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About this book
About this book
The principal goal of allelopathy is to foster sustainable agriculture, forestry, and environment. The objective is to minimize the industrial chemicals and to maximize the use of natural resources locally available while improving crop productivity, forestry and the environment.
The technological advances made in allelopathy research in recent years have been created, analyzed, and developed by scientific establishments throughout the world. They present exciting and intellectually challenging problems which are solvable using modern techniques. These modern and advanced techniques as described in the chapters presented in this volume are representative of the exciting research and development approaches today.
Section 1: New Methodology and Approach (Dose Response, Bioassay); * Dose/Response Relationships in Allelopathy Research: Regina G. Belz et al.; * Can Data Derived from Field and Laboratory Bioassays Establish the Existence of Allelopathic Interactions in Nature?: Udo Blum; * Plant-box Method: A Specific Bioassay to Evaluate Allelopathy through Root Exudates: Yoshiharu Fujii et al.; Section 2: New Allelochemicals (Pharmaceuticals, Degradation, Promotion, Ion Dissolution); * Isolation, Structural Elucidation and Synthesis of Biologically Active Allelochemicals for Potential Use as Pharmaceuticals: Stephen J. Cutler et al.; * Recent Chemical Aspects of Wheat Allelopathy: Terry Haig; * Ecological Relevance of the Degradation Processes of Allelochemicals: Francisco A. Macias et al.; * Iron Dissolution Reaction of Mugineic Acids for Iron Acquisition of Graminaceous Plants: Syuntaro Hiradate; * Chemical and Biological Analysis of Novel Allelopathic Substances, Lepidimoide and Lepidimoic Acid: Kosumi Yamada et al.