8. The Allelopathic Potential of Ginsenosides; M.A. Bernards et al.
  • 9. Antimicrobial and Nematicidal Substances from the Root of Chicory (Cichorium intybus); H. Nishimura, A. Satoh.
  • 10. Disease Resistance in Plants through Mycorrhizal Fungi Induced Allelochemicals; R. Zeng.
  • 11. Allelochemicals from Ageratum conyzoides L. and Oryza sativa L. and their Effects on Related Pathogens; C. Kong.

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