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  1. Probing Allelochemical Biosynthesis in Sorghum Root Hairs

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    Allelopathic interaction between plants is thought to involve the release of phytotoxic allelochemicals by one species, thus inhibiting the growth of neighboring species in competition for limited resources. Sorgoleone represents one of the more potent allelochemicals characterized to date, and its...

  2. Mechanism and active variety of allelochemicals

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    Peng, S.-L.; Wen, J.; Guo, Q.-F.

    2004-01-01

    This article summarizes allelochemicals' active variety, its potential causes and function mechanisms. Allelochemicals' activity varies with temperature, photoperiod, water and soils during natural processes, with its initial concentration, compound structure and mixed degree during functional processes, with plant accessions, tissues and maturity within-species, and with research techniques and operation processes. The prospective developmental aspects of allelopathy studies in the future are discussed. Future research should focus on: (1) to identify and purify allelochemicals more effectively, especially for agriculture, (2) the functions of allelopathy at the molecular structure level, (3) using allelopathy to explain plant species interactions, (4) allelopathy as a driving force of succession, and (5) the significance of allelopathy in the evolutionary processes.

  3. Fungal allelochemicals in insect pest management.

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    Holighaus, Gerrit; Rohlfs, Marko

    2016-07-01

    Interactions between insects and fungi are widespread, and important mediators of these interactions are fungal chemicals that can therefore be considered as allelochemicals. Numerous studies suggest that fungal chemicals can affect insects in many different ways. Here, we apply the terminology established by insect-plant ecologists for categorizing the effect of fungal allelochemicals on insects and for evaluating the application potential of these chemicals in insect pest management. Our literature survey shows that fungal volatile and non-volatile chemicals have an enormous potential to influence insect behavior and fitness. Many of them still remain to be discovered, but some recent examples of repellents and toxins could open up new ways for developing safe insect control strategies. However, we also identified shortcomings in our understanding of the chemical ecology of insect-fungus interactions and the way they have been investigated. In particular, the mode-of-action of fungal allelochemicals has often not been appropriately designated or examined, and the way in which induction by insects affects fungal chemical diversity is poorly understood. This review should raise awareness that in-depth ecological studies of insect-fungus interactions can reveal novel allelochemicals of particular benefit for the development of innovative insect pest management strategies. PMID:27147531

  4. Autotoxicity in Pogostemon cablin and their allelochemicals

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    Yan Xu

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The effects of allelochemicals and aqueous extracts from different Pogostemon cablin (Blanco Benth., Lamiaceae, parts and rhizosphere soil on growth parameters, leaf membrane peroxidation and leaf antioxidant enzymes were investigated in patchouli. P. cablin seedlings were incubated in solutions containing allelochemicals and aqueous extracts from different patchouli parts and its rhizosphere soil at several concentrations. Firstly, the growth parameters were significantly reduced by the highest concentration of leaves, roots and stems extracts (p < 0.05. As compared to the control, plant height was reduced by 99.8% in the treatment with leaves extracts (1:10. The malondialdehyde content increased greatly when patchouli seedlings were subject to different concentrations of leaves, roots and stems extracts; meanwhile, the superoxide dismutase and peroxidase activities showed an increase trend at the low concentration, followed by a decline phase at the high concentration of roots and leaves extracts (1:10. What's more, leaves and roots extracts had a more negative effect on patchouli growth than stems extracts at the same concentrations. Secondly, the total fresh mass, root length and plant height were greatly reduced by the highest strength of soil extracts. Their decrements were 22.7, 74.9, and 33.1%, respectively. Thirdly, growth parameters and enzymatic activities varied considerably with the kinds of allelochemicals and with the different concentrations. Plant height, root length and total fresh weight of patchouli were greatly reduced by p-hydroxybenzoic acid (200 μM, and their decrements were 77.0, 42.0 and 70.0%, respectively. Finally, three useful measures on reducing the autotoxicity during the sustainable patchouli production were proposed.

  5. Antialgal effects of five individual allelochemicals and their mixtures in low level pollution conditions.

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    Zuo, Shengpeng; Zhou, Shoubiao; Ye, Liangtao; Ding, Ying; Jiang, Xiaofeng

    2016-08-01

    An effective, environmentally friendly, and eco-sustainable approach for removing harmful microalgae is exploiting the allelopathic potential of aquatic macrophytes. In this study, we simulated field pollution conditions in the laboratory to investigate algal inhibition by allelochemicals, thereby providing insights into field practices. We tested five allelochemicals, i.e., coumarin, ρ-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, stearic acid, and ρ-aminobenzenesulfonic acid, and a typical green alga, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, under two conditions. In the unpolluted treatment, individual allelochemicals had strong algal inhibition effects, where coumarin and ρ-hydroxybenzoic acid had greater potential for algal inhibition than protocatechuic acid, stearic acid, and ρ-aminobenzenesulfonic acid based on the 50 % inhibitory concentration. However, when two or three allelochemicals were mixed in specific proportions, the algal inhibition rate exceeded 80 %, thereby indicating allelopathic synergistic interactions. Mixtures of four or five allelochemicals had weak effects on algal inhibition, which indicated antagonistic interactions. Furthermore, the presence of low lead pollution significantly reduced the antialgal potential of individual allelochemicals, whereas the allelopathic synergistic interactions with mixtures between two or three allelochemicals were changed into antagonistic effects by low pollution. In particular, the allelopathic antagonistic interactions between four or five allelochemicals were increased by pollution. The allelopathic performance of these five allelochemicals may depend on various factors, such as the chemical species, mixture parameters, and algal strain. Thus, we found that low level pollution reduced the allelopathic inhibition of microalgae by allelochemicals. Therefore, the control of algae by the direct addition of allelochemicals should consider various environmental factors. PMID:27137194

  6. Antialgal effects of five individual allelochemicals and their mixtures in low level pollution conditions.

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    Zuo, Shengpeng; Zhou, Shoubiao; Ye, Liangtao; Ding, Ying; Jiang, Xiaofeng

    2016-08-01

    An effective, environmentally friendly, and eco-sustainable approach for removing harmful microalgae is exploiting the allelopathic potential of aquatic macrophytes. In this study, we simulated field pollution conditions in the laboratory to investigate algal inhibition by allelochemicals, thereby providing insights into field practices. We tested five allelochemicals, i.e., coumarin, ρ-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, stearic acid, and ρ-aminobenzenesulfonic acid, and a typical green alga, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, under two conditions. In the unpolluted treatment, individual allelochemicals had strong algal inhibition effects, where coumarin and ρ-hydroxybenzoic acid had greater potential for algal inhibition than protocatechuic acid, stearic acid, and ρ-aminobenzenesulfonic acid based on the 50 % inhibitory concentration. However, when two or three allelochemicals were mixed in specific proportions, the algal inhibition rate exceeded 80 %, thereby indicating allelopathic synergistic interactions. Mixtures of four or five allelochemicals had weak effects on algal inhibition, which indicated antagonistic interactions. Furthermore, the presence of low lead pollution significantly reduced the antialgal potential of individual allelochemicals, whereas the allelopathic synergistic interactions with mixtures between two or three allelochemicals were changed into antagonistic effects by low pollution. In particular, the allelopathic antagonistic interactions between four or five allelochemicals were increased by pollution. The allelopathic performance of these five allelochemicals may depend on various factors, such as the chemical species, mixture parameters, and algal strain. Thus, we found that low level pollution reduced the allelopathic inhibition of microalgae by allelochemicals. Therefore, the control of algae by the direct addition of allelochemicals should consider various environmental factors.

  7. Allelochemicals in the rhizosphere soil of Euphorbia himalayensis.

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    Liu, Quan; Lu, Dengxue; Jin, Hui; Yan, Zhiqiang; Li, Xiuzhuang; Yang, Xiaoyan; Guo, Hongru; Qin, Bo

    2014-08-27

    Weed infestation has been known to cause considerable reductions in crop yields, thereby hindering sustainable agriculture. Many plants in genus Euphorbia affect neighboring plants and other organisms by releasing chemicals into the environment. In view of the serious threat of weeds to agriculture, the allelochemicals of Euphorbia himalayensis and their allelopathic effects were investigated. The extract of root exudates from rhizosphere soil exhibited allelopathic activities against crops (wheat, rape, and lettuce) and grasses (Poa annua, Festuca rubra, and red clover). Bioassay-guided fractionation and isolation from the root extract of E. himalayensis led to the characterization of two ellagic acid derivatives and a jatrophane diterpene, which observably showed phytotoxic activities against lettuce, Festuca arundinacea, and F. rubra. They were further confirmed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to have concentrations of 3.6, 3.8, and 8.99 nmol/g in the rhizospere soil, respectively. Bioassay indicated that the combination of the allelochemicals could be selective plant growth regulator in agriculture.

  8. Allelochemicals of the phenoxazinone class act at physiologically relevant concentrations.

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    Venturelli, Sascha; Petersen, Sebastian; Langenecker, Tobias; Weigel, Detlef; Lauer, Ulrich M; Becker, Claude

    2016-05-01

    Plants compete with their neighbors via the release of chemical compounds into the rhizosphere. These phytotoxins originate from a series of secondary metabolites and can be processed further by soil-living microorganisms before exerting their activity on the target plant. To determine the molecular mode of action and the physiological relevance of potential phytotoxins, it is important to simulate true-to-life conditions in laboratory experiments, for example by applying physiologically relevant concentrations. Here, we report on an improved experimental setting to study the function of allelochemicals of the benzoxazolinone class. By adjusting the solvent and the application of the chemicals, we reduced by more than 2fold the concentration that is necessary to induce growth defects in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. PMID:27088968

  9. Allelochemical, Eudesmane-Type Sesquiterpenoids from Inula falconeri

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    Kazuo N. Watanabe

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available We have identified through bioassay guided isolation an allelochemical, eudesmane-type sesquiterpeniod, 3β-caffeoxyl-β1,8α-dihydroxyeudesm-4(15-ene(1,from an endemic plant species growing in the Himalayas. In our search for the bioactive subfraction, the hexane one was highly significant, showing 100% inhibition of lettuce seed growth at 100 ppm while other subfractions (chloroform, ethyl acetate, butanol and water exhibited inhibitory to stimulatory allelopathic effects. The bioactive hexane subfraction was subjected to chromatographic techniques, using lettuce seeds (Lactuca sativa as indicator species to reveal the bioactive allelopathic fraction. This resulted in the isolation of compound 1, whose structure was elucidated through NMR techniques. The compound presented 92.34% inhibitory effect on the growth of lettuce at 500 ppm. Further field level experiments may help develop an environmentally friendly herbicide from this lead.

  10. LC-MS based Metabolomics Analysis to Identify Potential Allelochemicals in Wedelia trilobata

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    Kamalrul Azlan Azizan; Sarah Ibrahim; Nurul Haizun Abdul Ghani; Mohammad Firdaus Nawawi

    2016-01-01

    Wedelia trilobata is a noxious invasive weed that has been widely cultivated as a decorative and groundcover plant. The plant has been reported to contain diverse bioactive compounds with a broad spectrum of biological activities including allelochemicals. Allelochemicals contribute to allelopathy interactions that suppress the growth and development of nearby plants. Several studies have reported the allelopathic potential of W. trilobata and its negative effects to crop plants. However, rel...

  11. Current Trends in the Studies of Allelochemicals for Their Application in Practice

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    Arsen V.Viter

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The allelochemicals have been largely used in agriculture, forestry, landscape design and ornamental plant growing for many decades. However, there is a lack of the comprehensive studies, where existing publications are analyzed and synthesized with regards to the theoretic aspects for such usage. The objective of this paper was to systemize the advances in the research on allelochemicals’ application in practice. Numerous novel methodological propositions have risen recently. We classified them into the physical, chemical, biological, biotechnological and cropgrowing approaches. The allelochemicals consist of the wide diversity of the substances according to their chemical nature. Among these substances we outlined, firstly, the unidentified plant exudates and the products of green manuring, secondly, the chemically characterized or purified substances, which include alcohols, organic acids, aliphatic compounds, aromatic, alicyclic and nitrogen-contain organic compounds. Several groups of the biotic sources of allelochemicals were described: dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants, particularly under their colonization by non-pathogenic strains of Fusarium oxysporum, marine flora and fungi, which exhibit the herbicidal activity. Different targets of the allelochemical application were listed in the paper and they were categorized into several groups: higher flora, animals, unicellular and multi-cellular fungi. We concluded that there is lack of the modern multifaceted knowledge bases for the information about the allelochemical application. Those knowledge bases must be useful in order to choose the appropriate biological method for solving each particular problem of plant cultivation. To that end we systemized the results of current investigation about the usage of allelochemicals in practice.

  12. LC-MS based Metabolomics Analysis to Identify Potential Allelochemicals in Wedelia trilobata

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    Kamalrul Azlan Azizan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Wedelia trilobata is a noxious invasive weed that has been widely cultivated as a decorative and groundcover plant. The plant has been reported to contain diverse bioactive compounds with a broad spectrum of biological activities including allelochemicals. Allelochemicals contribute to allelopathy interactions that suppress the growth and development of nearby plants. Several studies have reported the allelopathic potential of W. trilobata and its negative effects to crop plants. However, relatively little is known about the allelochemicals’ composition and how allelochemicals contribute to the allelopathic behavior of this plant. In order to prove allelopathy, the identification of the causative allelochemicals is required. The identification of potential allelochemicals that serve as biomarkers could be useful for assessing allelopathy interactions. In this study, a liquid chromatography (LC based metabolomics approach was applied to find biomarkers with allelopathic effects from W. trilobata. Ethanol and water were used to extract metabolites from the leaves of W. trilobata and analyzed using liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole high-resolution time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS. Using multivariate statistical analysis (MVA, we identified eight Rt-m/z pairs as candidate marker compounds for assessing allelopathy interactions of W. trilobata. The results highlight the application of metabolomics for understanding of the role of allelochemicals in allelopathy interactions of W. trilobata .

  13. Effect of Allelochemicals of Chinese—fir root extracted by supercritical CO2 extraction on Chinese fir

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    LINSi-zu; CAOGuang-qiu; DULing; WANGAi-ping

    2003-01-01

    Allelochemicals of Chinese-fir root was extracted by technology of supercritical CO2 extraction under orthogonal experiment design, and it was used to analyze allelopathic activity of Chinese-fir through bioassay of seed germination, The results showed that as to the available rate of allelochemicals, the pressure and temperature of extraction were the most im-portant factors, The allelochemicals of Chinese-fir root extracted by pure CO2 and ethanol mixed with CO2 have different al-lelopathic activities to seed germination, and the allelochemicals extracted by ethanol mixed with CO2 had stronger inhibitory effects on seed Qermination than that extracted by pure CO2.

  14. Variation of hairy vetch seed weight alters germination and seedling growth response to an allelochemical

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    The inhibition of seed germination by an allelochemical is generally greater in small seeds than in large seeds. This response may have significant impact on weed control by allelopathic cover crops where the small-seeded weeds would be controlled more effectively than large-seeded species. In our...

  15. Study on the release routes of allelochemicals from Pistia stratiotes Linn., and its anti-cyanobacteria mechanisms on Microcystis aeruginosa.

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    Wu, Xiang; Wu, Hao; Ye, Jinyun; Zhong, Bin

    2015-12-01

    Allelochemicals in Pistia stratiotes Linn. have a strong anti-cyanobacteria effect on Microcystis aeruginosa. To further determine the release routes of allelochemicals in P. stratiotes and understand their anti-cyanobacteria mechanisms, we aimed to systematically investigate the allelopathic effects of leaf leachates, leaf volatilization, root exudates, and residue decomposition of P. stratiotes on M. aeruginosa. The influences of P. stratiotes allelochemicals on the physiological properties of M. aeruginosa were also studied. Root exudates of P. stratiotes exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on M. aeruginosa growth. The residue decomposition and leaf leachates exhibited a relatively strong inhibitory effect on M. aeruginosa growth. By contrast, the leaf volatilization stimulated M. aeruginosa growth. Therefore, root exudation was determined to be the main release route of allelochemicals from P. stratiotes. The mixed culture experiment of P. stratiotes root exudates and M. aeruginosa showed that the allelochemicals released from root exudation had no effect on the electron transfer of M. aeruginosa photosynthetic system II. However, it reduced the phycocyanin (PC) content and phycocyanin to allophycocyanin (PC/APC) ratio in the photosynthetic system. As the root exudates concentration increased, the electrical conductivity (EC) and superoxide anion radical (O2(*-)) values in the M. aeruginosa culture fluid increased significantly, indicating that the allelochemicals released from the root of P. stratiotes inhibited algae growth by affecting the PC and PC/APC levels in photosynthesis, destroying the cell membrane, and increasing O2(*-) content to result in oxidative damage of M. aeruginosa.

  16. Study on the release routes of allelochemicals from Pistia stratiotes Linn., and its anti-cyanobacteria mechanisms on Microcystis aeruginosa.

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    Wu, Xiang; Wu, Hao; Ye, Jinyun; Zhong, Bin

    2015-12-01

    Allelochemicals in Pistia stratiotes Linn. have a strong anti-cyanobacteria effect on Microcystis aeruginosa. To further determine the release routes of allelochemicals in P. stratiotes and understand their anti-cyanobacteria mechanisms, we aimed to systematically investigate the allelopathic effects of leaf leachates, leaf volatilization, root exudates, and residue decomposition of P. stratiotes on M. aeruginosa. The influences of P. stratiotes allelochemicals on the physiological properties of M. aeruginosa were also studied. Root exudates of P. stratiotes exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on M. aeruginosa growth. The residue decomposition and leaf leachates exhibited a relatively strong inhibitory effect on M. aeruginosa growth. By contrast, the leaf volatilization stimulated M. aeruginosa growth. Therefore, root exudation was determined to be the main release route of allelochemicals from P. stratiotes. The mixed culture experiment of P. stratiotes root exudates and M. aeruginosa showed that the allelochemicals released from root exudation had no effect on the electron transfer of M. aeruginosa photosynthetic system II. However, it reduced the phycocyanin (PC) content and phycocyanin to allophycocyanin (PC/APC) ratio in the photosynthetic system. As the root exudates concentration increased, the electrical conductivity (EC) and superoxide anion radical (O2(*-)) values in the M. aeruginosa culture fluid increased significantly, indicating that the allelochemicals released from the root of P. stratiotes inhibited algae growth by affecting the PC and PC/APC levels in photosynthesis, destroying the cell membrane, and increasing O2(*-) content to result in oxidative damage of M. aeruginosa. PMID:26233747

  17. An Allelochemical from Myrica gale with Strong Phytotoxic Activity against Highly Invasive Fallopia x bohemica Taxa

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    Florence Piola

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available We report the identification of the allelochemical 3-(1-oxo-3-phenylpropyl-1,1,5-trimethylcyclo-hexane-2,4,6-trione, known as myrigalone A, from the fruits and leaves of Myrica gale. The structure of the compound was confirmed by high-resolution techniques (UV, MS and NMR analysis. The compound is phytotoxic towards classical plant species used for allelochemical assays and also against Fallopia x bohemica, a highly invasive plant. Application of either powdered dry leaves or dry fruits of M. gale also showed in vitro phytotoxic activity. We hypothesize that M. gale could be used as a green allelopathic shield to control Fallopia x bohemica invasion, in addition to its potential use as an environmentally friendly herbicide.

  18. Cyanobacterial Toxins as Allelochemicals with Potential Applications as Algaecides, Herbicides and Insecticides

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    Fernando G. Noriega

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Cyanobacteria (“blue-green algae” from marine and freshwater habitats are known to produce a diverse array of toxic or otherwise bioactive metabolites. However, the functional role of the vast majority of these compounds, particularly in terms of the physiology and ecology of the cyanobacteria that produce them, remains largely unknown. A limited number of studies have suggested that some of the compounds may have ecological roles as allelochemicals, specifically including compounds that may inhibit competing sympatric macrophytes, algae and microbes. These allelochemicals may also play a role in defense against potential predators and grazers, particularly aquatic invertebrates and their larvae. This review will discuss the existing evidence for the allelochemical roles of cyanobacterial toxins, as well as the potential for development and application of these compounds as algaecides, herbicides and insecticides, and specifically present relevant results from investigations into toxins of cyanobacteria from the Florida Everglades and associated waterways.

  19. Antioxidant enzyme level response to prooxidant allelochemicals in larvae of the southern armyworm moth, Spodoptera eridania.

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    Pritsos, C A; Ahmad, S; Elliott, A J; Pardini, R S

    1990-01-01

    Larvae of the southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania, are highly polyphagous feeders which frequently encounter and feed upon plants containing high levels of prooxidant allelochemicals. While ingestion of moderate quantities of prooxidants can be tolerated by these larvae, ingestion of larger quantities can result in toxicity. Studies were conducted to assess the role of the antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione reductase (GR) in the protection of S. eridania against redox active prooxidant plant allelochemicals. Dietary exposure of mid-fifth-instar larvae to either quercetin (a flavonoid) or xanthotoxin (a photoactive furanocoumarin), which generate superoxide radical, and singlet oxygen, respectively, resulted in an increase in SOD levels. CAT levels increased in all groups of S. eridania including control insects. This may have been due to the sudden exposure to food following an extended fast of 18 h (to insure that larvae would not reject the diet because of the prooxidants' bitter taste) with an eventual lowering of CAT values with time. GR activities did not significantly change except for a slight inhibition at the highest prooxidant concentrations used at 12-h post-ingestion. The data from these studies suggest that SOD responds to prooxidant challenges in these insects and together with CAT and GR contributes to the insect's defense against potentially toxic prooxidant compounds. PMID:2161387

  20. Behavioral responses to odors from other species: introducing a complementary model of allelochemics involving vertebrates

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    Birte L Nielsen

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available It has long been known that the behavior of an animal can be affected by odors from another species. Such interspecific effects of odorous compounds (allelochemics are usually characterized according to who benefits (emitter, receiver, or both and the odors categorized accordingly (allomones, kairomones, and synomones, respectively, which has its origin in the definition of pheromones, i.e. intraspecific communication via volatile compounds. When considering vertebrates, however, interspecific odor-based effects exist which do not fit well in this paradigm. Three aspects in particular do not encompass all interspecific semiochemical effects: one relates to the innateness of the behavioral response, another to the origin of the odor, and the third to the intent of the message. In this review we focus on vertebrates, and present examples of behavioral responses of animals to odors from other species with specific reference to these three aspects. Searching for a more useful classification of allelochemical effects we examine the relationship between the valence of odors (attractive through to aversive, and the relative contributions of learned and unconditioned (innate behavioral responses to odors from other species. We propose that these two factors (odor valence and learning may offer an alternative way to describe the nature of interspecific olfactory effects involving vertebrates compared to the current focus on who benefits.

  1. Identification and quantitation of allelochemicals from the lichen Lethariella canariensis: phytotoxicity and antioxidative activity.

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    Toledo Marante, F J; García Castellano, A; Estévez Rosas, F; Quintana Aguiar, J; Bermejo Barrera, J

    2003-09-01

    Phytotoxicity-based extraction and fractionation were employed to separate allelochemicals contained in an extract of Lethariella canariensis. Twelve phenolic substances were isolated from the phytotoxic fraction "Letharal" of the thalli. These were identified by spectroscopic methods, physicochemical constants, and HPLC chemical correlation, and determined to be atranol (2), chloroatranol (3), hematommic acid (4), chlorohematommic acid (5), methyl hematommate (6), methyl chlorohematommate (7) (new compound), ethyl hematommate (8), ethyl chlorohematommate (9), methyl beta-orsellinate (10), atranorin (11), chloroatranorin (12), and (+)-usnic acid (13). Further identification and quantification of these allelochemicals in the environment were conducted by HPLC. Several phenolic compounds showed moderate antimicrobial activity. The cytostatic activity of the polyphenols was investigated on U937 and HL-60 cells. All compounds were assayed, with the exception of 10. The "Letharal" mixture decreased cell viability in both cell lines. Protection against lipid peroxidation was investigated using brain homogenates. Compounds 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, and Letharal decreased H2O2/Fe+2 induced lipid peroxidation in a concentration-dependent manner, while 10 and 13 were unable to protect tissue against oxidative stress. PMID:14584675

  2. Fate of allelochemicals in the soil Destino de aleloquímicos no solo

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    Ribas Antonio Vidal

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Allelochemicals are compounds released by one plant or plant residues that may have a negative or positive effect on other plant. The importance of allelopathy was extensively explored during the past three decades, with the work concentrating in the extraction and identification of the chemicals, and demonstration of activity in petry dish experiments. These compounds interact in the soil environment similarly as herbicides and are subject to processes of degradation such as microbial degradation, oxidation, and photolysis, and processes of removal or transfer, such as volatilization and adsorption. The objective of this review was to access the fate of allelochemicals in the soil environment to help to find strategies to increase its activity. The activity of allelochemical is limited in time (because of slow release from the donor material and in space (because of the interaction with the environment. Demonstration of allelopathy should include the fate of the proposed chemical in the soil environment, presenting studies of degradation and removal processes.Aleloquímicos são compostos liberados por plantas ou seus resíduos e que podem ter efeito negativo ou positivo em outra planta. A importância da alelopatia foi estudada intensamente nas últimas três décadas, sendo que a maioria dos trabalhos abordou a extração e identificação dos compostos e, demonstração de seus efeitos em experimentos realizados em placas de petri. Estes químicos interagem no ambiente assim como os herbicidas e estão sujeitos aos processos de degradação por decomposição microbiana, fotólise e oxidação e, processos de remoção ou transferência como volatilização e adsorção. O objetivo desta revisão de literatura foi estudar o destino de aleloquímicos no ambiente para auxiliar na definição de estratégias para aumentar sua atividade. A atividade dos aleloquímicos é limitada pelo tempo (devido a liberação lenta do material doador e pelo

  3. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF A NEW ALLELOCHEMICAL FROM PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS L.

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    R. N. Yadava* and Shirin Khan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Parthenium hysterophorus L. is commonly known as “Gajar ghas" in Hindi and belongs to family Composite. It is an annual herb erect up to 1.5 m in hight. Its stems is branched and covered with trichomes. Its leaves are pale green, branched and covered with soft fine hairs. In Homoeopathy system, allergies caused by Parthenium can be treated by a drug prepared from Parthenium. Root decoction is useful in dysentery. In the present paper, we report the isolation and structurel elucidation of a new allelochemical identified (I as 3 , 5, 7, 4′ tetrahydroxy-3'-methoxyflavone-3-O--L-galactopyranosyl-(1→3-O--D-arabinopyranosyl-7-O--L-rhamnopyranoside alongwith two known compounds Lutexin (II and Cirsilineol (III from methanolic extract of the stems of this plant by several colour reactions, chemical degradations and spectral analysis.

  4. Isolation of bioactive allelochemicals from sunflower (variety Suncross-42) through fractionation-guided bioassays.

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    Anjum, Tehmina; Bajwa, Rukhsana

    2010-11-01

    Plants are rich source of biologically active allelochemicals. However, natural product discovery is not an easy task. Many problems encountered during this laborious practice can be overcome through the modification of preliminary trials. Bioassay-directed isolation of active plant compounds can increase efficiency by eliminating many of the problems encountered. This strategy avoids unnecessary compounds, concentrating on potential components and thus reducing the cost and time required. In this study, a crude aqueous extract of sunflower leaves was fractionated through high performance liquid chromatography. The isolated fractions were checked against Chenopodium album and Rumex dentatus. The fraction found active against two selected weeds was re-fractionated, and the active components were checked for their composition. Thin layer chromatography isolated a range of phenolics, whereas the presence of bioactive terpenoids was confirmed through mass spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. PMID:20981619

  5. CHEMICAL EXAMINATION OF A NEW ALLELOCHEMICAL FROM STEMS OF GLOSSOCARDIA BOSVALLIA DC.

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    Dr. R. N. Yadava et al

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Glossocardia bosvallia DC.1-3 belongs to family Composite which is commonly known as “Patthar-suva or seri” in Hindi. It is found almost throughout in India and Deccan Peninsula. It is a small annual herb, 10-20 cm tall. The tribal inhabitants of western Maharashtra use a decoction of the plant as febrifuge. It has a bitter taste and fennel like odor. Besides serving as a medicinal plant Pithari plant is also used in culinary purposes. In the present paper, we report the isolation and structural elucidation of a new allelochemical 5,6,7,4′, tetrahydroxy 3-methoxy flavone -7-O--D xylopyranosyl (1→4-O--D- glucopyranoside (A which showed antiviral activity , alongwith two known compounds 6, 4΄-dimethoxy-5, 7-dihydroxy-flavone (B and Isoorientin (C from methanolic extract of the stems of this plant.

  6. The Allelochemical MDCA Inhibits Lignification and Affects Auxin Homeostasis1[OPEN

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    Steenackers, Ward; Corneillie, Sander; Van de Wouwer, Dorien; Zažímalová, Eva

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    The phenylpropanoid 3,4-(methylenedioxy)cinnamic acid (MDCA) is a plant-derived compound first extracted from roots of Asparagus officinalis and further characterized as an allelochemical. Later on, MDCA was identified as an efficient inhibitor of 4-COUMARATE-CoA LIGASE (4CL), a key enzyme of the general phenylpropanoid pathway. By blocking 4CL, MDCA affects the biosynthesis of many important metabolites, which might explain its phytotoxicity. To decipher the molecular basis of the allelochemical activity of MDCA, we evaluated the effect of this compound on Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Metabolic profiling revealed that MDCA is converted in planta into piperonylic acid (PA), an inhibitor of CINNAMATE-4-HYDROXYLASE (C4H), the enzyme directly upstream of 4CL. The inhibition of C4H was also reflected in the phenolic profile of MDCA-treated plants. Treatment of in vitro grown plants resulted in an inhibition of primary root growth and a proliferation of lateral and adventitious roots. These observed growth defects were not the consequence of lignin perturbation, but rather the result of disturbing auxin homeostasis. Based on DII-VENUS quantification and direct measurement of cellular auxin transport, we concluded that MDCA disturbs auxin gradients by interfering with auxin efflux. In addition, mass spectrometry was used to show that MDCA triggers auxin biosynthesis, conjugation, and catabolism. A similar shift in auxin homeostasis was found in the c4h mutant ref3-2, indicating that MDCA triggers a cross talk between the phenylpropanoid and auxin biosynthetic pathways independent from the observed auxin efflux inhibition. Altogether, our data provide, to our knowledge, a novel molecular explanation for the phytotoxic properties of MDCA. PMID:27506238

  7. Effect of qualitative and quantitative variation in allelochemicals on a generalist insect: Iridoid glycosides and the southern armyworm.

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    Puttick, G M; Bowers, M D

    1988-01-01

    The behavioral and physiological effects of plant allelochemicals have been difficult to demonstrate; it is not often clear whether the compounds are deterrent, toxic, or both. In this study, we compared the qualitative and quantitative effects of several iridoid glycosides on a generalist lepidopteran herbivore,Spodoptera eridania (Noctuidae). Larval growth and survivorship and larval preference or avoidance were measured on artificial diets containing different iridoid glycosides at different concentrations. We also tested the toxicity/deterrence of these compounds. We found that iridoid glycosides retarded larval growth significantly at relatively low concentrations and that they were usually avoided in preference tests. The toxicity/ deterrence test did not always reflect the results of these other tests. The merits of using a variety of methods for determining deterrence and/or toxicity of plant allelochemicals are discussed. PMID:24277013

  8. Volatile allelochemicals in the Ageratum conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard and their effects on mites Amblyseius newsami and Panonychus citri.

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    Kong, Chuihua; Hu, Fei; Xu, Xiaohua; Zhang, Maoxin; Liang, Wenju

    2005-09-01

    Ageratum conyzoides L. weed often invades cultivated fields and reduces crop productivity in Southeast Asia and South China. However, intercropping this weed in citrus orchards may increase the population of predatory mite Amblyseius newsami, an effective natural enemy of citrus red mite Panonychus citri, and keep the population of P. citri at low and noninjurious levels. This study showed that A. conyzoides produced and released volatile allelochemicals into the air in the intercropped citrus orchard, and these volatiles influenced the olfactory responses of A. newsami and P. citri. At test temperature (25 degrees C), A. conyzoides fresh leaves, its essential oil, and major constituents, demethoxy-ageratochromene, beta-caryophyllene, alpha-bisabolene, and E-beta-farnesene, attracted A. newsami and slightly repelled P. citri. Field experiments demonstrated that spraying A. conyzoides essential oil emulsion in an A. conyzoides nonintercropped citrus orchard increased the population density of A. newsami from below 0.1 to over 0.3 individuals per leaf, reaching the same level as in an A. conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard. However, this effect could not be maintained beyond 48 hr because of the volatility of the essential oil. In contrast, in the A. conyzoides intercropped citrus orchard, A. conyzoides plants continuously produced and released volatile allelochemicals and maintained the A. newsami population for a long time. The results suggest that intercropping of A. conyzoides not only made the citrus orchard ecosystem more favorable for the predatory mite A. newsami, but also that the volatile allelochemicals released from A. conyzoides regulated the population of A. newsami and P. citri. PMID:16132220

  9. Isolation and identification of allelochemicals produced by B. sonorensis for suppression of charcoal rot of Arachis hypogaea L.

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    Pandya, Urja; Saraf, Meenu

    2015-05-01

    Bacillus sonorensis MBCU2 isolated from vermicompost-amended soil from Gujarat, India showed most antagonistic activity against Macrophomina phaseolina by dual culture screening. The culture supernatant of MBCU2 completely suppressed the mycelia growth of pathogen, indicating that suppression was due to the presence of allelochemicals in the culture filtrate. Results of scanning electron microscopy revealed that MBCU2 caused morphological alteration in mycelia of M. phaseolina as evident by hyphal lysis and perforation. Lipopeptides (iturin A and surfactin) produced by MBCU2 were detected and identified by MALDI-TOF-MS as well as liquid chromatography coupled with ESI-MS/MS. Pot trial studies conducted by seed bacterization with MBCU2 resulted in statistically significant increase in Arachis hypogaea L. vegetative growth parameters such as root length (91%), shoot length (252%), fresh weight (71%), dry weight (57%), number of pod (128%), and number of seed (290%) in M. phaseolina infested soil over control as well as decreased M. phaseolina disease severity. We suggest that allelochemicals production can be linked to the mechanism of protection of A. hypogaea L. from M. phaseolina by B. sonorensis MBCU2. PMID:25346523

  10. ESTRESSE OXIDATIVO EM CÉLULAS VEGETAIS MEDIANTE ALELOQUÍMICOS OXIDATIVE STRESS IN VEGETABLE CELLS MEDIATED BY ALLELOCHEMICALS

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    Gustavo Dias de Almeida

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    Full Text Available A alelopatia é uma interação entre dois organismos, onde um componente é afetado e o outro permanece estável. Esta interação pode ser fonte de descobertas para novos compostos fitotóxicos naturais com baixa toxicidade aos organismos não alvos de controle. A maior parte dos aleloquímicos são metabólitos secundários como os terpenóides, compostos fenólicos e ácido cianídrico, entre outros. A atuação dos aleloquímicos é variada e afeta um grande número de reações bioquímicas, resultando em diferentes modificações fisiológicas nas plantas, como na atividade enzimática, divisão e estrutura de células, permeabilidade das membranas e captação de íons, culminado na redução ou inativação da germinação e crescimento das plantas. Efeitos dos aleloquímicos sobre a fotossíntese e respiração tem sido melhor caracterizados, embora vários trabalhos tenham demonstrado a atuação desses compostos no estresse oxidativo, resultando em um aumento da produção de espécies reativas de oxigênio, os quais em concentrações elevadas são danosos às células. Dessa forma, o conhecimento dos mecanismos de atuação dos aleloquímicos é necessário para o desenvolvimento de técnicas de manejo sustentável na agricultura.Allelopathy is an interaction among two organisms, where one of that is affected and the other stays stable. It can be source for discoveries of new natural phytotoxic compounds with low toxicity to the organisms that are not target of control. Most of the allelochemicals are secondary metabolites like terpenoids, phenolic compounds, organic cyanides and longchain fatty acids. The performance of the allelochemicals can be different according the situations, and it affects a great number of biochemical reactions, resulting in different physiologic modifications in the plants. Allelochemicals could affect different pathways, like, the enzymatic activity, division and structure of cells, permeability of the

  11. Chemical stress induced by heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum L.) allelochemicals and increased activity of antioxidant enzymes.

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    Abdulghader, Kalantar; Nojavan, Majid; Naghshbandi, Nabat

    2008-03-15

    The aims of this study were to evaluate the allelopathic potential of heliotrope on some biochemical processes of dodder. The preliminary experiments revealed that the effect of aqueous extract of leaves of heliotrope is higher than its seeds and roots. So, the aqueous extract of leaves was used in remaining experiments. Leaf extracts of 5 g powder per 100 mL H2O inhibited the germination of dodder seeds up to 95% and that of radish up to 100%. While, the aqueous extract of vine leaves which is a non-allelopathic plant did not have any inhibitory effect on these seeds. Vine leaf was used as a control to show that the inhibitory effect of heliotrope is due to an inhibitory compound but not due to the concentration. The leaf extract of heliotrope at 0.0, 0.1, 1.0, 2, 3, 4 and 5 g powder per 100 mL H2O reduced the radish seedling growth from 14 cm to about 0.5 cm and that of dodder from 7.5 cm to about 0.25 cm. The effects of heliotrope allelochemicals on some physiological and biochemical processes of radish was also Investigated. The activity of auxin oxidase increased in leaves and roots of radish. Suggesting that the reduced radish growth is due to the decreased active auxin levels in its leaves and roots. The activity of alpha-amylase was reduced, so reduction of starch degradation and lack of respiratory energy is the prime reason of germination inhibition in dodder and radish seeds. The level of soluble sugars increased. This is an indication of reduction of the activity of some respiratory enzymes and reduced consumption of these sugars. Proline levels were also increased, indicating that, the chemical stress is induced by leaf extract. Finally, the activities of GPX and CAT which are antioxidant enzymes were increased, along with increased extract concentration. These finding shows that the chemical stress induced by leaf extract produces super oxide (O2*) and H2O2, which is neutralized to H2O and O2 by these enzymes. PMID:18814656

  12. Effects of quantitative variation in allelochemicals in Plantago lanceolata on development of a generalist and a specialist herbivore and their endoparasitoids

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    Harvey, J.A.; van Nouhuys, S.; Biere, A.

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    Studies in crop species show that the effect of plant allelochemicals is not necessarily restricted to herbivores, but can extend to (positive as well as negative) effects on performance at higher trophic levels, including the predators and parasitoids of herbivores. We examined how quantitative var

  13. Continuous-release beads of natural allelochemicals for the long-term control of cyanobacterial growth: Preparation, release dynamics and inhibitory effects.

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    Huang, Haomin; Xiao, Xi; Lin, Fang; Grossart, Hans-Peter; Nie, Zeyu; Sun, Lijuan; Xu, Chen; Shi, Jiyan

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    The effects of allelochemicals on cyanobacterial blooms have been observed for more than 20 years; however, the use of these compounds, usually involving a "direct-added" mode, has clear disadvantages, such as a short activity period or temporarily excessive localized concentration. Here, a simulated-allelopathy mode to facilitate the application of allelochemicals was proposed and tested on Microcystis aeruginosa. The continuous-release beads of 5,4'-dihydroxyflavone (DHF) were constitutive of a polymer matrix and showed a high drug-loading rate (47.18%) and encapsulation efficiency (67.65%) with a theoretical release time of approximately 120 d. Cyanobacterial growth tests showed that the DHF beads had long-term inhibition effects (>30 d), whereas those of "direct-added" DHF to cells lasted a maximum of 10 d. The beads also continuously affected the superoxide dismutase, catalase, and lipid peroxidation of M. aeruginosa. The inhibitory effects of DHF beads on cyanobacterial growth increased as initial cell densities of M. aeruginosa decreased, suggesting that the beads inhibit cyanobacterial activity more effectively in the early bloom phase. Consequently, the anti-cyanobacterial beads represent a novel application mode of allelochemicals with long-term inhibitory effects on cyanobacterial growth. Our study demonstrates that the successful application of allelochemicals offers great potential to control harmful cyanobacterial blooms, especially at the initial stage of development. PMID:26986500

  14. Influence ofAmaranthus hybridus L. allelochemics on oviposition behavior ofSpodoptera exigua andS. eridania (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

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    Mitchell, E R; Heath, R R

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    Common pigweed,Amaranthus hybridus L., is a favorite host of the beet army worm (BAW),Spodoptera exigua L. Chemicals extracted from homogenized pigweed with distilled water, ethanol, or dichloromethane and sprayed back on pigweed deterred oviposition by the BAW. Similarly, water extracts of frass from conspecific larvae or southern armyworm (SAW) larvae,S. eridania (Cramer), fed pigweed leaves and sprayed back on pigweed plants also deterred BAW oviposition, thus confirming that deterrence was due to plant allelochemics rather than specific compounds associated with the metabolic or excretory products of the larvae. Confirmation of the presence of oviposition-deterring chemicals in pigweed was used to explain a previously observed seasonal displacement of BAW by SAW on pigweed in the field. PMID:24310126

  15. Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) From Different Composts: Comparative Study Of Properties And Allelochemical Effects On Horticultural Plants

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    Traversa, A.; Loffredo, E.; Gattullo, C. E.; Senesi, N.

    2009-04-01

    Dissolved organic matter (DOM) from compost has a major role in numerous chemical and biological processes occurring in the bulk substrate or compost amended soil, and can exert allelochemical effects on plant germination and growth. The objectives of this study were: (i) to investigate comparatively the main properties of three DOM fractions isolated from a green compost (DOMGC), a mixed compost (DOMMC) and a green coffee compost (DOMGCC), and (ii) to evaluate their allelochemical effects on the germination and early growth of two horticultural plants of worldwide interest such as tomato and lettuce. The DOM was extracted from each compost with distilled water (1/10 w/v) under mechanical shaking for 15 min. The suspension was then centrifuged at 6000 rpm for 15 min and filtered sequentially through filters with decreasing particle size retention (from 11 to 0.45 μm). Each DOM sample was characterized by means of pH, electrical conductivity, total organic carbon (TOC), E4/E6 ratio, fluorescence and FT IR spectroscopies and HPLC analysis. Comparative evaluation of the three DOM samples indicated the occurrence of significant differences among them. In particular, the pH value was similar and close to neutrality for DOMMC and DOMGC, whereas it resulted alkaline (pH 8.3) for DOMGCC. The EC values were also similar (about 3.2 mS/cm) for DOMMC and DOMGC and almost half value for DOMGCC. The TOC content, the E4/E6 ratio, the ɛ280 value and the humification index followed the same order: DOMGCC>DOMMC>DOMGC. The fluorescence analysis of the three DOM samples showed the presence of a common fluorophore unit associated to simple aromatic units such as phenolic-like, hydroxy-substituted benzoic and cinnamic acid derivatives. The peak wavelengths observed in the fluorescence emission, excitation and synchronous scan spectra of DOMGCC were generally higher than those of the two other DOM samples, which can be ascribed to a more extended aromatic system of the former. The FT

  16. Soil microorganisms alleviate the allelochemical effects of a thyme monoterpene on the performance of an associated grass species.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Plant allelochemicals released into the soil can significantly impact the performance of associated plant species thereby affecting their competitive ability. Soil microbes can potentially affect the interaction between plant and plant chemicals by degrading the allelochemicals. However, most often plant-plant chemical interactions are studied using filter paper bioassays examining the pair-wise interaction between a plant and a plant chemical, not taking into account the potential role of soil microorganisms. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To explore if the allelopathic effects on a grass by the common thyme monoterpene "carvacrol" are affected by soil microorganisms. Seedlings of the grass Agrostis capillaris originating from 3 different thyme sites were raised in the greenhouse. Seedlings were grown under four different soil treatments in a 2*2 fully factorial experiment. The monoterpene carvacrol was either added to standard greenhouse soil or left out, and soil was either sterilized (no soil microorganisms or not (soil microorganisms present in soil. The presence of carvacrol in the soil strongly increased mortality of Agrostis plants, and this increase was highest on sterile soil. Plant biomass was reduced on soil amended with carvacrol, but only when the soil was also sterilized. Plants originating from sites where thyme produces essential oils containing mostly carvacrol had higher survival on soil treated with that monoterpene than plants originating from a site where thyme produced different types of terpenes, suggesting an adaptive response to the locally occurring terpene. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The study shows that presence of soil microorganisms can alleviate the negative effect of a common thyme monoterpene on the performance of an associated plant species, emphasizing the role of soil microbes in modulating plant-plant chemical interactions.

