Preface.- List of contributors.- 1. Introduction to allelopathy; Chou,C-H.- 2. Basic pathways for the origin of allelopathic compounds; Seigler, D.S.- Methodological aspects. 3. Clues in the search of new herbicides; Dayan, F.E., Duke, S.O.- 4. Distinguishing allelopathy from resource competition: the role of density; Weidenhamer, J.D.- 5. Toxicity in allelopathy: in silico approach; Lo Piparo, E. et al.- Physiological aspects of allelopathy. 6. Allelochemicals and photosynthesis; Zhou, Y.H., Yu, J.Q.- 7. Cell cycle analyses for understanding growth inhibition; Sánchez-Moreiras, A.M. et al. 8. Detoxification of allelochemicals. The case of bezoxazolin-2(3H)-one (BOA); Schulz, M. et al.- 9. Allelopathy and abiotic stress; Pedrol, M.N. et al.- 10. Allelopathy and biotic stresses; Gawronska, H., Golisz, A.- 11. Plant secondary metabolites. Targets and mechanisms of allelopathy; Lotina-Hennsen, B. et al.- 12. Mitochondria as a site of allelochemical action; Ishii-Iwamoto, E.L. et al.- Ecophysiology and allelopathy. 13. Weed germination, seedling growth and their lesson for allelopathy in agriculture; Aliotta, A. et al.- 14. Allelopathy: A soil system perspective; Blum, U.- 15. Microorganisms and allelopathy: A one-sided approach; Vokou, D. et al.- Ecological aspects of allelopathy. 16. Ecological relationships and allelopathy; Sinkkonen, A.- 17. Resistance and susceptibility of plant communities to invasion:revisiting rabotnov's ideas about community homeostasis; Callaway, R.M., Hierro, J.L.- Allelopathy in different environments. 18. Allelopathy in marine ecosystems; Granéli, E., Pavia, H.- 19. Allelopathy in aquatic environments; Erhard, D.- 20. Forest ecosystems and allelopathy; Reigosa, M.J., González, L.- 21. Allelopathic interactions in agroecosystems; Kohli, R.K. et al.- Applied aspects of allelopathy. 22. Playing with chemistry: studies on Orobanche spp. germination stimulants; Macías, F.A. et al.- 23. Modes of action of phytotoxins from plants; Duke, S.O., Dayan, F.E.- 24. Allelopathy in ecological sustainable agriculture; Narwal, S.S.- 25. Parasitic weeds and allelopathy: from the hypothesis to the proof; Qasem, J.R.-
There are many good books in the market dealing with the subject of allelopathy. When we designed the outline of this new book, we thought that it should include as many different points of view as possible, although in an integrated general scheme. Allelopathy can be viewed from different of perspectives, ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem level, and including molecular biology, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant ecophysiology and ecology, with information coming also from the organic chemistry, soil sciences, microbiology and many other scientific disciplines. This book was designed to include a complete perspective of allelopathic process. The book is divided into seven major sections. The first chapter explores the international development of allelopathy as a science and next section deals with methodological aspects and it explores potential limitations of actual research. Third section is devoted to physiological aspects of allelopathy. Different specialists wrote about photosynthesis, cell cycle, detoxification processes, abiotic and biotic stress, plant secondary metabolites and respiration related to allelopathy. Chapters 13 through 16 are collectively devoted to various aspects of plant ecophysiology on a variety of levels: microorganisms, soil system and weed germination. Fundamental ecology approaches using both experimental observations and theoretical analysis of allelopathy are described in chapters 16 and 17. Those chapters deal with the possible evolutionary forces that have shaped particular strategies. In the section named "allelopathy in different environments", authors primarily center on marine, aquatic, forest and agro ecosystems. Last section includes chapters addressing application of the knowledge of allelopathy.
Includes information from the molecular to the ecological level
Up-to-date revision of the actual research done in this field
Comprehensive approach, covering many different aspects of allelopathy
Useful both for beginners and senior researchers