Definition of Allelopathy

1. Noun. The release by a plant of a toxin to suppress growth of nearby competing plants. ¹



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Definition of Allelopathy

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Medical Definition of Allelopathy

1. The deleterious interaction between two organisms or cell types that are allogeneic to each other (the term is often applied loosely to interactions between xenogeneic organisms). Allelopathy is seen between different species of plant, between various individual sponges and between sponges and gorgonians. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allelopathy

allelic gene
allelically
allelism
allelisms
allelocatalysis
allelocatalytic
allelochemical
allelochemicals
allelomorph
allelomorphic
allelomorphism
allelomorphisms
allelomorphs
allelopathic
allelopathies
allelopathy (current term)
allelotaxis
allels
alleluia
alleluias
allemand
allemande
allemande sauce
allemandes
allemontite
allenarly
allene
allenes
allenic
allenoate

Literary usage of Allelopathy

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1. Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference by M. Boya Edwards (2001)
"allelopathy is defined as "any direct or indirect harmful effect by one plant (including microorganisms) on another through the production of chemical ..."

2. Legumes in Crop Rotations--Bibliography, January 1990-December 1993 by Mary V. Gold (1994)
"Long-term autotoxicity and allelopathy of alfalfa were verified at Urbana, IL, ... Alfalfa allelopathy seems to be more severe than autotoxicity. ..."

3. Alternative Farming Systems by K. Schnieder (1994)
"B5 Changing perceptions of allelopathy and biological control. Lovett, JV Oxon : AB Academic Publishers. Biological agriculture and horticulture : an ..."

4. Cover Crops in West Africa: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture by Daniel Buckles (1998)
"Many cover-crop species are too toxic because of high concentrations of phytochemicals, which are significant to allelopathy. Although these phytochemicals ..."

5. Ecological Risk Assessment Issue Papersby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"An introduced plant can affect native plants by allelopathy. ... An effect similar to allelopathy can be induced by introduced nitrogen-fixing plants. ..."

6. Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books edited by Barry Leonard (1997)
"Publisher: Hisar, India: Indian Society of allelopathy, Dept. of Agronomy, Haryana Agricultural University,. p. ..."

7. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: Lawns and turf; allelopathy; Weed control; Biological control 222 NAL Call No: ..."

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