  17. Plant bioassay to assess the effects of allelochemicals on the metabolome of the target species Aegilops geniculata by an NMR-based approach.

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    D'Abrosca, Brigida; Scognamiglio, Monica; Fiumano, Vittorio; Esposito, Assunta; Choi, Young Hae; Verpoorte, Robert; Fiorentino, Antonio

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    A metabolomic-based approach for the study of allelopathic interactions in the Mediterranean area is proposed using Aegilops geniculata Roth (Poaceae), a Mediterranean herbaceous plant, as test species. Its metabolome has been elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR experiments. Hydroponic plant cultures of A. geniculata were treated with specific compounds of known allelopathic potential: catechol, coumarin, p-coumaric acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, ferulic acid and juglone. The metabolic variations due to the presence of allelochemicals have been analyzed and measured. All of the compounds showed the strongest effects at the highest concentration, with coumarin and juglone as the most active compounds, causing an increase of several metabolites. The metabolome changes in test plants confirmed the allelochemicals' reported modes of action. The results demonstrated that the proposed method is a promising tool. It can be applied to plant extracts, making it possible to evidence the metabolites responsible for the activity, as well as their mechanisms of action.

  18. Identification and Characterization of CYP9A40 from the Tobacco Cutworm Moth (Spodoptera litura), a Cytochrome P450 Gene Induced by Plant Allelochemicals and Insecticides

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    Rui-Long Wang; Christian Staehelin; Qing-Qing Xia; Yi-Juan Su; Ren-Sen Zeng

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    Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s) of insects play crucial roles in the metabolism of endogenous and dietary compounds. Tobacco cutworm moth (Spodoptera litura), an important agricultural pest, causes severe yield losses in many crops. In this study, we identified CYP9A40, a novel P450 gene of S. litura, and investigated its expression profile and potential role in detoxification of plant allelochemicals and insecticides. The cDNA contains an open reading frame encoding 529 amino acid re...

  19. The Use of Bio-Guided Fractionation to Explore the Use of Leftover Biomass in Dutch Flower Bulb Production as Allelochemicals against Weeds

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    Rob Verpoorte

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    Full Text Available A major problem in flower bulb cultivation is weed control. Synthetic herbicides are mainly used, although they cause a range of problems, and integrated weed control through application of naturally occurring allelochemicals would be highly desirable. Flower bulb production creates large amounts of leftover biomass. Utilizing this source for weed control may provide new applications of the bulb crops. We therefore screened 33 flower bulb extracts for allelochemical activity against weeds. Several methanol and chloroform extracts were observed to inhibit germination and growth of Senecio vulgaris L. and Lolium perenne L., as representatives of di- and mono-cotyledonous weeds, respectively. Narciclasine was identified as the bioactive compound in Narcissus. The extract of Amaryllis belladonna L. was equally active, but did not contain any narciclasine. Bioassay-guided fractionation of the A. belladonna extract resulted in the identification of lycorine as the bio-active compound. The IC50 measured for radicle growth inhibition was 0.10 µM for narciclasine and 0.93 µM for lycorine, compared to 0.11 mM of chlorpropham, a synthetic herbicide. Therefore, the leftover biomass from the spring bulb industry represents an interesting potential source for promising allelochemicals for further studies on weed growth inhibition.

  20. Effect of Allelochemicals from Leaf Leachates of Gmelina arborea on Inhibition of Some Essential Seed Germination Enzymes in Green Gram, Red Gram, Black Gram, and Chickpea.

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    Madhan Shankar, Ramakrishnan; Veeralakshmi, Shanmugham; Sirajunnisa, Abdul Razack; Rajendran, Ramasamy

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    The present work focused on identification of allelochemicals from the leaf leachates of Gmelina arborea and analyzing its influence on the germination of red gram, green gram, black gram, and chickpea in terms of the levels of some important germination enzymes like acid phosphatase, catalase, peroxidase, and amylase. The study showed that allelopathic effects were more predominant in chickpea with 80% followed by red gram, green gram, and black gram where the inhibition ranged between 26% and 75%. The vigor index in the seed lots is also considerably reduced. Total chlorophyll content was also reduced by allelopathic effect in all treated seeds ranging between 0.7 and 7.5 μg/g dry weight. The effect of allelochemicals drastically reduced the relative water content in red gram followed by the other seed lots. The total protein content varied considerably in the control and the treated seed lots. Allelochemicals inhibited the expression and activity of the enzymes required for efficient germination. The present study also threw limelight on the effective use of this tree, wherein planting this tree amidst pulse related herb plantations could affect the growth of the economically viable plants, but this tree can very well adapt to diversified soil conditions and rainfall zones. PMID:27350959

  1. Identification and Characterization of CYP9A40 from the Tobacco Cutworm Moth (Spodoptera litura), a Cytochrome P450 Gene Induced by Plant Allelochemicals and Insecticides.

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    Wang, Rui-Long; Staehelin, Christian; Xia, Qing-Qing; Su, Yi-Juan; Zeng, Ren-Sen

    2015-09-18

    Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s) of insects play crucial roles in the metabolism of endogenous and dietary compounds. Tobacco cutworm moth (Spodoptera litura), an important agricultural pest, causes severe yield losses in many crops. In this study, we identified CYP9A40, a novel P450 gene of S. litura, and investigated its expression profile and potential role in detoxification of plant allelochemicals and insecticides. The cDNA contains an open reading frame encoding 529 amino acid residues. CYP9A40 transcripts were found to be accumulated during various development stages of S. litura and were highest in fifth and sixth instar larvae. CYP9A40 was mainly expressed in the midgut and fat body. Larval consumption of xenobiotics, namely plant allelochemicals (quercetin and cinnamic acid) and insecticides (deltamethrin and methoxyfenozide) induced accumulation of CYP9A40 transcripts in the midgut and fat body. Injection of dsCYP9A40 (silencing of CYP9A40 by RNA interference) significantly increased the susceptibility of S. litura larvae to the tested plant allelochemicals and insecticides. These results indicate that CYP9A40 expression in S. litura is related to consumption of xenobiotics and suggest that CYP9A40 is involved in detoxification of these compounds.

  2. The Garlic Allelochemical Diallyl Disulfide Affects Tomato Root Growth by Influencing Cell Division, Phytohormone Balance and Expansin Gene Expression.

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    Cheng, Fang; Cheng, Zhihui; Meng, Huanwen; Tang, Xiangwei

    2016-01-01

    Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a volatile organosulfur compound derived from garlic (Allium sativum L.), and it is known as an allelochemical responsible for the strong allelopathic potential of garlic. The anticancer properties of DADS have been studied in experimental animals and various types of cancer cells, but to date, little is known about its mode of action as an allelochemical at the cytological level. The current research presents further studies on the effects of DADS on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) seed germination, root growth, mitotic index, and cell size in root meristem, as well as the phytohormone levels and expression profile of auxin biosynthesis genes (FZYs), auxin transport genes (SlPINs), and expansin genes (EXPs) in tomato root. The results showed a biphasic, dose-dependent effect on tomato seed germination and root growth under different DADS concentrations. Lower concentrations (0.01-0.62 mM) of DADS significantly promoted root growth, whereas higher levels (6.20-20.67 mM) showed inhibitory effects. Cytological observations showed that the cell length of root meristem was increased and that the mitotic activity of meristematic cells in seedling root tips was enhanced at lower concentrations of DADS. In contrast, DADS at higher concentrations inhibited root growth by affecting both the length and division activity of meristematic cells. However, the cell width of the root meristem was not affected. Additionally, DADS increased the IAA and ZR contents of seedling roots in a dose-dependent manner. The influence on IAA content may be mediated by the up-regulation of FZYs and PINs. Further investigation into the underlying mechanism revealed that the expression levels of tomato EXPs were significantly affected by DADS. The expression levels of EXPB2 and beta-expansin precursor were increased after 3 d, and those of EXP1, EXPB3 and EXLB1 were increased after 5 d of DADS treatment (0.41 mM). This result suggests that tomato root growth may be

  3. The Garlic Allelochemical Diallyl Disulfide Affects Tomato Root Growth by Influencing Cell Division, Phytohormone Balance and Expansin Gene Expression

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    Cheng, Fang; Cheng, Zhihui; Meng, Huanwen; Tang, Xiangwei

    2016-01-01

    Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a volatile organosulfur compound derived from garlic (Allium sativum L.), and it is known as an allelochemical responsible for the strong allelopathic potential of garlic. The anticancer properties of DADS have been studied in experimental animals and various types of cancer cells, but to date, little is known about its mode of action as an allelochemical at the cytological level. The current research presents further studies on the effects of DADS on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) seed germination, root growth, mitotic index, and cell size in root meristem, as well as the phytohormone levels and expression profile of auxin biosynthesis genes (FZYs), auxin transport genes (SlPINs), and expansin genes (EXPs) in tomato root. The results showed a biphasic, dose-dependent effect on tomato seed germination and root growth under different DADS concentrations. Lower concentrations (0.01–0.62 mM) of DADS significantly promoted root growth, whereas higher levels (6.20–20.67 mM) showed inhibitory effects. Cytological observations showed that the cell length of root meristem was increased and that the mitotic activity of meristematic cells in seedling root tips was enhanced at lower concentrations of DADS. In contrast, DADS at higher concentrations inhibited root growth by affecting both the length and division activity of meristematic cells. However, the cell width of the root meristem was not affected. Additionally, DADS increased the IAA and ZR contents of seedling roots in a dose-dependent manner. The influence on IAA content may be mediated by the up-regulation of FZYs and PINs. Further investigation into the underlying mechanism revealed that the expression levels of tomato EXPs were significantly affected by DADS. The expression levels of EXPB2 and beta-expansin precursor were increased after 3 d, and those of EXP1, EXPB3 and EXLB1 were increased after 5 d of DADS treatment (0.41 mM). This result suggests that tomato root growth may be

  4. Effects of allelochemicals from first (brassicaceae) and second (Myzus persicae and Brevicoryne brassicae) trophic levels on Adalia bipunctata.

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    Francis, F; Lognay, G; Wathelet, J P; Haubruge, E

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    Three Brassicaceae species, Brassica napus (low glucosinolate content), Brassica nigra (including sinigrin), and Sinapis alba (including sinalbin) were used as host plants for two aphid species: the generalist Myzus persicae and the specialist Brevicoryne brassicae. Each combination of aphid species and prey host plant was used to feed the polyphagous ladybird beetle, Adalia bipunctata. Experiments with Brassicaceae species including different amounts and kinds of glucosinolates (GLS) showed increased ladybird larval mortality at higher GLS concentrations. When reared on plants with higher GLS concentrations, the specialist aphid, B. brassicae, was found to be more toxic than M. persicae. Identification of GLS and related degradation products, mainly isothiocyanates (ITC), was investigated in the first two trophic levels, plant and aphid species, by high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, respectively. While only GLS were detected in M. persicae on each Brassicaceae species, high amounts of ITC were identified in B. brassicae samples (allyl-ITC and benzyl-ITC from B. nigra and S. alba, respectively) from all host plants. Biological effects of allelochemicals from plants on predators through aphid prey are discussed in relation to aphid species to emphasize the role of the crop plant in integrated pest management in terms of biological control efficacy. PMID:14768813

  5. Isolation and Identification of Potential Allelochemicals from Aerial Parts of Avena fatua L. and Their Allelopathic Effect on Wheat.

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    Liu, Xingang; Tian, Fajun; Tian, Yingying; Wu, Yanbing; Dong, Fengshou; Xu, Jun; Zheng, Yongquan

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    Five compounds (syringic acid, tricin, acacetin, syringoside, and diosmetin) were isolated from the aerial parts of wild oats (Avena fatua L.) using chromatography columns of silica gel and Sephadex LH-20. Their chemical structures were identified by means of electrospray ionization and high-resolution mass spectrometry as well as (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic analyses. Bioassays showed that the five compounds had significant allelopathic effects on the germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The five compounds inhibited fresh wheat as well as the shoot and root growth of wheat by approximately 50% at a concentration of 100 mg/kg, except for tricin and syringoside for shoot growth. The results of activity testing indicated that the aerial parts of wild oats had strong allelopathic potential and could cause different degrees of influence on surrounding plants. Moreover, these compounds could be key allelochemicals in wild-oat-infested wheat fields and interfere with wheat growth via allelopathy. PMID:27079356

  6. Isolation and Identification of Potential Allelochemicals from Aerial Parts of Avena fatua L. and Their Allelopathic Effect on Wheat.

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    Liu, Xingang; Tian, Fajun; Tian, Yingying; Wu, Yanbing; Dong, Fengshou; Xu, Jun; Zheng, Yongquan

    2016-05-11

    Five compounds (syringic acid, tricin, acacetin, syringoside, and diosmetin) were isolated from the aerial parts of wild oats (Avena fatua L.) using chromatography columns of silica gel and Sephadex LH-20. Their chemical structures were identified by means of electrospray ionization and high-resolution mass spectrometry as well as (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic analyses. Bioassays showed that the five compounds had significant allelopathic effects on the germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The five compounds inhibited fresh wheat as well as the shoot and root growth of wheat by approximately 50% at a concentration of 100 mg/kg, except for tricin and syringoside for shoot growth. The results of activity testing indicated that the aerial parts of wild oats had strong allelopathic potential and could cause different degrees of influence on surrounding plants. Moreover, these compounds could be key allelochemicals in wild-oat-infested wheat fields and interfere with wheat growth via allelopathy.

  7. Root growth and enzymes related to the lignification of maize seedlings exposed to the allelochemical L-DOPA.

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    de Cássia Siqueira-Soares, Rita; Soares, Anderson Ricardo; Parizotto, Angela Valderrama; de Lourdes Lucio Ferrarese, Maria; Ferrarese-Filho, Osvaldo

    2013-01-01

    L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) is a known allelochemical exuded from the roots of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L. Fabaceae). In the current work, we analyzed the effects of L-DOPA on the growth, the activities of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), tyrosine ammonia-lyase (TAL), and peroxidase (POD), and the contents of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and lignin in maize (Zea mays) roots. Three-day-old seedlings were cultivated in nutrient solution with or without 0.1 to 2.0 mM L-DOPA in a growth chamber (25°C, light/dark photoperiod of 12/12, and photon flux density of 280  μ mol m(-2) s(-1)) for 24 h. The results revealed that the growth (length and weight) of the roots, the PAL, TAL, and soluble and cell wall-bound POD activities decreased, while phenylalanine, tyrosine, and lignin contents increased after L-DOPA exposure. Together, these findings showed the susceptibility of maize to L-DOPA. In brief, these results suggest that the inhibition of PAL and TAL can accumulate phenylalanine and tyrosine, which contribute to enhanced lignin deposition in the cell wall followed by a reduction of maize root growth. PMID:24348138

  8. Allelochemical effects of volatile compounds and organic extracts from Muscodor yucatanensis, a tropical endophytic fungus from Bursera simaruba.

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    Macías-Rubalcava, Martha L; Hernández-Bautista, Blanca E; Oropeza, Fabiola; Duarte, Georgina; González, María C; Glenn, Anthony E; Hanlin, Richard T; Anaya, Ana Luisa

    2010-10-01

    Muscodor yucatanensis, an endophytic fungus, was isolated from the leaves of Bursera simaruba (Burseraceae) in a dry, semideciduous tropical forest in the Ecological Reserve El Eden, Quintana Roo, Mexico. We tested the mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by M. yucatanensis for allelochemical effects against other endophytic fungi, phytopathogenic fungi and fungoids, and plants. VOCs were lethal to Guignardia mangifera, Colletotrichum sp., Phomopsis sp., Alternaria solani, Rhizoctonia sp., Phytophthora capsici, and P. parasitica, but had no effect on Fusarium oxysporum, Xylaria sp., the endophytic isolate 120, or M. yucatanensis. VOCs inhibited root elongation in amaranth, tomato, and barnyard grass, particularly those produced during the first 15 days of fungal growth. VOCs were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and included compounds not previously reported from other Muscodor species and the previously reported compounds octane, 2-methyl butyl acetate, 2-pentyl furan, caryophyllene, and aromadendrene. We also evaluated organic extracts from the culture medium and mycelium of M. yucatanensis on the same endophytes, phytopathogens, and plants. In general, extracts inhibited plants more than endophytic or phytopathogens fungi. G. mangifera was the only organism that was significantly stimulated by both extracts regardless of concentration. Compounds in both organic extracts were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. We discuss the possible allelopathic role that metabolites of M. yucatanensis play in its ecological interactions with its host plant and other organisms. PMID:20809145

  9. Effects of quantitative variation in allelochemicals in Plantago lanceolata on development of a generalist and a specialist herbivore and their endoparasitoids.

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    Harvey, Jeffrey A; van Nouhuys, Saskya; Biere, Arjen

    2005-02-01

    Studies in crop species show that the effect of plant allelochemicals is not necessarily restricted to herbivores, but can extend to (positive as well as negative) effects on performance at higher trophic levels, including the predators and parasitoids of herbivores. We examined how quantitative variation in allelochemicals (iridoid glycosides) in ribwort plantain, Plantago lanceolata, affects the development of a specialist and a generalist herbivore and their respective specialist and generalist endoparasitoids. Plants were grown from two selection lines that differed ca. 5-fold in the concentration of leaf iridoid glycosides. Development time of the specialist herbivore, Melitaea cinxia, and its solitary endoparasitoid, Hyposoter horticola, proceeded most rapidly when reared on the high iridoid line, whereas pupal mass in M. cinxia and adult mass in H. horticola were unaffected by plant line. Cotesia melitaearum, a gregarious endoparasitoid of M. cinxia, performed equally well on hosts feeding on the two lines of P. lanceolata. In contrast, the pupal mass of the generalist herbivore, Spodoptera exigua, and the emerging adult mass of its solitary endoparasitoid, C. marginiventris, were significantly lower when reared on the high line, whereas development time was unaffected. The results are discussed with regards to (1) differences between specialist and generalist herbivores and their natural enemies to quantitative variation in plant secondary chemistry, and (2) potentially differing selection pressures on plant defense. PMID:15856784

  10. Mechanism and Active Variety of Allelochemicals%植物化感物质活性变化及其作用机理研究进展

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    彭少麟; 文军; 郭勤峰

    2004-01-01

    本文综述了化感物质活性的变化、变化的原因及其功能机理.化感物质活性在自然过程中,由于温度、光周期、水和土壤等的不同而变化,在功能过程中随其初始浓度、化合物结构和混合程度不同而变化,在植物体内由于组织器官和成熟程度不同而变化,而研究技术和操作过程也影响化感物质的活性.文章还讨论了未来化感作用研究的发展方向.未来化感作用研究将集焦于如下五方面:(1)更有效地在实践中,特别是在农业生产过程中鉴定和提纯化感物质;(2)化感作用在分子结构水平的功能定位;(3)应用化感作用解释植物种间相互作用;(4)化感作用在植被演替过程中的驱动力作用;(5)化感作用在进化过程中的意义.%This article summarizes allelochemicals' active variety, its potential causes and function mechanisms. Allelochemicals' activity varies with temperature, photoperiod, water and soils during natural processes, with its initial concentration, compound structure and mixed degree during functional processes,with plant accessions, tissues and maturity within-species, and with research techniques and operation processes. The prospective developmental aspects of allelopathy studies in the future are discussed.Future research should focus on: (1) to identify and purify allelochemicals more effectively, especially for agriculture, (2) the functions of allelopathy at the molecular structure level, (3) using allelopathy to explain plant species interactions, (4) allelopathy as a driving force of succession, and (5) the significance of allelopathy in the evolutionary processes.

  11. 大蒜根系分泌物化感作用及化感物质的比较%Comparative analysis of allelopathy and allelochemicals of the root exudates in garlic

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    周艳丽; 程智慧

    2012-01-01

    【目的】利用生物测定和GC-MS分析方法,研究大蒜根系分泌物的化感作用及化感物质。【方法】采用琼脂培和砂培2种栽培方式收集大蒜根系分泌物,分别采用乙醚、乙酸乙酯、三氯甲烷和正丁醇4种有机溶剂进行萃取分离,对各有机溶剂萃取液进行萝卜种子发芽试验,确定出强化感作用组分,并对其成分进行GC-MS分析。【结果】各有机溶剂萃取液的化感作用强弱顺序依次为:乙酸乙酯萃取液〉三氯甲烷萃取液〉正丁醇和乙醚萃取液,初步确定大蒜根系分泌物中的化感物质为2,6-二异丙基苯酚、2,6-二叔丁基对甲酚和二烯丙基二硫醚。【结论】2种栽培方式收集的大蒜根系分泌物的乙酸乙酯组分中的成分相似,但在含量上差异较大,表现为砂培〉琼脂培。%【Objective】 The allelopathy and major allelochemicals in root exudates of garlic were studied by bioassay and GC-MS methods.【Method】 The root exudates of garlic were collected from agar culture and sand culture in this experiment,and were extracted by ethyl ether,ethyl acetate,chloroform and n-butanol.【Result】 The results showed that allelopathy of ethyl acetate component was the strongest,followed by chloroform component,the allelopathy of ethyl ether component and n-butanol component.The component of ethyl acetate was analyzed by GC-MS,and the main allelochemicals were identified as 2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)-phenol,butylated hydroxytoluene and diallyl disulphide.【Conclusion】 The allelochemicals were similar in ethyl acetate fraction of two cultivation forms,but the quantity was different,and the varieties and quantities of allelochemicals in sand culture were higher than agar culture.

  12. Study on the allelochemicals of inhibiting Mikania micrantha growth from Cuscuta japonica%抑制薇甘菊生长的日本菟丝子化感物质研究

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    李秋玲; 肖辉林

    2012-01-01

    采用制备型高效液相色谱、重结晶等方法从有害植物日本菟丝子(Cuscuta japonica Choisy)的水浸液有机萃取物中分离出能显著抑制薇甘菊(Mikania micrantha H.B.K.)种子萌发的化感物质,并采用核磁共振(1HNMR、13CNMR)法、质谱(MS)法等对其结构进行分析和鉴定.结果表明:能显著抑制薇甘菊种子萌发的日本菟丝子化感物质为桂皮酸(cinnamic acid)和3-苯基丙酸(3-phenylpropanoic acid).这2种化合物在菟丝子属的植物中属首次分离鉴定.这2种化感物质具有开发为生物源农药(如除草剂)的潜力.研究结果为人侵植物薇甘菊的防治提供了参考依据,也为日本菟丝子的开发利用开辟了一条新途径.%In this study, allelochemicals, which has the marked inhibition effects on the seed germination of Mikania micrantha H. B. K., were extracted and separated from Cuscuta japonica Choisy through recrystal and their structures were identified through the analyses of 'HNMR, 13CNMR and MS. The study indicates that the allelochemicals are cinnamic acid and 3-phenylpropanoic acid. These two compounds are the first time to be seperated and identified from the custuta plants. It is supposed that these two allelochemicals should be developed as new-type biological pesticides (such as herbicide). The results provide reference for the prevention and control of Mikania micrantha invasion, and for the new way to exploit and utilize C. japonica.

  13. 化感物质对白藜种子萌发及抗氧化物酶活性的影响%Effects of Allelochemicals on Seed Germination and Seedling Antioxidant Enzyme Activity of Chenopodium album

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    李巧峡; 李腾腾; 高加来; 赵庆芳; 杨宁

    2012-01-01

    Chenopodium album is a common weed of wheat and other arable crops. Ferulic acid, vanillic acid, theobromine, theophylline, luteolin and quercetin are used to test their allelopathic effects on seed germination, seedling growth and antioxidant enzyme activity of C. album. The present study provides theoretical guidance for the biological control of C. album. Results show that six allelochemicals have significant allelopathic effects on seed germination, seedling growth and the activity of antioxidant enzymes. The effects are obviously related with the concentration and species of allelochemicals. Seed germination of C. album is significantly inhibited under 1 mmol ·L-1 of tested allelochemicals except vanillic acid and theobromine, while seed germination is promoted at lower concentrations. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activities initially have an increasing tendency, followed by a decreasing trendency. Perox-idase (POD) activity shows an opposite trendency with allelochemical (ferulic acid, theophylline, quercetin and luteolin) concentrations increasing. Ferulic acid, theophylline, quercetin and luteolin at 1 mmol ·L-1 obviously reduce SOD and CAT activities, while significantly increase POD activity except luteolin.%白藜(Chenopodium album)是小麦(Triticum aestivum)和其他耕地作物以及果园里常见杂草.试验选用阿魏酸、香草酸、可可碱、茶碱、木樨草素、槲皮黄素6种化感物质,通过对白藜种子萌发、幼苗生长及抗氧化酶活性的影响进行化感作用研究,为其生物防治提供理论指导.结果表明:6种化感物质对白藜种子萌发、幼苗生长及抗氧化物酶活性有明显的影响,这种影响效应与化感物质的种类及浓度明显相关.当6种化感物质的浓度为l mmol·L-1时,除香草酸与可可碱外,其余均使白藜种子萌发受到抑制,其中茶碱、槲皮黄素和木樨草素表现出显著的抑制作用(P<0.05);而6种化感物质在较低

  14. Allelochemicals Identification in the Root and the Rhizosperic Soil of Parsley%西芹鲜根及根际区物化感物质成分鉴定

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    陈磊; 云兴福

    2012-01-01

    In order to investigate the allelochemicals in the root and the rhizosperic soil of parsley,the column chromatography and GC-MS were used to study the best allelopathy fraction of different extracts in the root and the rhizosperic soil of parsley after secondary separation. The results showed the main allelochemicals of the best allelopathy fraction of the ethanol extract in the root and the rhizosperic soil of parsley after secondary separation were 4-Dimethylamino-2-methyl-l-phenyl-butan-2-ol,8-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester, Hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester, Octadecadienoic acid,methyl ester;the main allelochemicals of the best allelopathy fraction of the acetone extract in the root and the rhizosperic soil of parsley after secondary separation were 2-Propenoic acid, pentadecyl ester; the main allelochemicals of the best allelopathy fraction of the aqueous extract in the root and the rhizosperic soil of parsley after secondary separation were 1-Hexadecanamine, N,N-dimethyl-,Pentadecanoic acid, 14-methyl-,methyl ester,Cyclotrisiloxane, hexamethyl-, 9-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester, ( E)-, Methyl ricinoleate, Heptadecanoic acid, 16-methyl-, methyl ester.%为探讨西芹鲜根及根际区物化感物质成分,利用柱层析法及GC-MS对西芹鲜根及根际区物不同浸提液二次层析后化感效应最佳流分进行分离鉴定.结果表明,西芹鲜根与根际区物乙醇浸提液二次层析后化感效应最佳流分的主要化感成分均为4-二甲氨基-2-甲基-1-苯基-丁-2-醇、8-十八烯酸甲酯、棕榈酸甲酯、十八烷二烯酸甲酯;西芹鲜根与根际区物丙酮浸提液二次层析后化感效应最佳流分的主要化感成分为2-丙烯酸十五烷基酯;西芹鲜根与根际区物水浸提液二次层析后化感效应最佳流分的主要化感成分为十六烷基二甲基叔胺、14-甲基十五烷酸甲酯、六甲基环三硅氧烷、(E)-9-十八烯酸甲酯、蓖麻油酸甲酯、16-甲基十七烷酸甲酯.

  15. 凤眼莲化感物质对铜绿微囊藻、斜生栅藻生长及细胞数相对比例的影响%Effects of Eichhornia crassipes allelochemicals on the growth of two mono-and co-cultured algae Microcystis aeruginosa and Scenedesmus obliquus

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    刘光涛; 周长芳; 孙利芳; 朱薇薇; 姜昊; 王涵兴; 安树青

    2011-01-01

    To explore the possibility of using allelochemicals in solving the problem of algal blooms in eutrophicated shallow lakes,five allelochemicals found from roots of Eichhornia crassipes(linoleic acid,1-linoleoyl-rac-glycerol,propionamide,N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine and nonanoic acid) were tested with mono-and co-cultured algae Microcystis aeruginosa and Scenedesmus obliquus.The results showed that components and doses of the allelochemicals,as well as culture modes,affected the growth of the two algae significantly(p 0.001).The allelochemicals generally promoted the growth of the algae when added at low concentrations(0.1 ~ 1.0 mg.L-1) and during early culture stages,while such effects turned into inhibition when allelochemical concentration was increased(10.0 mg.L-1) and the culture stage was extended.Among the fived allelochemicals tested,nonanoic acid had the strongest effect on both algae,whereas individually,M.aeruginosa was most affected by propionamide,and S.obliquus by linoleic acid.Cell number proportions of S.obliquus in co-cultures were also increased by nonanoic acid at a concentration of 0.1 ~ 1.0 mg.L-1 and the other allelochemicals at 10.0 mg.L-1(p 0.05).This research indicated a promising potential of the application of Eichhornia crassipes allelochemicals in control of aquatic algae.%为探索化感物质在蓝藻水华治理方面的应用潜力,选取在凤眼莲根系分泌物中发现的5种化感物质(亚油酸、亚油酸甘油酯、丙酰胺、N-苯基—2-萘胺和壬酸),研究了3种剂量下(0.1、1.0、10.0mg.L-1)其对单一、混合培养铜绿微囊藻和斜生栅藻生长的影响.结果发现,化感物质成分、剂量和藻类培养方式对铜绿微囊藻和斜生栅藻生长都具有极显著的影响(p〈0.001),化感物质剂量相对而言影响力最大.5种化感物质对两种藻类的生长总体上呈低剂量促进高剂量抑制和先促进后抑制的趋势.其中,壬酸对两种藻

  16. 不同暴露方式下水生植物化感物质抑藻效应的比较研究%Comparative Study on Antialgal Effects of Allelochemicals from Aquatic Plants under Different Exposure Protocols

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    高云霓; 葛芳杰; 刘碧云; 鲁志营; 何燕; 张甬元; 吴振斌

    2015-01-01

    为研究水生植物释放的化感物质在生态水平上的有效作用模式,选择水生植物释放的壬酸、N-苯基-1-萘胺和咖啡酸等不同类型化感物质,比较高剂量单次暴露与低剂量多次暴露对铜绿微囊藻(Microcystis aeruginosa)生长的影响,探讨化感物质不同投加频次、剂量和光暗条件等对多次暴露抑藻效果的影响。结果显示,3种化感物质以2 h为间隔、分5次、每次添加0.5 mg·L-1的方式暴露时均表现出比以总剂量2.5 mg·L-1单次暴露更强的抑藻效果,在实验的第7天壬酸、N-苯基-1-萘胺和咖啡酸的抑藻率是单次暴露组的1.8、1.1和1.6倍。以1 h间隔、10次暴露的壬酸和N-苯基-1-萘胺,抑制率随着单次添加量的减少而降低,但在单次暴露剂量低至0.1 mg·L-1时两种物质仍能显著抑制铜绿微囊藻的生长,第7天N-苯基-1-萘胺的平均生长抑制率仍可以达到50.25%。壬酸和N-苯基-1-萘胺在铜绿微囊藻生长的黑暗阶段多次暴露比在光照阶段的抑藻效果好,第3天的平均抑制率分别是是光照阶段的2.2和1.3倍。上述结果表明,水生植物释放的化感物质可以通过低剂量多次暴露实现比高剂量单次暴露更强的抑藻效果。因此,加强对化感物质多次暴露方式下抑藻作用的研究将推动自然环境中水生植物化感作用生态机制的进一步揭示,有利于指导水生植物化感作用的理论研究和实践应用。%To explore the effective pathway of how the allelochemicals released by aquatic plants work at ecological levels, three typical allelochemicals including nonanoic acid, N-phenyl-1-naphthylamine and caffeic acid, from different chemical classes, were selected to compare their inhibition effects at high-dose single exposure and low-dose repeated exposure on the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa. The influences of exposure frequency, dose and light conditions on the repeated exposure

  17. 有机酸类化感物质的血清蛋白输运机制研究%Research the mechanism of bovine serum albumin transport organic acids allelochemicals

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    樊君; 黄凤琴; 李铭慧; 吕达; 郭明

    2015-01-01

    Affinity capillary electrophoresis( ACE) had been used to establish the analytical method of binding reactions between or-ganic acids allelochemicals and bovine serum albumin(BSA). The binding mechanisms of citric acid(CA)/sulfosalicylic acid(SA) and BSA were studied by simulating and constructing interaction system of ligand( organic)-receptor( BSA) ,and then the similari-ties and differences of the binding mechanism between different organic acids and different concentrations was compared. The results showed that the combined reactions of CA/SA with BSA were reacted to form CA-BSA and SA-BSA compounds. The mean apparent competition binding constants(KCA-BSA=(1. 82±0. 11)×104 L·mol-1,KSA-BSA=(2. 12±0. 12)×104L·mol-1)which was based on the changes of the effective mobility and determined through theoretical equation showed that the binding reactions of CA/SA-BSA were fast equilibrium reactions. The research results have illustrated the physiological effects of serum protein transporting organic acids allelochemicals and provided a theoretical reference for in-depth studying of the combined reaction of allelochemicals with biological macromolecules.%利用亲和毛细管电泳( Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis,ACE)建立有机酸类化感物质与血清白蛋白( Bo-vine serum albumin,BSA)结合反应的分析方法。模拟典型有机酸类化感物质与血清白蛋白的结合反应,构建配体(有机酸)-受体(BSA)相互作用体系,采用ACE法研究不同浓度柠檬酸(Citric Acid,CA)/磺基水杨酸( Sulfosalicylic acid,SA)与BSA的结合反应机制并比较不同有机酸作用机理异同。结果表明,有机酸类化感物质CA/SA与BSA发生结合反应形成复合物CA-BSA和SA-BSA。依据有效淌度变化,理论方程非线性拟合结合反应的表观结合常数KCA-BSA=(1.82±0.11)×104L·mol-1、KSA-BSA=(2.12±0.12)×104L·mol-1,结合反应均为快平衡反应。相关工作阐明了血清蛋白输运有机酸类化感物

  18. Photosynthetic Physiological Responses to Allelochemicals of Phyllostachys edulis in Seedlings of Camelia oleifera Abel%油茶幼苗对毛竹化感物质的光合生理响应

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    陈娟; 白尚斌; 周国模; 王懿祥; 王楠; 梁倩倩; 沈蕊

    2013-01-01

    为探讨毛竹( Phyllostachys edulis)化感物质如何影响油茶幼苗的光合生理,采用水浸提的方法,用毛竹茎叶、枯落物和根际土壤3种不同的浸提液处理油茶幼苗,以蒸馏水处理作为对照,测定不同质量浓度梯度浸提液处理下油茶幼苗的光合生理特性参数和叶绿素质量分数。结果表明:高质量浓度的毛竹浸提液显著抑制油茶幼苗叶绿素质量分数,低质量浓度则促进,其中0.02 g· mL-1的枯落物浸提液与对照相比增量为7.68%,促进作用达到了极显著水平。毛竹化感物质对油茶净光合速率、气孔导度的影响大体上表现为高质量浓度抑制、低质量浓度促进的效应。油茶幼苗光合生理参数对毛竹化感物质的响应不尽相同,高质量浓度的3种浸提液显著降低了油茶的最大净光合速率,与对照相比分别降低了27.42%、26.97%和21.25%,且抑制作用随着化感物质质量浓度的降低而逐渐减弱,直至转化为促进作用。毛竹化感物质提高了油茶的暗呼吸速率和光补偿点,而对表观量子效率无明显作用。%The experiment was conducted to study the allelopathic effects of allelochemicals of Phyllostachys edulis on photosyn-thetic physiological of Camelia oleifera Abel..With three types of aqueous extracts (stem and leaf, litter, soil), three concentration gradients (0.10, 0.05 and 0.02 g· mL-1 ) were used as different treatments, and the distilled water as the control.The chlorophyll mass fraction showed significant inhibitory effect under higher mass concentration of aqueous ex-tracts, and stimulatory effect under lower content.0.02 g· mL-1 litter extracts showed significant stimulatory effect on chlorophyll mass fraction and the stimulation rate reached 7.68%.Net photosynthesis rate and stomatal conductance were also inhibited at higher content and enhanced at lower content.Allelochemicals of P.edulis had

  19. 嫁接西瓜根系分泌物的化感效应及其化感物质的鉴定%Allelopathic effects and identification of allelochemicals in root exudates of grafted watermelons

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    郑阳霞; 唐海东; 李焕秀; 严泽生; 郭学君

    2011-01-01

    In order to study the allelopathic effects of root exudates from the watermelons grafted with pumpkin and calabash as rootstocks,effects of root exudates from the watermelons grafted on the seed germination and seedling growth of watermelons were researched.The Allelochemicals of root exudates were detected by GC-MS.The results showed that the seed germination and seedling growth of watermelons were increased when the root exudates were in low concentration,but decreased in high concentration.The root exudates promoted the seed germination and seedling growth of watermelons at 2.5 μL·L-1.The root exudates began to restrain the seed germination and seedling growth of watermelons at 10 μL·L-1.When the concentrations were lower,the root exudates from grafted watermelons had more effects on the seed germination and seedling vegetal promotion than own-rooted watermelons.The inhibiting effect of grafted watermelons was less than that of own-rooted watermelon at high concentration of root exudates.And the identification of the allelochemicals in root exudates of grafted watermelons indicated that the categories and the relative contents were different from the own-root plants.The results showed that grafting changed the categories and the relative contents of root exudate components and changed allelopathic effects.Furthermore,there was obvious grafting superiority.So grafting was one of the effective methods for relieving the continuous cropping obstacles caused by autotoxicity.%为了研究嫁接西瓜根系分泌物的化感效应,采用南瓜、葫芦作砧木嫁接西瓜,研究了嫁接西瓜根系分泌物对西瓜种子萌发和幼苗生长的影响,并对嫁接西瓜根系分泌物中的化感物质进行了GC-MS检测。结果表明,各处理对西瓜种子发芽和幼苗生长均呈现出低促高抑的规律。在根系分泌物浓缩液浓度为2.5μL.L-1时,促进西瓜种子的发芽和幼苗的生长。在浓度为10μL.L-1、20μL.L-1

  20. Syntheses of Allelochemicals for Insect Control

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    2002-01-01

    This thesis describes the synthetic preparation of somecompounds, which can serve as chemical signals for use in thedevelopment of control methods for pest insects. The compoundssynthesised are of the isoprenoid type and of two kinds:carvone derivatives and germacranes. The derivatives of carvoneare based on modifications of this compound, by reactions ofeither its endocyclic or its exocyclic double bond. One type ofmodifications was accomplished by chemoselective additions ofthiophenol. The ...

  1. Physiological conjunction of allelochemicals and desert plants.

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    Full Text Available Plants exchange signals with other physical and biological entities in their habitat, a form of communication termed allelopathy. The underlying principles of allelopathy and secondary-metabolite production are still poorly understood, especially in desert plants. The coordination and role of secondary metabolites were examined as a cause of allelopathy in plants thriving under arid and semiarid soil conditions. Desert plant species, Origanum dayi, Artemisia sieberi and Artemisia judaica from two different sources (cultivar cuttings and wild seeds were studied in their natural habitats. Growth rate, relative water content, osmotic potential, photochemical efficiency, volatile composition and vital factors of allelopathy were analyzed at regular intervals along four seasons with winter showing optimum soil water content and summer showing water deficit conditions. A comprehensive analysis of the volatile composition of the leaves, ambient air and soil in the biological niche of the plants under study was carried out to determine the effects of soil water conditions and sample plants on the surrounding flora. Significant morpho-physiological changes were observed across the seasons and along different soil water content. Metabolic analysis showed that water deficit was the key for driving selective metabolomic shifts. A. judaica showed the least metabolic shifts, while A. sieberi showed the highest shifts. All the species exhibited high allelopathic effects; A. judaica displayed relatively higher growth-inhibition effects, while O. dayi showed comparatively higher germination-inhibition effects in germination assays. The current study may help in understanding plant behavior, mechanisms underlying secondary-metabolite production in water deficit conditions and metabolite-physiological interrelationship with allelopathy in desert plants, and can help cull economic benefits from the produced volatiles.

  2. Inhibitory Effects of 6 Macroalgae Extracts on Skeletonema costatum and Isolation of Allelochemicals%六种大型藻浸提液对中肋骨条藻的抑制及活性成分分离

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    别聪聪; 李锋民; 李媛媛; 赵雅菡; 王震宇

    2011-01-01

    g/L for Sargassum fusi forme, 1. 4 g/L for Sargassum pathen, 1. 5 g/L for Grateloupia filicina and 4. 7 g/L for Undaria pinnatifida. Enteromorpha clathrat showed a good allelopathic inhibitory potency on Skeletonema costatum growth. Among four solvent extracts of Enteromorpha clathrat, ethyl acetate extract was the most effective part, and its EC50 was 0. 08 mg/L. The components of the ethyl acetate extract was analysed by using GC-MS, and 9-octadecyne and diisobutyl phthalate took the top two largest shares, but the identfication of allelochemical of Enteromorpha clathrat needs further research.

  3. Research on design of chemical open experimental teaching:The extraction and separation of Streptomyces allelochemicals%研究创新性化学开放实验教学设计--链霉菌化感活性物质的提取与分离

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    李春远; 卢其明; 陈敏; 罗志刚

    2015-01-01

    Streptomyces is the most important genus in actinomycetes since they produce many antibiotics and biologically active compounds.The extraction of allelochemicals is an important step to study allelopathy. Extraction of allelochemicals of Streptomyces strain 6803 as the researching experimental subject is designed. The students design different experimental schemes after reading a lot of papers and carries out the experiment by themselves,the solvent consumption and environmental pollution are remarkably reduced by optimizing extraction.Optimal selection of the methods for extraction and separation can lead to efficient purification of the target compounds. The structures are elucidated by analysis of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy under the guidance.The researching chemical open experiments help the students promote their awareness of environmental protection,the operating skills and innovative ability,which can improve the quality of education and teaching.%链霉菌属是多数抗生素和化感活性物质的最重要的产生菌,而化感活性物质提取方法的研究是研究化感作用的重要步骤。以一株活性链霉菌6803(Streptomyces srtain 6803)为研究对象,以绿色化学思想为指导,设计链霉菌活性物质提取及分离为开放实验学生的研究性实验,引导学生通过查阅相关研究文献,自行设计实验方案,优选提取及纯化方法,使溶剂消耗及环境污染显著降低;高效率地分离、纯化出目标产物,并用核磁共振谱图鉴定活性物质的结构。该研究性实验设计有助于增强学生的环保意识,提高学生的实验技能及科研创新能力,从而达到提高教育和教学质量的目的。

  4. Allelopathic effects of fresh parsley root acetone extracts on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumberinum and allelochemicals identification%西芹鲜根丙酮浸提物层析流分对黄瓜枯萎病菌的化感作用以及化感物质鉴定

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    高晓敏; 王琚钢; 李杰; 马立国; 郝静; 云兴福

    2014-01-01

    为探明西芹鲜根中化感物质成分,利用柱层析法对西芹鲜根丙酮浸提液进行4次层析,每次层析后获得的流分与黄瓜枯萎病菌共培养,测定菌落直径与孢子萌发率,以化感抑制效果筛选最佳流分,然后通过GC-MS对第4次层析最佳流分中化感物质进行鉴定。结果表明,各次层析最佳流分均对黄瓜枯萎病菌菌丝生长及孢子萌发有较强抑制作用,第4次层析获得的最佳流分(RA3246、RA3344、RA9889、RA91064)对枯萎病菌菌丝生长的化感抑制效果[相对于第4次层析丙酮对照(ACK4)]分别升高至28.69%、37.83%、42.44%、33.83%,孢子萌发抑制率分别升高至50.72%、50.66%、55.02%、59.37%。通过GC-MS共鉴定出有机酸、酚、醇、酯类、杂环有机物及含氮化合物6类12种化感物质,分别为3-羟基扁桃酸、硫代乙醇酸、2,4-二叔丁基苯酚、十二烷醇、2-甲基-2-丙烯酸十三烷酯、2-丙烯酸十二烷基酯、2-丙稀酸十五烷基酯、二甲基环己酯、3,4-环氧呋喃、十六烷基二甲基叔胺、(Z)-9-十八烯酸酰胺和二丁氨腈。研究获得结果可为利用西芹提取物防控黄瓜枯萎病提供理论基础。%In field production of cucumber (Cucumis sativus), it is relatively difficult to control wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum. However, the extent of infection is reduced by crop rotation with parsley (Apium graveloens). To identify inhibitory allelochemicals released into the soil by parsley crop, acetone extracts from fresh parsley roots were examined after a repeated series of purification (four cycles) in column chromatography (10 mm × 300 mm) using a column with silicone coating. We used a bioassay that incor-porated the various column fractions into PDA medium and co-cultured the plates with F. oxysporum f. sp. cucumberinum. By measuring colony diameter and spore germination rate, we screened the best fractions in terms of allelopathic inhibition effect and identified further

  5. The Alleviate Effect of Extracellular DNA and Protein in Maize Root Border Cells on the Allelochemical Stress from Chenopodium ambrosioides L.%玉米根边缘细胞exDNA和胞外蛋白对土荆芥化感胁迫的缓解效应

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    胡忠良; 王亚男; 马丹炜; 陈斌; 何亚强; 周健

    2015-01-01

    合物的毒性最小;土荆芥挥发油具有诱导根边缘细胞黏胶层面积增大的效应,并表现出剂量效应,当挥发油剂量达到5μL时,黏胶层相对面积与对照差异显著(P<0.05)。与对照相比,在对伞花素和α-萜品烯的作用下玉米根边缘细胞黏胶层面积变化不显著;当exDNA或胞外蛋白被DNA酶或蛋白酶降解后,根边缘细胞黏胶层相对面积缩小,细胞活性降低,其中,挥发油处理组根边缘细胞活性均在10%以下,对伞花素处理组、α-萜品烯处理组、对伞花素和α-萜品烯混合物处理组根边缘细胞活性虽然有所降低,但仍保持在80%左右。【结论】土荆芥挥发油及其主要成分对伞花素、α-萜品烯具有细胞毒性,可导致玉米根边缘细胞活性降低,根边缘细胞黏胶层中的exDNA和胞外蛋白对土荆芥挥发油、对伞花素、α-萜品烯的细胞毒性具有缓解效应,可在一定程度上缓解土荆芥的化感胁迫。%[Objective]Root border cells (RBCs) are released from the root cap as individual cells or a group of attached cells. The mucilage of root border cells acts in a manner similar to that of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in defense, thus, known as border cell extracellular traps (BETs). The extracellular DNA (exDNA) and proteins are components of border cell mucilage, which have been considered to play a vital role in protecting root tip from biotic and abiotic stresses. Allelopathy is one of the successful mechanisms of exotic plant for invading. The objective of this study is to reveal the roles of the exDNA and extracellular proteins of root border cell mucilage in resistance to allelochemical stress from an invasive plant, Chenopodium ambrosioides L..[Method]Experiments were performed with maize (Zea mays L.)‘Yayu26#’, a widely grown crop in the introduced habitats of C. ambrosioides under aeroponic culture with agar medium. The developmental

  6. Benzoxazinoid allelochemicals are absorbed and metabolized in mammals

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    B. Adhikari, Khem; Laursen, Bente Birgitte; Lærke, Helle Nygaard;

    2014-01-01

    in mammals. We fed a benzoxazinoid-containing rye bread-based diet to pigs (n=6), rats (n=6), and humans (n=19) and analyzed the content of benzoxazinoids and their potential metabolites in plasma, urine, bile and faeces by LC-MS/MS using electrospray ionization and multiple reaction monitoring mode...

  7. Induction by carrot allelochemicals of insecticide-metabolising enzymes in the southern armyworm (Spodoptera eridania).

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    Brattsten, L B; Evans, C K; Bonetti, S; Zalkow, L H

    1984-01-01

    Carrot foliage monoterpenes induce cytochrome P-450 up to 2.9-fold, NADPH cytochrome c (P-450) reductase up to 1.6-fold, NADPH-oxidation up to 3.8-fold, aldrin epoxidation up to 1.5-fold in southern armyworm larval midgut tissues when incorporated in their diet at 0.2% for 3 days. Stigmasterol and ergosterol did not substantially induce microsomal oxidase activities and significantly inhibited GSH S-aryltransferase activity and sulfotransferase activity. Coumarin did not substantially affect microsomal oxidase and sulfotransferase activity but is the most potent inducer of GSH S-aryltransferase activity, increasing this activity 7-fold. None of the chemicals is acutely toxic to the sixth instar larvae or affect the larval weight gain except coumarin which significantly depressed the maximal body weight attained. PMID:6141878

  8. Do phytotoxic allelochemicals remain in ashes after burning Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed)?

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    Harun, Md Abdullah Yousuf Al; Johnson, Joshua; Robinson, Randall W

    2016-06-01

    Australia is facing challenges in controlling Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed). However, burning has achieved some success in this regard. We aimed to investigate the comparative phytotoxicity of boneseed dried powder and ashes (burnt at 450°C and 250°C). Phenolic compounds in powder and ashes were measured using Folin-Ciocalteu assay and HPLC. The phytotoxicity of boneseed powder and ash extracts was assessed through germination bioassay on Lactuca sativa and the phytotoxicity of litter and ashes was evaluated using field soil, both in growth chamber. Burning of boneseed reduced total phenolics in ashes of boneseed organs by 99% and 100% both at high and low temperatures. The four phenolic compounds that were detected in boneseed were either absent or at negligible levels in the ashes, with inversely related to temperature. Both boneseed ash extracts and litter ash-mediated soil significantly reduced phytotoxicity displaying increased germination, biometric and biochemical parameters of test species compared with unburnt powder extracts and litter powder-mediated soil respectively, with greater reduction of phytotoxicity found for ashes produced at the lower temperature. Interestingly, the ash extracts and litter ash-mediated soil were found to stimulate some of those parameters of the test species compared to control. There was no excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in test species exposed to ash extracts compared with unburnt powder extracts. These findings suggest that burning of boneseed is an appropriate method of weed control and that this approach will reduce phytotoxicity of this species on native plants. PMID:27266307

  9. Phytotoxicity of cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) allelochemicals on standard target species and weeds.

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    Rial, Carlos; Novaes, Paula; Varela, Rosa M; Molinillo, José M G; Macias, Francisco A

    2014-07-16

    Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus L.) is a native plant to the Iberian Peninsula and the European Atlantic coast and invasive in American environments. Different solvents were used to perform cardoon extracts that were tested in phytotoxic bioassays. The ethyl acetate extract had the highest inhibitory activity so this was tested on the germination and growth of standard target species (lettuce, watercress, tomato, and onion) and weeds (barnyardgrass and brachiaria). The ethyl acetate extract was very active on root growth in both standard target species and weeds and it was therefore fractionated by chromatography. The spectroscopic data showed that the major compounds were sesquiterpene lactones. Aguerin B, grosheimin, and cynaropicrin were very active on etiolated wheat coleoptile, standard target species, and weed growth. The presence of these compounds explains the bioactivity of the ethyl acetate extract. The strong phytotoxicity of these compounds on important weeds shows the potential of these compounds as natural herbicide models. PMID:24974850

  10. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF A NEW ALLELOCHEMICAL FROM PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS L.

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    R. N. Yadava* and Shirin Khan

    2013-01-01

    Parthenium hysterophorus L. is commonly known as “Gajar ghas" in Hindi and belongs to family Composite. It is an annual herb erect up to 1.5 m in hight. Its stems is branched and covered with trichomes. Its leaves are pale green, branched and covered with soft fine hairs. In Homoeopathy system, allergies caused by Parthenium can be treated by a drug prepared from Parthenium. Root decoction is useful in dysentery. In the present paper, we report the isolation and structurel elucidation of a...

  11. Identification of safranal as the main allelochemical from saffron (Crocus sativus).

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    Mardani, Hossein; Sekine, Takayuki; Azizi, Majid; Mishyna, Maryia; Fujii, Yoshiharu

    2015-05-01

    Dried parts of 75 medicinal plant species collected from different regions in Iran were assayed by the Dish Pack Method for volatile allelopathic activity, using Lactuca sativa (lettuce) as the test plant. The highest (60%) inhibition was observed for saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus), followed by Dracocephalum kotschyi, Solanum nigrum and Artemisia aucheri. Safranal was identified as the main chemical by Headspace Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (HS- GC-MS) analyses of saffron. Moreover, the EC50 of safranal was evaluated as 1.2 μg/L (ppb). This is the first report on allelopathic activity of safranal as a bioactive compound identified from saffron.

  12. Costs and benefits of plant allelochemicals in herbivore diet in a multi enemy world.

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    Reudler, J H; Lindstedt, C; Pakkanen, H; Lehtinen, I; Mappes, J

    2015-12-01

    Sequestration of plant defensive chemicals by herbivorous insects is a way of defending themselves against their natural enemies. Such herbivores have repeatedly evolved bright colours to advertise their unpalatability to predators, i.e. they are aposematic. This often comes with a cost. In this study, we examined the costs and benefits of sequestration of iridoid glycosides (IGs) by the generalist aposematic herbivore, the wood tiger moth, Parasemia plantaginis. We also asked whether the defence against one enemy (a predator) is also effective against another (a parasitoid). We found that the larvae excrete most of the IGs and only small amounts are found in the larvae. Nevertheless, the amounts present in the larvae are sufficient to deter ant predators and also play a role in defence against parasitoids. However, excreting and handling these defensive plant compounds is costly, leading to longer development time and lower pupal mass. Interestingly, the warning signal efficiency and the amount of IGs in the larvae of P. plantaginis are negatively correlated; larvae with less efficient warning signals contain higher levels of chemical defence compounds. Our results may imply that there is a trade-off between production and maintenance of coloration and chemical defence. Although feeding on a diet containing IGs can have life-history costs, it offers multiple benefits in the defence against predators and parasitoids. PMID:26296333

  13. The role of multixenobiotic transporters in predatory marine molluscs as counter-defense mechanisms against dietary allelochemicals.

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    Whalen, Kristen E; Sotka, Erik E; Goldstone, Jared V; Hahn, Mark E

    2010-09-01

    Multixenobiotic transporters have been extensively studied for their ability to modulate the disposition and toxicity of pharmacological agents, yet their influence in regulating the levels of dietary toxins within marine consumers has only recently been explored. This study presents functional and molecular evidence for multixenobiotic transporter-mediated efflux activity and expression in the generalist gastropod Cyphoma gibbosum, and the specialist nudibranch Tritonia hamnerorum, obligate predators of chemically defended gorgonian corals. Immunochemical analysis revealed that proteins with homology to permeability glycoprotein (P-gp) were highly expressed in T. hamnerorum whole animal homogenates and localized to the apical tips of the gut epithelium, a location consistent with a role in protection against ingested prey toxins. In vivo dye assays with specific inhibitors of efflux transporters demonstrated the activity of P-gp and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) families of ABC transporters in T. hamnerorum. In addition, we identified eight partial cDNA sequences encoding two ABCB and two ABCC proteins from each molluscan species. Digestive gland transcripts of C. gibbosum MRP-1, which have homology to vertebrate glutathione-conjugate transporters, were constitutively expressed regardless of gorgonian diet. This constitutive expression may reflect the ubiquitous presence of high affinity substrates for C. gibbosum glutathione transferases in gorgonian tissues likely necessitating export by MRPs. Our results suggest that differences in multixenobiotic transporter expression patterns and activity in molluscan predators may stem from the divergent foraging strategies of each consumer. PMID:20546934

  14. Isoschaftoside, a C-glycosylflavonoid from Desmodium uncinatum root exudate, is an allelochemical against the development of Striga.

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    Hooper, Antony M; Tsanuo, Muniru K; Chamberlain, Keith; Tittcomb, Kay; Scholes, Julie; Hassanali, Ahmed; Khan, Zeyaur R; Pickett, John A

    2010-06-01

    In East African small-holder farming of maize, the cattle forage legume, Desmodium uncinatum is used as an intercrop due to its allelopathic inhibition of parasitism by Striga hermonthica, an obligate parasitic weed that can devastate the maize crop. Bioassay-guided fractionation of the root extract of D. uncinatum revealed isoschaftoside to be the main compound in the most potent fraction inhibiting growth of germinated S. hermonthica radicles. Bioassays repeated with isoschaftoside isolated from a different plant source, Passiflora incarnata, proved it to be a biologically active component. Analysis of the root exudates produced by hydroponically grown D. uncinatum showed isoschaftoside to be present in the hydroponic media at biologically active concentrations of 10-100 nM. PMID:20211477

  15. The role of multixenobiotic transporters in predatory marine molluscs as counter-defense mechanisms against dietary allelochemicals.

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    Whalen, Kristen E; Sotka, Erik E; Goldstone, Jared V; Hahn, Mark E

    2010-09-01

    Multixenobiotic transporters have been extensively studied for their ability to modulate the disposition and toxicity of pharmacological agents, yet their influence in regulating the levels of dietary toxins within marine consumers has only recently been explored. This study presents functional and molecular evidence for multixenobiotic transporter-mediated efflux activity and expression in the generalist gastropod Cyphoma gibbosum, and the specialist nudibranch Tritonia hamnerorum, obligate predators of chemically defended gorgonian corals. Immunochemical analysis revealed that proteins with homology to permeability glycoprotein (P-gp) were highly expressed in T. hamnerorum whole animal homogenates and localized to the apical tips of the gut epithelium, a location consistent with a role in protection against ingested prey toxins. In vivo dye assays with specific inhibitors of efflux transporters demonstrated the activity of P-gp and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) families of ABC transporters in T. hamnerorum. In addition, we identified eight partial cDNA sequences encoding two ABCB and two ABCC proteins from each molluscan species. Digestive gland transcripts of C. gibbosum MRP-1, which have homology to vertebrate glutathione-conjugate transporters, were constitutively expressed regardless of gorgonian diet. This constitutive expression may reflect the ubiquitous presence of high affinity substrates for C. gibbosum glutathione transferases in gorgonian tissues likely necessitating export by MRPs. Our results suggest that differences in multixenobiotic transporter expression patterns and activity in molluscan predators may stem from the divergent foraging strategies of each consumer.

  16. Devil's-claw (Proboscidea louisianica), essential oil and its components : Potential allelochemical agents on cotton and wheat.

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    Riffle, M S; Waller, G R; Murray, D S; Sgaramello, R P

    1990-06-01

    The potential allelopathic activity of devil's-claw [Proboscidea louisianica (Mill.) Thellung] essential oil and a few of the compounds it contains on the elongation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) radicles was studied using a Petri dish bioassay. Essential oil was collected by steam distillation using an all-glass-Teflon assembly. Ether extracts of the steam distillates from fresh devil's-claw were inhibitory to cotton and wheat radicle elongation. The following six components of devil's-claw essential oil identified by CGC-MS-DS were inhibitory to cotton and/or wheat at a concentration of 1 mM: vanillin, piperitenone, δ-cadinene,p-cymen-9-ol, α-bisabolol, and phenethyl alcohol.

  17. Tissue and Life Stage Specificity of Glutathione S-Transferase Expression in the Hessian Fly, Mayetiola destructor: Implications for Resistance to Host Allelochemicals

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    Mittapalli, Omprakash; Neal, Jonathan J.; Shukle, Richard H

    2007-01-01

    Two new Delta and Sigma glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) in the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), were characterized and transcription profiles described. The deduced amino acid sequences for the two M. destructor Delta GSTs (MdesGST-1 and MdesGST-3) showed high similarity with other insect Delta GSTs including the conserved catalytic serine residue. The deduced amino acid sequence for the M. destructor Sigma GST (MdesGST-2) showed high similarity with other insect ...

  18. Research Progress on Weed-controlling by Using Allelochemicals%利用化感物质防除杂草研究进展

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    赵强; 董晓宁; 井伟龙; 赵海福

    2012-01-01

    该文阐述了化感作用的作用机理,国内外植物化感抑草的研究现状,进而指出了植物化感作用在抑制杂草方面的优越性及存在的问题,同时对其未来的发展进行了展望.%By elaborating the mechanism of action of allelopathy and the research status of weed-controlling of allelopathy at home and abroad,further pointing out superiority and existing problems of allelopathy in the management of weeds,at the same time looking into the future.

  19. Evidence for inhibition of bacterial luminescence by allelochemicals from Fibrocapsa japonica (Raphidophyceae), and the role of light and microalgal growth rate

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    van Rijssel, Marion; de Boer, M. Karin; Tyl, Monika R.; Gieskes, Winfried W. C.

    2008-01-01

    The marine microalga Fibrocapsa japonica Toriumi and Takano (Raphidophyceae) produces haemolysins, neurotoxins and reactive oxygen species (ROS). To quantify potential effects of such bioactive compounds on surrounding organisms the marine bacterium Vibrio fischeri was exposed to F. japonica culture

  20. 酚酸类化感物质抑藻作用的研究进展%RESEARCH PROGRESS ON THE INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF PHENOLIC ACID ALLELOCHEMICALS ON ALGAE

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    高李李; 郭沛涌

    2012-01-01

    阐述了酚酸类化感物质的分离与鉴定方法,探讨了酚酸对藻类的抑制作用机理及其藻类的响应.并对酚酸类化感物质用于工业水处理灭藻剂的前景进行了展望.酚酸对藻类的抑制作用机理包括对藻类细胞膜的破坏,对藻类多种酶活性与功能影响,对藻类光合作用与呼吸作用影响及对藻类基因表达的影响等方面.藻类对酚酸的累积与代谢作用使酚酸类化感物质残留较少,这使其开发为生态安全型灭藻剂成为可能.同时提出今后尚需从酚酸类化感物质的水环境行为与特性、生态安全性及抑藻特异性等方面做进一步深入研究.%This paper reviewed the methods of isolation and identification of phenolic acid compounds, their inhibition mechanism on algae, and the response of algae to phenolic acids. The prospects of phenolic acids applied as the aigicide of industrial water treatment were also discussed. The inhibition mechanisms of phenolic acids on algae included the damage of cell membrane, the impact on multi-enzyme activity and function, photosynthesis, respiration, gene expression, etc. The accumulation and metabolization of algae on phenolic acids made less residue, which made it possible to become a eco-fiiendly aigicide. Meanwhile, it suggested that it was necessary to keep on studying deeply the characters and actions, ecological safety and specificity of phenolic acids in aquatic environment.

  1. Weeds Cause Losses in Field Crops through Allelopathy

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    Tasawer ABBAS; Tahira TABASSUM

    2016-01-01

    A large number of weeds are known to be associated with crops and causing economic losses. Weeds interfere with crops through competition and allelopathy. They produce secondary metabolites known as allelochemicals, which belong to numerous chemical classes such as phenolics, alkaloids, fatty acids, indoles, terpens etc. However, phenolics are the predominant class of allelochemicals. The allelochemicals release from weed plants takes place through leaf leachates, decomposition of plant resid...

  2. Is (-)-Catechin a "Novel Weapon" of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)?

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    The “novel weapons” hypothesis states that some invasive weed species owe part of their success as invaders to allelopathy mediated by allelochemicals that are new to the native species. Presumably, no resistance has evolved among the native species to this new allelochemical (i.e. the novel weapon...

  3. The Emergence of Grass Root Chemical Ecology

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    This paper is an invited commentary on a paper to be published in this journal on the discovery of m-tyrosine as a potent allelochemical. Allelochemicals are natural herbicides produced by one type of plant to better compete with other plant species. In my commentary, I discuss the significance of...

  4. Differential morphological, cytological and biochemical responses of two rice cultivars to coumarin

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    Plants are often exposed to allelochemicals in the environment produced by neighboring plants. Coumarin is a common allelochemical produced by many higher plants. Two cultivars (susceptible BS-2000 and less susceptible BR-41) of rice (Oryza sativa L.) were selected to compare their differential root...

  5. Phytochemical phytotoxins and hormesis - a commentary

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    The three papers (Hadacek et al., 2010; Liu et al., 2010; Sinkkonen et al., 2010) following this commentary are the result of an attempt by Regina Belz (Univ. Hohenheim) and me to generate a special issue dealing with dose-response aspects of allelochemicals. I use the term allelochemical to denote...

  6. Efeito de aleloquímicos em tricomas foliares de tomateiro na repelência a ácaro (Tetranychus urticae Koch.) em genótipos com teores contrastantes de 2-tridecanona Effect of allelochemicals in tomato leaf trichomes on mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch.) repellency in genotypes with different levels of 2-tridecanone

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    Carlos Alberto Aragão; Bárbara França Dantas; Flávio Rodrigo Gandolfi Benites

    2002-01-01

    Com o objetivo de avaliar a ação de repelência a ácaro Tetranychus urticae Koch. em folíolos de tomateiro com altos teores do aleloquímico 2-tridecanona (2-TD) associado a tricomas glandulares, utilizaram-se linhagens avançadas 'TOM 600' e 'TOM 601' (altos teores de 2-TD) 'TOM 584' (padrão com baixo teor de 2-TD) e seus parentais 'PI 134417' Lycopersicon hirsutum Dunal var. glabratum Mill. (alto teor de 2-TD) e 'TOM 556' Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (baixo teor de 2-TD). O experimento foi re...

  7. 水葫芦化感物质N-苯基-2-萘胺对铜绿微囊藻生长的影响%Effects of an allelochemical, N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine, from Eichhornia crassipes on the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa

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    耿小娟; 范勇; 王晓青; 傅华龙; 兰利琼

    2009-01-01

    以不同浓度的N-苯基-2-萘胺对铜绿微囊藻进行处理,研究铜绿微囊藻的生长曲线、叶绿素a的含量和抗氧化酶的活性.结果表明,N-苯基-2-萘胺对铜绿微囊藻的抑制效果比较明显,EC50,7d=5 mg/L、7 mg/L和10 mg/L的N-苯基-2-萘胺培养液在第10d抑制效果分别达到92.7%和96.8%.叶绿素a的含量随着培养液中N-苯基-2-萘胺浓度的升高而降低,在10 mg/L的培养液中,培养时间8 h和24 h的藻叶绿素a的含量与对照相比分别降低了67.4%和75.9%;超氧化物歧化酶、过氧化物酶和过氧化氢酶的活性都随着N-苯基-2-萘胺浓度的升高呈现先上升后下降的趋势,低浓度表现出促进作用,高浓度则表现出抑制作用.

  8. Efeito de aleloquímicos em tricomas foliares de tomateiro na repelência a ácaro (Tetranychus urticae Koch. em genótipos com teores contrastantes de 2-tridecanona Effect of allelochemicals in tomato leaf trichomes on mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch. repellency in genotypes with different levels of 2-tridecanone

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    Carlos Alberto Aragão

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a ação de repelência a ácaro Tetranychus urticae Koch. em folíolos de tomateiro com altos teores do aleloquímico 2-tridecanona (2-TD associado a tricomas glandulares, utilizaram-se linhagens avançadas 'TOM 600' e 'TOM 601' (altos teores de 2-TD 'TOM 584' (padrão com baixo teor de 2-TD e seus parentais 'PI 134417' Lycopersicon hirsutum Dunal var. glabratum Mill. (alto teor de 2-TD e 'TOM 556' Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (baixo teor de 2-TD. O experimento foi realizado em câmara com temperatura de 16 ºC e 68% de umidade. A metodologia usada consistiu em se colocar um folíolo de cada genótipo sobre uma folha de papel tipo ofício, a qual foi fixada sobre uma folha de isopor. O folíolo foi fixado com uma tachinha metálica no centro do mesmo, sendo então colocados 10 ácaros fêmeas sobre a tachinha para que fossem medidas as distâncias percorridas pelos artrópodes em tempos diferenciados. De maneira geral, a distância percorrida pelos ácaros aumentou de acordo com maiores tempos de ensaio. Obteve-se em 'PI 134417', juntamente com 'TOM 600' e 'TOM 601', menores médias de distâncias percorridas pelos ácaros nos tempos avaliados em comparação ao 'TOM 556' e 'TOM 584' em razão da repelência exercida que se associa a maiores teores de 2-tridecanona.For the evaluation of the mites (Tetranychus urticae Koch. repellency in tomato leaflets with high levels of 2-tridecanone (2-TD associated to glandular trichomes, we used the advanced lines, 'TOM 600' and 'TOM 601' (high 2-TD levels 'TOM 584' (control, low 2-TD levels and the parents 'PI 134417' Lycopersicon hirsutum Dunal var. glabratum (high 2-TD levels and 'TOM 556' Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. (low 2-TD levels. The experiment was carried out at 16ºC and 68% relative moisture. Leaflets of each genotype were placed on a sheet of paper, set on a Styrofoam sheet. Ten female mites were placed on a metallic thumbtack at the center of the leaflets, and the distances the mites moved after 20, 40 and 60 minutes were measured. In general, the distance the mites moved increased according to the time they were left on the thumbtack. The access 'PI 134417', along with the lines 'TOM 600' and 'TOM 601', showed lower distance averages then 'TOM 556' and 'TOM 584'. Those genotypes showed higher repellency, whitch is associated with higher levels of 2-TD.

  9. Long-term allelopathic control of phytoplankton by the submerged macrophyte Elodea nuttallii

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    Vanderstukken, M.; Declerck, S.A.J.; Decaestecker, E.; Muylaert, K.

    2014-01-01

    Keywords: allelochemicals; chemical ecology; competition; nutrient limitation; shallow lakes Summary 1.It is well known that submerged macrophytes can suppress phytoplankton blooms in lakes and thus promote water quality and biodiversity. One of the possible mechanisms through which submerged macrop

  10. Phenolics and Plant Allelopathy

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    De-An Jiang; Cun-De Pan; Xiao Ruan; Qiang Wang; Zhao-Hui Li

    2010-01-01

    Phenolic compounds arise from the shikimic and acetic acid (polyketide) metabolic pathways in plants. They are but one category of the many secondary metabolites implicated in plant allelopathy. Phenolic allelochemicals have been observed in both natural and managed ecosystems, where they cause a number of ecological and economic problems, such as declines in crop yield due to soil sickness, regeneration failure of natural forests, and replanting problems in orchards. Phenolic allelochemical ...

  11. Cinnamic Acid Increases Lignin Production and Inhibits Soybean Root Growth

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    Victor Hugo Salvador; Rogério Barbosa Lima; Wanderley Dantas dos Santos; Anderson Ricardo Soares; Paulo Alfredo Feitoza Böhm; Rogério Marchiosi; Maria de Lourdes Lucio Ferrarese; Osvaldo Ferrarese-Filho

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    Cinnamic acid is a known allelochemical that affects seed germination and plant root growth and therefore influences several metabolic processes. In the present work, we evaluated its effects on growth, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) oxidase and cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) activities and lignin monomer composition in soybean ( Glycine max ) roots. The results revealed that exogenously applied cinnamic acid inhibited root growth and increased IAA oxidase and C4H activities. The allelochemical in...

  12. Weed-Suppressing Effect and Mechanism of Allelopathic Rice Accessions

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    HU Fei; KONG Chui-hua; XU Xiao-hua; ZHANG Chao-xian; CHEN Xiong-hui

    2004-01-01

    Two allelopathic rice accessions, PI312777 and Allelopathyl, significantly suppressedthe growth of associated weeds in the field. Moreover, their weed-suppressing effectswere correlated with the cultivation patterns. The weed-suppressing effects of throwingand transplanting were more effective than that of direct seeding. Furthermore, theamounts of allelochemicals (resorcinols, flavones and hydroxamic acids) produced andreleased from two allelopathic rice accessions were much higher than that from a non-allelopathic rice variety Hua-Jing-Xian 1, and reached the maximum concentration at the6th leaf stage. Differences in the weed-suppressing effects of rice accessions appear toresult from the accessions producing and releasing different amounts of allelochemicalsin the field. Further research confirmed that in PI312777 plants, allelochemicals weresynthesized by the above-ground parts, and then secreted through the root tissues. Roottissues of PI312777 plants never produced the allelochemicals. Root exudates fromPI312777 could significantly inhibit the growth of E. crus-galli surrounding rice plantsin water culture. However, when activated carbon was added to the culture solution, whichcould absorb allelochemicals from root exudates, the growth of E. crus-galli was nolonger significantly inhibited. Weed-suppressing effects of rice accessions depended onallelopathy, cultivation patterns and other factors in rice fields, while allelopathywas one of important factors. Interestingly, the amounts of allelochemicals produced andreleased from allelopathic rice plants may be induced by the presence of E. crus-galli.This suggests that there is a possible chemical recognition between rice and E. crus-galli.

  13. Root secretion stimulating ash growth in larch-ash mixed forest

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    吴俊民; 刘广平; 王晓水; 吴保国

    2000-01-01

    Allelopathic effect of larch (Larix gmelini ) on the ash growth (Fraximus mandshurica) was studied in artificial cultivation tests. The results revealed that the larch root secretion obviously stimulated the ash growth. In order to determine the main stimulation allelochemicals, the chemical composition was analyzed. By contrasting the contents of carbohydrate and aminoacid in root secretion of larch and ash, it was concluded that the carbohydrate and aminoacid were not important stimulation allelochemicals. The organic acid and other components in root secretion of larch and ash were analyzed by GC and GC-MS analysis. The sand culture tests were carried out with selected model compounds. The results showed that benzeneacetic acid, benzenepropionic acid and phenolic acids in root secretion of larch were the main stimulation allelochemicals.

  14. Allelopathy as a new strategy for sustainable ecosystems development.

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    Macias, Francisco A; Marin, David; Oliveros-Bastidas, Alberto; Varela, Rosa M; Simonet, Ana M; Carrera, Ceferino; Molinillo, Jose M

    2003-06-01

    Natural products involved in plant-plant and plant-microorganism ecological interaction (Allelochemicals) are an important potential source for alternative agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, in order to solve the many problems derived from inadequate culture practices and abuse of synthetic herbicides. Isolation, structural determination, bioassay techniques and applicability for these compounds in crop protection and pharmaceutical research are discussed, and future trends on Allelochemicals applications are examined. The new strategies for sustainable ecosystems controlled by allelochemicals offer a particular interest for the development of human bases in space, since these products can stimulate or inhibit plant germination and growth, and permit to develop crops with low residue amounts in water, facilitating wastewater treatment and recycling. PMID:12897457

  15. Weed-Suppressing Effect and Mechanism of Allelopathic Rice Accessions

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    HUFei; KONGChui-hua; XUXiao-hua; ZHANGChao-xian; CHENXiong-hui

    2004-01-01

    Two allelopathic rice accessions, PI312777 and Allelopathy i, significantly suppressed the growth of associated weeds in the field. Moreover, their weed-suppressing effects were correlated with the cultivation patterns. The weed-suppressing effects of throwing and transplanting were more effective than that of direct seeding. Furthermore, the amounts of allelochemicals (resorcinols, flavones and hydroxamic acids) produced and released from two allelopathic rice accessions were much higher than that from a nonallelopathic rice variety Hua-Jing-Xian i, and reached the maximum concentration at the 6th leaf stage. Differences in the weed-suppressing effects of rice accessions appear to result from the accessions producing and releasing different amounts of allelochemicals in the field. Further research confirmed that in PI312777 plants, allelochemicals were synthesized by the above-ground parts, and then secreted through the root tissues. Root tissues of PI312777 plants never produced the allelochemicals. Root exudates from PI312777 could significantly inhibit the growth of E. crus-galli surrounding rice plants in water culture. However, when activated carbon was added to the culture solution, which could absorb allelochemicals from root exudates, the growth of E. crus-galli was no longer significantly inhibited. Weed-suppressing effects of rice accessions depended on allelopathy, cultivation patterns and other factors in rice fields, while allelopathy was one of important factors. Interestingly, the amounts of allelochemicals produced and released from allelopathic rice plants may be induced by the presence of E. crus-galli.This suggests that there is a possible chemical recognition between rice and E. crus-galli.

  16. Allelopathy in crop/weed interactions--an update.

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    Belz, Regina G

    2007-04-01

    Since varietal differences in allelopathy of crops against weeds were discovered in the 1970s, much research has documented the potential that allelopathic crops offer for integrated weed management with substantially reduced herbicide rates. Research groups worldwide have identified several crop species possessing potent allelopathic interference mediated by root exudation of allelochemicals. Rice, wheat, barley and sorghum have attracted most attention. Past research focused on germplasm screening for elite allelopathic cultivars and the identification of the allelochemicals involved. Based on this, traditional breeding efforts were initiated in rice and wheat to breed agronomically acceptable, weed-suppressive cultivars with improved allelopathic interference. Promising suppressive crosses are under investigation. Molecular approaches have elucidated the genetics of allelopathy by QTL mapping which associated the trait in rice and wheat with several chromosomes and suggested the involvement of several allelochemicals. Potentially important compounds that are constitutively secreted from roots have been identified in all crop species under investigation. Biosynthesis and exudation of these metabolites follow a distinct temporal pattern and can be induced by biotic and abiotic factors. The current state of knowledge suggests that allelopathy involves fluctuating mixtures of allelochemicals and their metabolites as regulated by genotype and developmental stage of the producing plant, environment, cultivation and signalling effects, as well as the chemical or microbial turnover of compounds in the rhizosphere. Functional genomics is being applied to identify genes involved in biosynthesis of several identified allelochemicals, providing the potential to improve allelopathy by molecular breeding. The dynamics of crop allelopathy, inducible processes and plant signalling is gaining growing attention; however, future research should also consider allelochemical release

  17. [Allelopathic effects of cultured Cucurbita moschata root exudates].

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    Li, Min; Ma, Yongqin; Shui, Junfeng

    2005-04-01

    By using the techniques of tissue culture, bio-assay and laboratory analysis, this paper studied the effects of the allelopathic chemicals from pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) roots on the seed germination and seedling growth of pumpkin, wheat (Triticum aestivum), and radish (Raphanus sativus). The pumpkin root was cultured on a sterile B5 media, and the concentrations of macro- and microelements, organic supplements and hormones in the media were adjusted by using an orthogonal design. After culturing, the culture media was filtered and used in a bioassay to test the autotoxicity and allelopathic effects. The results showed that the pumpkin had both autotoxic and allelopathic effects, and the media having been used to culture the pumpkin roots contained the chemicals that significantly inhibited the seedling growth of wheat and radish. The allelopathic effect decreased when the culture media was diluted. The production of allelochemicals seemed to be related to the growth rate of the pumpkin roots. When the root growth was rapid, the concentration of allelochemicals was high. The allelopathic effect was stronger on radish than on wheat. The optimum concentrations of macro- and microelements, vitamins and hormones for culturing pumpkin root were determined, and the effect of pumpkin root nutrition on the production of allelochemicals was tested. The results indicated that pumpkin root nutrition had a significant effect on the production of allelochemicals.

  18. Allelopathy in pigweed (a review)

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    Pedro Luis da Costa Aguiar Alves; Leonardo Bianco de Carvalho; Marcelo Claro Souza; Paulo Roberto Fidelis Giancotti

    2011-01-01

    Amaranthus spp. are plants with proven allelopathic potential. The release of allelochemicals from Amaranthus spp. in the environment can influence seed germination, photosynthesis rate, reduce growth and, consequently, the productivity of various plant species. Among the species with allelopathic potential are Amaranthus blitoides, Amaranthus gracilis, Amaranthus hybridus, Amaranthus palmeri, Amaranthus retroflexus, Amaranthus spinosus and Amaranthus viridis, with A. retroflexus being the mo...

  19. Mechanical wounding under field conditions: A potential tool to increase the allelopathic inhibitory effect of cover crops on weeds?

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    Kruidhof, H.M.; Dam, van N.M.; Ritz, C.; Lotz, L.A.P.; Kropff, M.J.; Bastiaans, L.

    2014-01-01

    To increase the inhibitory effect of soil-incorporated cover crop residues on germination and early growth of weeds, the allelochemical content of the cover crop at the time of soil incorporation should be maximal. We investigated whether mechanical damaging in spring induced the production of allel

  20. Effects of dietary nicotine on the development of an insect herbivore, its parasitoid and secondary hyperparasitoid over four trophic levels

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    Harvey, J.A.; Dam, van N.M.; Witjes, L.M.A.; Soler, R.; Gols, R.

    2007-01-01

    1. Allelochemicals in herbivore diet are known to affect the development of higher trophic levels, such as parasitoids and predators. 2. This study examines how differing levels of nicotine affects the development of a herbivore, its parasitoid and secondary hyperparasitoid over four trophic levels.

  1. Effects of benzoic acid and cadmium toxicity on wheat seedlings

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    Kavita Yadav

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Benzoic acid (BA and Cd exhibit cumulative effects on plants due to their accumulation in the soil. The present study reports the effects of BA an allelochemical, Cd and their combinations on seed germination, seedling growth, biochemical parameters, and response of antioxidant enzymes in Triticum aestivum L. The experiment was conducted in sand supplemented with Hoagland nutrient solution. Benzoic acid was applied at concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mM with or without Cd (7 mg L-1 to observe effects of allelochemical and Cd alone and in combination on wheat. Both stresses exhibited inhibitory effect on growth and metabolism of wheat seedlings. The allelochemical in single and combined treatments with Cd decreased seedling growth as compared to Cd stress. The two stresses significantly enhanced malondialdehyde content of wheat seedlings. The activity of other antioxidant enzymes, viz. superoxide dismutase (SOD, catalase (CAT, ascorbate peroxidase (APX, and guaiacol peroxidase (POX were also recorded. SOD increased in seedlings under the two stresses. CAT more prominently ameliorates the toxic effects of H2O2 as compared with APX and POX and protected wheat seedlings from oxidative stress. Allelochemical buttressed the toxic effect of Cd on wheat seedlings.

  2. Experience-based behavioral and chemosensory changes in the generalist insect herbivore Helicoverpa armigera exposed to two deterrent plant chemicals

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    Zhou, D.; Loon, van J.J.A.; Wang, C.Z.

    2010-01-01

    Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of larvae of the polyphagous moth species Helicoverpa armigera to two plant-derived allelochemicals were studied, both in larvae that had been reared on a diet devoid of these compounds and in larvae previously exposed to these compounds. In dual-choice

  3. Weeds Cause Losses in Field Crops through Allelopathy

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    Tasawer ABBAS

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A large number of weeds are known to be associated with crops and causing economic losses. Weeds interfere with crops through competition and allelopathy. They produce secondary metabolites known as allelochemicals, which belong to numerous chemical classes such as phenolics, alkaloids, fatty acids, indoles, terpens etc. However, phenolics are the predominant class of allelochemicals. The allelochemicals release from weed plants takes place through leaf leachates, decomposition of plant residues, volatilization and root exudates. Weeds leave huge quantities of their residues in field and affect the associated, as well as succeeding crops, in various cropping systems. Liberation of allelochemicals from weeds affects the germination, stand establishment, growth, yield and physiology of crop plants. They cause substantial reduction in germination and growth of the crop plants by altering various physiological processes such as enzyme activity, protein synthesis, photosynthesis, respiration, cell division and enlargement, which ultimately leads to a significant reduction in crop yield. In crux, allelopathic weeds represent a potential threat for crop plants and cause economic losses.

  4. Radish (Raphanus sativus) seed size affects germination response to coumarin

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    The inhibition of seed germination by an allelochemical is generally greater in small seeds than in large seeds. Studies reporting these results used a large number of plant species that varied in seed size, which might have introduced differences in germination characteristics or various parameter...

  5. Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) seed size affects germination response to coumarin

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    The inhibition of seed germination by an allelochemical is generally greater in small seeds than in large seeds. This response may have significant impact on weed control by allelopathic cover crops where the small-seeded weeds would be more effectively controlled than large-seeded species. The stu...

  6. Plants Release Precursors of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors to Suppress Growth of Competitors.

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    Venturelli, Sascha; Belz, Regina G; Kämper, Andreas; Berger, Alexander; von Horn, Kyra; Wegner, André; Böcker, Alexander; Zabulon, Gérald; Langenecker, Tobias; Kohlbacher, Oliver; Barneche, Fredy; Weigel, Detlef; Lauer, Ulrich M; Bitzer, Michael; Becker, Claude

    2015-11-01

    To secure their access to water, light, and nutrients, many plant species have developed allelopathic strategies to suppress competitors. To this end, they release into the rhizosphere phytotoxic substances that inhibit the germination and growth of neighbors. Despite the importance of allelopathy in shaping natural plant communities and for agricultural production, the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we report that allelochemicals derived from the common class of cyclic hydroxamic acid root exudates directly affect the chromatin-modifying machinery in Arabidopsis thaliana. These allelochemicals inhibit histone deacetylases both in vitro and in vivo and exert their activity through locus-specific alterations of histone acetylation and associated gene expression. Our multilevel analysis collectively shows how plant-plant interactions interfere with a fundamental cellular process, histone acetylation, by targeting an evolutionarily highly conserved class of enzymes.

  7. Algal-bloom control by allelopathy of aquatic macrophytes——A review

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    Hongying HU; Yu HONG

    2008-01-01

    Algal-bloom control is an important issue for water environment protection as it induces several nega-tive impacts on the lives of aquatic organisms, aquacul-ture, landscaping, and human health. The development of an environment-friendly, cost-effective, and convenient alternative for controlling algal bloom has gained much concern. Using the allelopathy of aquatic macrophytes as a novel and safe method for algal-bloom control is a promising alternative. This paper reviews the develop-ment and potential application about allelopathy of aquatic plants on algae, including the allelopathic research history, the potential research problems, the research methodology, and the reported aquatic macro-phytes and their inhibitory allelochemicals. Potential modes of inhibition action of allelochemicals on algae, possible ways for application, and future development directions of research on algal-bloom control by aquatic macrophytes were also presented.

  8. Study of Allelopathic Interaction of Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L. and Rye (Secale Cereal L. Using Equal-Compartment-Agar Method

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    M. Fariba

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available There are many methods for weed management one of them is using allelopathy in weedmanagement programs. Equal-compartment-agar method was used for studying allelopathic interaction ofwheat and rye. In order to studying of sowing time (delayed sowing, synchronic sowing on allelopathicinteraction of wheat cultivars (Shiraz, Roshan, Tabasi, Niknejad and rye (Secale cereale on primary growthof rye and wheat, an experiment was done as factorial arrangement in a completely randomized design with4 replications. According to the results, the inhibitory effect of w heat on rye was more than in synchronicsowing, compared to delayed sowing. Roshan had the highest allelopathic potential on rye, compared to otherwheat cultivars. On the other hands, Roshan cultivar showed the highest sensitivity in the presence of rye. Rootlength showed the most sensitivity to released allelochemicals from wheat cultivars, because root has the mostcontact with allelochemicals.

  9. Biochemical Mechanisms for Geographical Adaptations to Novel Toxin Exposures in Butterflyfish.

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    Aileen Maldonado

    Full Text Available Some species of butterflyfish have had preyed upon corals for millions of years, yet the mechanism of butterflyfish specialized coral feeding strategy remains poorly understood. Certain butterflyfish have the ability to feed on allelochemically rich soft corals, e.g. Sinularia maxima. Cytochrome P450 (CYP is the predominant enzyme system responsible for the detoxification of dietary allelochemicals. CYP2-like and CYP3A-like content have been associated with butterflyfish that preferentially consumes allelochemically rich soft corals. To investigate the role of butterflyfish CYP2 and CYP3A enzymes in dietary preference, we conducted oral feeding experiments using homogenates of S. maxima and a toxin isolated from the coral in four species of butterflyfish with different feeding strategies. After oral exposure to the S. maxima toxin 5-episinulaptolide (5ESL, which is not normally encountered in the Hawaiian butterflyfish diet, an endemic specialist, Chaetodon multicinctus experienced 100% mortality compared to a generalist, Chaetodon auriga, which had significantly more (3-6 fold higher CYP3A-like basal content and catalytic activity. The specialist, Chaetodon unimaculatus, which preferentially feed on S. maxima in Guam, but not in Hawaii, had 100% survival, a significant induction of 8-12 fold CYP3A-like content, and an increased ability (2-fold to metabolize 5ESL over other species. Computer modeling data of CYP3A4 with 5ESL were consistent with microsomal transformation of 5ESL to a C15-16 epoxide from livers of C. unimaculatus. Epoxide formation correlated with CYP3A-like content, catalytic activity, induction, and NADPH-dependent metabolism of 5ESL. These results suggest a potentially important role for the CYP3A family in butterflyfish-coral diet selection through allelochemical detoxification.

  10. Gene expression patterns of the coral Acropora millepora in response to contact with macroalgae

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    Shearer, TL; Rasher, DB; Snell, TW; Hay, ME

    2012-01-01

    Contact with macroalgae often causes coral mortality, but the roles of abrasion versus shading versus allelopathy in these interactions are rarely clear and effects on gene expression are unknown. Identification of gene expression changes within corals in response to contact with macroalgae can provide insight into the mode of action of allelochemicals, as well as reveal transcriptional strategies of the coral that mitigate damage from this competitive interaction, enabling the coral to survi...

  11. Modeling the Effect of Density-Dependent Chemical Interference Upon Seed Germination

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    Sinkkonen, Aki

    2005-01-01

    A mathematical model is presented to estimate the effects of phytochemicals on seed germination. According to the model, phytochemicals tend to prevent germination at low seed densities. The model predicts that at high seed densities they may increase the probability of seed germination and the number of germinating seeds. Hence, the effects are reminiscent of the density-dependent effects of allelochemicals on plant growth, but the involved variables are germination probability and seedling ...

  12. Influence of barley straw and submerged macrophytes on fishpond wastewater quality

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    Ghobrial, M.G.; Okbah, M.A.; Gharib, S.M.; A. M. Soliman

    2007-01-01

    Barley straw has received, recently, considerable attention as an algicide, which could be used to control algal growth in fishponds. It is regarded as cost-effective, user friendly and environmentally sounds. On the other hand, the submerged wetland macrophytes are crucial for the stabilization of clear water state in shallow lakes, by their active production of anti-algal compounds (allelochemicals) through allelopathy. Microcosm experiments using barley straw and the submerged macrophytes:...

  13. Models Analyses for Allelopathic Effects of Chicory at Equivalent Coupling of Nitrogen Supply and pH Level on F. arundinacea, T. repens and M. sativa

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    Quanzhen Wang; Bao Xie; Chunhui Wu; Guo Chen; Zhengwei Wang; Jian Cui; Tianming Hu; Pawel Wiatrak

    2012-01-01

    Alllelopathic potential of chicory was investigated by evaluating its effect on seed germination, soluble sugar, malondialdehyde (MDA) and the chlorophyll content of three target plants species (Festuca arundinacea, Trifolium repens and Medicago sativa). The secretion of allelochemicals was regulated by keeping the donor plant (chicory) separate from the three target plant species and using different pH and nitrogen levels. Leachates from donor pots with different pH levels and nitrogen conce...

  14. Allelopathic Potentialities of Gliricidia sepium and Acacia auriculiformis on the Germination and Seedling Vigour of Maize (Zea mays L.)

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    M. B. Oyun

    2006-01-01

    Decline in crop yield in cropping and agroforestry system in recent years has been attributed to allelopathic effects. Plants may favourably or adversely affect other plants through allelochemicals, which may be released directly or indirectly from live or dead plants. The objective of this study was to examine and quantify the nature of interference of leaf leachates of Gliricidia sepium and Acacia auriculiformis on seed germination and seedling vigour of maize and to identify morphological ...

  15. Allelopathic Stress Produced by Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

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    N.B. Singh; Sunaina

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    The present study deals with in vitro effects of allelochemicals present in leaf and fruit leachate of Momordica charantia in vitro on plant growth and metabolism of Lycopersicon esculentum. Momordica was selected as a donor plant and tomato as recipient. Seeds of tomato were shown in pots and after germination different concentrations viz. 25, 50, 75 and 100% of leaf and fruit leachates were applied as treatment. Twenty days old seedlings were harvested for biophysical and biochemical analys...

  16. Ecología química y perspectivas de su aplicación en la conservación de la biodiversidad

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    Cortez, Vieyle

    2013-01-01

    Chemical ecology comprises the study of interactions of organisms with their environment that are mediated by the chemicals they produced. In general, chemicals that mediate interactions between organisms are called semiochemicals. Semiochemicals are divided into two major groups depending on whether the interactions are intraspecific (pheromones) or interspecific (allelochemics). The development of chemical ecology has been stimulated by the interest in knowing the details of the chemical in...

  17. Enhanced lignin monomer production caused by cinnamic Acid and its hydroxylated derivatives inhibits soybean root growth.

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    Rogério Barbosa Lima

    Full Text Available Cinnamic acid and its hydroxylated derivatives (p-coumaric, caffeic, ferulic and sinapic acids are known allelochemicals that affect the seed germination and root growth of many plant species. Recent studies have indicated that the reduction of root growth by these allelochemicals is associated with premature cell wall lignification. We hypothesized that an influx of these compounds into the phenylpropanoid pathway increases the lignin monomer content and reduces the root growth. To confirm this hypothesis, we evaluated the effects of cinnamic, p-coumaric, caffeic, ferulic and sinapic acids on soybean root growth, lignin and the composition of p-hydroxyphenyl (H, guaiacyl (G and syringyl (S monomers. To this end, three-day-old seedlings were cultivated in nutrient solution with or without allelochemical (or selective enzymatic inhibitors of the phenylpropanoid pathway in a growth chamber for 24 h. In general, the results showed that 1 cinnamic, p-coumaric, caffeic and ferulic acids reduced root growth and increased lignin content; 2 cinnamic and p-coumaric acids increased p-hydroxyphenyl (H monomer content, whereas p-coumaric, caffeic and ferulic acids increased guaiacyl (G content, and sinapic acid increased sinapyl (S content; 3 when applied in conjunction with piperonylic acid (PIP, an inhibitor of the cinnamate 4-hydroxylase, C4H, cinnamic acid reduced H, G and S contents; and 4 when applied in conjunction with 3,4-(methylenedioxycinnamic acid (MDCA, an inhibitor of the 4-coumarate:CoA ligase, 4CL, p-coumaric acid reduced H, G and S contents, whereas caffeic, ferulic and sinapic acids reduced G and S contents. These results confirm our hypothesis that exogenously applied allelochemicals are channeled into the phenylpropanoid pathway causing excessive production of lignin and its main monomers. By consequence, an enhanced stiffening of the cell wall restricts soybean root growth.

  18. Main Alkaloids of Peganum harmala L. and Their Different Effects on Dicot and Monocot Crops

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    Chi Zhang; Yuanming Zhang; Hua Shao; Xiaoli Huang

    2013-01-01

    Alkaloids with allelopathic activity are not as well-known as other allelochemicals. Our study revealed that total alkaloids from seeds of the medicinal plant Peganum harmala L. possessed significant growth inhibitory effect on four treated plants, with dicot plants (lettuce and amaranth) being more sensitive than the tested monocot plants (wheat and ryegrass). Further investigation led to the isolation of harmaline and harmine as the main active ingredients in the total alkaloids of P. harma...

  19. Allelopathic inhibition on red tide microalgae Skeletonema costatum by five macroalgal extracts

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    Zhen AN; Zhenyu WANG; Fengmin LI; Zhijia TIAN; Hongying HU

    2008-01-01

    This study aims to identify effective antialgal allelochemicals from marine macroalgae that inhibit the growth of red tide-,microalgae. Practically, new algicidal agents were developed to control red tide. The growth inhibitory effects of 5 marinemacroalgae Porphyra tenera, Laminaria japonica, Ulva pertusa, Enteromorpha cla- thrata, and Undaria pinnatifida on Skeletonema costatum were evaluated by adding crude seawater extracts of macroalgal dry tissue into the culture medium containing S. costatum. The half-effective concentrations at 120 h (EC50, 120h) of the seawater extracts were 0.6, 0.9, 1.0, 1.0, and 4.7 g/L for the five macroalgae above, respect-ively. E. clathrata, L. japonica and U. pertusa showed strong allelopathic effect on the growth of S. costatum. There have been no previous reports with regard to the allelopathic effects of the former two macroalgae so far. The possible allelochemicals of 21 compounds of the E. clathrata were detected using Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. Unsaturated fatty acids, acrylic acid (C3H4O2), and linolenic acid (C18H30O2) were the most likely allelochemicals in E. clathrata.

  20. 植物间化感作用机理研究进展%Advances in Research on the Allelopathic of Plants

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    成钢; 张丹; 王伟亮; 朱伟玲; 琚淑明

    2015-01-01

    为了系统认识化感物质对植物作用的机理,从植物生长发育、生理生化代谢、基因表达3个方面对国内外植物化感作用的研究成果进行了综述。%Allelopathy can be widely found in the species.It is the main way of plants affect other plants and themselves.Also it is the important research direction to study the relationship between species.It help us learn more about the composition of the commu-nity and the process of succession.As the media of allelopathy ,allelochemical can play a role in itself and other plants.In order to understand the system of plant allelochemicals on the mechanism of action of plant rational allocation ,the correct choice of mixed species to create a healthy plant community systems provide a theoretical basis ,this article from allelochemicals on plant mineral ele-ment absorption , morphology ,physiology and biochemistry ,gene expression four on domestic and international aspects of plant allel-opathy studies were reviewed.

  1. Allelopathy of Bracken Fern (Pteridium arachnoideum): New Evidence from Green Fronds, Litter, and Soil

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    Juliano Gualtieri, Sonia Cristina; Rodrigues-Filho, Edson; Macías, Francisco Antonio

    2016-01-01

    The neotropical bracken fern Pteridium arachnoideum (Kaulf.) Maxon. (Dennstaedtiaceae) is described as an aggressive pioneer plant species. It invades abandoned or newly burned areas and represents a management challenge at these invaded sites. Native to the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (Tropical Savanna) Brazilian biomes, P. arachnoideum has nevertheless become very problematic in these conservation hotspots. Despite some reports suggesting a possible role of allelopathy in this plant’s dominance, until now there has been little evidence of isolated and individually identified compounds with phytotoxic activities present in its tissues or in the surrounding environment. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the allelopathic potential of P. arachnoideum by isolating and identifying any secondary metabolites with phytotoxic activity in its tissues, litter, and soil. Bioguided phytochemical investigation led to the isolation and identification of the proanthocyanidin selligueain A as the major secondary compound in the green fronds and litter of this fern. It is produced by P. arachnoideum in its green fronds, remains unaltered during the senescence process, and is the major secondary compound present in litter. Selligueain A showed phytotoxic activity against the selected target species sesame (Sesamum indicum) early development. In particular, the compound inhibited root and stem growth, and root metaxylem cell size but did not affect chlorophyll content. This compound can be considered as an allelochemical because it is present in the soil under P. arachnoideum patches as one of the major compounds in the soil solution. This is the first report of the presence of selligueain A in any member of the Dennstaedtiaceae family and the first time an isolated and identified allelochemical produced by members of the Pteridium species complex has been described. This evidence of selligueain A as a putative allelochemical of P. arachnoideum reinforces the role of

  2. Research Progress on Watermelon Allelopathy%西瓜化感作用研究进展

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    张小红; 赵依杰

    2013-01-01

    西瓜连作引起化感物质积累,导致产量下降,研究西瓜化感作用对揭示西瓜连作障碍机理、克服西瓜连作障碍具有重要的意义。本文对西瓜化感作用的研究进展进行了综述,包括西瓜化感现象的研究现状、化感物质及其释放途径、化感物质的作用特点、以及化感作用在西瓜生产实践中的应用,并提出西瓜化感作用未来的研究方向,旨在为制定增强西瓜抗逆性能和提高西瓜产量、品质的科学途径提供一定理论参考。%The continuous cropping of watermelon〔Citrullus lanatus(Thunb.)Matsum. et Nakai〕leads to the accumulation of allelochemicals,and causes the decrease of yield.It is of important significance to reveal the obstacle mechanism of allelopathic on watermelon continuous cropping,and overcome this obstacle.The paper reviewed the research progress on watermelon alle-lopathy,including the current research status on watermelon allelopathy,the allelochemicals and their releasing way,and the function characteristics of allelochemicals,and allelopathy application in pro-duction.The paper also prospected the future research directions on watermelon allelopathy,aiming at providing theoratical references for developing a scientific way to enhance watermelon resistance,and improving the yield and quality of watermelon.

  3. Allelopathy of Bracken Fern (Pteridium arachnoideum): New Evidence from Green Fronds, Litter, and Soil.

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    de Jesus Jatoba, Luciana; Varela, Rosa Maria; Molinillo, José Maria Gonzalez; Ud Din, Zia; Juliano Gualtieri, Sonia Cristina; Rodrigues-Filho, Edson; Macías, Francisco Antonio

    2016-01-01

    The neotropical bracken fern Pteridium arachnoideum (Kaulf.) Maxon. (Dennstaedtiaceae) is described as an aggressive pioneer plant species. It invades abandoned or newly burned areas and represents a management challenge at these invaded sites. Native to the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (Tropical Savanna) Brazilian biomes, P. arachnoideum has nevertheless become very problematic in these conservation hotspots. Despite some reports suggesting a possible role of allelopathy in this plant's dominance, until now there has been little evidence of isolated and individually identified compounds with phytotoxic activities present in its tissues or in the surrounding environment. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the allelopathic potential of P. arachnoideum by isolating and identifying any secondary metabolites with phytotoxic activity in its tissues, litter, and soil. Bioguided phytochemical investigation led to the isolation and identification of the proanthocyanidin selligueain A as the major secondary compound in the green fronds and litter of this fern. It is produced by P. arachnoideum in its green fronds, remains unaltered during the senescence process, and is the major secondary compound present in litter. Selligueain A showed phytotoxic activity against the selected target species sesame (Sesamum indicum) early development. In particular, the compound inhibited root and stem growth, and root metaxylem cell size but did not affect chlorophyll content. This compound can be considered as an allelochemical because it is present in the soil under P. arachnoideum patches as one of the major compounds in the soil solution. This is the first report of the presence of selligueain A in any member of the Dennstaedtiaceae family and the first time an isolated and identified allelochemical produced by members of the Pteridium species complex has been described. This evidence of selligueain A as a putative allelochemical of P. arachnoideum reinforces the role of

  4. Ecological Effects of Allelopathic Plants

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    Kruse, M.; Strandberg, M.; Strandberg, B.

    with the environment through spread of GM-plants or transgenes outside agricultural areas. The last chapter discuss GM-allelopathic plants in relation to the ecological risk assessment. Preface: This report is based on a literature review on allelopathy from an ecological impact point of view carried out in 1999...... on allelopathy in these crops. It discusses the ecological effects of allelopathic plants in natural ecosystems and factors of importance for the effects of these plants are pointed out. Finally the report presents suggestions for an ecological risk assessment of crops with an enhanced release of allelochemicals...

  5. Research advances in allelopathy of Quercus L.

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    Li Guang-de; Jia Li-ming; Li Xiao-wen

    2007-01-01

    The term allelopathy refers to biochemical interaction between all types of plants including microorganisms through production of chemical compounds that escape into the environment and exist widely in Quercus L. The development of investigations into types of allelochemicals,their compounding and spreading pathways,as well as expression of allelopathy in Quercus L. are reviewed in this paper:We have closely and systematically emphasized the functional mechanisms of allelopathy in forest plants for our next research project on allelopathy in Quercus L.

  6. Research advance on influencing factors of plant allelopathy%植物化感作用影响因素研究进展

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    拱健婷; 张子龙

    2015-01-01

    化感现象广泛存在于植物界,植物之间的化感作用对生态系统有着不可忽视的影响。综合近年的文献,试图对影响植物化感作用的重要因素进行总结,旨在为探究植物化感作用机制、合理利用化感作用提供一定的理论参考。当前研究表明:1)遗传因素(供体种间差异、供体种内品种间差异、受体植物)影响植物的化感作用;2)植物生长阶段、不同营养器官化感物质的种类含量有差异,化感作用受此因素影响;3)环境条件,如生境、光照、温度、水分、土壤结构、营养条件等在不同程度上影响植物化感物质的产生、释放及其效应;4)动物侵害导致植物化感物质合成、释放能力增强,以抵御外界干扰环境,微生物参与化感物质的降解过程,从而影响其最终去向。最后对植物化感作用的研究进行了展望。%Allelopathy universally exists in the world, it would have a negligible impact among plants in the ecosystem. The current studies showed that plant allelopathy was genetic affected by the factors such as donor species difference, donor intraspecific differ-ences between species, receptors plant. Allelopathy was also affected by those like species of plant growth stage and the content of different vegetative organs of allelochemicals. Environmental conditions, such as habitat, illumination, temperature, moisture, soil structure and nutrient conditions affected the level, release and effect of plant allelochemicals in different extent. Animal invasion could cause the plant to synthesize and release the allelochemicals for enhancing ability to resist external interference. The microbial activities could control the pathway of the allelochemicals degradation. Also, the prospect of allelopathy research were discussed at last.

  7. Do different casein concentrations increase the adverse effect of rutin on the biology of Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)?

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    Salvador, Mariana C; Boiça, Arlindo L; de Oliveira, Maria C N; da Graça, José P; da Silva, Débora M; Hoffmann-Campo, Clara B

    2010-01-01

    The flavonoid rutin is recognized as playing an important role in the protection of plants against lepidopterans. Bioassays with this compound are generally carried out using artificial diets. Proteins of high energy value, such as casein, are important ingredients of insect artificial diets as a source of essential amino acids. However, such proteins can generally increase the allelochemical activity. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of rutin on larvae of the velvetbean caterpillar Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner by incorporating this allelochemical into diets with different concentrations of casein. Three casein concentrations (0, 7 g, or 14 g) combined with none, 0.65%, or 1.30% of rutin were added to the rearing diet and offered to the larvae from hatching to pupation. Rutin negatively affected larval development, the amount of food consumed, and pupal weight of A. gemmatalis. These negative effects were clearly seen in insects fed on diets with 7 g of casein to which any concentration of rutin was added. The effects of rutin when added to the diets without casein were stronger than in diets containing a suitable amount of casein (14 g). The greater negative effects of rutin in diets containing suboptimal concentrations of casein indicate that casein can increase the effects of rutin only when the diets are nutritionally unsuitable for insect development.

  8. Comparative Studies on the Allelopathic Effects of Ulva pertusa Kjellml, Corallina pilulifera Postl et Ruprl, and Sargassum thunbergii Mertl O. Kuntze on Skeletonema costatum (Grev.) Cleve

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    Ren-Jun Wang; Hui Xiao; Pei-Yu Zhang; Liang Qu; Heng-Jiang Cai; Xue-Xi Tang

    2006-01-01

    In the present study, we evaluated the allelopathic effects of three macroalgae, namely Ulva pertusa Kjellml,Corallina pilulifera Postl et Ruprl, and Sargassum thunbergii Mertl O. Kuntze, on the growth of the microalga Skeletonema costatum (Grev.) Creve using culture systems in which the algae coexisted. The effects of the macroalgal culture medium filtrate on S. costatum were also investigated. Moreover, isolated co-culture systems were built to confirm the existence of allelochemicals and preclude growth inhibition by direct contact. The coexistence assay data demonstrated that the growth of S. costatum was strongly inhibited when fresh tissues, dry powder and aqueous extracts were used; the allelochemicals were lethal to S.costatum at relatively higher concentrations. The effects of the macroalgal culture medium filtrate on the microalga showed both species specificity and complexity. The inhibitory effect of fresh macroalgal tissue and culture medium filtrate on the microalga was due to the alleochemicals released by the macroalgae.The results of the present study show that the allelopathic effects of macroalgae on the microalga are complex. The present study could shed light onto the basis of the interaction between macro- and microalgae.

  9. Humic substances can modulate the allelopathic potential of caffeic, ferulic, and salicylic acids for seedlings of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.).

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    Loffredo, Elisabetta; Monaci, Linda; Senesi, Nicola

    2005-11-30

    The capacity of a leonardite humic acid (LHA), a soil humic acid (SHA), and a soil fulvic acid (SFA) in modulating the allelopathic potential of caffeic acid (CA), ferulic acid (FA), and salicylic acid (SA) on seedlings of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) was investigated. Lettuce showed a sensitivity greater than that of tomato to CA, FA, and SA phytotoxicity, which was significantly reduced or even suppressed in the presence of SHA or SFA, especially at the highest dose, but not LHA. In general, SFA was slightly more active than SHA, and the efficiency of the action depended on their concentration, the plant species and the organ examined, and the allelochemical. The daily measured residual concentration of CA and FA decreased drastically and that of SA slightly in the presence of germinating seeds of lettuce, which were thus able to absorb and/or enhance the degradation of CA and FA. The adsorption capacity of SHA for the three allelochemicals was small and decreased in the order FA > CA > SA, thus suggesting that adsorption could be a relevant mechanism, but not the only one, involved in the "antiallelopathic" action. PMID:16302757

  10. The influence of dietary α-solanine on the waxmoth Galleria mellonella L.

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    Büyükgüzel, Ender; Büyükgüzel, Kemal; Erdem, Meltem; Adamski, Zbigniew; Adamski, Zbigniew; Marciniak, Pawel; Ziemnicki, Kazimierz; Ventrella, Emanuela; Scrano, Laura; Bufo, Sabino Aurelio

    2013-05-01

    Plant allelochemicals are nonnutritional chemicals that interfere with the biology of herbivores. We posed the hypothesis that ingestion of a glycoalkaloid allelochemical, α-solanine, impairs biological parameters of greater wax moths Galleria mellonella. To test this idea, we reared wax moths on artificial diets with 0.015, 0.15, or 1.5 mg/100 g diet of α-solanine. Addition of α-solanine to the diet affected survival of seventh-instar larvae, pupae, and adults; and female fecundity and fertility. The diet containing the highest α-solanine concentration led to decreased survivorship, fecundity, and fertility. The diets supplemented with α-solanine led to increased malondialdehyde and protein carbonyl contents in midgut and fat body and the effect was dose-dependent. Dietary α-solanine led to increased midgut glutathione S-transferase activity and to decreased fat body glutathione S-transferase activitiy. We infer from these findings that α-solanine influences life history parameters and antioxidative enzyme activities in the midgut and fat body of G. mellonella.

  11. Allelopathic interactions between Prorocentrum micans and Skeletonema costatum or Karenia mikimotoi in laboratory cultures

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    Ji, Xiaoqing; Han, Xiaotian; Zheng, Li; Yang, Baijuan; Yu, Zhiming; Zou, Jingzhong

    2011-07-01

    Algal allelopathy is an ecological/physiological phenomenon that has focused attention on the interactions among algae and the production of algal toxins. We investigated the allelopathic interactions between the dinoflagellate genus Prorocentrum micans and diatom genus Skeletonema costatum and between P. micans and dinoflagellate genus Karenia mikimotoi using bi-algal cultures. Because the effects were species-specific and size-dependent, we evaluated the effect of different initial densities. At low densities of P. micans and high densities of S. costatum inoculated into the same medium, the growth of P. micans was weakly restrained, whereas the growth of S. costatum was significantly suppressed. S. costatum and K. mikimotoi were strongly inhibited by P. micans, in both the bi-algal cultures and enriched filtrates. Direct cell-to-cell contact was not necessary to gain a competitive advantage, thus, our results suggest that P. micans inhibited the growth of S. costatum and K. mikimotoi by the release of allelochemical(s). Last, a mathematical model was used to simulate growth and interactions between P. micans and S. costatum and between P. micans and K. mikimotoi in bi-algal cultures.

  12. Biochemical Impact of Fodder Galega (Galega orientalis Lam. on Agro-ecosystems

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    Ligita Baležentienė

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Multifunctional allelochemicals activities stimulate an increase in an employment spectrum of biologically active compounds in biological farming. The understanding of the allelochemical action mechanisms makes it possible to use these compounds to enhance crop production and develop a more sustainable agriculture, including weed and pest control through crop rotations, residue management and a variety of approaches in bio-control. The aim of this research was to establish and to compare the total amount of phenolic compounds and allelopathic activity of the aqueous extracts produced of different shoot parts (leaves, stems, blossoms and seed and roots of new crop, namely fodder galega at their different growth stages. Biochemical impact of the aqueous extracts produced of fodder galega ground part and roots on the germination data of the test–object subjected significantly on the galega growth stage and extract concentration. The biochemical effect of all tested extracts and concentrations had the same tendency to inhibit the test–object seed germination. The extracts of the ground part were more toxic than those of roots and had a stronger suppressive effect on the test–plant germination. Phenols concentration and conventional coumarine unit (CCU content increased evenly in dependence on total phenols concentration at all plant development stages accordingly to the extracts concentration gradient. Phenols concentration as well as their activity of ground part and roots increased from shooting to flowering stage.

  13. Interspecific competition and allelopathic interaction between Karenia mikimotoi and Dunaliella salina in laboratory culture

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    He, Dong; Liu, Jiao; Hao, Qiang; Ran, Lihua; Zhou, Bin; Tang, Xuexi

    2016-03-01

    Algal allelopathy is a manifold ecological/physiological phenomenon that is focused on chemical interactions and autotoxicity. We investigated the allelopathic interactions between Karenia mikimotoi and Dunaliella salina in laboratory cultures based on diff erent temperature (15°C, 20°C, and 25°C) and lighting (40, 80, and 160 μmol/(m2·s)) conditions. The growth of D. salina in bi-algae culture (1:1 size/density) was significantly restrained. The results of cell-free filtrate culture indicate that direct cell-tocell contact was not necessary in interspecific competition. Further experimental results demonstrated that allelochemicals released from K. mikimotoi were markedly influenced by both temperature ( P =0.013) and irradiance ( P =0.003), resulting in diff erent growth characteristics of D. salina in filtrate mediums. Compared with the plateau period, K. mikimotoi exudates in the exponential phase had a stronger short-term inhibition effect on D. salina in normal conditions. A clear concentration-dependent relationship was observed in the effect of allelochemicals released from K. mikimotoi with low-promoting and high-repressing effects on D. Salina in a short time-scale. In addition, allelopathic substances remain stable and effective under high temperature and pressure stress. Many flocculent sediments adhering with D. salina cells were observed in all filtrate mediums, while the quantity and color depended on the original culture conditions.

  14. Phenolics and Plant Allelopathy

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    De-An Jiang

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Phenolic compounds arise from the shikimic and acetic acid (polyketide metabolic pathways in plants. They are but one category of the many secondary metabolites implicated in plant allelopathy. Phenolic allelochemicals have been observed in both natural and managed ecosystems, where they cause a number of ecological and economic problems, such as declines in crop yield due to soil sickness, regeneration failure of natural forests, and replanting problems in orchards. Phenolic allelochemical structures and modes of action are diverse and may offer potential lead compounds for the development of future herbicides or pesticides. This article reviews allelopathic effects, analysis methods, and allelopathic mechanisms underlying the activity of plant phenolic compounds. Additionally, the currently debated topic in plant allelopathy of whether catechin and 8-hydroxyquinoline play an important role in Centaurea maculata and Centaurea diffusa invasion success is discussed. Overall, the main purpose of this review is to highlight the allelopacthic potential of phenolic compounds to provide us with methods to solve various ecology problems, especially in regard to the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry, nature resources and environment conservation.

  15. Overexpression of glutathione transferase E7 in Drosophila differentially impacts toxicity of organic isothiocyanates in males and females.

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    Aslam M A Mazari

    Full Text Available Organic isothiocyanates (ITCs are allelochemicals produced by plants in order to combat insects and other herbivores. The compounds are toxic electrophiles that can be inactivated and conjugated with intracellular glutathione in reactions catalyzed by glutathione transferases (GSTs. The Drosophila melanogaster GSTE7 was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli and purified for functional studies. The enzyme showed high catalytic activity with various isothiocyanates including phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC and allyl isothiocyanate (AITC, which in millimolar dietary concentrations conferred toxicity to adult D. melanogaster leading to death or a shortened life-span of the flies. In situ hybridization revealed a maternal contribution of GSTE7 transcripts to embryos, and strongest zygotic expression in the digestive tract. Transgenesis involving the GSTE7 gene controlled by an actin promoter produced viable flies expressing the GSTE7 transcript ubiquitously. Transgenic females show a significantly increased survival when subjected to the same PEITC treatment as the wild-type flies. By contrast, transgenic male flies show a significantly lower survival rate. Oviposition activity was enhanced in transgenic flies. The effect was significant in transgenic females reared in the absence of ITCs as well as in the presence of 0.15 mM PEITC or 1 mM AITC. Thus the GSTE7 transgene elicits responses to exposure to ITC allelochemicals which differentially affect life-span and fecundity of male and female flies.

  16. 烟草根系分泌物的GC-MS检测%Determination of tobacco root exudates by GC-MS

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    于会泳; 申国明; 高欣欣

    2013-01-01

    采用水培试验研究对连作障碍有重大影响的烟草根系分泌物中的化感物质,利用GC-MS检测出了K326和NC89两个烤烟品种移栽后40天根系分泌物中的酸溶性、碱溶性和中溶性组分种类,结果表明,两个烤烟品种共有的根系分泌物中可能是化感物质的种类包括有机酸类、酰胺类、酯类以及甘油和烟碱。%Hydroponic experiments were conducted to study allelochemicals released by tobacco root exudation. Acidic, neutral and alkaline soluble root exudates were extracted, separated and identified 40 days after K326 and NC89 plants were transplanted. Results showed that allelochemicals from root exudates of both cultivars were organic acids, lactam, esters, glycerol and nicotine.

  17. Cinnamic acid increases lignin production and inhibits soybean root growth.

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    Victor Hugo Salvador

    Full Text Available Cinnamic acid is a known allelochemical that affects seed germination and plant root growth and therefore influences several metabolic processes. In the present work, we evaluated its effects on growth, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA oxidase and cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H activities and lignin monomer composition in soybean (Glycine max roots. The results revealed that exogenously applied cinnamic acid inhibited root growth and increased IAA oxidase and C4H activities. The allelochemical increased the total lignin content, thus altering the sum and ratios of the p-hydroxyphenyl (H, guaiacyl (G, and syringyl (S lignin monomers. When applied alone or with cinnamic acid, piperonylic acid (PIP, a quasi-irreversible inhibitor of C4H reduced C4H activity, lignin and the H, G, S monomer content compared to the cinnamic acid treatment. Taken together, these results indicate that exogenously applied cinnamic acid can be channeled into the phenylpropanoid pathway via the C4H reaction, resulting in an increase in H lignin. In conjunction with enhanced IAA oxidase activity, these metabolic responses lead to the stiffening of the cell wall and are followed by a reduction in soybean root growth.

  18. The effects of dopamine on root growth and enzyme activity in soybean seedlings.

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    Guidotti, Bruno Boni; Gomes, Bruno Ribeiro; Siqueira-Soares, Rita de Cássia; Soares, Anderson Ricardo; Ferrarese-Filho, Osvaldo

    2013-09-01

    In the present study, we investigated the effects of dopamine, an allelochemical exuded from the velvetbean (Mucuna pruriens L DC. var utilis), on the growth and cell viability of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) roots. We analyzed the effects of dopamine on superoxide dismutase, phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and cell wall-bound peroxidase activities as well as its effects on lignin contents in the roots. Three-day-old seedlings were cultivated in half-strength Hoagland nutrient solution (pH 6.0), without or with 0.25 to 1.0 mM dopamine, in a growth chamber (25°C, 12L:12D photoperiod, irradiance of 280 μmol m(-2) s(-1)) for 24 h. In general, the length, fresh weight and dry weight of roots, cell viability, PAL and POD activities decreased, while SOD activities increased after dopamine treatment. The content of lignin was not altered. The data demonstrate the susceptibility of soybean to dopamine and reinforce the role of this catecholamine as a strong allelochemical. The results also suggest that dopamine-induced inhibition in soybean roots is not related to the production of lignin, but may be related to damage caused by reactive oxygen species. PMID:23838960

  19. Biochemical activities of berberine, palmatine and sanguinarine mediating chemical defence against microorganisms and herbivores.

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    Schmeller, T; Latz-Brüning, B; Wink, M

    1997-01-01

    The alkaloids berberine, palmatine and sanguinarine are toxic to insects and vertebrates and inhibit the multiplication of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Biochemical properties which may contribute to these allelochemical activities were analysed. Acetylcholine esterase, butyrylcholinesterase, choline acetyl transferase, alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenergic, nicotinergic, muscarinergic and serotonin2 receptors were substantially affected. Sanguinarine appears to be the most effective inhibitor of choline acetyl-transferase (IC50 284 nM), while the protoberberines were inactive at this target. Berberine and palmatine were most active at the alpha 2-receptor (binding with IC50 476 and 956 nM, respectively). Furthermore, berberine and sanguinarine intercalate DNA, inhibit DNA synthesis and reverse transcriptase. In addition, sanguinarine (but not berberine) affects membrane permeability and berberine protein biosynthesis. In consequence, these biochemical activities may mediate chemical defence against microorganisms, viruses and herbivores in the plants producing these alkaloids.

  20. Progress in Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms: Paradigm Shifts and New Technologies for Research, Monitoring, and Management

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    Anderson, Donald M.; Cembella, Allan D.; Hallegraeff, Gustaaf M.

    2012-01-01

    The public health, tourism, fisheries, and ecosystem impacts from harmful algal blooms (HABs) have all increased over the past few decades. This has led to heightened scientific and regulatory attention, and the development of many new technologies and approaches for research and management. This, in turn, is leading to significant paradigm shifts with regard to, e.g., our interpretation of the phytoplankton species concept (strain variation), the dogma of their apparent cosmopolitanism, the role of bacteria and zooplankton grazing in HABs, and our approaches to investigating the ecological and genetic basis for the production of toxins and allelochemicals. Increasingly, eutrophication and climate change are viewed and managed as multifactorial environmental stressors that will further challenge managers of coastal resources and those responsible for protecting human health. Here we review HAB science with an eye toward new concepts and approaches, emphasizing, where possible, the unexpected yet promising new directions that research has taken in this diverse field.

  1. Research and mechanism on plant allelopathy inhibition marine red tide: A reviw%植物化感作用抑制海洋赤潮的研究与机理

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    边归国

    2013-01-01

    A fully introduce the terrestrial,freshwater aquatic,large algae and so on various plant allelopathy inhibit 19 species of marine red tide algae method,allelochemicals and inhibition mechanism.Preliminary analysis of the large algae and micro algae mutual inhibition,and plant allelopathy inhibition Marine red tide algae technology was discussed.%较全面地介绍了陆生、淡水水生、大型海藻等各种植物化感作用抑制19种海洋赤潮藻类的方法、化感物质和抑制机理,初步分析了大型海藻和微藻之间的相互抑制作用,并对植物化感作用抑制海洋赤潮藻类技术进行展望.

  2. Allelopathic interactions between the red-tide causative dinoflagellate Prorocentrum donghaiense and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum* This study was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China-Guangdong Province Joint Key Project (U1133003 Science Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (2012B020307009 Open Fund from Key Laboratory of Aquatic Eutrophication Control of Harmful Algal Blooms of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes Open Fund from Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources Collection Preservation Ministry of Agriculture.

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    Zhuoping Cai

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The interactions between the red-tide causing dinoflagellate Prorocentrum donghaiense and the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum were investigated using a co-culture experiment and an enriched culture filtrate experiment. The results showed that when the two microalgae were cultured together with different initial cell densities, the growth of one species was basically suppressed by the other one. In addition, the enriched culture filtrates of one species had generally inhibitory effects on the other one. Our result inferred that P. donghaiense and P. tricornutum would interfere with each other mainly by releasing allelochemicals into the culture medium, and that the degree of allelopathic effects was dependent on the initial cell densities and growth phases. The allelopathic interactions between microalgal species may contribute to the formation and succession of red tides.

  3. Allelopathic interactions between the red-tide causative dinoflagellate Prorocentrum donghaiense and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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    Zhuoping Cai

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The interactions between the red-tide causing dinoflagellate Prorocentrum donghaiense and the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum were investigated using a co-culture experiment and an enriched culture filtrate experiment. The results showed that when the two microalgae were cultured together with different initial cell densities, the growth of one species was basically suppressed by the other one. In addition, the enriched culture filtrates of one species had generally inhibitory effects on the other one. Our result inferred that P. donghaiense and P. tricornutum would interfere with each other mainly by releasing allelochemicals into the culture medium, and that the degree of allelopathic effects was dependent on the initial cell densities and growth phases. The allelopathic interactions between microalgal species may contribute to the formation and succession of red tides.

  4. Avaliação do potencial alelopático de genótipos de aveia no final do ciclo Evaluation of allelopathic potential of oat genotypes at the end of life cycle

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    Ubiratã S. Jacobi

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    Full Text Available Em sistemas de cultivo em semeadura direta, a aveia é uma das culturas de inverno mais importantes entre as que são utilizadas para formação de cobertura morta. Nos tecidos da aveia existem aleloquímicos, o que torna importante o entendimento deste fenômeno nesta cultura. Através da análise da palha de resíduos de genótipos de aveia, bem como dos seus aleloquímicos, poder-se-á obter uma avaliação ampla do seu potencial alelopático. Nesta análise, pode-se verificar que os genótipos de aveia mantém o potencial alelopático no final do ciclo de vida, revelando-se com maior efeito alelopático UFRGS 6, UFRGS 9, UFRGS 10 e UPF 13. Ao mesmo tempo, os genótipos que exibem menor efeito alelopático são UFRGS 12, UFRGS 17, UFRGS 884077 e UPF 12. Os efeitos produzidos por compostos aleloquímicos (ácidos fenólicos são similares aos provocados pelos extratos dos genótipos de aveia, mostrando uma relação entre o efeito alelopático dessas substâncias e os genótipos testados. Os aleloquímicos apresentam maior fitotoxicidade para as infestantes do que para as culturas, assim como ocorre com os resíduos de genótipos de aveia.In no-till cropping systems, oat represents one of the winter most important crops among those that are used to form cover crops. The presence of allelochemicals in its tissues point to the importance of understanding this phenomenon in the crop. By analyzing the straw of oat genotypes and its allelochemicals, it is possible to obtain a evaluation of its allelopathic potential. Results of this study show that oat genotypes maintain their allelopathic potential during the final period of the life cycle. Genotypes that present greater allelopathic effects during that period are UFRGS 6, UFRGS 9, UFRGS 10, and UPF 13. Genotypes that exhibit least allelopathic effects during the same period are UFRGS 12, UFRGS 17, UFRGS 884077, and UPF 12. The effects produced by allelochemical compounds (phenolic acids are

  5. Isolation of phytotoxic compounds from tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima swingle).

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    De Feo, Vincenzo; De Martino, Laura; Quaranta, Emilia; Pizza, Cosimo

    2003-02-26

    The aqueous root extract of Ailanthus altissima showed allelopathic activity against radish (Raphanus sativus L. cv. "Saxa"), garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.), and purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) seeds. A bioassay-oriented purification of active extracts, chromatographic fractions, and compounds demonstrated dose-dependent activity on germination and radicle growth of test seeds; radish seed was the most sensitive to allelochemicals. Active compounds have been isolated: ailanthone, ailanthinone, chaparrine, and ailanthinol B (quassinoid derivatives); the alkaloid 1-methoxycanthin-6-one is not active. The compound with greatest inhibitory activity is ailanthone. The data obtained suggest a possible use of tree-of-heaven root extracts or of its active constituents as natural herbicides. PMID:12590453

  6. Current Research Status of Allelopathy

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    AHMAD JUNAEDI

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The term of allelopathy refers to chemical interactions (inhibitory or stimulatory between plants, between plants and microorganisms, and between microorganisms. The wealth of information on the processes, procedures, and practices of allelopathy has contributed to understanding this field of science. Recently, researches of allelopathy have been conducted in laboratory, greenhouse, and field with multifaceted standpoint in some concerning area: (i allelochemicals identifications and screening test; (ii ecological and physiological aspects of allelopathy; (iii genetic studies and the possibilities of using plant breeding or genetic manipulation to enhance allelopathic varieties; (iv the use of allelopathic potential in the biological control, including as natural pesticide, of weeds and plant diseases as eco-friendly approach for sustainable agriculture scheme.

  7. Inter-plant communication through mycorrhizal networks mediates complex adaptive behaviour in plant communities.

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    Gorzelak, Monika A; Asay, Amanda K; Pickles, Brian J; Simard, Suzanne W

    2015-01-01

    Adaptive behaviour of plants, including rapid changes in physiology, gene regulation and defence response, can be altered when linked to neighbouring plants by a mycorrhizal network (MN). Mechanisms underlying the behavioural changes include mycorrhizal fungal colonization by the MN or interplant communication via transfer of nutrients, defence signals or allelochemicals. We focus this review on our new findings in ectomycorrhizal ecosystems, and also review recent advances in arbuscular mycorrhizal systems. We have found that the behavioural changes in ectomycorrhizal plants depend on environmental cues, the identity of the plant neighbour and the characteristics of the MN. The hierarchical integration of this phenomenon with other biological networks at broader scales in forest ecosystems, and the consequences we have observed when it is interrupted, indicate that underground 'tree talk' is a foundational process in the complex adaptive nature of forest ecosystems.

  8. Allelopathic activity and chemical constituents of walnut (Juglans regia) leaf litter in walnut-winter vegetable agroforestry system.

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    Wang, Qian; Xu, Zheng; Hu, Tingxing; Rehman, Hafeez Ur; Chen, Hong; Li, Zhongbin; Ding, Bo; Hu, Hongling

    2014-01-01

    Walnut agroforestry systems have many ecological and economic benefits when intercropped with cool-season species. However, decomposing leaf litter is one of the main sources of allelochemicals in such systems. In this study, lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. angustata) was grown in the soil incorporated with walnut leaf litter to assess its allelopathic activity. Lettuce growth and physiological processes were inhibited by walnut leaf litter, especially during early growth stage (1-2 euphylla period) or with large amount of litter addition. The plants treated by small amount of leaf litter recovered their growth afterwards, while the inhibition for 180 g leaf litter persisted until harvest. Twenty-eight compounds were identified in the leaf litter, and several of them were reported to be phytotoxic, which may be responsible for the stress induced by walnut leaf litter. Thus, for highest economic value of vegetables such as lettuce, excessive incorporation of leaf litter should be discouraged.

  9. Current results on biological activities of lichen secondary metabolites: a review.

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    Molnár, Katalin; Farkas, Edit

    2010-01-01

    Lichens are symbiotic organisms of fungi and algae or cyanobacteria. Lichen-forming fungi synthesize a great variety of secondary metabolites, many of which are unique. Developments in analytical techniques and experimental methods have resulted in the identification of about 1050 lichen substances (including those found in cultures). In addition to their role in lichen chemotaxonomy and systematics, lichen secondary compounds have several possible biological roles, including photoprotection against intense radiation, as well as allelochemical, antiviral, antitumor, antibacterial, antiherbivore, and antioxidant action. These compounds are also important factors in metal homeostasis and pollution tolerance of lichen thalli. Although our knowledge of the contribution of these extracellular products to the success of the lichen symbiosis has increased significantly in the last decades, their biotic and abiotic roles have not been entirely explored. PMID:20469633

  10. [Regulation effects of grafting on cinnamic acid and vanillin in eggplant root exudates].

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    Chen, Shao-li; Zhou, Bao-li; Wang, Ru-hua; Fu, Ya-wen

    2008-11-01

    Cinnamic acid and vanillin are the allelochemicals commonly existed in eggplant root exudates. With pot culture experiment, the regulation effects of grafting on the cinnamic acid and vanillin in eggplant root exudates were studied, and the results showed that grafting decreased the amount of the two substances, especially of vanillin, in eggplants root system. The maximum reduction amount of cinnamic acid reached 68.96%, and that of vanillin reached 100%. Under the stress of exotic cinnamic acid and vanillin, especially of exotic cinnamic acid, grafting relieved the autotoxicity of the two substances on eggplants. Compared with own-rooted eggplant, grafted eggplant had a higher plant height and a larger stem diameter, its leaf chlorophyll content increased by 5.26%-13.12%, root electric conductivity and MDA content decreased, and root SOD activity enhanced.

  11. Identification of the toxic compounds produced by Sargassum thunbergii to red tide microalgae

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    Wang, Renjun; Wang, You; Tang, Xuexi

    2012-09-01

    The inhibitory effects of methanol extracts from the tissues of three macroalgal species on the growths of three marine red tide microalgae were assessed under laboratory conditions. Extracts of Sargassum thunbergii (Mertens ex Roth) Kuntz tissue had stronger inhibitory effects than those of either Sargassum pallidum (Turner) C. Agardh or Sargassum kjellmanianum Yendo on the growths of Heterosigma akashiwo (Hada) Hada, Skeletonema costatum (Grev.) Grev, and Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg. Methanol extracts of S. thunbergii were further divided into petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, butanol, and distilled water phases by liquid-liquid fractionation. The petroleum ether and ethyl acetate fractions had strong algicidal effects on the microalgae. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analyses of these two phases identified nine fatty acids, most of which were unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, pure compounds of four of the nine unsaturated fatty acids had effective concentrations below 5 mg/L. Therefore, unsaturated fatty acids are a component of the allelochemicals in S. thunbergii tissue.

  12. Review of Studies on Allelopathy in Plants%植物化感作用研究动态

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    王春晴; 刘强; 李蕾

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, studies on allelopathy in plants were very active both at home and abroad. But most of the studies lack the in-depth study of the allelopathy mechanism. Hie species, release ways, influencing factors, function mechanism and mitigation methods of allel-ochemicals were reviewed based on the domestic and international researches.%近年来,国内外对植物化感作用的研究十分活跃.但是很多研究缺乏对化感作用机制的深入研究.结合国内外研究的现况,就化感物质的种类、作用途径、影响化感物质产生和释放的因素、化感物质的作用机理以及化感作用的缓解办法进行了综述.

  13. Bioactivity effect of two macrophyte extracts on growth performance of two bloom-forming cyanophytes

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    M.G. Ghobrial

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    Full Text Available Allelopathy is a biological phenomenon by which an organism produces one or more biochemicals that influence the growth, survival, and reproduction of other organisms. These biochemicals are known as allelochemicals and can have beneficial (positive allelopathy or detrimental (negative allelopathy effects on the target organisms. The current research aims at using selected brackish water adapted submerged aquatic macrophytes allelopathy to combat bloom-forming cyanophytes, in laboratory bioassay experiments. Dry matters of macrophytes were extracted in solvents and the initial cyanophytes inoculum, derived from unialgal culture media, was used. Therefore, aqueous extracts with 50% and 100% acetone and ethanol solvents of two freshwater macrophytes; Potamogeton pectinatus and Ceratophyllum demersum were used to test their growth performance exhibited on two bloom-forming cyanophytes, Microcystis aeruginosa and Oscillatoria tenuis. The results revealed insignificant difference between the overall total average growth performance at treatment with 50% and 100% Ceratophyllum acetone extracts expressed by optical density (OD as well as chlorophyll a (chl a. Results showed, also, stimulation of M. aeruginosa growth. The highest growth increase in 100 μl/100 ml treatment with 50% acetone extract had a percentage rate (R of 94.66. On the contrary, treatment with ethanol extract recorded the highest inhibitory effect, thus in 1.5 μl/100 ml treatment with 50% Ceratophyllum ethanol extract R recorded −87.54, sustaining LC50 value of 1.12 μl/100 ml. The highest stimulating effect in 105 μl/100 ml treatment with 50% Ceratophyllum acetone extracts against O. tenuis was; R, 169.4. The highest inhibition in 1500 μl/100 ml treatment with 50% Ceratophyllum ethanol extracts against O. tenuis was; R −74.32, with LC50 0.830 μl/100 ml. While, the highest inhibition by 50% and 100% Potamogeton acetone or ethanol extracts against M. aeruginosa was

  14. Allelopathy and Its Applications in Weed Control%化感作用及其在杂草防除中的应用

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    石旭旭; 王红春; 高婷; 娄远来

    2013-01-01

    Allelopathy is widely present in the plant kingdom and has great potential for weed control.We mainly discussed the determination of allelopathy,the release pathways of allelochemicals,the mechanism of action of allelopathic compounds,and the application and potential of allelopathy for weed control.%化感作用在植物界中广泛存在,在杂草防除方面潜力巨大.重点对化感作用的判定、化感物质的释放途径、化感作用的作用机制及其在杂草防除中的应用进行了讨论,并对化感作用在杂草防除中的应用方式和应用潜力进行了探讨.

  15. Analysis on Dynamic Heterosis for Allelopathy in Rice Under Different Environment Conditions

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    LIN Wen-xiong; DONG Zhang-hang; CHEN Xiang-xu; HE Hua-qin; SHEN Li-hua; GUO Yu-chun; LIANG Yi-yuan; CHEN Fang-yu; LIANG Kang-jing

    2003-01-01

    In this study, 5 parental rice varieties with different allelopathic potentials were employed indiallel cross [P(P+ 1)/2] to get a set of genetic materials including parental lines and two generations of F1 s.The dynamic heterosis for allelopathy in rice under different environmental conditions, was analyzed by usingadditive-dominant developmental genetic model. The results indicated that heterosis in both F1 and F2 showedinhibitory effects on shoot and root length of receiver plant (Lactuca sativa L. ). Heterosis over mid-parentbased on population mean(HMP) in F2 was lower than that in differental environmental conditions, showing1/2 HMP in F1. The heterosis in rice allelopathy was much higher under the field environmental conditionswith lower temperature and weaker sunlight than that under favorable environment, implying that the allel-opthic potential could be increased by stress environment. This finding interpreted the genetic reason thatplant could produce more allelochemicals under unfavorable environment.

  16. Allelopathy and Its Ecological Significance%植物化感作用及其生态学意义

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    席蓉; 郝建锋

    2011-01-01

    The paper introduces the concept of plant allelopathy,reviews the varieties, release path, mechanism and influencing factors of allelochemicals, summarizes the application of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry ecosystem, and at last predicts the development prospect of allelopathy.%介绍了植物化感作用的概念,综述了化感物质的种类和释放途径,分析了化感物质的作用机理及影响化感物质作用的因素,总结了植物化感作用在农林业、森林生态系统中的应用,并对化感作用的发展前景进行了展望.

  17. Allelopathic potential of digera muricata, a desert summer annual

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    Allelopathic potential of Digera muricata was tested on different crops by germinating them in different concentrations of D. muricata extract. It was observed that germination of all test species were highly affected in the higher concentration of D. muricata extract. Bulrush-millet was the most affected species. Decaying plant material of D. muricata was also found to be highly phytotoxic. Maximum reduction in growth of bulrush-millet was observed in the decaying root material. Phenolic compounds (Quercetin, sinapic and ferluic acid), alkaloids (cystine and berbine) and a terpenoid (limonene) were detected from roots and shoots of D. muricata, Greater quantities of all these allelochemicals were present in the roots followed by shoots. (author)

  18. Biologically active secondary metabolites of barley. I. Developing techniques and assessing allelopathy in barley.

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    Liu, D L; Lovett, J V

    1993-10-01

    Allelopathic effects of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) on white mustard (Sinapis alba L.) were assessed using modified bioassays that reduced other environmental influences. In a Petri dish bioassay, germination of white mustard was delayed and the radicle lengths were significantly inhibited at a density of 0.5 barley seed/cm(2). In a 'siphoning' bioassay apparatus, when the two species were sown together, radicle elongation of white mustard was not inhibited one day after sowing but became increasingly inhibited as bioassay time increased. Barley allelochemicals were released from the roots in a hydroponic system for at least 70 days after commencement of barley germination. Solutions removed from the hydroponic system of growing barley delayed germination and inhibited growth of white mustard. The allelopathic activity of barley was further confirmed at a density of 0.3 barley seed/cm(2) in a modified stairstep apparatus. PMID:24248571

  19. Main Alkaloids of Peganum harmala L. and Their Different Effects on Dicot and Monocot Crops

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    Chi Zhang

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    Full Text Available Alkaloids with allelopathic activity are not as well-known as other allelochemicals. Our study revealed that total alkaloids from seeds of the medicinal plant Peganum harmala L. possessed significant growth inhibitory effect on four treated plants, with dicot plants (lettuce and amaranth being more sensitive than the tested monocot plants (wheat and ryegrass. Further investigation led to the isolation of harmaline and harmine as the main active ingredients in the total alkaloids of P. harmala seeds. Harmaline exerted potent inhibitory effects on seedling growth of treated plants, especially dicots, inhibiting root elongation of lettuce and amaranth by 31% and 47% at a very low concentration (5 µg/mL, whereas harmine exhibited much weaker non-selective inhibitory effect on the plants. Considering the high yield and poor utilization of P. harmala in China, we anticipate that this plant could be exploited as an alternative weed management tool in the future.

  20. Consumption and utilization of experimentally altered corn by southern armyworm: Iron, nitrogen, and cyclic hydroxamates.

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    Manuwoto, S; Scriber, J M

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    The effects of differential leaf water, leaf nitrogen and cyclic hydroxamate (DIMBOA) concentrations in corn seedlings were analyzed for a polyphagous insect, the southern armyworm (Spodoptera eridania Cram.). Six different combinations of nutrients and allelochemicals [DIMBOA = 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy(2H)-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one] were generated using two corn genotypes (WF9 and CI3IA) and three fertility regimes (complete nutrient, Fe-deficient, and N-deficient solutions) in the University Biotron. Poorest larval growth was observed in the low-nitrogen treatments (1.2% and 1.7% leaf N) and was the result of both low consumption rates and high metabolic costs (low efficiency of conversion of digested food, ECD). Fastest growth rates were observed forthe larvae fed leaves from the high-nitrogen treatments (4.6% and 4.4% leaf N). It is noteworthy that these treatments also contained the highest concentration of cyclic hydroxamates, which are generally believed to be the primary defensive chemicals mediating resistance against the European corn borer,Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner). If these hydroxamates do have any deleterious or costly effects (perhaps accounting for a large portion of metabolic expenditures), the high digestibility of the leaf tissue and the increased consumption rates more than compensate, resulting in rapid growth (growth rate = consumption rate × approximate digestibility × efficiency of conversion of the digested food). These studies illustrate that variation in key nutrients and allelochemicals within a single plant species (Zea mays L.) may have significantly different effects upon various potential leaf-chewing caterpillars, such as these armyworms versus corn borers (which cannot handle the cyclic hydroxamates, even if provided with young nutritious leaf tissues). PMID:24311240

  1. BOA detoxification of four summer weeds during germination and seedling growth.

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    Schulz, Margot; Marocco, Adriano; Tabaglio, Vincenzo

    2012-07-01

    A recent greenhouse study revealed a significant reduction of germination and growth of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) by rye mulch, whereas velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) and common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) were not suppressed. Since BOA detoxification by metabolic alteration may influence the relation between the benzoxazinoid content of the soil mulch and weed suppression, we tested the dynamics in BOA detoxification in different plant organs of three and 10-day-old seedlings of four warm season weeds incubated with five BOA concentrations (4, 20, 40, 80, and 200 μmol g(-1) fresh weight). In addition, germination and length of 3-day-old seedlings were measured after exposure to 0, 0.3, 1.5, 3, 6, and 15 μmol BOA. Finally, we tested the influence of the MDR translocator inhibitors verapamil, nifedipine, and the GST inhibitor ethycrynic acid on BOA accumulation and detoxification activity. Due to BOA-detoxification, all weeds were able to grow in environments with low BOA contents. At higher contents, Abutilon theophrasti and Chenopodium album had a better chance to survive because of highly active mechanisms that avoided the uptake of BOA (A. theophrasti) and of efficient detoxification activities in youngest seedlings (C. album). The interpretation of all of the data gave the following sequence of increasing sensitivity: A. theophrasti < C. album < P. oleracea ≤ A. retroflexus. The results were in agreement with recent findings of the suppression of these weeds by rye mulches and their benzoxazinoid contents. Our studies demonstrate for the first time that the detoxification of BOA influences the survival of certain weeds in environments enriched with this allelochemical. Therefore, detoxification processes affect the potential for weed suppression by soil allelochemicals in sustainable weed management. PMID:22614450

  2. 淡水生态系统中的他感作用研究进展%Development of Research of Allelopathy in Freshwater Ecosystem

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    金秋; 金则新; 奚立民

    2012-01-01

    综述了目前淡水生物间他感作用的相关报导,给出了他感作用来源生物、他感物质和他感作用结果.并对淡水生物所产生的他感物质的种类及其作用模式,包括抑制酶活性、抑制光合作用等以及影响淡水生物间他感作用的因子,包括营养盐、非营养因子和微生物作了叙述和分析.阐述了淡水生物间他感作用的应用前景和目前研究所存在的问题,并对本研究领域未来的发展提出了展望.%This article reviewed the relevant reports on allelopathy in freshwater organisms up to the present,and gave the donor organisms of allelopathy, allelochemicals and the results of allelopathy. The categories and active modes of al-lelochemicals including inhibition of activity of enzyme,inhibition of photosynthesis etc.,and factors which can influence the effectiveness of the allelopathy of freshwater organisms including nutrients, non-nutrient factors and microorganisms were specified and analyzed. The application perspectives of allelopathy in freshwater organisms and problems lied in the relevant research works were expatiated. The future development prospect of this research fields was brought forward.

  3. 林木种间的化感作用%Effects of Allelopathy Among Tree Species

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    林文欢; 詹潮安; 陈红跃

    2011-01-01

    Effects of allelopathy among plants are a common phenomenon in natural world.Allelopathic effects play important roles on crop cultivation,weed control,pest control and plantation building.Collocation of tree species is a key factor in mixed plantation building.Effects of allelopathy among tree species play a crucial role in selection of tree species.The paper reviewed the research advances on allelopathic effects among the common tree species in mixed plantation in terms of collection and extraction of allelochemicals,authentication of allelochemicals and expressions of allelopathic effects.The research on the allelopathic effects among the tree species was aimed at providing scientific basis for tree species composition of plantation and giving service support to non-commercial forest.%植物化感作用是自然界普遍存在的一种现象,在农作物耕作、杂草控制、病虫害防治以及林木营造等方面发挥着重要作用。树种搭配是成功营造人工混交林的关键,林木种间的化感作用在混交树种的选择上起着重要作用。文中从化感物质的收集与提取、化感物质的鉴定以及化感作用的表达等方面,对人工混交林常见树种间化感作用的研究情况和成果进行综述,以期为混交林选择树种组合提供科学依据,为生态公益林建设服务。

  4. Gene expression patterns of the coral Acropora millepora in response to contact with macroalgae

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    Shearer, T. L.; Rasher, D. B.; Snell, T. W.; Hay, M. E.

    2012-12-01

    Contact with macroalgae often causes coral mortality, but the roles of abrasion versus shading versus allelopathy in these interactions are rarely clear, and effects on gene expression are unknown. Identification of gene expression changes within corals in response to contact with macroalgae can provide insight into the mode of action of allelochemicals, as well as reveal transcriptional strategies of the coral that mitigate damage from this competitive interaction, enabling the coral to survive. Gene expression responses of the coral Acropora millepora after long-term (20 days) direct contact with macroalgae ( Chlorodesmis fastigiata, Dictyota bartayresiana, Galaxaura filamentosa, and Turbinaria conoides) and short-term (1 and 24 h) exposure to C. fastigiata thalli and their hydrophobic extract were assessed. After 20 days of exposure, T. conoides thalli elicited no significant change in visual bleaching or zooxanthellae PSII quantum yield within A. millepora nubbins, but stimulated the greatest alteration in gene expression of all treatments. Chlorodesmis fastigiata, D. bartayresiana, and G. filamentosa caused significant visual bleaching of coral nubbins and reduced the PSII quantum yield of associated zooxanthellae after 20 days, but elicited fewer changes in gene expression relative to T. conoides at day 20. To evaluate initial molecular processes leading to reduction of zooxanthella PSII quantum yield, visual bleaching, and coral death, short-term exposures to C. fastigiata thalli and hydrophobic extracts were conducted; these interactions revealed protein degradation and significant changes in catalytic and metabolic activity within 24 h of contact. These molecular responses are consistent with the hypothesis that allelopathic interactions lead to alteration of signal transduction and an imbalance between reactive oxidant species production and antioxidant capabilities within the coral holobiont. This oxidative imbalance results in rapid protein degradation

  5. 陆生植物化感作用的抑藻研究进展%Advance research on the allelopathy of terrestrial plants in inhibition of algae

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    倪利晓; 陈世金; 任高翔; 郝向阳

    2011-01-01

    Currently, it is a hot issue in environmental field to control algal bloom effectively and to treat the eutrophic water body. The allelochemical is the secondary metabolites what are produced by plants, bacteria, viruses and fungi. The allelopathy of aquatic autotrophs has drawn the most attention because it is believed to be high effective, low toxic and eco-friendly approach to control algal blooms. However, only a little research has been carried on the algicidal activity of the terrestrial plants. This paper made a systematic discussion on the evolution of the concept of the allelopathy, many kinds of biological inhibitions on algae and the mechanism of allelochemicals, ect. And it summarizes the research progress of the allelopathy of terrestrial plants in inhibition of algae by domestic and foreign scholars in recent years. The paper considered that the advantages of terrrstrial plants which were compared with aquatic ones embodied some aspects such as obvious allelopathy effect, rich allelopathy and noise immunity in aquatic biological environment, ect. And it also made a prospect for the research direction of the terrestrial plants in algal inhibition. The terrestrial plants and especially the compositae have a broad prospects in inhibition of algae. Finally, there are still some questions in several aspects such as a deep exploration and improvement of the allelopathy's extraction and identification, the research of the mechanism of allelochemicals, ecological safety and so on should be solved.%有效控制水华,治理富营养化水体是目前环境领域的研究热点和前沿.所谓化感物质,就是由植物、细菌、病毒和真菌所产生的二次代谢产物.利用水生植物的化感作用或化感物质抑制水体中藻类的爆发被认为是一种高效、低毒、环境亲合性好的方法而备受关注.然而,对于陆生植物应用于抑制藻类生长的研究却较少.文章在对化感作用的概念的演化、各种生物对

  6. Allelopathic cover crop of rye for integrated weed control in sustainable agroecosystems

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    Vincenzo Tabaglio

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The allelopathic potential of rye (Secale cereale L. is mainly due to phytotoxic benzoxazinones, compounds that are produced and accumulated in young tissues to different degrees depending on cultivar and environmental influences. Living rye plants exude low levels of benzoxazinones, while cover crop residues can release from 12 to 20 kg ha–1. This paper summarizes the results obtained from several experiments performed in both controlled and field environments, in which rye was used as a cover crop to control summer weeds in a following maize crop. Significant differences in benzoxazinoid content were detected between rye cultivars. In controlled environments, rye mulches significantly reduced germination of some broadleaf weeds. Germination and seedling growth of Amaranthus retroflexus and Portulaca oleracea were particularly affected by the application of rye mulches, while Chenopodium album was hardly influenced and Abutilon theophrasti was advantaged by the presence of the mulch. With reference to the influence of agronomic factors on the production of benzoxazinoids, nitrogen fertilization increased the content of allelochemicals, although proportionally less than dry matter. The field trial established on no-till maize confirmed the significant weed suppressiveness of rye mulch, both for grass and broadleaf weeds. A significant positive interaction between nitrogen (N fertilization and notillage resulting in the suppression of broadleaf weeds was observed. The different behavior of the weeds in the presence of allelochemicals was explained in terms of differential uptake and translocation capabilities. The four summer weeds tested were able to grow in the presence of low amounts of benzoxazolin-2(3H-one (BOA, between 0.3 and 20 mmol g–1 fresh weight. Although there were considerable differences in their sensitivity to higher BOA concentrations, P. oleracea, A. retroflexus, and Ch. album represented a group of species with a consistent

  7. Anatomia e histoquímica das folhas de Senna alata Anatomy and histochemistry of Senna alata leaves

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Senna alata é uma espécie daninha frequente em pastagens da região amazônica, cujas folhas apresentam propriedades medicinais. Indivíduos dessa espécie foram cultivados e coletados no Campo Experimental da Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, em Belém-PA, para a realização de análises anatômica e histoquímica das folhas, com a finalidade de fornecer elementos para a taxonomia, identificação microscópica de aleloquímicos e caracterização ecofisiológica da espécie. As folhas apresentaram duas formas de tricomas: tectores e glandulares. Outras características foliares encontradas na espécie foram: lâmina foliar anfiestomática, mesofilo dorsiventral e epiderme abaxial papilosa. Algumas dessas características sugerem um mecanismo de adaptação a ambientes com excesso de calor. As folhas são ricas em cristais de oxalato de cálcio, ao longo de suas nervuras - característica da subfamília Caesalpinioideae. Compostos fenólicos, como flavonoides e antraquinonas, foram encontrados em células epidérmicas, da base de tricomas, e células dispersas no parênquima paliçádico, especialmente nas proximidades da nervura mediana. Este estudo confirmou a presença de conhecidas classes de aleloquímicos em diferentes tipos de células do mesofilo de Senna alata.Senna alata is one of the most frequent weed species in the Amazonian region pastures. Its leaves present medicinal properties. Individuals of this species were cultivated and collected in the Experimental Field of Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belém-PA, to carry out anatomical and histochemical analyses to provide taxonomy information, microscopic identification of allelochemicals and ecophysiological characterization of the species. Leaves presented two forms of trichomes: tector and glandular. Other foliar characteristics of the species were: amphistomatic leaf, dorsiventral mesophyll and abaxial epidermis papillose. Some of these suggest an adaptation mechanism to excessive warm

  8. 旋链角毛藻和中肋骨条藻间的他感作用%Allelopathic effects between Chaetoceros curvisetus and Skeletonema costatum

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    张议文; 王江涛

    2012-01-01

    选择两种常见硅藻——中肋骨条藻(Skeletonema costatum)和旋链角毛藻(Chaetoceros curvisetus)为研究对象,采用滤液培养的方法考察二者之间的他感效应,结果表明:f/2全营养培养条件下,旋链角毛藻指数后期无藻细胞滤液对中肋骨条藻的生长有显著抑制作用,抑制率随旋链角毛藻滤液比例的增大而增大,他感效应随作用时间消退后,中肋骨条藻生长速率提高,且随着旋链角毛藻滤液比例的增大,中肋骨条藻的细胞粒径有减小的趋势;中肋骨条藻指数后期无藻细胞滤液对旋链角毛藻的生长速率和细胞粒径均无影响,表明中肋骨条藻对旋链角毛藻无他感作用.本实验结果可为下一步提取他感物质、研究他感作用机理提供实验基础.%The two common types of diatom, respectively Chaetoceros curvisetus and Skeletonema costatum, were chosen to observe and study the allelopathic effect between them by means of cell-free filtrate culture. The observation showed that under the condition of enriched , cell-free filtrate of the C. curvisetus culture inhibited the growth of 5. costatum significantly in the later exponential growth phase. The inhibition rate was related to the proportion of C. curvisetus cell-free filtrate in the culture, in addition the diameter of S. costatum was affected as well. Allelochemical degraded as time went on, and then the relative growth rate of 5. costatum was increased. There was no influence on the relative growth rate and diameter of S. costatum by enriched C. cumsetus cell-free Citrate in the end of exponential growth phase, which showed that there was not allelopathic effect of S. costatum on C. curuisetus. The results provided the experimental basis for extracting allelochemical and researching allelopathic mechanism later.

  9. Atividade alelopática da leucena sobre espécies de plantas daninhas Allelopathic activity of leucaena on weed species

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    Nádja de Moura Pires

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Alelopatia é o efeito direto ou indireto de uma planta sobre outra, por meio da produção de compostos químicos liberados no ambiente. Os metabólitos secundários ou produtos naturais envolvidos em alelopatia são denominados aleloquímicos e estão presentes nos tecidos de diferentes partes das plantas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o potencial alelopático da leucena (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam. de Wit. sobre as plantas daninhas Desmodium purpureum (desmódio, Bidens pilosa (picão-preto e Amaranthus hybridus (caruru. Os bioensaios foram conduzidos em laboratório e em casa de vegetação com extratos aquosos da parte aérea da leucena nas concentrações de 100, 50, 25, 12,5 % (v v-1. O extrato apresentou maior efeito quando aplicado em papel filtro. O potencial alelopático da leucena variou com a espécie de planta daninha, sendo o picão-preto e o caruru as espécies mais sensíveis ao extrato em ambos os bioensaios. A mimosina foi quantificada por HPLC em concentrações diretamente correlacionadas à concentração do extrato, indicando ser este aleloquímico o provável responsável pelo efeito sobre a germinação e o desenvolvimento das plantas daninhas.Allelopathy is the direct or indirect effect of one plant on another through substances liberated into the environment, and occurs widely in natural plant communities. The secondary metabolites or natural products involved in allelopathy are called allelochemicals and can be produced in different parts of the plants. The purpose of this study was to determine the allelopathic potential of the aerial part of Leucaena leucocephala on the weeds Desmodium purpureum, Bidens pilosa and Amaranthus hybridus. Bioassays were carried out in laboratory and in greenhouse with aqueous extracts of the aerial part of leucaena in concentrations of 100, 50, 25, 12.5 % (v v-1. The aqueous extract showed major effect over the weeds when applied to filter paper. The allelopathic potential of

  10. [Potential allelopathic effects of Piper nigrum, Mangifera indica and Clausena lansium].

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    Yan, Guijun; Zhu, Chaohua; Luo, Yanping; Yang, Ye; Wei, Jinju

    2006-09-01

    With Piper nigrum, Mangifera indica and Clausena lansium as the donators, this paper studied their potential allelopathic effects on the germination and growth of Zea mays, Glycine max, Cucurbita moschata, Arachis hypogaea, Raphanus sativus, Echinochloa crusgalli, Digitaria sanguinalis and Stylosanthes guianensis. The results showed that the aqueous extracts of these donators could inhibit the germination and growth of Z. mays, G. max, C. moschata, E. crus-galli and D. sanguinalis at high concentration, but stimulate them at low concentration. In rhizosphere soil of P. nigrum and M. indica, the germination and growth of Z. mays L was stimulated, while A. hypogaea was inhibited. The aqueous extracts of the donators were extracted by ethyl acetate and n-butanol, respectively, and the inhibitory activity of both aqueous and n-butanol fractions from P. nigrum and M. indica on Z. mays, R. sativus and S. guianensis was stronger than that of ethyl acetate fraction, indicating that P. nigrum and M. indica contained the allelochemicals with high polarity.

  11. The globally distributed genus Alexandrium: multifaceted roles in marine ecosystems and impacts on human health.

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    Anderson, Donald M; Alpermann, Tilman J; Cembella, Allan D; Collos, Yves; Masseret, Estelle; Montresor, Marina

    2012-02-01

    The dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium is one of the major harmful algal bloom (HAB) genera with respect to the diversity, magnitude and consequences of blooms. The ability of Alexandrium to colonize multiple habitats and to persist over large regions through time is testimony to the adaptability and resilience of this group of species. Three different families of toxins, as well as an as yet incompletely characterized suite of allelochemicals are produced among Alexandrium species. Nutritional strategies are equally diverse, including the ability to utilize a range of inorganic and organic nutrient sources, and feeding by ingestion of other organisms. Many Alexandrium species have complex life histories that include sexuality and often, but not always, cyst formation, which is characteristic of a meroplanktonic life strategy and offers considerable ecological advantages. Due to the public health and ecosystem impacts of Alexandrium blooms, the genus has been extensively studied, and there exists a broad knowledge base that ranges from taxonomy and phylogeny through genomics and toxin biosynthesis to bloom dynamics and modeling. Here we present a review of the genus Alexandrium, focusing on the major toxic and otherwise harmful species. PMID:22308102

  12. Functional characterization of wheat ent-kaurene(-like) synthases indicates continuing evolution of labdane-related diterpenoid metabolism in the cereals.

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    Zhou, Ke; Xu, Meimei; Tiernan, Mollie; Xie, Qian; Toyomasu, Tomonobu; Sugawara, Chizu; Oku, Madoka; Usui, Masami; Mitsuhashi, Wataru; Chono, Makiko; Chandler, Peter M; Peters, Reuben J

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    Wheat (Triticum aestivum) and rice (Oryza sativa) are two of the most agriculturally important cereal crop plants. Rice is known to produce numerous diterpenoid natural products that serve as phytoalexins and/or allelochemicals. Specifically, these are labdane-related diterpenoids, derived from a characteristic labdadienyl/copalyl diphosphate (CPP), whose biosynthetic relationship to gibberellin biosynthesis is evident from the relevant expanded and functionally diverse family of ent-kaurene synthase-like (KSL) genes found in rice the (OsKSLs). Herein reported is the biochemical characterization of a similarly expansive family of KSL from wheat (the TaKSLs). In particular, beyond ent-kaurene synthases (KS), wheat also contains several biochemically diversified KSLs. These react either with the ent-CPP intermediate common to gibberellin biosynthesis or with the normal stereoisomer of CPP that also is found in wheat (as demonstrated by the accompanying paper describing the wheat CPP synthases). Comparison with a barley (Hordeum vulgare) KS indicates conservation of monocot KS, with early and continued expansion and functional diversification of KSLs in at least the small grain cereals. In addition, some of the TaKSLs that utilize normal CPP also will react with syn-CPP, echoing previous findings with the OsKSL family, with such enzymatic promiscuity/elasticity providing insight into the continuing evolution of diterpenoid metabolism in the cereal crop plant family, as well as more generally, which is discussed here.

  13. Integrating novel chemical weapons and evolutionarily increased competitive ability in success of a tropical invader.

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    Zheng, Yu-Long; Feng, Yu-Long; Zhang, Li-Kun; Callaway, Ragan M; Valiente-Banuet, Alfonso; Luo, Du-Qiang; Liao, Zhi-Yong; Lei, Yan-Bao; Barclay, Gregor F; Silva-Pereyra, Carlos

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    The evolution of increased competitive ability (EICA) hypothesis and the novel weapons hypothesis (NWH) are two non-mutually exclusive mechanisms for exotic plant invasions, but few studies have simultaneously tested these hypotheses. Here we aimed to integrate them in the context of Chromolaena odorata invasion. We conducted two common garden experiments in order to test the EICA hypothesis, and two laboratory experiments in order to test the NWH. In common conditions, C. odorata plants from the nonnative range were better competitors but not larger than plants from the native range, either with or without the experimental manipulation of consumers. Chromolaena odorata plants from the nonnative range were more poorly defended against aboveground herbivores but better defended against soil-borne enemies. Chromolaena odorata plants from the nonnative range produced more odoratin (Eupatorium) (a unique compound of C. odorata with both allelopathic and defensive activities) and elicited stronger allelopathic effects on species native to China, the nonnative range of the invader, than on natives of Mexico, the native range of the invader. Our results suggest that invasive plants may evolve increased competitive ability after being introduced by increasing the production of novel allelochemicals, potentially in response to naïve competitors and new enemy regimes. PMID:25367824

  14. Effects of tannic acid on trypsin and leucine aminopeptidase activities in gypsy moth larval midgut

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    Mrdaković Marija

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of allelochemical stress on genetic variations in the specific activities of gypsy moth digestive enzymes (trypsin and leucine aminopeptidase and relative midgut mass (indirect measure of food consumption, as well as variability in their plasticity, were investigated in fifth instar gypsy moths originating from two populations with different trophic adaptations (oak and locust-tree forests. Thirty-two full-sib families from the Quercus population and twenty-six full-sib families from the Robinia population were reared on an artificial diet with or without supplementation with tannic acid. Between population differences were observed as higher average specific activity of trypsin and relative midgut mass in larvae from the Robinia population. Significant broad-sense heritabilities were observed for the specific activity of trypsin in the control state, and for specific activity of leucine aminopeptidase in a stressful environment. Significantly lower heritability for relative midgut mass was recorded in larvae from the Robinia population reared under stressful conditions. Significant variability of trypsin plasticity in larvae from both populations and significant variability of leucine aminopeptidase plasticity in larvae from the Robinia population point to the potential for the evolution of enzyme adaptive plastic responses to the presence of stressor. Non-significant across-environment genetic correlations do not represent a constraint for the evolution of enzyme plasticity. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 173027

  15. Comparative field performance of some agricultural crops under a ca-nopy of Populus deltoides and Ulmus wallichiana

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    Tariq Hussian Masoodi; Nasir Ahmad Masoodi; Sajad Ahmad Gangoo; Shah Murtaza Mushtaq; Hillal Ahmad

    2013-01-01

    The performance of maize, beans and sunflower was evalu-ated under a canopy of Populus deltoides and Ulmus wallichiana at Fac-ulty of Agriculture, Wadura. The germination, growth and yield of the three test crops were suppressed under both tree species. The reduction, however, decreased when the cultivation of test crops was continued for three years. The inhibition potential generally is in the order of P. del-toides U. wallichiana for beans. Available soil N, P and K increased under the canopy of the selected tree species. The soils under U. wallichiana were more fertile than those under P. deltoides. Chromatographic investigation of extracts showed that the soils under P. deltoides and U. wallichiana differed in their composition of phenolic acids and phenolic glycocides. Except for caffic acid, all other allelochemicals disappeared and were no longer recovered in soil samples obtained after the second or third year of cultivation. Tree-crop compatibility can be explored in greater detail for improved management of traditional agro-ecosystems in Kashmir to increase the overall productivity of the land.

  16. Effects of co-existing microalgae and grazers on the production of hemolytic toxins in Karenia mikimotoi

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    Yang, Weidong; Zhang, Naisheng; Cui, Weimin; Xu, Yanyan; Li, Hongye; Liu, Jiesheng

    2011-11-01

    Karenia mikimotoi (Miyake & Kominami ex Oda) Hansen & Moestrup is associated with harmful algal blooms in temperate and subtropical zones of the world. The hemolytic substances produced by K. mikimotoi are thought to cause mortality in fishes and invertebrates. We evaluated the composition of the hemolytic toxin produced by K. mikimotoi cultured in the laboratory using thin-layer chromatography. In addition, we evaluated the effect of co-occuring algae ( Prorocentrum donghaiense and Alexandrium tamarense) and the cladoceran grazer Moina mongolica on hemolytic toxin production in K. mikimotoi. The hemolytic toxins from K. mikimotoi were a mixture of 2 liposaccharides and 1 lipid. Waterborne clues from P. donghaiense and A. tamarense inhibited the growth of K. mikimotoi but increased the production of hemolytic toxins. Conversely, K. mikimotoi strongly inhibited the growth of caged P. donghaiense and A. tamarense. In addition, the ingestion of K. mikimotoi by M. mongolica induced the production of hemolytic toxins in K. mikimotoi. Taken together, our results suggest that the presence of other microalgae and grazers may be as important as environmental factors for controlling the production of hemolytic substances. K. mikimotoi secreted allelochemicals other than unstable fatty acids with hemolytic activity. The production of hemolytic toxins in dinoflagellates was not only dependent on resource availability, but also on the risk of predation. Hemolytic toxins likely play an important role as chemical deterrents secreted by K. mikimotoi.

  17. Effects of predation by Hydra (Cnidaria on cladocerans (Crustacea: Cladocera

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    Ligia Rivera-De la Parra

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Planktonic cladocerans have evolved different strategies to avoid predation from vertebrates; these include changes in morphology, behavior, physiology, and/or life-history traits. However, littoral cladocerans are better adapted to avoid invertebrate predation particularly from insect larvae by evolving morphological and physiological adaptations. Nevertheless, this has not been proven for some littoral predators such as Hydra. In this study, we provide quantitative data on how Hydra affects its zooplankton prey. We studied the predation behavior on Alona glabra, Ceridodaphnia dubia, Daphnia pulex, Daphnia cf. mendotae, Diaphanosoma birgei, Macrothrix triserialis, Moina macrocopa, Pleuroxus aduncus, Scapholeberis kingi, Simocephalus vetulus, Elaphoidella grandidieri, Brachionus rubens and Euchlanis dilatata. We also tested the indirect effect of allelochemicals from Hydra on the demography of Daphnia cf. mendotae. Littoral cladocerans are specially adapted to resist nematocyst injection and discharge of toxic substances from Hydra. A significant decrease in the population growth rate from 0.21 to 0.125 d-1 was observed at densities of 2 ind. ml-1. The role of carapace thickness as an adaptive strategy of littoral cladocerans against Hydra predation is discussed.

  18. Research Progress on Garlic Allelopathy and Its Utilization%大蒜化感作用及其利用研究进展

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    丁海燕; 程智慧

    2014-01-01

    近年来关于大蒜化感作用的研究日益增多,它在农业生产中的利用潜力逐渐被人们发现。本文主要从大蒜化感现象的发现、化感作用机理、化感物质鉴定、化感作用利用以及化感作用研究方法等方面进行讨论,对大蒜化感作用研究存在的问题和发展方向进行综合评述。%In recent years,studies on Garlic(Allium sativum L.)allelopathic effect are increasing day by day. Its utilization in agricultural production has gradually been found out. This paper mainly focuses on the discussion about discovery of garlic allelopathy phenomena,allelopathy mechanism,identification of allelochemicals,allelopathy utilization,research methods,etc. The paper also conducts comprehensive review on existing problems and development direction of garlic allelopathy research.

  19. Some soybean cultivars have ability to induce germination of sunflower broomrape.

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    Zhang, Wei; Ma, Yongqing; Wang, Zhong; Ye, Xiaoxin; Shui, Junfeng

    2013-01-01

    Sunflower broomrape is a noxious parasitic weed which has caused severe damage to crop ecosystems. Trap crops can release a mixture of allelochemicals to induce the germination of sunflower broomrape. We studied the allelopathic effects of soybean on sunflower broomrape. Fourteen common soybean cultivars were grown in pots. Samples were collected from soybean plants and rhizosphere soil at five growth stages (V1, V3, V5, R2, and R4). The allelopathic effects of soybean reached highest at the V3 stage. Methanolic extracts of soybean roots induced higher broomrape germination than methanolic extracts of stems or leaves. The germination rates induced by root extracts (10-fold dilution) were positively correlated with germination rates induced by stem (10-fold dilution) and leaf extracts (10-fold dilution). The broomrape germination rates induced by root extracts were also positively correlated with soybean nodule diameter and dry weight. The results indicated that soybeans could induce sunflower broomrape germination. We conclude that soybean has the potential to be used as a trap crop for sunflower broomrape. PMID:23544089

  20. Using specific secondary metabolites as markers to evaluate allelopathic potentials of rice varieties and individual plants

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    2002-01-01

    It is a key of the breeding of allelopathic rice cultivars to evaluate and screen few accessions with allelopathic traits from numerous rice accessions and individual plants. Rice varieties and individual plants with allelopathic traits demonstrated their allelopathic effects by producing and releasing specific secondary metabolites into environment. Therefore, using specific secondary metabolites as markers, the allelopathic potentials of rice varieties and individual plants could be evaluated by HPLC. The allelopathic potentials of 3000 rice accessions and some individual plants of F3 and F4 were evaluated by this method in 1 a. If these accessions and plants were evaluated by the traditional method in the field, it would take more than 10 a, furthermore, the breeding process of allelopathic rice cultivars would be directed and monitored by this method. Isolation and structural identification of specific secondary metabolites was done by LC/MS coupling 1H and 13C NMR. It revealed that allelochemicals of rice tissue were glucosides of resorcinol, flavone and hydroxamic acid, and were not well-known phenolic and fatty acids in previous studies. However, these glucosides could degrade immediately into sugar, phenolic and fatty acids under microbial and acidic medium when they released into the environment.

  1. Phytotoxicity of umbelliferone and its analogs: Structure-activity relationships and action mechanisms.

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    Pan, Le; Li, Xiu-Zhuang; Yan, Zhi-Qiang; Guo, Hong-Ru; Qin, Bo

    2015-12-01

    Two coumarins, umbelliferone and daphnoretin, were isolated from roots of Stellera chamaejasme L; the former had been identified as one of the main allelochemicals in our previous studies. Both of them have the skeleton of 7-hydroxycoumarin, but showed different phytotoxic effects. Umbelliferone and its analogs were then prepared to investigate the structure-activity relationship of hydroxycoumarins and screened for phytotoxicity. The inhibitory effects varied observably in response to the coumarin derivatives, especially umbelliferone (1), 7-hydroxy-4-methylcoumarin (3) and coumarin (10) displayed strong inhibition of lettuce and two field weeds, Setaria viridis and Amaranthus retroflexus, and compounds 11 and 12 also exhibited phytotoxic activity with species specificity. The number and location of hydroxyl groups were importantly responsible for the phytotoxicity. A C7 hydroxyl group was considered to be a potentially active site and methyl substitution at the C4 position contributed significantly to the activity. The phytotoxic mechanism was briefly studied with umbelliferone by evaluating the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and chlorophylls level in lettuce seedlings. The results showed that umbelliferone induced the accumulation of ROS in the root tip and significantly decreased the chlorophyll content in the leaves. Thus, a ROS-mediated regulation pathway and the inhibition of photosynthesis were definitely involved in the phytotoxicity of umbelliferone. PMID:26509496

  2. Tissue-specific expression of glutathione S-transferases induced by 2-tridecanone or quercetin in cotton bollworms, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner)

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    TANG Fang; LIANG Pei; GAO Xiwu

    2005-01-01

    The tissue-specific expression of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) in the cotton bollworm and the expression level induced by 2-tridecanone and quercetin were examined using the methods of biochemistry and the quantitative PCR. The relative expression level of GST mRNA was unanimous with the GSTs activity conjugaging with 1-chloro-2, 4-dimitro-benzene (CDNB) in fat bodies,midguts, heads and integuments of cotton bollworms. The GSTs activity in fat bodies was the highest, then midguts, heads and integuments in turn, which was in consistent with the relative expression level of GST mRNA. The specific activity of GSTs and the relative expression level of GST mRNA could be significantly induced by 2-tridecanone and quercetin, and after the induction the order of the GSTs activity and the relative expression level of GST mRNA in the above four tissues in cotton bollworms was not different from the control.The induction of GSTs by 2-tridecanone was stronger than by quercetin in all four tissues, which was in accordance with the relative expression level of GST mRNA. It suggested that the increase of GSTs activity induced by plant allelochemicals was associated with the elevated expression of GST mRNA in cotton bollworms.

  3. Allelopathic Stress Produced by Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.

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    N.B. Singh

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The present study deals with in vitro effects of allelochemicals present in leaf and fruit leachate of Momordica charantia in vitro on plant growth and metabolism of Lycopersicon esculentum. Momordica was selected as a donor plant and tomato as recipient. Seeds of tomato were shown in pots and after germination different concentrations viz. 25, 50, 75 and 100% of leaf and fruit leachates were applied as treatment. Twenty days old seedlings were harvested for biophysical and biochemical analyses. The root and shoot length, fresh and dry weight of the seedlings decreased in dose dependent manner. The reduction in pigment and protein contents and nitrate reductase activity was concentration dependent. Membrane leakage increased as the concentration of leachates increased. Activities of antioxidant enzymes viz. superoxide dismutase (SOD, catalase (CAT and peroxidase (POX activities significantly enhanced under allelopathic stress. Inhibition of various metabolic activities under allelopathic stress resulted in decreased plant growth and development. The fruit leachate of Momordica was more inhibitory than leaf leachate.

  4. Role of secondary metabolites of wild marigold in suppression of Johnson grass and Sun spurge

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    Sehrish; Sadia; Rahmatullah; Qureshi; Shahida; Khalid; Brian; Gagosh; Nayyar; Jin-tun; Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To analyze the wild marigold [(Tagetes minuta L.)(T. minuta)] leaf extract with respect to phytochemicals and allelopathic activity. Methods: The aqueous extracts of T. minuta leaves at concentrations of 50%, 75% and 100% were prepared. Preliminary phytochemical analysis was carried out and then allelopathic ef ect of T. minuta on root length, shoot length, germination, fresh and dry weight of Johnson grass and Sun spurge was tested on i lter paper and in soil.Results: Qualitative phytochemical analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponins, l avonoides and terpenoids. The higher concentrations proved to be signii cantly ef ective in reducing almost all the parameters of Sun spurge and Johnson grass in i lter paper bioassay. Supplemented with the soil, all concentrations of leaf extract showed reduction in germination, root and shoot growth, fresh and dry weight of Sun spurge; however, 100% concentration signii cantly reduced the germination of Johnson grass. Conclusions: This study suggests that marigold allelochemicals can be used as an integrated weed management for the production of better crop yield.

  5. Allelopathic interactions between the opportunistic species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides.

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    Dong Xu

    Full Text Available Allelopathy, one type of direct plant competition, can be a potent mechanism through which plant communities are structured. The aim of this study was to determine whether allelopathic interactions occur between the opportunistic green tide-forming species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides, both of which were collected from the coastline of East China sea. In laboratory experiments, the presence of G. lichvoides at 1.25 g wet weight L(-1 significantly inhibited growth and photosynthesis of U. prolifera at concentrations of 1.25, 2.50, and 3.75 g wet weight L(-1 (p0.05. Culture medium experiments further confirmed that some allelochemicals may be released by both of the tested macroalgae, and these could account for the observed physiological inhibition of growth and photosynthesis. Moreover, the native macroalgae G. lichvoides was a stronger competitor than the opportunistic species U. prolifera. Collectively, the results of the present study represent a significant advance in exploring ecological questions about the effects of green tide blooms on the macroalgal community.

  6. Allelopathic interactions between the opportunistic species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides.

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    Xu, Dong; Gao, Zhengquan; Zhang, Xiaowen; Fan, Xiao; Wang, Yitao; Li, Demao; Wang, Wei; Zhuang, Zhimeng; Ye, Naihao

    2012-01-01

    Allelopathy, one type of direct plant competition, can be a potent mechanism through which plant communities are structured. The aim of this study was to determine whether allelopathic interactions occur between the opportunistic green tide-forming species Ulva prolifera and the native macroalga Gracilaria lichvoides, both of which were collected from the coastline of East China sea. In laboratory experiments, the presence of G. lichvoides at 1.25 g wet weight L(-1) significantly inhibited growth and photosynthesis of U. prolifera at concentrations of 1.25, 2.50, and 3.75 g wet weight L(-1) (p0.05). Culture medium experiments further confirmed that some allelochemicals may be released by both of the tested macroalgae, and these could account for the observed physiological inhibition of growth and photosynthesis. Moreover, the native macroalgae G. lichvoides was a stronger competitor than the opportunistic species U. prolifera. Collectively, the results of the present study represent a significant advance in exploring ecological questions about the effects of green tide blooms on the macroalgal community.

  7. [Effects of Ulva pertusa and Gracilaria lemaneiformis on growth of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) in co-culture].

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    Wang, You; Yu, Zhi-ming; Song, Xiu-xian; Zhang, Shan-dong

    2006-02-01

    We studied the effects of fresh tissue and culture medium filtrate of two species of macroalgae, Ulva pertusa (Chlorophyta) and Gracilaria lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) on growth of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) in co-culture. Both U. pertusa and G. lemaneiformis, and especially their fresh tissues, significantly impede the growth of H. akashiwo. Carbonate limitations and the presence of environment bacteria are not necessary for the negative effects of macroalgal on H. akashiwo. The simultaneous nutrient assays show that nitrate and phosphate are almost exhausted in the G. lemaneiformis co-culture system, but remain at acceptable levels in the U. pertusa system, when all cells of H. akashiwo are completely dead. When f/2 medium is supplied daily to G. lemaneiformis culture, the growth of H. akashiwo is greatly inhibited but not completely terminated. Furthermore, different amounts of fresh seaweed tissue, and culture medium filtrate prepared from different macroalgal concentrations are analyzed to determine their effects on the growth of H. akashiwo. The results show a positive correlation between the initial macroalgal concentration and the negative effects they exert on the co-cultured microalgae. Results suggest that the allelopathic effects of U. pertusa may be essential for negative effects on H. akashiwo; however, the combined roles of allelopathy and nutrient competition may be responsible for the negative effect of G. lemaneiformis the release of allelochemicals by U. pertusa.

  8. POTENCIAL FITOTÓXICO DE Pterodon polygalaeflorus BENTH (LEGUMINOSAE SOBRE Acanthospermum australe (LOEFL. O. KUNTZE E Senna occidentalis (L. LINK

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    VALDENIR JOSÉ BELINELO

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were synthesize and characterize the allelopatic activity of 6a,7bdi-hydroxyvouacapan-17b-oic acid derivatives, isolated from seeds of Pterodon polygalaeflorus Benth (Leguminosae. The compound characterization processes involve in infrared spectrometry (IR and hydrogen and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance (1H and 13C NMR including experiments in double dimensions (COSY 1H 1H, HMQC and HMBC. Allellopathic effects were evaluated by bioassays, carried out at controlled 25 °C temperature and photoperiod (12h light/12h dark, during 72 hours. Sample concentrations of 1,0, 100,0 and 1000,0 mg.L-1 were tested. Senna occidentalis (fedegoso and Acanthospermum australe (carrapichinho were used as the target weed plants. Was observed that the allelopatic effect of the compounds increased as a function of the enhancement of concentration, thus showing a relation dose dependence. The N-ethyl-6a-acethoxy- 7b-hydroxyvouacapan-17b-amide and N,N-diethyl-6a-acethoxy-7b-hydroxyvouacapan 17b-amide were the derivatives that present the biggest inhibitory effect on seed germination and root growth of fedegoso and carrapichinho. Therefore, these compounds represent the most allelochemical potential against these weeds.

  9. Identification of the toxic compounds produced by Sargassum thunbergii to red tide microalgae

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    WANG Renjun; WANG You; TANG Xuexi

    2012-01-01

    The inhibitory effects of methanol extracts from the tissues of three macroalgal species on the growths of three marine red tide microalgae were assessed under laboratory conditions.Extracts of Sargassum thunbergii(Mertens ex Roth)Kuntz tissue had stronger inhibitory effects than those of either Sargassum pallidum(Turner)C.Agardh or Sargassum kjellmanianum Yendo on the growths of Heterosigrna akashiwo(Hada)Hada,Skeletonema costatum(Grey.)Grey,and Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg.Methanol extracts of S.thunbergii were further divided into petroleum ether,ethyl acetate,butanol,and distilled water phases by liquid-liquid fractionation.The petroleum ether and ethyl acetate fractions had strong algicidal effects on the microalgae.Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analyses of these two phases identified nine fatty acids,most of which were unsaturated fatty acids.In addition,pure compounds of four of the nine unsaturated fatty acids had effective concentrations below 5 mg/L.Therefore,unsaturated fatty acids are a component of the allelochemicals in S.thunbergii tissue.

  10. Effects of co-existing microalgae and grazers on the production of hemolytic toxins in Karenia mikimotoi

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    YANG Weidong; ZHANG Naisheng; CUI Weimin; XU Yanyan; LI Hongye; LIU Jiesheng

    2011-01-01

    Karenia mikimotoi (Miyake & Kominami ex Oda) Hansen & Moestrup is associated with harmful algal blooms in temperate and subtropical zones of the world.The hemolytic substances produced by K.mikimotoi are thought to cause mortality in fishes and invertebrates.We evaluated the composition of the hemolytic toxin produced by K.mikimotoi cultured in the laboratory using thin-layer chromatography.In addition,we evaluated the effect of co-occuring algae (Prorocentrum donghaiense and Alexandrium tamarense) and the cladoceran grazer Moina mongolica on hemolytic toxin production in K.mikimotoi.The hemolytic toxins from K.mikimotoi were a mixture of 2 liposaccharides and I lipid.Waterbome clues from P.donghaiense and A.tamarense inhibited the growth of K.mikimotoi but increased the production of hemolytic toxins.Conversely,K.mikimotoi strongly inhibited the growth of caged P.donghaiense and A.tamarense.In addition,the ingestion of K.mikimotoi by M.mongolica induced the production of hemolytic toxins in K.mikimotoi.Taken together,our results suggest that the presence of other microalgae and grazers may be as important as environmental factors for controlling the production of hemolytic substances.K.mikimotoi secreted allelochemicals other than unstable fatty acids with hemolytic activity.The production of hemolytic toxins in dinoflagellates was not only dependent on resource availability,but also on the risk of predation.Hemolytic toxins likely play an important role as chemical deterrents secreted by K.mikimotoi.

  11. Effects of climate warming on plant autotoxicity in forest evolution: a case simulation analysis for Picea schrenkiana regeneration.

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    Ruan, Xiao; Pan, Cun-De; Liu, Run; Li, Zhao-Hui; Li, Shu-Ling; Jiang, De-An; Zhang, Jing-Chi; Wang, Geoff; Zhao, Yin-Xian; Wang, Qiang

    2016-08-01

    In order to explore how plant autotoxicity changes with climate warming, the autotoxicity of P. schrenkiana needles' water extract, organic extract fractions, and key allelochemical DHAP was systemically investigated at the temperature rising 2 and 4°C based on the data-monitored soil temperature during the last decade in the stage of Schrenk spruce regeneration (seed germination and seedling growth). The results showed that the criterion day and night temperatures were 12°C and 4°C for seed germination, and 14°C and 6°C for seedling growth, respectively. In the presence of water extract, the temperature rise of 2°C significantly inhibited the germination vigor and rate of P. Schrenkiana seed, and a temperature rise of 4°C significantly increased the inhibition to the seedling growth (P germination and growth even at low concentration of 0.1 mg/mL, and the inhibition effect was enhanced as temperature increased. The temperature rise significantly enhanced the promotion effect of DHAP, while the inhibition effect of temperature rise became less important with increasing concentration of DHAP. This investigation revealed that autotoxicity of P. schrenkiana was affected by the climate warming. As expected, it provided an insight into the mechanism and effectiveness of allelopathy in bridging the causal relationship between forest evolution and climate warming. PMID:27547360

  12. Some soybean cultivars have ability to induce germination of sunflower broomrape.

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    Full Text Available Sunflower broomrape is a noxious parasitic weed which has caused severe damage to crop ecosystems. Trap crops can release a mixture of allelochemicals to induce the germination of sunflower broomrape. We studied the allelopathic effects of soybean on sunflower broomrape. Fourteen common soybean cultivars were grown in pots. Samples were collected from soybean plants and rhizosphere soil at five growth stages (V1, V3, V5, R2, and R4. The allelopathic effects of soybean reached highest at the V3 stage. Methanolic extracts of soybean roots induced higher broomrape germination than methanolic extracts of stems or leaves. The germination rates induced by root extracts (10-fold dilution were positively correlated with germination rates induced by stem (10-fold dilution and leaf extracts (10-fold dilution. The broomrape germination rates induced by root extracts were also positively correlated with soybean nodule diameter and dry weight. The results indicated that soybeans could induce sunflower broomrape germination. We conclude that soybean has the potential to be used as a trap crop for sunflower broomrape.

  13. Evaluation of plant constituents associated with pecan phylloxera gall formation.

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    Hedin, P A; Neel, W W; Burks, M L; Grimley, E

    1985-04-01

    The weights of pecanCarya illinoensis Koch galls caused by several species ofPhylloxera (Homoptera: Phylloxeridae) were negatively correlated with leaf and nut weights and nut production. Several allelochemicals (isoquercitrin, juglone, and 2 proanthocyanidins) were isolated from galls, and their antibiotic potentials were estimated, based on their toxicity to the bacteriaPseudomones maltophilia (Hugh et Ryschenkow). Pecan proanthocyanidins (condensed tannins) were characterized for the first time, and their stereochemistry was elucidated. The protein and total sugar contents of total leaves and leaf surface washings were determined. The leaf surface sugar content was very low, suggesting that the puncturing strategy of this insect may be for the purpose of finding sugars. The plant growth hormones gibberellic acid, zeatin, zeatin riboside, kinetin, indole acetic acid, and abscisic acid were found in pecan leaves, stems, and their galls. Gibberellic and abscisic acids were present in highest concentrations in all tissues, but lower in galled tissues, suggesting that increased biosynthesis by pecan plant growth regulators did not occur in response to insect attack. PMID:24310069

  14. Allelopathic effects of aqueous extracts of sunflower on wheat (triticum aestivum l.) and maize (zea mays l.)

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    Sunflower is a potent allelopathic plant which possesses important allelochemicals with known allelopathic activity on other plants. In this study, allelopathic effects of fresh aqueous extracts (FAE) and air dried aqueous extracts (DAE) of root, shoot and leaves of sunflower (Halianthus annuus L.) were investigated on germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) in seed bioassay experiments carried out at Botany Department of Peshawar University during 2010. Results showed significantly inhibitory effects of aqueous extracts on seed germination, growth and dry biomass of seedlings of wheat and maize. In wheat seedlings, significant germination inhibition (15.21%), increased mean germination time (MGT) (57.76%), reduced plumule and radical growth (21.66 and 28.44%) and lowered seedlings dry biomass (31.05%) were recorded under dry aqueous extracts of leaf when compared to control. Germination percentage of maize was inhibited by dry aqueous extracts of leaf by 7.81%, germination index by 16.51%, increased MGT by 25.53%, decreased plumule and radical lengths by 29.00 and 36.12% respectively, and lowered maize seedling dry biomass by 34.02 %. In both experiments, dry aqueous extracts (DAE) were more phytotoxic than fresh aqueous extracts (FAE). Similarly, inhibitory effects of aqueous extracts of different parts of sunflower were recorded in the order leaf > shoot > root for both tested plants. (author)

  15. Temporal allocation of metabolic tolerance in the body of beet armyworm in response to three gossypol-cotton cultivars

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    Marvin; K; HARRIS

    2009-01-01

    The nutrient composition and enzyme activities in larvae of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hbner), fed on high, medium or low gossypol cotton cultivars were examined at different time intervals. Significantly lower free fatty acid was observed in larvae fed for 6 h on high gossypol ’M9101’ compared to larvae fed on the low (ZMS13) and intermediate (HZ401) gossypol cultivars. Significantly higher trypsin activity was observed in larvae fed on high gossypol ’M9101’ for 24 h compared to those fed for 1, 4 and 6 h. Significantly higher catalase and total superoxide dismutase enzyme activities were observed in larvae of S. exigua fed on high gossypol ’M9101’ compared with low gossypol cultivars ’ZMS13’ and ’HZ401’ for 1, 4, 6 and 24 h. However, significantly lower carboxylesterase and acetylcholinesterase enzyme activities were found in larvae fed on high gossypol ’M9101’ compared with the other cultivars for 1, 4, 6 and 24 h. The interaction between cotton variety and beet armyworm infestation time significantly affected the carboxylesterase enzyme activity in S. exigua. The characterization of the effects of plant allelochemicals on herbivorous larvae is important for aiding understanding of plant-insect interaction as well as in devising solutions to pest problems by breeding plant resistance, identifying metabolic targets for insecticide development, etc.

  16. Comparison of different cover crop mulches and extracts on inhibition of crop and weed growth

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    Sturm, Domonic Johannes

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Weed suppression of cover crops is a result of competition for light, space, water and nutrients and the release of allelochemicals in the soil. Two laboratory and greenhouse experiments were conducted to analyse biochemical effects of extracts and mulches of Fagopyrum tataricum (L. Gaertn., Raphanus sativus var. oleiformis Pers. and a cover crop mixture on germination and plant growth of the crop plants maize (Zea mays L. and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris var. altissima Döll. and the weeds Chenopodium album L., Matricaria chamomilla L. and Stellaria media (L. Vill.. In the first experiment, aqueous cover crop extracts were applied on crop and weed seeds in germination assays. Germination rate, mean germination time and root length of crops and weeds were measured. In experiment 2, the influence of cover crop mulch on germination rate and dry weight of the test plants was determined after a period of 21 days. Significant reductions of the root length for all test plants were observed in experiment 1. Additionally, mean germination time was extended for crops and weeds by all cover crops. Germination rate and dry matter of crops and weeds were decreased significantly in experiment 2 compared to the untreated control. Root length, germination rate and mean germination time in germination tests in experiment 1 were found to be correlated with biomass of crops and weeds in experiment 2. This work reveals the important role of biochemical effects on weed suppression by cover crops.

  17. Detoxification of hostplant's chemical defence rather than its anti-predator co-option drives β-glucosidase-mediated lepidopteran counteradaptation.

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    Poreddy, Spoorthi; Mitra, Sirsha; Schöttner, Matthias; Chandran, Jima; Schneider, Bernd; Baldwin, Ian T; Kumar, Pavan; Pandit, Sagar S

    2015-01-01

    The evolutionary plant-herbivore arms race sometimes gives rise to remarkably unique adaptation strategies. Here we report one such strategy in the lepidopteran herbivore Manduca sexta against its hostplant Nicotiana attenuata's major phytotoxins, 17-hydroxygeranyllinalool diterpene glycoside, lyciumoside IV and its malonylated forms. We show that alkalinity of larval regurgitant non-enzymatically demalonylates the malonylated forms to lyciumoside IV. Lyciumoside IV is then detoxified in the midgut by β-glucosidase 1-catalysed deglycosylation, which is unusual, as typically the deglycosylation of glycosylated phytochemicals by insects results in the opposite: toxin activation. Suppression of deglucosylation by silencing larval β-glucosidase 1 by plant-mediated RNAi causes moulting impairments and mortality. In the native habitat of N. attenuata, β-glucosidase 1 silencing also increases larval unpalatability to native predatory spiders, suggesting that the defensive co-option of lyciumoside IV may be ecologically advantageous. We infer that M. sexta detoxifies this allelochemical to avoid its deleterious effects, rather than co-opting it against predators. PMID:26443324

  18. Aflatoxin B1: Toxicity, bioactivation and detoxification in the polyphagous caterpillar Trichoplusia ni

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    Ren Sen Zeng; Zhimou Wen; Guodong Niu; May R.Berenbaum

    2013-01-01

    Trichoplusia ni caterpillars are polyphagous foliage-feeders and rarely likely to encounter aflatoxin B1 (AFB1),a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus and A.parasiticus,in their host plants.To determine how T.ni copes with AFB1,we evaluated the toxicity ofAFB1 to T.ni caterpillars at different developmental stages and found that AFB1 tolerance significantly increases with larval development.Diet incorporation of AFB1 at 1μg/g completely inhibited larval growth and pupation of newly hatched larvae,but 3μg/g AFB1 did not have apparent toxic effects on larval growth and pupation of caterpillars that first consume this compound 10 days after hatching.Piperonyl butoxide,a general inhibitor of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s),reduced the toxicity of AFB1,suggesting that AFB1 is bioactivated in T.ni and this bioactivation is mediated by P450s.Some plant allelochemicals,including flavonoids such as flavones,furanocoumarins such as xanthotoxin and imperatorin,and furanochromones such as visnagin,that induce P450s in other lepidopteran larvae ameliorated AFB1 toxicity,suggesting that P450s are also involved in AFB1 detoxification in T.ni.

  19. Allelopathic interference of aqueous extracts of chinaberry on the germination and initial growth of tomato

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    Lindamir Hernandez Pastorini

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Allelopathy effects vegetative development and is caused by chemical substances produced and released by surrounding plants. The objective of this work was to investigate the allelopathic activity of aqueous extracts of fresh and dried leaves and fruits of chinaberry (Melia azedarach L. – Meliaceae on the germination and initial growth of tomato. The extracts were prepared at concentrations of 1, 2 and 4% and analyzed for their pH and osmotic potential. The experiment consisted of four replications of 25 tomato seeds that were distributed in Petri dishes containing two sheets of germitest paper. Each plate received 2mL of an extract. The seeds were evaluated for percentage of germination (PG, germination rate (VG and germination speed index (IVG. The initial growth was assessed based on the length of the radicle, hypocotyl and leaf, and fresh and dry weight. All concentrations of the extracts exhibited inhibitory activity on germination and radicle growth, and the inhibitory effect increased as the concentration of the extract increased. Extracts from dried leaves had the greatest effects. The osmotic potential and pH of the extracts did not vary significantly compared to the control, indicating that the allelopathic effect was due to the allelochemicals in the extracts.

  20. Allelopathy of aqueous leaf extracts from the invasive alien tree Pittosporum undulatum on germination and growth of barnyard grass

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    Fernando Bertol Carpanezzi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Barnyard grass (Echinochloa crusgalli (L. P. Beauv. is a herbicide-resistant weed that brings negative impacts to rice crops and threatens floodplains biodiversity worldwide. This study aimed to investigate allelopathic influences of extracts from Pittosporum undulatum Vent. (cheesewood leaves on barnyard grass. Leachates in concentrations of 20%, 15%, 10%, 5% and 2.5% (w/v, aqueous extracts from powdered leached and non-leached leaves (10%, 7,5%, 5%, 2.5% and 1.25% for both, coumarin solution at 0.6 mM and original Roundup ® in concentration according to the label information were prepared. Petri-dishes germination bioassays, with counting at each 12 hours, allowed to determinate both germinability and germination rate; polyethylene glycol (PEG 6000 solutions were prepared to evaluate osmotic effects. In growth tests, seedlings were exposed for seven days, when root and shoot lengths were measured. Germination was sensitive to extracts from powdered leaves. In regard to growth, roots showed dose-dependent length reduction and necrosis. Inhibitory effects from different aqueous extracts suggest action of both internal and external leaf allelochemicals, raising the possibility of Pittosporum undulatum use for barnyard grass control.

  1. A Metabolic Probe-Enabled Strategy Reveals Uptake and Protein Targets of Polyunsaturated Aldehydes in the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum.

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    Stefanie Wolfram

    Full Text Available Diatoms are unicellular algae of crucial importance as they belong to the main primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Several diatom species produce polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs that have been made responsible for chemically mediated interactions in the plankton. PUA-effects include chemical defense by reducing the reproductive success of grazing copepods, allelochemical activity by interfering with the growth of competing phytoplankton and cell to cell signaling. We applied a PUA-derived molecular probe, based on the biologically highly active 2,4-decadienal, with the aim to reveal protein targets of PUAs and affected metabolic pathways. By using fluorescence microscopy, we observed a substantial uptake of the PUA probe into cells of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum in comparison to the uptake of a structurally closely related control probe based on a saturated aldehyde. The specific uptake motivated a chemoproteomic approach to generate a qualitative inventory of proteins covalently targeted by the α,β,γ,δ-unsaturated aldehyde structure element. Activity-based protein profiling revealed selective covalent modification of target proteins by the PUA probe. Analysis of the labeled proteins gave insights into putative affected molecular functions and biological processes such as photosynthesis including ATP generation and catalytic activity in the Calvin cycle or the pentose phosphate pathway. The mechanism of action of PUAs involves covalent reactions with proteins that may result in protein dysfunction and interference of involved pathways.

  2. Characterisation of aphid myrosinase and degradation studies of glucosinolates.

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    Francis, Frédéric; Lognay, Georges; Wathelet, Jean-Paul; Haubruge, Eric

    2002-08-01

    Myrosinase from Brevicoryne brassicae was purified by ammonium sulfate fractionation, dialysis, and chromatography on a DEAE column. The chromatography yielded a single peak and a 115.6-fold purification. Further FPLC gel filtration gave a single peak at 120 kDa. Denaturing SDS/PAGE of the protein revealed a single band at 60 kDa, indicating that the native B. brassicae myrosinase is a dimer. Kinetic parameters towards 8 glucosinolates were calculated. Strong differences of V(max) and K(m) were observed depending on the substrate. Degradation products of each glucosinolate were identified and quantified by GC-MS and GLC-FID, respectively. Using both crude aphid homogenates and purified myrosinase, two unique hydroxyglucosinolates, 3-butenyl- and benzyl-isothiocyanates were identified from progoitrin ((2S)-2-hydroxybut-3-enyl-glucosinolate) and sinalbin (4-hydroxybenzyl-glucosinolate) degradation respectively. Addition of ascorbic acid to the reaction mixtures containing sinalbin and progoitrin caused the production of hydroxylated degradation products usually associated with plant myrosinase metabolisation. The occurrence of the myrosinase system in B. brassicae is discussed in terms of similar allelochemical adaptation between the herbivore and its host plant. PMID:12125058

  3. Effects of Saffron Corm and Leaf Extracts on Early Growth of Some Plants to Investigate the Possibility of Using Them as Associated Crop

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    Hamid-Reza FALLAHI

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Saffron intercropping with other plants needs to preliminary investigations about the possible negative interactions between saffron and associated crop. In this study, allelopathic effects of saffron leaf and corm extracts on germination and seedling growth indices of alfalfa (Medicago sativa, arugula (Eruca sativa and rapeseed (Brassica napus was investigated in six separate experiments based on completely randomized design. Experimental treatments were consisted of different levels of saffron leaf and corm extracts including 0, 0.75, 1.5, 3 and 6%. The maximum germination percentage of all selected crops was obtained at control treatment (on average 92% and then decreased with increasing extracts concentration. So that, the germination percentage of arugula, canola and alfalfa in highest concentration of extracts were 18, 10 and 8% for leaf extract and 72, 68 and 93% for corm extract, respectively. The relatively similar trend was observed about germination rate, root and plumule lengths and dry weights. Therefore, the inhibitory effect of saffron leaf extract was more than corm extract on initial growth indices of studied plants. The lowest inhibitory effect of saffron leaf extract and even relatively high stimulatory effect of corm extract were obtained on alfalfa initial growth criteria. Considering the differences in allelochemicals mode of action and concentrations in laboratory bioassays with natural condition, it is necessary to investigate the effects of saffron residues on growth of selected associated crops in greenhouse and field scales for the final decision.

  4. Strigolactone Analogs as Molecular Probes in Chasing the (SLs) Receptor/s: Design and Synthesis of Fluorescent Labeled Molecules

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    Cristina Prandi; Helèna Rosso; Beatrice Lace; Ernesto G. Occhiato; Alberto Oppedisano; Silvia Tabasso; Gabriele Alberto

    2013-01-01

    Originally identified as allelochemicals involved in plant-parasite interactions,more recently,Strigolactones (SLs) have been shown to play multiple key roles in the rhizosphere communication between plants and mycorrhizal fungi.Even more recent is the hormonal role ascribed to SLs which broadens the biological impact of these relatively simple molecules.In spite of the crucial and multifaceted biological role of SLs,there are no data on the receptor(s) which bind(s) such active molecules,neither in the producing plants nor in parasitic weeds or AM fungi.Information about the putative receptor of SLs can be gathered by means of structural,molecular,and genetic approaches.Our contribution on this topic is the design and synthesis of fluorescent labeled SL analogs to be used as probes for the detection in vivo of the receptor(s).Knowledge of the putative receptor structure will boost the research on analogs of the natural substrates as required for agricultural applications.

  5. Allelopathic Effects of Aqueous Extract of Leaf Stem and Root of Sorghum bicolor on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Vigna radiata L.

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    Amir MOOSAVI

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Seed germination under field conditions is highly influenced by the presence of other plants. Allelopathy is an important mechanism of plant competition, by producing phytotoxins to the plant environment in order to decline other plants� growth. Soil sickness problem in farm lands is also known as an allelopathic effect or even autotoxicity. The toxicity of released allelochemicals by a plant in the environment is attributed to its function of concentration, age and metabolic stage. In this study we investigate the effect (5, 20, 35 and 50 g l-1 of leaf, stem and root water extract of sorghum on seed germination and seedling growth of mung bean. The results of the experiment showed that allelopathic effect of different concentrations was not significant for germination percentage, but germination rate and mean germination time decreased significantly by increasing the concentration of allelopathic extracts; also, there was a clear allelopathic effect of sorghum extract on seedling growth of mung bean. 50 g l-1 sorghum stem extract exhibited the highest inhibitory effect on root and shoot growth of mung bean. Among all parts of sorghum, stem extracts showed the highest allelopatic effect on seedling growth. Root extract showed higher inhibitory effect than leaf extracts.

  6. A Simple Method for the Isolation and Purification of 2,4-Dihydroxy-7-Methoxy-2H-1,4-Benzoxazin-3(4H)-One (DIMBOA) from Maize (Zea mays L.) Seedlings

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    LI Jing; LIU Xin-gang; DONG Feng-shou; XU Jun; GUO Li-qun; KONG Zhi-qiang; TIAN Ying-ying; WU Yan-bin; ZHENG Yong-quan

    2013-01-01

    2,4-Dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one (DIMBOA), the dominant benzoxazinoid hydroxamic acid in maize (Zea Mays L.), serves as important factors of resistance against insects and microbial diseases, allelochemicals used in competition with other plants. In this paper, a novel and simple method for the isolation and purification of DIMBOA from maize seedlings was developed. Frozen shoots from 7-d-old maize seedlings (1 000×g) were firstly defrosted and then were directly homogenized and extracted with ethyl acetate. The macerate was allowed to stand at room temperature (25±2)°C for 1 h to allow enzymatic release of DIMBOA from DIMBOA-glucoside. Then the ethyl acetate phase was filtered, dried and evaporated to dryness. The resulting light-tan, semicrystalline residue was stored at -20°C for 24 h. Upon recrystallization from acetone-hexane, a relative higher yield (0.58 g) of pure DIMBOA crystals was obtained compared with the yield afforded by Woodward methodology (0.26 g).

  7. The carnivorous bladderwort (Utricularia, Lentibulariaceae): a system inflates.

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    Albert, Victor A; Jobson, Richard W; Michael, Todd P; Taylor, Derek J

    2010-01-01

    Carnivorous plants inhabit nutrient-poor environments, where prominent targets of prey capture are organic nitrogen and phosphorus. Some carnivorous plants also acquire carbon from their victims. A new report focusing on Utricularia, the bladderwort, demonstrates that carbon assimilated from photosynthesis is paradoxically secreted into the trapping environment, where it may help to support a mutualistic bacterial community. This bacterial community may also secrete allelochemicals that attract microcrustaceans which bear a strong overt resemblance to bladderwort traps. Furthermore, Utricularia and its sister genus Genlisea share anomalous molecular evolutionary features, such as highly increased rates of nucleotide substitution and dynamic evolution of genome size, from approximately 60-1500 megabases depending on the species or even population. A mechanistic hypothesis, based on the mutagenic action of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is proposed to underlie these phenomena, involving error-prone repair at the level of DNA bases and double-strand breaks. It is argued that these plants are prime candidates for further research on the complexities of plant physiology associated with carnivory, metagenomic surveys of trap microbial communities, novel plant nitrogen/nutrient utilization pathways, the ecology of prey attraction, whole-plant and trap comparative development, and, finally, evolution of the minimal angiosperm genome. PMID:20007200

  8. Phytotoxicity of leaf aqueous extract of Rapanea umbellata (Mart. Mez (Primulaceae on weeds - doi: 10.4025/actasciagron.v35i2.16166

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    Paula Novaes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Allelopathic substances can be used to develop weed control alternatives based on natural products. The objective of this study was to compare the phytotoxic activity of aqueous leaf extracts of Rapanea umbellata with the toxicity of a synthetic herbicide on the germination and growth of weed species. The weeds species barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli, wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla and morning glory (Ipomoea grandifolia were used. The effects of the aqueous leaf extract of R. umbellata at concentrations of 10% and 5% (g mL-1 were compared to the control (distilled water and to the synthetic herbicide oxyfluorfen. The average weed germination time was significantly lower (p < 0.05 in control than in extract and herbicide treatments. The herbicide had more significant effects than the extract on the initial growth of the aerial part. However, the initial growth of the root part was significantly more affected by the leaf extract than by the herbicide. The extract also caused many disorders in weed root anatomy. Therefore, the leaf aqueous extract of R. umbellata showed important results that indicate that it should be bioprospected and that its allelochemicals should be purified for the discovery of natural-origin herbicides.

  9. Research Advance on Allelopathy of Panax notoginseng%三七化感作用研究进展

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    李瑞博; 寻路路; 赵宏光; 崔秀明

    2012-01-01

    Allelopathy is one effective way to solve the continuous cropping obstacles ofpanax notoginseng. The development and progress of studies on the allelopathy ofpanax notoginseng in recent years and the allelopathy effect are reviewed from aspects of collecting and extracting methods,allelochemicals types currently known to exist and allelopathic extracts effects on panax notoginseng. The research progresses of allelopathy in panax notoginseng and the existing problems are discussed which will provide theoretical reference value for researchers working on allelopathy of panax notoginseng.%化感作用研究是解决三七连作障碍问题的有效途径之一.文章综述了近年来在三七化感方面的研究成果,从化感物质的收集提取方法到目前已知存在的化感物质种类、化感提取物对三七存在的化感效应.探讨了三七化感研究的发展现状及存在的不足,为进一步开展三七化感研究提供参考.

  10. 化感作用对土壤酶影响的研究进展%The Status on the Research of Allelopathy under the Influence of Soil Enzyme

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    方斯文; 张爱华; 贾明慧; 雷锋杰; 张连学

    2012-01-01

    Soil enzyme was the important part in soil ecosystem, studies on soil enzymes contribute to deepen our understanding of soil ecosystem degradation mechanism and material circulation and energy flow. Allelopathy has the important influence on soil micro ecology environment. This article reviewed the influence of allelochemicals on soil enzyme activity in recent years, and prospected the application of soil enzymology in allelopathy. In order to find more effective soil improvement program, it was raised from the perspective of allelopathy of soil enzyme activity.%土壤酶是土壤生态系统中的重要组成部分,土壤酶的研究有助于加深理解土壤生态系统的退化机理及其物质循环和能量流动.化感作用对土壤微生态环境有着重要影响.因此总结了近几年化感物质对土壤酶活性影响的主要研究成果,对土壤酶学在化感作用中的应用进行展望,提出从化感作用的角度研究土壤酶活性,从而找出更有效的土壤改良方案.

  11. Sources and modes of action of invasive knotweed allelopathy: the effects of leaf litter and trained soil on the germination and growth of native plants

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    Madalin Parepa

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Invasive knotweeds, native to Eastern Asia, are among the most dominant plant invaders of European and North American temperate ecosystems. Recent studies indicate that one cause of this dominance might be allelopathy, but the possible sources and modes of action of this allelopathy are insufficiently understood. Here, we asked whether the invasive knotweed Fallopia × bohemica can exert allelopathic effects on native plants also through its leaf litter, or through persistent soil contaminants, and whether these affect the germination or growth of native plants. In a germination experiment with nine native species neither litter leachate, an aqueous extract of knotweed leaves added to the soil, nor trained soil with a history of Fallopia pre-cultivation suppressed the germination or early growth of natives. A mesocosm study with experimental native communities showed that the presence of F. × bohemica, although not a dominant in these communities, caused significant shifts of life-history strategy in two dominant natives, and that similar effects could be elicited through litter leachates or trained soil alone. However, there were hardly any effects on the biomass of natives. Our study indicates that knotweed allelopathy acts on the growth rather than germination of natives, and that soil contamination through persistent allelochemicals may not be a significant problem in habitat restoration. It also shows that allelopathic effects can sometimes be subtle changes in life-history and allocation patterns of the affected species.

  12. DISCUSS SEVERAL RESEARCHED PROBLEMS OF ALLELOPATHY IN SOYBEAN CONTINUOUS CROPPING BARRIER%论大豆连作障碍中有关化感作用(Allelopathy)研究的若干问题

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    阎飞; 韩丽梅; 杨振明

    2000-01-01

    本文着重地探讨了大豆连作障碍中有关化感作用研究应注意的若干问题,具体内容如下:(1)化感物质的提取源、提取剂及其收集方法的选取;(2)生物检测的参数、受体植物及其生长的环境基质的选用;(3)数据统计分析方法的选定等。以便为研究大豆连作障碍机理提供科学的方法。%Several problems as follow on allelopathic are mainly approached so as to supplyresearch methods on barrier mechanism of soybean continuous cropping (1) Selecting ex-traction sources, extracts and collection methods of allelochemicals; (2)Choose para-me-ters of bioassay, species of test plant and their growth ground substance; (3)Establish datastatistical analysis

  13. Study on Status of Allelopathy in Forestry%化感作用在林业中的研究现状

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    马艳丽

    2012-01-01

    The allelochemicals sources, types and collection methods were introduced in this paper. Allelopathic impact on tree growth and forest allelopathy manifestations of the two aspects described allelopathic effects of trees were studied. Then summarized the potential applications of allelopathy in forestry. Finally, the problems of allelopathy in forestry Research was point out. And the future research direction of allelopathy in forestry was prospected.%综合介绍了化感物质的来源、种类及收集方法,并分别从化感对林木生长的影响和林木化感作用表现形式两大方面阐述了林木的化感效应。接着对化感作用在林业上的应用潜力进行了归纳。最后指出目前林业研究化感作用所存在的问题,并对今后林业中化感作用的研究方向进行展望。

  14. Advances in studies on allelopathy of medicinal plants in China%我国药用植物化感作用研究进展

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    张爱华; 郜玉钢; 许永华; 雷锋杰; 张连学

    2011-01-01

    This review introduced the importance and significance of allelopathy in medicinal plant, analyzed the reasons for allelopathy in medicinal plant, described the types of allelochemicals, reviewed the research methods and clarified the mechanism of allelopathy, and investigated the main problems about allelopathic reaearches on medicinal plants. Based on those, the paper points out the problems in the current study on allelopathy of the medicinal plants.%介绍化感作用在药用植物研究中的重要性及意义,分析了药用植物产生化感作用的原因,综述药用植物中存在的化感物质种类及其化感作用研究方法,同时阐述了其化感作用产生的机制,并对药用植物化感作用研究中存在的主要问题进行了深入剖析,在此基础上指出药用植物化感作用研究需要加强的方向.

  15. 淡水水生植物化感控藻的研究进展%Research on Algalcontrol Ability of Allelopathy by Freshwater Macrophytes

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    胡建立; 周迟骏; 祈小丹; 周丽丽

    2012-01-01

    Algalcontrol ability of allelopathically is considered as one of the mechanisms that contribute to the stabilization of clear-water status in shallow lakes. The phylogeny of allelopathy on acquatic macrophytes was reviewed. The macrophyte species with anti-algal abilities were systematically summarized. The characteristics of anti-algal allelochemicals and the mechanism of the allelopathic of the allelopathic effect on algae were discussed. Subsequently, the algalcontrol mechanisms of allelopathy were explored, and the effects of environmental factors on phyto-allelopathic algae control were also demonstrated. Finally,application prospect of allelopathy in repair of aquatic ecological was prospected.%化感控藻是浅水湖泊保持清洁状态的机制之一.介绍了淡水高等水生植物化感作用的研究现状;总结了具有抑藻活性的水生植物种类;讨论了化感物质及其特性;对化感作用的抑藻机理进行了探索;阐述了环境因素对水生植物化感抑藻作用的影响;并且展望了化感作用在修复水生生态中的应用前景.

  16. The Extraction, Isolation and Identiifcation of Exudates from the Roots of Flaveria bidentis

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    YANG Xing; ZHANG Li-hui; SHI Cui-ping; SHANG Yan; ZHANG Jin-lin; HAN Jian-min; DONG Jin-gao

    2014-01-01

    Large amounts of Flaveria bidentis’s root culturing solution were obtained by using DFT (deep lfow technique) equipment and these solution which was vacuum concentrated (10, 20 mg mL-1) can have a certain inhibition on Triticum aestivum, Cucumis sativus, Raphanus sativus, Amaranthus retrolfexus, Setaria viridis, Chenopodium album, Echinochloa crusgalli and Chloris virgata. This outcome suggested some active compounds in the root exudates of Flaveria bidentis can inhibit the germination, seedling elongation and root length. The dichloromethane extract of root exudates was identiifcated by GC-MS, and 29 kinds of compounds, including esters, hydrocarbons, ketones, thiazole, amines, etc. were obtained and the phthalate n-octyl ester, phthalate 2-ethylhexyl ester were proved to be allelochemicals. The culturing solution of root exudates was separated through the resin column and silica gel column and a component inhibiting seedling height, root length and fresh weight of wheat was got. There were 6 kinds of organic compounds in this component including dioctyl phthalate, 1,2-phthalate, mono(2-ethylhexyl) ester by GC-MS.

  17. Evidence for an allelopathic interaction between rye and wild oats.

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    Macías, Francisco A; Oliveros-Bastidas, Alberto; Marín, David; Chinchilla, Nuria; Castellano, Diego; Molinillo, José M G

    2014-10-01

    Allelopathy is a biological phenomenon in which an organism produces one or more biochemicals that influence the growth, survival, and reproduction of other organisms. Allelopathy has been the subject of a great deal of research in chemical ecology since the 1930s. The characterization of the factors that influence this phenomenon has barely been explored, mainly due to the complexity of this area. The main aim of the research carried out to date has been to shed light on the importance of these interactions in agroecosystems, especially in relation to the interactions between crops and weeds. Herein we report the characterization of a complete allelochemical pathway involving benzoxazinones, which are known to participate in allelopathic plant defense interactions of several plants of high agronomic interest. The production of the defense chemicals by a donor plant (crop), the route and transformations of the chemicals released into the environment, and the uptake and phytotoxic effects on a target plant (weed) were all monitored. The results of this study, which is the first of its kind, allowed a complete dynamic characterization of the allelopathic phenomenon for benzoxazinones.

  18. Benzoxazinoids in root exudates of maize attract Pseudomonas putida to the rhizosphere.

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    Andrew L Neal

    Full Text Available Benzoxazinoids, such as 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H-one (DIMBOA, are secondary metabolites in grasses. In addition to their function in plant defence against pests and diseases above-ground, benzoxazinoids (BXs have also been implicated in defence below-ground, where they can exert allelochemical or antimicrobial activities. We have studied the impact of BXs on the interaction between maize and Pseudomonas putida KT2440, a competitive coloniser of the maize rhizosphere with plant-beneficial traits. Chromatographic analyses revealed that DIMBOA is the main BX compound in root exudates of maize. In vitro analysis of DIMBOA stability indicated that KT2440 tolerance of DIMBOA is based on metabolism-dependent breakdown of this BX compound. Transcriptome analysis of DIMBOA-exposed P. putida identified increased transcription of genes controlling benzoate catabolism and chemotaxis. Chemotaxis assays confirmed motility of P. putida towards DIMBOA. Moreover, colonisation essays in soil with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP-expressing P. putida showed that DIMBOA-producing roots of wild-type maize attract significantly higher numbers of P. putida cells than roots of the DIMBOA-deficient bx1 mutant. Our results demonstrate a central role for DIMBOA as a below-ground semiochemical for recruitment of plant-beneficial rhizobacteria during the relatively young and vulnerable growth stages of maize.

  19. Bioassay standardization for the detection of allelopathic compounds and environmental toxicants using lettuce

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    Mateus Salomão Simões

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to assess different experimental conditions to determine a protocol for bioassays based on seed germination and early seedling growth using lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. cv. Grand Rapids as indicator species. This protocol aims to provide support for the standardization of assays of various chemicals such as allelochemicals and environmental toxicants. The following tests were performed: time of germination, temperature, light, solution volume and Petri dish size. For each test (except for time of germination, the influence of the conditions investigated was determined by the endpoints germination percentage, germination speed index, root length, seedling fresh weight and total dry weight. The results showed that variations in the methods altered the results. It is recommended that bioassays using L. sativa L. cv. Grand Rapids be carried out for a minimum period of four days for assessments of both germination and initial growth and that the experimental conditions include a temperature of 20°C, 90-mm Petri dishes or larger, 0.1 mL cypsela solution, and continuous light or 12-hour photoperiod.

  20. Accelerating of Pink Pigment Excretion from Cyanobacterium Oscillatoria by Co-Cultivation with Anabaena

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    DWI SUSILANINGSIH

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The freshwater cyanobacterium Oscillatoria BTCC/A 0004 excretes pink pigment containing lipoproteins with molecular weights of about 10 kDa. This pigment has surfactant properties with strong emulsification activity toward several hydrocarbons. This extracellular metabolite was suspected as toxin or allelochemical in their habitat. In this study, I investigated the effect of co-cultivation of Oscillatoria with Anabaena variabilis on the pigment excretion to explore the physiological roles of this pigment in its natural environment. The dead or viable cells and medium of A. variabilis were added into Oscillatoria cultures. Results showed that co-cultivation of free viable cells of A. variabilis enhanced the excretion of pigment without effect on the cell growth. Co-cultivation with viable cells in separated method and dead cells did not influenced the pigment production. The addition of A. variabilis medium was slightly increased the excretion of the pigment. Those results indicated that direct contact with A. variabilis caused Oscillatoria released a certain signaling compound.

  1. Bioherbicidal Potential of Leaf-residue of Hyptis suaveolens on the Growth and Physiological Parameters of Parthenium hysterophorus L.

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    Riti Thapar Kapoor

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The effects of dry leaf-residues of Hyptis suaveolens L. on the growth and physiological parameters of Parthenium hysterophorus L. was studied in pot culture. Different growth parameters of Parthenium such as size and number of the leaves, height, branches, capitula and seeds/plant were inhibited by leaf residues of H. suaveolens. The amount of chlorophyll and protein was decreased with increased amount of residue. The inhibition in growth parameters of Parthenium hysterophorus was due to decrease in chlorophyll, sugar, protein and lipid contents while organic and amino acids were increased in treatments. The accumulation of organic acid reveals that respiration was hampered in test plant and increase in the amino acids might be the adaptation strategy of Parthenium to avoid environmental stress generated by the allelochemicals present in leaf residues of Hyptis. The decrease in the amount of lipids was proportional to the quantity of dry leaf residues used. The altered physiological parameters result in inhibited growth of Parthenium and the leaf residues of Hyptis suaveolens may be used as potent bioherbicide to control the spread of Parthenium.

  2. Metabolomics in chemical ecology.

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    Kuhlisch, Constanze; Pohnert, Georg

    2015-07-01

    Chemical ecology elucidates the nature and role of natural products as mediators of organismal interactions. The emerging techniques that can be summarized under the concept of metabolomics provide new opportunities to study such environmentally relevant signaling molecules. Especially comparative tools in metabolomics enable the identification of compounds that are regulated during interaction situations and that might play a role as e.g. pheromones, allelochemicals or in induced and activated defenses. This approach helps overcoming limitations of traditional bioassay-guided structure elucidation approaches. But the power of metabolomics is not limited to the comparison of metabolic profiles of interacting partners. Especially the link to other -omics techniques helps to unravel not only the compounds in question but the entire biosynthetic and genetic re-wiring, required for an ecological response. This review comprehensively highlights successful applications of metabolomics in chemical ecology and discusses existing limitations of these novel techniques. It focuses on recent developments in comparative metabolomics and discusses the use of metabolomics in the systems biology of organismal interactions. It also outlines the potential of large metabolomics initiatives for model organisms in the field of chemical ecology.

  3. Research Progress of Plant Allelopathy%植物化感作用研究进展

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    姚伶; 何开跃; 郭丽君; 郑纪伟

    2012-01-01

    Allelopathy universally exist in nature, involving botany, chemistry, ecology, physiology, microbiology and so on, which has significance on promoting agriculture sustainable development and eco-environment protection. At presenl there are many researches about plant allelopathy and most of the focus are harmful aspects. The species of allelochemical, action mode, mechanism, release ways and collection methods were reviewed, so as to provide reference value for the production practice.%化感作用普遍存在于自然界中,涉及植物学、化学、生态学、生理学和微生物学等学科,对促进农业可持续发展和生态环境保护有着十分重要的意义.目前,有关植物化感作用的研究报道较多,且大多偏重于植物化感作用的有害方面.该研究综述了化感物质的种类、作用方式、作用机制和化感物质的释放途径以及收集方法,以期为生产实践提供参考价值.

  4. A Stable-Isotope Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolic Footprinting Approach to Analyze Exudates from Phytoplankton

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    Mark R. Viant

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Phytoplankton exudates play an important role in pelagic ecology and biogeochemical cycles of elements. Exuded compounds fuel the microbial food web and often encompass bioactive secondary metabolites like sex pheromones, allelochemicals, antibiotics, or feeding attractants that mediate biological interactions. Despite this importance, little is known about the bioactive compounds present in phytoplankton exudates. We report a stable-isotope metabolic footprinting method to characterise exudates from aquatic autotrophs. Exudates from 13C-enriched alga were concentrated by solid phase extraction and analysed by high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. We used the harmful algal bloom forming dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense to prove the method. An algorithm was developed to automatically pinpoint just those metabolites with highly 13C-enriched isotope signatures, allowing us to discover algal exudates from the complex seawater background. The stable-isotope pattern (SIP of the detected metabolites then allowed for more accurate assignment to an empirical formula, a critical first step in their identification. This automated workflow provides an effective way to explore the chemical nature of the solutes exuded from phytoplankton cells and will facilitate the discovery of novel dissolved bioactive compounds.

  5. Allelopathic potential of oil seed crops in production of crops: a review.

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    Shah, Adnan Noor; Iqbal, Javaid; Ullah, Abid; Yang, Guozheng; Yousaf, Muhammad; Fahad, Shah; Tanveer, Mohsin; Hassan, Waseem; Tung, Shahbaz Atta; Wang, Leishan; Khan, Aziz; Wu, Yingying

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    Agricultural production enhancement has been realized by more consumption of fossil energy such as fertilizer and agrochemicals. However, the production provides the present human with sufficient and diversified commodities, but at the same time, deprives in some extent the resources from the future human as well. In the other hand, it is known that synthetic herbicides face worldwide threats to human's health and environment as well. Therefore, it is a great challenge for agricultural sustainable development. The current review has been focussed on various oilseed crop species which launch efficient allelopathic intervention, either with weeds or other crops. Crop allelopathic properties can make one species more persistent to a native species. Therefore, these crops are potentially harmful to both naturalized as well as agricultural settings. On the other side, allelopathic crops provide strong potential for the development of cultivars that are more highly weed suppressive in managed settings. It is possible to utilize companion plants that have no deleterious effect on neighbor crops and can be included in intercropping system, thus, a mean of contributing to agricultural sustainable development. In mixed culture, replacement method, wherein differing densities of a neighbor species are planted, has been used to study phytotoxic/competitive effects. So, to use alternative ways for weed suppression has become very crucial. Allelochemicals have the ability to create eco-friendly products for weed management, which is beneficial for agricultural sustainable development. Our present study assessed the potential of four oilseed crops for allelopathy on other crops and associated weeds. PMID:27263104

  6. The Effect of Polyunsaturated Aldehydes on Skeletonema marinoi (Bacillariophyceae: The Involvement of Reactive Oxygen Species and Nitric Oxide

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    Alessandra A. Gallina

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    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO and reactive oxygen species (ROS production was investigated in the marine diatom, Skeletonema marinoi (SM, exposed to 2E,4E/Z-decadienal (DECA, 2E,4E/Z-octadienal (OCTA, 2E,4E/Z-heptadienal (HEPTA and a mix of these last two (MIX. When exposed to polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUA, a decrease of NO was observed, proportional to the PUA concentration (85% of the initial level after 180 min with 66 µM DECA. Only OCTA, HEPTA and MIX induced a parallel increase of ROS, the highest (2.9-times the control with OCTA concentrations twice the EC50 for growth at 24 h (20 μM. The synthesis of carotenoids belonging to the xanthophyll cycle (XC was enhanced during exposure, suggesting their antioxidant activity. Our data provide evidence that specific pathways exist as a reaction to PUA and that they depend upon the PUA used and/or the diatom species. In fact, Phaeodactylum tricornutum (PT produces NO in response to DECA, but not to OCTA. We advance the hypothesis that SM perceives OCTA and HEPTA as intra-population infochemicals (as it produces PUA, while PT (non-PUA producing species perceives them as allelochemicals. The ability to produce and to use PUA as infochemicals may underlie ecological traits of different diatom species and modulate ecological success in natural communities.

  7. Acyl sugars and whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) resistance in segregating populations of tomato genotypes.

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    Dias, D M; Resende, J T V; Marodin, J C; Matos, R; Lustosa, I F; Resende, N C V

    2016-01-01

    The wild tomato, Solanum pennellii, is an important source of resistance genes against tomato pests. This resistance is due to the presence of acyl sugars (AS), which are allelochemicals that have negative effects on arthropod pests. There are no commercially available tomato cultivars that exhibit significant levels of resistance to arthropod pests. Therefore, this study evaluated resistance to whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in F2 and F2RC1 tomato genotypes with high AS levels from a cross between Solanum lycopersicum 'Redenção' and the S. pennellii accession, LA-716. Plants were exposed to B. tabaci biotype B at the pre-flowering stage. In both generations, there were significant, negative correlations between AS content and oviposition preference and nymph development. Whitefly exhibited a lower preference for oviposition and produced fewer nymphs in genotypes with high AS levels and the wild parent S. pennellii than in the low AS-level genotypes and Redenção cultivar, demonstrating that the breeding program was effective in transferring resistance to the F2 and F2RC1 generations. RVTA-2010-pl#31 and RVTA-2010-pl#94 in the F2 population are promising genotypes that produced materials with high AS levels in the F2RC1 generation (RVTA-2010-31-pl#177 and RVTA-2010-94-pl#381). PMID:27173206

  8. Current research on plant allelopathy and its application in agricultural production%植物化感作用的研究现状及其在农业生产中的应用

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    杨田甜; 杜海荣; 陈刚; 邓鹏; 甄伟伟

    2012-01-01

    Allelopathy is commonly defined as the direct or indirect effects (stimulative or inhibitory) by one plant or another through production of chemical compounds that escape into environment, this phenomenon exists extensively in the agro-ecosystem, together with the plants' competition on light, water, nutrients and space, constitutes the interaction between different plants. In agricultural production, plant allelopathy influences the monoculture, crop rotation, crop cover, and takes an important role in getting rid of the obstacles of continuous cropping, regulating crops growth and preventing the pests and weeds and so on. In recent years, plant allelopathy was paid more attention by researchers all around the world. The categories, ways of releasing allelochemicals, and the research background, latest development, as well as the prospects of plant allelopathy applied in agricultural production were reviewed in this paper based on many references collected. Then the potential values in development of new varieties were also proposed. The further research in this field will be mainly focused on the cultivation of new allelopathic varieties which can avoid pests and suppress weeds as well as the application of plant-based pesticides. Furthermore, allelochemicals can be used as herbicides and the possibility of artificial synthesis will be investigated so that the pollution of chemical herbicides can be reduced. In the end, the existing problems and direction in the study on plants allelopathy were advanced.%植物化感作用体现了植物个体及群体之间生化相克相生的关系,它广泛地存在于农业生态系统之中,与植物对光、水分、养分和空间的竞争一起构成植物间以及与其他生物间的相瓦作用.文章在综合介绍植物化感作用研究背景、化感物质的种类、释放方式以及作用形式的基础上,系统地综述了近年来国内外有关植物化感现象的最新研究进展,并对植物化感作

  9. Functional characterization of wheat copalyl diphosphate synthases sheds light on the early evolution of labdane-related diterpenoid metabolism in the cereals.

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    Wu, Yisheng; Zhou, Ke; Toyomasu, Tomonobu; Sugawara, Chizu; Oku, Madoka; Abe, Shiho; Usui, Masami; Mitsuhashi, Wataru; Chono, Makiko; Chandler, Peter M; Peters, Reuben J

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    Two of the most agriculturally important cereal crop plants are wheat (Triticum aestivum) and rice (Oryza sativa). Rice has been shown to produce a number of diterpenoid natural products as phytoalexins and/or allelochemicals--specifically, labdane-related diterpenoids, whose biosynthesis proceeds via formation of an eponymous labdadienyl/copalyl diphosphate (CPP) intermediate (e.g., the ent-CPP of gibberellin phytohormone biosynthesis). Similar to rice, wheat encodes a number of CPP synthases (CPS), and the three CPS characterized to date (TaCPS1-3) all have been suggested to produce ent-CPP. However, several of the downstream diterpene synthases will only react with CPP intermediate of normal or syn, but not ent, stereochemistry, as described in the accompanying report. Investigation of additional CPS did not resolve this issue, as the only other functional synthase (TaCPS4) also produced ent-CPP. Chiral product characterization of all the TaCPS then established that TaCPS2 uniquely produces normal, rather than ent-, CPP, thus, providing a suitable substrate source for the downstream diterpene synthases. Notably, TaCPS2 is most homologous to the similarly stereochemically differentiated syn-CPP synthase from rice (OsCPS4), while the non-inducible TaCPS3 and TaCPS4 cluster with the rice OsCPS1 required for gibberellin phytohormone biosynthesis, as well as with a barley (Hordeum vulgare) CPS (HvCPS1) that also is characterized here as similarly producing ent-CPP. These results suggest that diversification of labdane-related diterpenoid metabolism beyond the ancestral gibberellins occurred early in cereal evolution, and included the type of stereochemical variation demonstrated here.

  10. Neighbour Origin and Ploidy Level Drive Impact of an Alien Invasive Plant Species in a Competitive Environment.

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    Sun, Yan; Müller-Schärer, Heinz; Schaffner, Urs

    2016-01-01

    Our understanding of the potential mechanisms driving the spread and naturalization of alien plant species has increased over the past decades, but specific knowledge on the factors contributing to their increased impact in the introduced range is still urgently needed. The native European plant Centaurea stoebe occurs as two cytotypes with different life histories (monocarpic diploids, allo-polycarpic tetraploids). However, only tetraploids have been found in its introduced range in North America, where C. stoebe has become a most prominent plant invader. Here, we focus on the ploidy level of C. stoebe and origin of neighbouring community in explaining the high impact during the invasion of new sites in the introduced range. We conducted a mesocosm experiment under open-field conditions with the diploid (EU2x) and tetraploid (EU4x) cytotype of Centaurea stoebe from its native European (EU) range, and with the invasive tetraploid (NA4x) cytotype from the introduced North American (NA) range in competition with EU (old) or NA (new) neighbouring plant communities. In the presence of competition, the biomass of EU neighbouring community was reduced to a comparable level by all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe. In contrast, the biomass of the NA neighbouring community was reduced beyond when competing with tetraploid, but not with diploid C. stoebe. The fact that the biomass of all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe was correlated with the biomass of the EU neighbouring community, but not with that of the NA neighbouring community suggests that different mechanisms underlie the competitive interactions between C. stoebe and its old vs. new neighbouring communities, such as competition for the same limiting resources at home vs competition through novel allelo-chemicals or differential resource uptake strategies in the introduced range. We therefore caution to simply use the ecosystem impact assessed at home to predict impact in the introduced range.

  11. Effects of some sesquiterpenes on the stored-product insect Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Efectos de algunos sesquiterpenos sobre el insecto de productos almacenados, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae

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    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the allelochemical activity of some sesquiterpenes isolated from the native plant Tessaria absinthioides (Hook. et Arn. DC, and some semi synthetic derivatives against Tenebrio molitor L. larvae, we have developed bioassays directed to quantify repellency, larval mortality, and its effects on the development. Although costic aldehyde caused the maximum repellent effect, all the compounds showed a significant effect at some dose or time, indicating behavioral avoidance. The topical application of costic aldehyde produced the largest increase on the duration of the pupal stage. Tessaric acid exhibited the highest toxicity by topical application at the experiment closure. Both eremophilane-1(10,2,11(13-triene-12-oic, and -costic acids induced some morphological deformities.Con el objeto de evaluar sesquiterpenos aislados de la planta nativa Tessaria absinthioides (Hook et Arn y algunos derivados semisintéticos frente a larvas de Tenebrio molitor L., se desarrollaron bioensayos orientados a la cuantificación de la repelencia, mortalidad de larvas y efectos sobre el desarrollo. Aldehído cóstico produjo el mayor incremento en la duración del estado pupal por aplicación tópica. Acido tessárico exhibió el más alto porcentaje de mortalidad al finalizar el período de experimentación. Los productos eremophilan-1(10,2, 11(13-trien-12-oico y ácido -cóstico dieron lugar al mayor número de malformaciones. Si bien aldehído cóstico mostró la máxima actividad de repelencia, todos los compuestos evaluados produjeron efectos significativos en el ensayo de elección.

  12. Application of PCR-denaturing-gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) method to examine microbial community structure in asparagus fields with growth inhibition due to continuous cropping.

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    Urashima, Yasufumi; Sonoda, Takahiro; Fujita, Yuko; Uragami, Atsuko

    2012-01-01

    Growth inhibition due to continuous cropping of asparagus is a major problem; the yield of asparagus in replanted fields is low compared to that in new fields, and missing plants occur among young seedlings. Although soil-borne disease and allelochemicals are considered to be involved in this effect, this is still controversial. We aimed to develop a technique for the biological field diagnosis of growth inhibition due to continuous cropping. Therefore, in this study, fungal community structure and Fusarium community structure in continuously cropped fields of asparagus were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction/denaturing-gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE). Soil samples were collected from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Soil samples were taken from both continuously cropped fields of asparagus with growth inhibition and healthy neighboring fields of asparagus. The soil samples were collected from the fields of 5 sets in 2008 and 4 sets in 2009. We were able to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic Fusarium by using Alfie1 and Alfie2GC as the second PCR primers and PCR-DGGE. Fungal community structure was not greatly involved in the growth inhibition of asparagus due to continuous cropping. By contrast, the band ratios of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. asparagi in growth-inhibited fields were higher than those in neighboring healthy fields. In addition, there was a positive correlation between the band ratios of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. asparagi and the ratios of missing asparagus plants. We showed the potential of biological field diagnosis of growth inhibition due to continuous cropping of asparagus using PCR-DGGE.

  13. Allelopathic interactions between the macroalga Ulva pertusa and eight microalgal species

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    Nan, Chunrong; Zhang, Haizhi; Zhao, Guangqiang

    2004-11-01

    Growth of Ulva pertusa and eight microalgal species, Heterosigma akashiwo, Skeletonema costatum, Tetraselmis subcordiformis, Nitzschia closterium, Chaetoceros gracile, Chroomonas placoidea 1967, Isochrysis galbana 8701, and Alexandrium tamarense, was examined in a series of batch, semi-continuous and isolated co-cultures ( U. pertusa and one microalgal species). The results of the experiments with co-cultures confirmed the secretion of allelopathic substances by U. pertusa. Growth was significantly ( p<0.05) suppressed in each of the macroalgal species in batch co-cultures, nutrient replete semi-continuous co-cultures and isolated co-cultures. The percentage growth reduction varied between 42 and 100% in batch co-cultures, between 28 and 100% in semi-continuous co-cultures, and between 21 and 100% in isolated co-cultures. In addition, we examined the potential allelopathic effect of U. pertusa culture filtrate. The Ulva culture filtrate significantly ( p<0.01) inhibited the growth of C. placoidea from 2 days after incubation until the end of the experiment, and it exhibited no inhibitory effect on the growth of the other microalgal species. This may suggest that the allelochemicals released from U. pertusa are rapidly degradable. The microalgae tested exhibited different (stimulatory, inhibitory or no) effects on the growth of U. pertusa. U. pertusa grew faster with H. akashiwo (+16%) and S. costatum (+9%), less with T. subcordiformis (-20%), N. closterium (-23%) and C. gracile (-30%), but was not significantly affected by I. galbana, A. tamarense and C. placoidea. The microalgae tested exhibited no clear allelopathic effects on U. pertusa.

  14. Direct and indirect effects of invasive plants on soil chemistry and ecosystem function.

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    Weidenhamer, Jeffrey D; Callaway, Ragan M

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    Invasive plants have a multitude of impacts on plant communities through their direct and indirect effects on soil chemistry and ecosystem function. For example, plants modify the soil environment through root exudates that affect soil structure, and mobilize and/or chelate nutrients. The long-term impact of litter and root exudates can modify soil nutrient pools, and there is evidence that invasive plant species may alter nutrient cycles differently from native species. The effects of plants on ecosystem biogeochemistry may be caused by differences in leaf tissue nutrient stoichiometry or secondary metabolites, although evidence for the importance of allelochemicals in driving these processes is lacking. Some invasive species may gain a competitive advantage through the release of compounds or combinations of compounds that are unique to the invaded community—the “novel weapons hypothesis.” Invasive plants also can exert profound impact on plant communities indirectly through the herbicides used to control them. Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, often is used to help control invasive weeds, and generally is considered to have minimal environmental impacts. Most studies show little to no effect of glyphosate and other herbicides on soil microbial communities. However, herbicide applications can reduce or promote rhizobium nodulation and mycorrhiza formation. Herbicide drift can affect the growth of non-target plants, and glyphosate and other herbicides can impact significantly the secondary chemistry of plants at sublethal doses. In summary, the literature indicates that invasive species can alter the biogeochemistry of ecosystems, that secondary metabolites released by invasive species may play important roles in soil chemistry as well as plant-plant and plant-microbe interactions, and that the herbicides used to control invasive species can impact plant chemistry and ecosystems in ways that have yet to be fully explored.

  15. Comparative Studies of Substrate and Inhibitor Specificity of Glutathione S-Transferases in Six Tissues of Oxya chinensis (Thunberg) (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

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    WU Hai-hua; ZHU Kun-yan; GUO Ya-ping; ZHANG Xiao-min; MA En-bo

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    Specific activity, substrate specificity, and kinetic parameters (Km and Vmax) of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) towards three substrates, 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB), 1,2-dichloro-4-nitrobenzene (DCNB), and p-nitrobenzene chloride (pNBC) were investigated in six tissues (foregut, midgut, hindgut, fat body, hemolymph, and muscle) of Oxya chinensis. In addition, the inhibition in vitro (ethacrynic acid, and Cibacron Blue 3GA) of Oxya chinensis in the six tissues was also investigated. Glutathione S-transferase activity was detected in all the six tissues examined. The rank order of GST activities towards CDNB was fat body > midgut > hindgut > muscle > foregut > hemolymph both in females and males. Glutathione 5-transferase activities in the fat body in females and males were 1.3- to 10.4-fold and 1.1- to 10.0-fold higher than those in the other tissues. The rank order of GST activities towards the other substrates changed slightly. From these results, it was inferred that GSTs in the fat body and midgut played important roles in detoxifying xenobiotics including insecticides and plant allelochemicals in O. chinensis. In the three substrates examined, CDNB seemed to be the best substrate, followed by pNBC and DCNB. The kinetic parameters of GSTs were different among the six tissues. This suggested that GSTs in different tissues have various affinities and catalytic efficiency to substrates. In vitro inhibition study showed that the median inhibition concentration (IC50) values of the two inhibitors to GSTs from the six tissues were different. The results suggested that the two inhibitors have different inhibition potency to GSTs from the different tissues. The observed changes in kinetic parameters and inhibition in vitro among the six tissues of the insect might suggest that the number and structure of isoenzymes and their rate of expression varied for the different tissues.

  16. 植物化感作用在控制水华藻类中的应用%Application of Plant Allelopathy in Controlling of Algal Bloom

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    邹华; 邓继选; 朱银

    2012-01-01

    伴随着水环境污染,水体中藻类疯长形成的“水华”、“赤潮”现象日益严重.各种化学、物理、生物方法被用于抑制藻类的生长,但这些方法都存在不易控制、成本高、易破坏生态等问题.利用植物化感作用抑制藻类生长具有生态安全和灵敏高效等优点,对湖泊富营养化的生态控制具有非常重要的意义.作者介绍了植物化感抑藻的研究进展,归纳了化感作用的种类和化感物质的化学成分,并讨论了植物化感抑藻的作用机制、抑藻机理,最后对植物化感作用在抑藻方面的研究前景进行了展望.%With the serious water pollution, the "algal bloom", "red tide" formed by the overpopulation of algal is getting worse. At present, different methods including chemical, physical, biological were used to inhibit the growth of algae in polluted water. However, the characteristics of these methods are difficult controlling, high cost, and damaging the ecology. In order to develop a low cost and ecologically safe method to inhibit the growth of algae, plant allelopathy is introduced. In this review, the research progress of algal -inhibition with plant allelopathy was introduced, the types of plant allelopathy and the chemical composition of allelo-chemicals were summarized , the mechanisms and perspective of plant allelopathy were discussed.

  17. Interactions between Bacteria And Aspen Defense Chemicals at the Phyllosphere - Herbivore Interface.

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    Mason, Charles J; Lowe-Power, Tiffany M; Rubert-Nason, Kennedy F; Lindroth, Richard L; Raffa, Kenneth F

    2016-03-01

    Plant- and insect-associated microorganisms encounter a diversity of allelochemicals, and require mechanisms for contending with these often deleterious and broadly-acting compounds. Trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides, contains two principal groups of defenses, phenolic glycosides (salicinoids) and condensed tannins, which differentially affect the folivorous gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, and its gut symbionts. The bacteria genus Acinetobacter is frequently associated with both aspen foliage and gypsy moth consuming that tissue, and one isolate, Acinetobacter sp. R7-1, previously has been shown to metabolize phenolic glycosides. In this study, we aimed to characterize further interactions between this Acinetobacter isolate and aspen secondary metabolites. We assessed bacterial carbon utilization and growth in response to different concentrations of phenolic glycosides and condensed tannins. We also tested if enzyme inhibitors reduce bacterial growth and catabolism of phenolic glycosides. Acinetobacter sp. R7-1 utilized condensed tannins but not phenolic glycosides or glucose as carbon sources. Growth in nutrient-rich medium was increased by condensed tannins, but reduced by phenolic glycosides. Addition of the P450 enzyme inhibitor piperonyl butoxide increased the effects of phenolic glycosides on Acinetobacter sp. R7-1. In contrast, the esterase inhibitor S,S,S,-tributyl-phosphorotrithioate did not affect phenolic glycoside inhibition of bacterial growth. Degradation of phenolic glycosides by Acinetobacter sp. R7-1 appears to alleviate the cytotoxicity of these compounds, rather than provide an energy source. Our results further suggest this bacterium utilizes additional, complementary mechanisms to degrade antimicrobial phytochemicals. Collectively, these results provide insight into mechanisms by which microorganisms contend with their environment within the context of plant-herbivore interactions.

  18. Broomrape Weeds. Underground Mechanisms of Parasitism and Associated Strategies for their Control: A Review.

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    Fernández-Aparicio, Mónica; Reboud, Xavier; Gibot-Leclerc, Stephanie

    2016-01-01

    Broomrapes are plant-parasitic weeds which constitute one of the most difficult-to-control of all biotic constraints that affect crops in Mediterranean, central and eastern Europe, and Asia. Due to their physical and metabolic overlap with the crop, their underground parasitism, their achlorophyllous nature, and hardly destructible seed bank, broomrape weeds are usually not controlled by management strategies designed for non-parasitic weeds. Instead, broomrapes are in current state of intensification and spread due to lack of broomrape-specific control programs, unconscious introduction to new areas and may be decline of herbicide use and global warming to a lesser degree. We reviewed relevant facts about the biology and physiology of broomrape weeds and the major feasible control strategies. The points of vulnerability of some underground events, key for their parasitism such as crop-induced germination or haustorial development are reviewed as inhibition targets of the broomrape-crop association. Among the reviewed strategies are those aimed (1) to reduce broomrape seed bank viability, such as fumigation, herbigation, solarization and use of broomrape-specific pathogens; (2) diversion strategies to reduce the broomrape ability to timely detect the host such as those based on promotion of suicidal germination, on introduction of allelochemical interference, or on down-regulating host exudation of germination-inducing factors; (3) strategies to inhibit the capacity of the broomrape seedling to penetrate the crop and connect with the vascular system, such as biotic or abiotic inhibition of broomrape radicle growth and crop resistance to broomrape penetration either natural, genetically engineered or elicited by biotic- or abiotic-resistance-inducing agents; and (4) strategies acting once broomrape seedling has bridged its vascular system with that of the host, aimed to impede or to endure the parasitic sink such as those based on the delivery of herbicides via

  19. Weeds from Between-row Crop Elimination Method Based on Scale-free Networks%基于无尺度网络的行间作物杂草清除方法

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    聂笑一; 杨长兴

    2009-01-01

    为了减少除草剂在经济作物上的使用,降低除草剂对环境的压力,本文提出采用机器视觉识别杂草网络、对行间作物杂草无尺度网络摧毁的方法.通过机器视觉识别出作物、土壤和杂草,依据植化物质的作用建立并绘制杂草无尺度网络,通过对杂草网络的节点偏好性、增长性和聚类性的研究,发现杂草网络对随机节点故障具有鲁棒性,对蓄意攻击具有脆弱性,依据此特点提出摧毁杂草网络节点的方法.与现有方法相比,新方法符合生态经济管理原则.%In order to reduce the herbicide on crops and stress on the environment, this paper proposes to use machine vision to identify weed networks, and destroyes network of weeds from between-row crop by scale-free networks method. The paper identifies the crop, soil and weeds by machine vision, builts and mappes scale-free networks of weed according to the role of allelochemics, researches weed networks of preferential attachment, growth and clustering, founds that error tolerance and attack vulnerability are generic properties of weed networks, and proposes a method to attack and destroy weed networks. Compared with existing methods, new methods accord with the principle of eco-economic management.

  20. Effects of Quinizarin and Five Synthesized Derivatives on Fifth Larval Instar Midgut Ecdysone 20-Monooxygenase Activity of the Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta

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    Christopher A. Drummond

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    Full Text Available The plant allelochemical, quinizarin (1,4-dihydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone, and five anthraquinones that were synthesized from quinizarin, namely, 1,4-anthraquinone; 2-hydroxy-1,4-anthraquinone; 2-methoxy-1,4-anthraquinone; 9-hydroxy-1,4-anthraquinone; and 9-methoxy-1,4-anthraquinone, were assessed as to their effects on the essential, P450-dependent ecdysone 20-monooxygenase system of the insect model Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm. This steroid hydroxylase converts the arthropod molting hormone, ecdysone, to the physiologically required 20-hydroxyecdysone form. M. sexta fifth larval instar midgut homogenates were incubated with increasing concentrations (10−8 to 10−3 M of each of the six anthraquinones followed by ecdysone 20-monooxygenase assessments using a radioenzymological assay. Four of the five anthraquinones exhibited I50’s of about 4×10-6 to 6×10-2 M. The most effective inhibitors were 2-methoxy-1,4-anthraquinone and 1,4-anthraquinone followed by 9-hydroxy-1,4 anthraquinone and 9-methoxy-1,4-anthraquinone. At lower concentrations the latter anthraquinone stimulated E20M activity. Quinizarin was less inhibitory and 2-hydroxy-1,4-anthraquinone was essentially without effect. Significantly, these studies make evident for the first time that anthraquinones can affect insect E20M activity, and thus insect endocrine regulation and development, and that a relationship between anthraquinone structure and effectiveness is apparent. These studies represent the first demonstrations of anthraquinones affecting any steroid hydroxylase system.

  1. Neighbour Origin and Ploidy Level Drive Impact of an Alien Invasive Plant Species in a Competitive Environment.

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    Yan Sun

    Full Text Available Our understanding of the potential mechanisms driving the spread and naturalization of alien plant species has increased over the past decades, but specific knowledge on the factors contributing to their increased impact in the introduced range is still urgently needed. The native European plant Centaurea stoebe occurs as two cytotypes with different life histories (monocarpic diploids, allo-polycarpic tetraploids. However, only tetraploids have been found in its introduced range in North America, where C. stoebe has become a most prominent plant invader. Here, we focus on the ploidy level of C. stoebe and origin of neighbouring community in explaining the high impact during the invasion of new sites in the introduced range. We conducted a mesocosm experiment under open-field conditions with the diploid (EU2x and tetraploid (EU4x cytotype of Centaurea stoebe from its native European (EU range, and with the invasive tetraploid (NA4x cytotype from the introduced North American (NA range in competition with EU (old or NA (new neighbouring plant communities. In the presence of competition, the biomass of EU neighbouring community was reduced to a comparable level by all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe. In contrast, the biomass of the NA neighbouring community was reduced beyond when competing with tetraploid, but not with diploid C. stoebe. The fact that the biomass of all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe was correlated with the biomass of the EU neighbouring community, but not with that of the NA neighbouring community suggests that different mechanisms underlie the competitive interactions between C. stoebe and its old vs. new neighbouring communities, such as competition for the same limiting resources at home vs competition through novel allelo-chemicals or differential resource uptake strategies in the introduced range. We therefore caution to simply use the ecosystem impact assessed at home to predict impact in the introduced range.

  2. Effect of extracts of Chinese pine on its own seed germination and seedling growth

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    Meiqiu ZHU; Changming MA; Ying WANG; Lili ZHANG; Hui WANG; Yuxin YUAN; Kejiu DU

    2009-01-01

    The allelopathic potential of Chinese pine (Pinus tabulaeformis Carr.) against its own seed germination and seedling growth was tested with aqueous extracts (0.01, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.10 g·mL-1) obtained from different organs (roots and litter needles) at different individual ages (12, 52, and 110 years old). The results showed that root and litter extracts had different effects on seed germination and seedling growth, and the effects varied with the concentrations, the organs, and the tree age of extracts. The strongest stimulatory effect on seed germination of Chinese pine was exposed to 0.02g·mL-1 root extract from the 110 years old Chinese pine trees and exposed to 0.02 g·mL-1 litter extract from the 12 years old Chinese pine trees. Meanwhile, the strongest stimulatory effect on growth of Chinese pine seedlings was exposed not only to 0.01 g·mL-1 root extracts from the 110 years old Chinese pine but also to 0.01 g·mL-1 litter extract from the 12 years old Chinese pine. The promoting effect of the extracts of root on seed germination and seedling growth increased in the order of 12, 52, and 110 years old. The promoting effect of the extracts of litter on seed germination and seedling growth increased in the order of 110, 52, and 12 years old. Our results suggested that litter leachates or root exudates of Chinese pine may influence the natural regeneration within Chinese pine stands via the release of allelochemicals into the environment.

  3. Abundance of volatile organic compounds in white ash phloem and emerald ash borer larval frass does not attract Tetrastichus planipennisi in a Y-tube olfactometer.

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    Chen, Yigen; Ulyshen, Michael D; Poland, Therese M

    2016-10-01

    Many natural enemies employ plant- and/or herbivore-derived signals for host/prey location. The larval parasitoid Tetrastichus planipennisi Yang (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is 1 of 3 biocontrol agents currently being released in an effort to control the emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coloeptera: Burprestidae) in North America. To enhance its efficiency, allelochemicals that attract it need to be assessed. In this study, ash phloem volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of black, green, and white ash, and EAB larval frass were compared. Foraging behavior of T. planipennisi females in response to VOCs of white ash or frass from EAB larvae feeding on white ash phloem was tested using a Y-tube olfactometer. Results indicated that the 3 ash species had similar VOC profiles. EAB larval frass generally contained greater levels of VOCs than phloem. Factor analysis indicated that the 11 VOCs could be broadly divided into 2 groups, with α-bisabolol, β-caryophyllene, (E)-2-hexenal, (Z)-3-hexenal, limonene, methyl benzoate, methyl indole-3-acetic acid, methyl jasmonate, methyl salicylate as the first group and the rest (i.e., methyl linoleate and methyl linolenate) as a second. Abundance of VOCs in white ash phloem tissue and frass, nevertheless, did not attract T. planipennisi females. The concealed feeding of EAB larvae might explain the selection for detectable and reliable virbrational signals, instead of undetectable and relatively unreliable VOC cues from phloem and frass, in short-range foraging by T. planipennisi. Alternatively, it is possible that T. planipennisi is not amenable to the Y-tube olfactometer assay employed. PMID:25879864

  4. Neighbour Origin and Ploidy Level Drive Impact of an Alien Invasive Plant Species in a Competitive Environment

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    Sun, Yan; Müller-Schärer, Heinz; Schaffner, Urs

    2016-01-01

    Our understanding of the potential mechanisms driving the spread and naturalization of alien plant species has increased over the past decades, but specific knowledge on the factors contributing to their increased impact in the introduced range is still urgently needed. The native European plant Centaurea stoebe occurs as two cytotypes with different life histories (monocarpic diploids, allo-polycarpic tetraploids). However, only tetraploids have been found in its introduced range in North America, where C. stoebe has become a most prominent plant invader. Here, we focus on the ploidy level of C. stoebe and origin of neighbouring community in explaining the high impact during the invasion of new sites in the introduced range. We conducted a mesocosm experiment under open-field conditions with the diploid (EU2x) and tetraploid (EU4x) cytotype of Centaurea stoebe from its native European (EU) range, and with the invasive tetraploid (NA4x) cytotype from the introduced North American (NA) range in competition with EU (old) or NA (new) neighbouring plant communities. In the presence of competition, the biomass of EU neighbouring community was reduced to a comparable level by all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe. In contrast, the biomass of the NA neighbouring community was reduced beyond when competing with tetraploid, but not with diploid C. stoebe. The fact that the biomass of all three geo-cytotypes of C. stoebe was correlated with the biomass of the EU neighbouring community, but not with that of the NA neighbouring community suggests that different mechanisms underlie the competitive interactions between C. stoebe and its old vs. new neighbouring communities, such as competition for the same limiting resources at home vs competition through novel allelo-chemicals or differential resource uptake strategies in the introduced range. We therefore caution to simply use the ecosystem impact assessed at home to predict impact in the introduced range. PMID:27203687

  5. Compartmentalization of oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in the larval gut of Spodoptera littoralis.

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    Krishnan, Natraj; Sehnal, Frantisek

    2006-09-01

    Allelochemicals play important roles in the plant defense against herbivorous insects. They act as feeding deterrents, interfere with digestion and nutrient absorption, and cause production of potentially dangerous oxidative radicals. This study demonstrates that the distributions of oxidative radicals and of the antioxidant enzymes that eliminate them are compartmentalized in the digestive tract of Spodoptera littoralis larvae. Feeding on diets supplemented with the tannic acid (TA), alpha-solanine, and demissidine, respectively, did not affect the rate of food passage through the digestive tract of larvae but 1.25, 2.5, and 5% TA evoked a strong oxidative response. The amount of the superoxide anion in the foregut tissue and content increased up to 70-fold and the titer of total peroxides in the foregut content about 3-fold. This oxidative stress was associated with enhanced carbonyl content in the foregut tissue proteins, indicative of certain tissue deterioration. Extensive foregut damage was probably prevented by elevated activity of the glutathione S-transferase peroxidase. A complex antioxidant response was elicited in the midgut. The activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase increased significantly in the midgut tissue and content, and the activity of ascorbate peroxidase rose in the midgut tissue. The enzymes apparently eliminated oxidative radicals passing to midgut from the foregut with the food bolus and thereby prevented carbonylation of the midgut proteins. We postulate that the generation of oxidative radicals in the foregut and the induction of antioxidant defense in the midgut are controlled processes and that their compartmentalization is an important functional feature of the digestive tract. The glycoalkaloid alpha-solanine and the aglycone demissidine applied at 0.05 and 0.1% concentrations had no effect on any of the examined parameters.

  6. Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta.

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    Kanost, Michael R; Arrese, Estela L; Cao, Xiaolong; Chen, Yun-Ru; Chellapilla, Sanjay; Goldsmith, Marian R; Grosse-Wilde, Ewald; Heckel, David G; Herndon, Nicolae; Jiang, Haobo; Papanicolaou, Alexie; Qu, Jiaxin; Soulages, Jose L; Vogel, Heiko; Walters, James; Waterhouse, Robert M; Ahn, Seung-Joon; Almeida, Francisca C; An, Chunju; Aqrawi, Peshtewani; Bretschneider, Anne; Bryant, William B; Bucks, Sascha; Chao, Hsu; Chevignon, Germain; Christen, Jayne M; Clarke, David F; Dittmer, Neal T; Ferguson, Laura C F; Garavelou, Spyridoula; Gordon, Karl H J; Gunaratna, Ramesh T; Han, Yi; Hauser, Frank; He, Yan; Heidel-Fischer, Hanna; Hirsh, Ariana; Hu, Yingxia; Jiang, Hongbo; Kalra, Divya; Klinner, Christian; König, Christopher; Kovar, Christie; Kroll, Ashley R; Kuwar, Suyog S; Lee, Sandy L; Lehman, Rüdiger; Li, Kai; Li, Zhaofei; Liang, Hanquan; Lovelace, Shanna; Lu, Zhiqiang; Mansfield, Jennifer H; McCulloch, Kyle J; Mathew, Tittu; Morton, Brian; Muzny, Donna M; Neunemann, David; Ongeri, Fiona; Pauchet, Yannick; Pu, Ling-Ling; Pyrousis, Ioannis; Rao, Xiang-Jun; Redding, Amanda; Roesel, Charles; Sanchez-Gracia, Alejandro; Schaack, Sarah; Shukla, Aditi; Tetreau, Guillaume; Wang, Yang; Xiong, Guang-Hua; Traut, Walther; Walsh, Tom K; Worley, Kim C; Wu, Di; Wu, Wenbi; Wu, Yuan-Qing; Zhang, Xiufeng; Zou, Zhen; Zucker, Hannah; Briscoe, Adriana D; Burmester, Thorsten; Clem, Rollie J; Feyereisen, René; Grimmelikhuijzen, Cornelis J P; Hamodrakas, Stavros J; Hansson, Bill S; Huguet, Elisabeth; Jermiin, Lars S; Lan, Que; Lehman, Herman K; Lorenzen, Marce; Merzendorfer, Hans; Michalopoulos, Ioannis; Morton, David B; Muthukrishnan, Subbaratnam; Oakeshott, John G; Palmer, Will; Park, Yoonseong; Passarelli, A Lorena; Rozas, Julio; Schwartz, Lawrence M; Smith, Wendy; Southgate, Agnes; Vilcinskas, Andreas; Vogt, Richard; Wang, Ping; Werren, John; Yu, Xiao-Qiang; Zhou, Jing-Jiang; Brown, Susan J; Scherer, Steven E; Richards, Stephen; Blissard, Gary W

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    Manduca sexta, known as the tobacco hornworm or Carolina sphinx moth, is a lepidopteran insect that is used extensively as a model system for research in insect biochemistry, physiology, neurobiology, development, and immunity. One important benefit of this species as an experimental model is its extremely large size, reaching more than 10 g in the larval stage. M. sexta larvae feed on solanaceous plants and thus must tolerate a substantial challenge from plant allelochemicals, including nicotine. We report the sequence and annotation of the M. sexta genome, and a survey of gene expression in various tissues and developmental stages. The Msex_1.0 genome assembly resulted in a total genome size of 419.4 Mbp. Repetitive sequences accounted for 25.8% of the assembled genome. The official gene set is comprised of 15,451 protein-coding genes, of which 2498 were manually curated. Extensive RNA-seq data from many tissues and developmental stages were used to improve gene models and for insights into gene expression patterns. Genome wide synteny analysis indicated a high level of macrosynteny in the Lepidoptera. Annotation and analyses were carried out for gene families involved in a wide spectrum of biological processes, including apoptosis, vacuole sorting, growth and development, structures of exoskeleton, egg shells, and muscle, vision, chemosensation, ion channels, signal transduction, neuropeptide signaling, neurotransmitter synthesis and transport, nicotine tolerance, lipid metabolism, and immunity. This genome sequence, annotation, and analysis provide an important new resource from a well-studied model insect species and will facilitate further biochemical and mechanistic experimental studies of many biological systems in insects. PMID:27522922

  7. Yeast one-hybrid screening the potential regulator of CYP6B6 overexpression of Helicoverpa armigera under 2-tridecanone stress.

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    Zhao, J; Liu, X N; Li, F; Zhuang, S Z; Huang, L N; Ma, J; Gao, X W

    2016-04-01

    In insect, the cytochrome P450 plays a pivotal role in detoxification to toxic allelochemicals. Helicoverpa armigera can tolerate and survive in 2-tridecanone treatment owing to the CYP6B6 responsive expression, which is controlled by some regulatory DNA sequences and transcription regulators. Therefore, the 2-tridecanone responsive region and transcription regulators of the CYP6B6 are responsible for detoxification of cotton bollworm. In this study, we used yeast one-hybrid to screen two potential transcription regulators of the CYP6B6 from H. armigera that respond to the plant secondary toxicant 2-tridecanone, which were named Prey1 and Prey2, respectively. According to the NCBI database blast, Prey1 is the homology with FK506 binding protein (FKBP) of Manduca sexta and Bombyx mori that belongs to the FKBP-C superfamily, while Prey2 may be a homology of an unknown protein of Papilio or the fcaL24 protein homology of B. mori. The electrophoretic mobility shift assays revealed that the FKBP of prokaryotic expression could specifically bind to the active region of the CYP6B6 promoter. After the 6th instar larvae of H. armigera reared on 2-tridecanone artificial diet, we found there were similar patterns of CYP6B6 and FKBP expression of the cotton bollworm treated with 10 mg g-1 2-tridecanone for 48 h, which correlation coefficient was the highest (0.923). Thus, the FKBP is identified as a strong candidate for regulation of the CYP6B6 expression, when the cotton bollworm is treated with 2-tridecanone. This may lead us to a better understanding of transcriptional mechanism of CYP6B6 and provide very useful information for the pest control. PMID:26696496

  8. Flavin-dependent monooxygenases as a detoxification mechanism in insects: new insights from the arctiids (lepidoptera.

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    Sven Sehlmeyer

    Full Text Available Insects experience a wide array of chemical pressures from plant allelochemicals and pesticides and have developed several effective counterstrategies to cope with such toxins. Among these, cytochrome P450 monooxygenases are crucial in plant-insect interactions. Flavin-dependent monooxygenases (FMOs seem not to play a central role in xenobiotic detoxification in insects, in contrast to mammals. However, the previously identified senecionine N-oxygenase of the arctiid moth Tyria jacobaeae (Lepidoptera indicates that FMOs have been recruited during the adaptation of this insect to plants that accumulate toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Identification of related FMO-like sequences of various arctiids and other Lepidoptera and their combination with expressed sequence tag (EST data and sequences emerging from the Bombyx mori genome project show that FMOs in Lepidoptera form a gene family with three members (FMO1 to FMO3. Phylogenetic analyses suggest that FMO3 is only distantly related to lepidopteran FMO1 and FMO2 that originated from a more recent gene duplication event. Within the FMO1 gene cluster, an additional gene duplication early in the arctiid lineage provided the basis for the evolution of the highly specific biochemical, physiological, and behavioral adaptations of these butterflies to pyrrolizidine-alkaloid-producing plants. The genes encoding pyrrolizidine-alkaloid-N-oxygenizing enzymes (PNOs are transcribed in the fat body and the head of the larvae. An N-terminal signal peptide mediates the transport of the soluble proteins into the hemolymph where PNOs efficiently convert pro-toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids into their non-toxic N-oxide derivatives. Heterologous expression of a PNO of the generalist arctiid Grammia geneura produced an N-oxygenizing enzyme that shows noticeably expanded substrate specificity compared with the related enzyme of the specialist Tyria jacobaeae. The data about the evolution of FMOs within lepidopteran insects

  9. Effects of climate warming on plant autotoxicity in forest evolution: a case simulation analysis for Picea schrenkiana regeneration.

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    Ruan, Xiao; Pan, Cun-De; Liu, Run; Li, Zhao-Hui; Li, Shu-Ling; Jiang, De-An; Zhang, Jing-Chi; Wang, Geoff; Zhao, Yin-Xian; Wang, Qiang

    2016-08-01

    In order to explore how plant autotoxicity changes with climate warming, the autotoxicity of P. schrenkiana needles' water extract, organic extract fractions, and key allelochemical DHAP was systemically investigated at the temperature rising 2 and 4°C based on the data-monitored soil temperature during the last decade in the stage of Schrenk spruce regeneration (seed germination and seedling growth). The results showed that the criterion day and night temperatures were 12°C and 4°C for seed germination, and 14°C and 6°C for seedling growth, respectively. In the presence of water extract, the temperature rise of 2°C significantly inhibited the germination vigor and rate of P. Schrenkiana seed, and a temperature rise of 4°C significantly increased the inhibition to the seedling growth (P < 0.05). Among the three organic fractions, the low-polar fraction showed to be more phytotoxic than the other two fractions, causing significant inhibitory effects on the seed germination and growth even at low concentration of 0.1 mg/mL, and the inhibition effect was enhanced as temperature increased. The temperature rise significantly enhanced the promotion effect of DHAP, while the inhibition effect of temperature rise became less important with increasing concentration of DHAP. This investigation revealed that autotoxicity of P. schrenkiana was affected by the climate warming. As expected, it provided an insight into the mechanism and effectiveness of allelopathy in bridging the causal relationship between forest evolution and climate warming.

  10. Indirect selection of industrial tomato genotypes that are resistant to spider mites (Tetranychus urticae).

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    Baier, J E; Resende, J T V; Faria, M V; Schwarz, K; Meert, L

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    Acyl sugars present in the tomato Solanum lycopersicum 'LA-716' accession confer good levels of resistance to arthropod pests. The objective of the present study was to select F₂ plants from the interspecific cross Solanum pennellii 'LA-716' x Solanum lycopersicum 'Redenção' to assess resistance to spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) based on the leaf acyl sugar content and repellence tests. Four genotypes were selected with high leaflet acyl sugar content (RVTA-2010 pl#31, RVTA-2010 pl#75, RVTA-2010 pl#83, and RVTA-2010 pl#94), and an additional three genotypes with low acyl sugar content were also selected (RVTA-2010 pl#33, RVTA-2010 pl#39, and RVTA-2010 pl#73). The results from the in vivo tests used to confirm the selection of plants resistant to mites indicated that the genotypes with high acyl sugars content did not differ from the resistant parent LA-716. The negative correlation between acyl sugar content and the distance run by the mite along the leaflet surface confirmed the association between high and low allelochemical content and resistance. The medium degree of dominance (MDD) was estimated (MDD = -0.83), indicating that the high acyl sugar content was due to incomplete dominance of a recessive allele. A value of 81.85% was found for the broad sense heritability estimate, which suggests that most among-plant variation in the F2 generation is genetically based. Furthermore, 0.69 genes were estimated, which presumably confirms monogenic inheritance. Thus, indirect selection was an efficient method used to obtain industrial tomato plants that are resistant to spider mites.

  11. Identification and Phytotoxicity Assessment of Phenolic Compounds in Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (Boneseed.

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    Md Abdullah Yousuf Al Harun

    Full Text Available Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (boneseed, a weed of national significance in Australia, threatens indigenous species and crop production through allelopathy. We aimed to identify phenolic compounds produced by boneseed and to assess their phytotoxicity on native species. Phenolic compounds in water and methanol extracts, and in decomposed litter-mediated soil leachate were identified using HPLC, and phytotoxicity of identified phenolics was assessed (repeatedly through a standard germination bioassay on native Isotoma axillaris. The impact of boneseed litter on native Xerochrysum bracteatum was evaluated using field soil in a greenhouse. Collectively, we found the highest quantity of phenolic compounds in boneseed litter followed by leaf, root and stem. Quantity varied with extraction media. The rank of phenolics concentration in boneseed was in the order of ferulic acid > phloridzin > catechin > p-coumaric acid and they inhibited germination of I. axillaris with the rank of ferulic acid > catechin > phloridzin > p-coumaric acid. Synergistic effects were more severe compared to individual phenolics. The litter-mediated soil leachate (collected after15 days exhibited strong phytotoxicity to I. axillaris despite the level of phenolic compounds in the decomposed leachate being decreased significantly compared with their initial level. This suggests the presence of other unidentified allelochemicals that individually or synergistically contributed to the phytotoxicity. Further, the dose response phytotoxic impacts exhibited by the boneseed litter-mediated soil to native X. bracteatum in a more naturalistic greenhouse experiment might ensure the potential allelopathy of other chemical compounds in the boneseed invasion. The reduction of leaf relative water content and chlorophyll level in X. bracteatum suggest possible mechanisms underpinning plant growth inhibition caused by boneseed litter allelopathy. The presence of a substantial

  12. Toxicity of canavanine in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) roots is due to alterations in RNS, ROS and auxin levels.

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    Krasuska, Urszula; Andrzejczak, Olga; Staszek, Paweł; Borucki, Wojciech; Gniazdowska, Agnieszka

    2016-06-01

    Canavanine (CAN) is non-proteinogenic aminoacid and a structural analog of arginine (Arg). Naturally, CAN occurs in legumes e.g. jack bean and is considered as a strong allelochemical. As a selective inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase in mammalians, it could act as a modifier of nitric oxide (NO) concentration in plants. Modifications in the content of endogenous reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) influence root structure and architecture, being also under hormonal control. The aim of the work was to investigate regulation of root growth in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Malinowy Ożarowski) seedling by application of CAN at concentration (10 and 50 μM) leading to 50% or 100% restriction of root elongation. CAN at higher concentration led to slight DNA fragmentation, increased total RNA and protein level. Decline in total respiration rate after CAN supplementation was not associated with enhanced membrane permeability. Malformations in root morphology (shorter and thicker roots, limited number of lateral roots) were accompanied by modification in NO and ONOO(-) localization; determined mainly in peridermal cells and some border cells. Although, CAN resulted in low RNS production, addition of exogenous NO by usage of NO donors did not reverse its negative effect, nor recovery effect was detected after roots imbibition in Arg. To build up a comprehensive view on mode of action of CAN as root growth inhibitor, it was shown an elevated level of auxin. To summarize, we demonstrated several secondary mode of action of CAN, indicating its toxicity in plants linked to restriction in RNS formation accompanied by simultaneous overaccumulation of ROS.

  13. [Allelopathic effects of extracts from tuberous roots of Aconitum carmichaeli on three pasture grasses].

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    Jiao, Yu-jie; Wang, Ya-qi; Yuan, Ling

    2015-11-01

    The tuberous roots of Aconitum carmichaeli are largely used in traditional Chinese medicine and widely grown in Jiangyou, Sichuan, China. During the growth process, this medicinal plant releases a large amount of allelochemicals into soil, which retard the growth and development of near and late crops. Therefore, a pure culture experiment was thus carried out by seed soaking to study the allelopathic effects of extracts from tuberous roots of A. carmichaeli (ETR) on the seed germination and young seedling growth of Lolium perenne, Trifolium repens, and Medicago sativa, the late pasture grasses after cultivation of A. carmichaeli. The results showed that three pasture grasses varied significantly in seed germination and young seedling growth in response to ETR concentrations. Seed germination of M. sativa was stimulated by low ERT concentration (0.01 x g(-1)), while all of pasture grass seeds germinated poorly in solution with 1.00 g x L(-1). Seed soaking with 1.00 g x L(-1) also inhibited significantly the growth of pasture young seedlings, with M. sativa showing the highest seedling height reduction of 42.05% in seeding height, followed by T. repens (40.21%) and L. perenne with about 11%. Cultivation of L. perenne could thus be beneficial to increase whole land productivity in A. carmichaeli-pasture grass cropping systems. In addition, hydrolysis of protein, starch, and inositol phosphates was blocked and free amino acids, soluble sugars and phosphorus were decreased in seeds by seed soaking with ETR, which could be one of the reason for the inhibition of seed germination. There was a significant reduction in root vigor, nitrate reductase, and chlorophyll after the seed treatment with ETR, indicating the suppression of nutrient uptake, nitrate assimilation, and photosynthesis by allelopathic chemicals in ETR, which could lead to the slow growth rate of pasture grass seedlings. PMID:27071248

  14. Research Advance on Allelopathy of Plant in Grassland Ecosystem%植物化感作用在草地生态系统中的研究进展

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    张玉娟; 唐士明; 邵新庆; 黄顶; 王堃

    2012-01-01

    植物的化感作用(allelopathy)是植物化学生态学研究的热点之一.在生态系统中化感植物通过淋溶、挥发、残体分解和根系分泌等过程,释放出化学物质,引起植物种间或种内的相互作用,产生有害或有利的影响.化感作用影响着群落的植物组成及分布格局、群落的演替、种子的保存和萌发以及氮循环等.主要对草地植物的化感物质种类、化感物质作用特点、释放途径、影响化感物质产生的因素以及化感物质提取方法进行了归纳和总结.同时,提出了草地植物化感研究存在的科学问题和应用前景.%Allelopathy of plant becomes one of hot topics in the field of plant chemical ecosystem. Chemical substances are released in environment via some processes, such as leaching, volatilization, residue decomposition and root exudation, producing interactions between plant species or in one species, which are positive or negative on surrounding plants and microorganisms. Allelopathy actions affect the community composition, distribution pattern, succession, the preservation and germination of seeds and the process of nitrogen circulation. The study mainly focused on the types, function characteristics, release ways, extract methods of allelochemical as well as the influence factors of production. It also proposed some scientific problems and application prospect in study on allelopathy of grassland plant.

  15. 陆生植物化感作用抑制藻类生长的研究进展%Review on Inhibition of Terrestrial Plant Allelopathy of Algae Growth

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    边归国

    2012-01-01

    Research of the plant allelopathy inhibition of algae growth is focused on aquatic plants, yet there are few researches on terrestrial plant. Terrestrial plants have the features of widely distributed, large biomass, easy cultivation, easy harvesting and easy processing. Many herbaceous and woody plants are rich in allelochemicals, which have prospect in the algae blooms inhibition and emergency response of the blooms. According to domestic and abroad research reports about terrestrial plant inhibition of algae growth, with sorting of herbaceous and woody, as well as classification of different plants, 15 families and 26Kinds of land plants allelopathy were evaluated.%目前关于植物化感抑制藻类生长的研究主要集中于水生植物,陆生植物对藻类化感作用的研究相对较少.陆生植物具有分布广泛、生物量大、便于培植、容易收割、加工方便等特点,许多草本植物和木本植物体内含有丰富的化感物质,在抑制水中藻类生长和应急处置水华等方面具有良好的应用前景.根据国内外近年来对陆生植物关于抑制藻类生长的研究报道,按草本和木本分类,并以植物的科划分,较全面地评述了15科26种陆生植物化感作用的研究进展.

  16. Allelopathic potential and ecotoxicity evaluation of gallic and nonanoic acids to prevent cyanobacterial growth in lentic systems: A preliminary mesocosm study.

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    Techer, Didier; Fontaine, Pascal; Personne, Aline; Viot, Sandrine; Thomas, Marielle

    2016-03-15

    The increase in anthropogenic nutrient loading affecting many freshwater ecosystems combined with global warming may lead to cyanobacterial blooms on an increasingly frequent basis. Among the various physicochemical and biological methods which have been proposed to rapidly control blue-green algae growth, the use of plant-derived substances such as allelochemicals has gained great interest as an environment-friendly approach. The primary aim of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of gallic and nonanoic acid application to preemptively inhibit cyanobacterial growth in lentic hydrosystems. In order to address the process feasibility under realistic exposure scenarios, thirteen outdoor freshwater mesocosms (unit volume: 3m(3)) were designed, each containing phytoplankton (including local blue-green algae species) and various non-target organisms from higher trophic levels (Physa, Lymnaea, Gammarus, and Scardinius erythrophthalmus). After an 8-week mesocosm stabilization period, a full factorial design based on the presence/absence of gallic acid (GA) and nonanoic acid (NA) (including a control group) was implemented into the exposure tanks. Regular monitoring of major phytoplankton taxa was conducted during a 28-day experiment using an on-line fluorometer. The main results suggested that gallic acid was more efficient than nonanoic acid at limiting cyanobacterial growth at concentrations as low as 1 mg L(-1). Successive gallic acid applications (at 1, 2 and 4 mg L(-1)) at the early stages of cyanobacterial growth did not allow the complete elimination of blue-green algae from the mesocosms. However, the specificity of the allelopathic effect of gallic acid towards cyanobacteria was compatible with the maintenance of a primary productivity in the treated tanks as indicated by the photoautotrophic growth of other algal taxa. Finally, no biomarker induction signal could be reported in non-target species. Further gallic acid application trials in lentic systems such

  17. Some Compounds with Pesticide Activity Reported in Recent%新报道的一些具有农药活性的化合物

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    张翼翾

    2016-01-01

    在全球的粮食生产中,农药发挥着很大的作用。然而农药应用也带来了一系列问题,如抗性的产生,对环境的影响和人畜的毒害作用,急需人们开发新颖的、安全、低毒农药。以天然物质为农药,或以天然化合物为农药先导物,是目前农药开发的重要途径。介绍了一些具杀线虫活性的天然酯和其类似物,具拒食和杀虫活性的萘酚衍生物以及从刺苞菜蓟分离得到的具有除草活性的物质,具杀螨和杀虫活性的喹啉类似物,具杀菌活性脂肽,除草活性物质holadysenterine和新类别除草活性物质环戊-4-烯-1,3-二酮物。%Pesticides play an important role in world food production. But pesticide application also brings many bad things to us, such as the resistance, pollution to environment, toxicity to human and animals. It is the urgent need to develop novel and safe pesticides with low toxicity. It is a significant tool for developing natural materials as pesticides or taking natural compounds as the lead one. This paper introduced some natural ester compounds and their analogues, naphthol derivatives, cardoon allelochemicals, quinoline analogues,gageopeptides, holadysenterine and a new class of herbicides: cyclopent-4-ene-1,3-diones with different pesticidal activity.

  18. Response of last instar Helicoverpa armigera larvae to Bt toxin ingestion: changes in the development and in the CYP6AE14, CYP6B2 and CYP9A12 gene expression.

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    Full Text Available Bt crops are able to produce Cry proteins, which were originally present in Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria. Although Bt maize is very efficient against corn borers, Spanish crops are also attacked by the earworm H. armigera, which is less susceptible to Bt maize. Many mechanisms could be involved in this low susceptibility to the toxin, including the insect's metabolic resistance to toxins due to cytochrome P450 monooxygenases. This paper examines the response of last instar H. armigera larvae to feeding on a diet with Bt and non-Bt maize leaves in larval development and in the gene expression of three P450 cytochromes: CYP6AE14, CYP6B2 and CYP9A12. Larvae fed on sublethal amounts of the Bt toxin showed reduced food ingestion and reduced growth and weight, preventing most of them from achieving the critical weight and pupating; additionally, after feeding for one day on the Bt diet the larvae showed a slight increase in juvenile hormone II in the hemolymp. Larvae fed on the non-Bt diet showed the highest CYP6AE14, CYP6B2 and CYP9A12 expression one day after feeding on the non-Bt diet, and just two days later the expression decreased abruptly, a finding probably related to the developmental programme of the last instar. Moreover, although the response of P450 genes to plant allelochemicals and xenobiotics has been related in general to overexpression in the resistant insect, or induction of the genes when feeding takes place, the expression of the three genes studied was suppressed in the larvae feeding on the Bt toxin. The unexpected inhibitory effect of the Cry1Ab toxin in the P450 genes of H. armigera larvae should be thoroughly studied to determine whether this response is somehow related to the low susceptibility of the species to the Bt toxin.

  19. cis-Cinnamic acid selective suppressors distinct from auxin inhibitors.

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    Okuda, Katsuhiro; Nishikawa, Keisuke; Fukuda, Hiroshi; Fujii, Yoshiharu; Shindo, Mitsuru

    2014-01-01

    The activity of cis-cinnamic acid (cis-CA), one of the allelochemicals, in plants is very similar to that of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), a natural auxin, and thus cis-CA has long been believed to be an analog of auxin. We have reported some structure-activity relationships studies by synthesizing over 250 cis-CA derivatives and estimating their inhibitory activities on root growth inhibition in lettuce. In this study, the compounds that showed low- or no-activity on root growth inhibition were recruited as candidates suppressors against cis-CA and/or auxin and tested for their activity. In the presence of cis-CA, lettuce root growth was inhibited; however, the addition of some cis-CA derivatives restored control-level root growth. Four compounds, (Z)-3-(4-isopropylphenyl)acrylic acid, (Z)-3-(3-butoxyphenyl)acrylic acid, (Z)-3-[3-(pentyloxy)phenyl]acrylic acid, and (Z)-3-(naphthalen-1-yl)acrylic acid were selected as candidates for a cis-CA selective suppressor they allowed the recovery of root growth from inhibition by cis-CA treatment without any effects on the IAA-induced effect or elongating activity by themselves. Three candidates significantly ameliorated the root shortening by the potent inhibitor derived from cis-CA. In brief, we have found some cis-CA selective suppressors which have never been reported from inactive cis-CA derivatives for root growth inhibition. cis-CA selective suppressors will play an important role in elucidating the mechanism of plant growth regulation. PMID:24881667

  20. Allelopathic Effect of Cassava on Companion Weeds%木薯对伴生杂草化感作用的初步研究

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    程汉亭; 沈奕德; 黄乔乔; 李晓霞; 刘丽珍; 范志伟

    2013-01-01

    Using Brassica pekinensis and companion weeds (Praxelis clematidea and Bidens pilosa) in cassava plantations as target plants,the allelopathic effects of four extracts of cassava fresh leaves were investigated using bioassays.The extracts differentially inhibited germination and seedling growth (root and stem length) in a dose related manner.Ethyl-acetate and water extracts were more inhibitory than methanol and chloroform extracts.Cassava-leaf extracts contain allelochemicals that inhibit germination and growth of P.s clematidea and B.pilosa.This provides a theoretical basis to study the allelopathic potential of cassava varieties.%以白菜和木薯园伴生杂草(假臭草、三叶鬼针草)为受体植物,采用生物测定的方法研究了新鲜木薯叶片4种浸提液的化感作用.结果表明,4种浸提液对受体植物种子萌发率、根长和茎长的生长发育均有不同程度的抑制作用,且浓度越大抑制作用越强;其中乙酸乙酯和水浸提液的抑制作用较强,甲醇和氯仿浸提液的抑制作用相对较弱.研究表明,木薯叶浸提液中含有抑制伴生杂草(假臭草和三叶鬼针草)种子萌发和幼苗生长的化感物质,为进一步开展具有化感潜力木薯品种的研究提供了理论基础.

  1. Toxicity of canavanine in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) roots is due to alterations in RNS, ROS and auxin levels.

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    Krasuska, Urszula; Andrzejczak, Olga; Staszek, Paweł; Borucki, Wojciech; Gniazdowska, Agnieszka

    2016-06-01

    Canavanine (CAN) is non-proteinogenic aminoacid and a structural analog of arginine (Arg). Naturally, CAN occurs in legumes e.g. jack bean and is considered as a strong allelochemical. As a selective inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase in mammalians, it could act as a modifier of nitric oxide (NO) concentration in plants. Modifications in the content of endogenous reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) influence root structure and architecture, being also under hormonal control. The aim of the work was to investigate regulation of root growth in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Malinowy Ożarowski) seedling by application of CAN at concentration (10 and 50 μM) leading to 50% or 100% restriction of root elongation. CAN at higher concentration led to slight DNA fragmentation, increased total RNA and protein level. Decline in total respiration rate after CAN supplementation was not associated with enhanced membrane permeability. Malformations in root morphology (shorter and thicker roots, limited number of lateral roots) were accompanied by modification in NO and ONOO(-) localization; determined mainly in peridermal cells and some border cells. Although, CAN resulted in low RNS production, addition of exogenous NO by usage of NO donors did not reverse its negative effect, nor recovery effect was detected after roots imbibition in Arg. To build up a comprehensive view on mode of action of CAN as root growth inhibitor, it was shown an elevated level of auxin. To summarize, we demonstrated several secondary mode of action of CAN, indicating its toxicity in plants linked to restriction in RNS formation accompanied by simultaneous overaccumulation of ROS. PMID:26986929

  2. Ecological shifts in Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages related to gorgonian forest loss.

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    Massimo Ponti

    Full Text Available Mediterranean gorgonian forests are threatened by several human activities and are affected by climatic anomalies that have led to mass mortality events in recent decades. The ecological role of these habitats and the possible consequence of their loss are poorly understood. Effects of gorgonians on the recruitment of epibenthic organisms were investigated by manipulating presence of gorgonians on experimental panels at 24 m depth, for Eunicella cavolinii, and at 40 m depth, for Paramuricea clavata, at two sites: Tavolara Island (Tyrrhenian Sea and Portofino Promontory (Ligurian Sea. After 4 months, the most abundant taxa on the panels were encrusting green algae, erect red algae and crustose coralline algae at 24 m depth and encrusting brown algae and erect red algae at 40 m depth. Assemblages on the panels were significantly affected by the presence of the gorgonians, although effects varied across sites and between gorgonian species. Species diversity and evenness were lower on panels with gorgonian branches. Growth of erect algae and recruitment of serpulid polychaetes were also affected by the presence of the gorgonians, primarily at Tavolara. Crustose coralline algae and erect sponges were more abundant on E. cavolinii panels at 24 m depth, while encrusting bryozoans were more abundant on P. clavata panels at 40 m depth. Effects of gorgonians on recruited assemblages could be due to microscale modification of hydrodynamics and sediment deposition rate, or by a shading effect reducing light intensity. Gorgonians may also intercept settling propagules, compete for food with the filter-feeders and/or for space by producing allelochemicals. Presence of gorgonians mainly limits the growth of erect algae and enhances the abundance of encrusting algae and sessile invertebrates. Therefore, the gorgonian disappearances may cause a shift from assemblages characterised by crustose coralline algae to filamentous algae assemblages, decreasing

  3. Experiments Testing the Causes of Namibian Fairy Circles.

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    Full Text Available The grasslands on the sandy soils of the eastern edge of the Namib Desert of Namibia are strikingly punctuated by millions of mostly regularly-spaced circular bare spots 2 to 10 m or more in diameter, generally with a margin of taller grasses. The causes of these so called fairy circles are unknown, but several hypotheses have been advanced. In October 2009, we set up experiments that specifically tested four hypothesized causes, and monitored these 5 times between 2009 and 2015. Grass exclusion in circles due to seepage of subterranean vapors or gases was tested by burying an impermeable barrier beneath fairy circles, but seedling density and growth did not differ from barrier-less controls. Plant germination and growth inhibition by allelochemicals or nutrient deficiencies in fairy circle soils were tested by transferring fairy circle soil to artificially cleared circles in the grassy matrix, and matrix soil to fairy circles (along with circle to circle and matrix to matrix controls. None of the transfers changed the seedling density and growth from the control reference conditions. Limitation of plant growth due to micronutrient depletion within fairy circles was tested by supplementing circles with a micronutrient mixture, but did not result in differences in plant seedling density and growth. Short-range vegetation competitive feedbacks were tested by creating artificially-cleared circles of 2 or 4 m diameter located 2 or 6 m from a natural fairy circle. The natural circles remained bare and the artificial circles revegetated. These four experiments provided evidence that fairy circles were not caused by subterranean vapors, that fairy circle soil per se did not inhibit plant growth, and that the circles were not caused by micronutrient deficiency. There was also no evidence that vegetative feedbacks affected fairy circles on a 2 to 10 m scale. Landscape-scale vegetative self-organization is discussed as a more likely cause of fairy circles.

  4. Analysis of phenolic acids and terpenoids in rhizosphere soils of different allelopathic rice varieties under dry field conditions%田间旱育条件下不同化感潜力水稻根际土壤酚酸类和萜类物质分析

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    孙小霞; 王海斌; 何海斌; 陆锦池; 林文雄

    2014-01-01

    Although phenolic acids and secondary terpenoid metabolites respectively from shikimate pathway and isoprene metabolic pathway are the main plant allelochemicals, it is far from conclusion in academic circles on what allelochemicals cause rice allelopathy. Thus far, most studies on rice root exudates have been conducted in laboratory conditions. Furthermore, few reports have been made on the changes in allelopathic substances in the rhizoshpere soil of different allelopathic potential rice cultivars especially under stressful field conditions. This paper studied the differences in allelopathic compounds including phenolic acids and terpenoids extracted from the rhizosphere soils of strong allelopathic rice cultivar‘PI312777’ and its counterpart ‘Lemont’ and those from the control soil without any plants under dry and wet soil conditions in the seedling nursery. Putative allelochemicals of rhizosphere soil extracts were then identified via GC-MS (Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer-computer) and HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography). The results showed that the compositions of phenolic acids and terpenoid compounds were similar but the contents of them were different in different treated rhizosphere soils and controls. Under moderate drought stress, the total content of five phenolic acids such as caffeic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, ferulic acid and cinnamic acid, increased in all treated rhizosphere soils, and allelopathic rice‘PI312777’ showed the highest increases in the total content of the five phenolic acids, which was 2.84 times higher than that of control soil under wet treatment. In addition, among 27 detected and identified terpenoids, 17 were oxygenic monoterpenoid compounds in the extracts of rhizosphere soil samples. Under drought stress, the contents of monoterpenes, oxygenated monoterpenes, oxygenated sesquiterpenes and total terpene showed the changing patterns with different extents and different trends in

  5. Mechanisms for regulating oxygen toxicity in phytophagous insects.

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    Ahmad, S; Pardini, R S

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    The antioxidant enzymatic defense of insects for the regulation of oxygen toxicity was investigated. Insect species examined were lepidopterous larvae of the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni), southern armyworm (Spodoptera eridania), and black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes). These phytophagous species are subject to both endogenous and exogenous sources of oxidative stress from toxic oxygen radicals, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and lipid peroxides (LOOH). In general, the constitutive levels of the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione transferase (GT), and its peroxidase activity (GTpx), and glutathione reductase (GR), correlate well with natural feeding habits of these insects and their relative susceptibility to prooxidant plant allelochemicals, quercetin (a flavonoid), and xanthotoxin (a photoactive furanocoumarin). Induction of SOD activity which rapidly destroys superoxide radicals, appears to be the main response to dietary prooxidant exposure. A unique observation includes high constitutive activity of CAT and a broader subcellular distribution in all three insects than observed in most mammalian species. These attributes of CAT appear to be important in the prevention of excessive accumulation of cytotoxic H2O2. Unlike mammalian species, insects possess very low levels of a GPOX-like activity toward H2O2. Irrefutable proof that this activity is due to a selenium-dependent GPOX found in mammals, is lacking at this time. However, the activity of selenium-independent GTpx is unusually high in insects, suggesting that GTpx and not GPOX plays a prominent role in scavenging deleterious LOOHs. The GSSG generated from the GPOX and GTpx reactions may be reduced to GSH by GR activity. A key role of SOD in protecting insects from prooxidant toxicity was evident when its inhibition resulted in enhanced toxicity towards prooxidants. The role of antioxidant compounds in protecting these insects from toxic forms of oxygen has not been explored in

  6. α-蒎烯对黄曲条跳甲的拒避作用%Repellency of α-pinene against stripped flea beetle,Hyllotreta striolata(F)

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    2003-01-01

    拒避性异种他感物质有可能作为21世纪对环境友好的植物保护剂用于农业害虫的防治.采用四臂嗅觉仪、室内笼罩试验和田间试验相结合的方法,研究了松节油的主要成份α-蒎烯,对黄曲条跳甲的拒避作用,并用干扰作用控制指数方法进行了评价.结果表明:在实验室,不同的浓度下,其拒避作用最大可达95.45%, 相应的干扰作用控制指数(IIPC)为0.05;在笼罩试验条件下,最大拒避作用的强度为91.60%,IIPC为0.09;而田间小区试验中,最大拒避作用下降到54.48%,IIPC则为0.46.拒避作用与浓度正相关.采用上述系列方法有助于开展拒避性植物保护剂的规范化研究.%Repellant allelochemicals could be the 21st century environmentally friend ly plant protectants applied in agricultural pest control. Α-pinene, a monoter pene,was evaluated for repellent activity against Phyllotreta striolata in a four-armed olfactometer, flight-chamber and field tests. In the laboratory, repellency reached 95.45% with a corresponding IIPC of 0.05 in olfactometry; in the flight-chamber trial,repellency and IIPC were 91.60% and 0.09, respectiviely. In the field, however, repellency and IIPC were reduced to 54.48% and 0.46, respectively. Overall, dilution-dependent repel lency was exhibited in all methods; and increasing dilution elicited decreased repellency and hence protection.

  7. Cross-resistance to alpha-cypermethrin after xanthotoxin ingestion in Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

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    Li, X; Zangerl, A R; Schuler, M A; Berenbaum, M R

    2000-02-01

    Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450) are membrane-bound hemoproteins that play important roles in conferring protection against both naturally occurring phytochemicals and synthetic organic insecticides. Despite the potential for common modes of detoxification, cross-resistance between phytochemicals and synthetic organic insecticides has rarely been documented. In this study, we examined the responses of a susceptible strain of corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), a polyphagous noctuid, to exposure by an allelochemical infrequently encountered in its host plants and by an insecticide widely used for control purposes. Within a single generation, survivors of xanthotoxin exposure displayed higher levels of tolerance to alpha-cypermethrin than did unexposed control larvae. The F1 offspring of xanthotoxin-exposed survivors also displayed higher alpha-cypermethrin tolerance than did offspring of unexposed control larvae, suggesting that increased alpha-cypermethrin tolerance after xanthotoxin exposure represents, at least in part, heritable resistance. Administration of piperonyl butoxide, a P450 synergist, demonstrated that resistance to both xanthotoxin and alpha-cypermethrin is P450-mediated. Alpha-cypermethrin-exposed survivors, however, failed to show superior growth on xanthotoxin diets. Assays with control larvae, larvae induced by both xanthotoxin and alpha-cypermethrin, and survivors of LD50 doses of both compounds indicated that H. zea midgut P450s are capable of metabolizing both xanthotoxin and alpha-cypermethrin. Metabolism of each compound is significantly inhibited by the presence of the other compound, suggesting that at least one form of P450 in H. zea midguts degrades both compounds and may constitute the biochemical basis for possible cross-resistance. Compared with control larvae, xanthotoxin- and alpha-cypermethrin-induced larvae displayed 2- to 4-fold higher P450-mediated metabolism of both compounds. However, xanthotoxin- and alpha

  8. IDENTIFITION AND STUDY ON ALLELOPATHY OF SOYBEAN ROOT EXUDATES%大豆根分泌物的鉴定及其化感作用的初步研究

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    韩丽梅; 李国权

    2000-01-01

    采用GC-MS分析法,鉴定了由水培试验方法获得的2周、8周大豆根分泌物的二氯甲烷提取物,并对其化感作用进行了初步研究。结果表明:能被二氯甲烷提取出来的根分泌物有有机酸类、醇类、酯类、酮类、醛类、酚类、苯类、烃类等有机化合物,其中包含一些资料报道过的化感物质。与对照比较,2周、8周大豆根分泌物对大豆种子萌发、8周根分泌物对胚根生长未表现出显著抑制作用,但2周根分泌物对胚根生长却表现出极显著的化感抑制作用。上述结果表明,大豆根分泌物中存在化感物质,2周与8周大豆根分泌物的种类和数量有所不同。本文还探讨了大豆根分泌物的化感作用及大豆根分泌物与大豆连作障碍的关系等问题。%Compounds extracted with dichloromethane from soybean rootexudates for two weeks, eight weeks in water-culture were identified and allelopathy were studied by GC-MS analysis. The results showed that: The soybean root exudates extracted with dichloromethane included organic acide, alcohol, ester, acetone, aldehyde, phenol, pheyl, hydrocarbon and so on. Many of which were reported as allelochemicale. Contrast with control, the influence of the soybean root exudates for two weeks, eight weeks on the germination of soybean seeds, for eight weeks on radicle growth did not show significant allelopathy inhibition. But the allelopathy of the soybean root exudates for two weeks on soybean radicle growth showed significant inhibition. The results showed that the allelochemicals exist in the soybean root exudates. The varieties and quantities of soypean root exudates for two weeks are different with those for eight weeks. In addition, the alleleopathy of soybean root exudates and the relationship between soybean root exudates and barrier on soybean continuous and alternate cropping were discussed.

  9. Study on the mechanism of allelopathic influence on cyanobacteria and chlorophytes by submerged macrophyte (Myriophyllum spicatum) and its secretion

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    For revealing the mechanism of allelopathic influence on phytoplankton by aquatic macrophytes, the growth and photosynthetic activities of cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa and the chlorophyte Selenastrum capricornutum were investigated when they coexisted with submerged macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum and were exposed to allelopathic polyphenols: pyrogallic acid (PA), gallic acid (GA), ellagic acid (EA) and (+)-catechin (CA). According to the results of coexistence assays, the non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) and effective quantum efficiency (YII) of M. aeruginosa were affected earlier and more rapidly than the cell density. However, the influence of M. spicatum on S. capricornutum was not found. When the Toxicity Index (TI) was applied to evaluate the combined effects of binary and multiple mixtures of polyphenols, it was found that the four tested polyphenols with the proportion identified in the M. spicatum-cultured solution were observed to present synergistic effect (0.36-0.49) according to the cell density, NPQ and YII of M. aeruginosa. With the combined effects of polyphenols on S. capricornutum, only additive action (0.52-1.62) was found. On the other hand, PA (2.97 mg L-1), GA (2.65 mg L-1) caused significant reductions of photosystem II (PSII) and whole electron transport chain activities of M. aeruginosa by 71.43 and 18.37%, 70.95 and 40.77% (P < 0.05), respectively, after 24-h exposure, but no inhibition effect was found in S. capricornutum. The dark respiration and photosystem I (PSI) activities of M. aeruginosa were significantly increased by exposure to PA and GA (P < 0.05). Nevertheless, EA and CA had no influence on the electron transport activities of the tested organisms. These results indicate that the reduction in photosynthetic activity of M. aeruginosa and the synergistic effect of allelochemicals may be two important causes for the inhibition of undesired phytoplankton by submersed macrophytes in natural aquatic ecosystems, and PSII in

  10. Allelopathic potential of Crinum americanum under different extractions conditionPotencial alelopático de Crinum americanum L. sob diferentes condições de extração

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    Maria Inês Salgueiro Lima

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The long-term use reduces the efficiency of the traditional herbicides. The use of plant-extracted natural substances is an alternative more efficient and less aggressive to the environment. The allelochemicals of several species are considered to be possible plants for developing an organic herbicide. One of the major problems in this sense is obtaining botanical material in commercial quantities. Improving the extraction techniques is an important step, once it reduces the amount of botanical material needed. In this survey was tested several methods of aqueous extractions of dried leaves of Crinum americanum L., an Amarilidaceae with strong allelopathic properties. The time of extraction is not important for the allelopathic potential of the extracts. On the other hand, when the temperature during extraction was 40 e 60oC, leaded to extracts with stronger allelopathic potential. It is possible to improve the allelopathic potential using the filtered matter more than once.O uso prolongado torna os herbicidas tradicionais cada vez menos eficientes no combate às plantas daninhas. O uso de substâncias naturais extraídas das plantas é uma alternativa eficiente e menos agressiva ao meio ambiente. Os aleloquímicos de muitas espécies são possíveis matérias primas para o desenvolvimento de herbicidas orgânicos. Um dos principais problemas encontrados para a produção desses herbicidas é a obtenção de material botânico em quantidade comercial. Melhorar as técnicas de extração é um passo importante, uma vez que reduz a quantidade de matéria prima necessária. Nesse trabalho foram testados diversos tipos de extrações aquosas de folhas secas de Crinum americanum L., uma Amarilidacea com forte potencial alelopático. O tempo de extração é pouco importante para o potencial alelopático do extrato. Por outro lado, temperaturas de extração de 40 e 60oC levaram à produção de extratos que inibiram mais eficientemente a germina

  11. Studies on the Allelopathy and GAP Management of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees%穿心莲化感作用与GAP栽培规范的研究

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    曾令杰; 刘意; 褚晨亮; 何洋

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究穿心莲的化感作用,为GAP栽培管理提供依据.方法 以表面皿培养法试验穿心莲根际土壤浸提液及穿心莲内酯对照品溶液对穿心莲种子及三叶鬼针草种子萌发的抑制作用:以HPLC法对穿心莲根际土壤浸提液进行了分析鉴定.结果 穿心莲根际土壤浸提液及穿心莲内酯对照品溶液均能显著抑制三叶鬼针草和穿心莲种子的萌发,其抑制作用随着浓度的增大而增强;结果表明,穿心莲内酯是其根际土壤浸提液中的一主要成分.结论 穿心莲在其生长过程中释放了化感物质进入了其根际土壤,对穿心莲和其他植物产生化感作用,穿心莲内酯为其中的主要化感物质之一.%Objective To investigate allelopathy of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees for its GAP management.Methods With watch glass culture, the inhibitory effects of andrographlide and the rhizosphere extract of Andrographis paniculata on seed germination of the herb itself and Bidens pilosa were conducted, and with HPLC method, the main constituents of the rhizosphere extract were analysed.Results The results showed that both of andrographlide and the rhizosphere extract had significant inhibitory effects on the germinations of Bidens pilosa seeds and itself; the effects strengthened with increasing of their concentrations.Andrographlide is one kind of main constituents in the rhizosphere extract indicated by HPLC analysis.Conclusion In the growth period, Andrographis paniculata release some alleochemicals into the soil, and andrographlide is one of the main allelochemical.

  12. Germinação de sementes e crescimento de plântulas de soja (Glycine max L. Merrill sob cobertura vegetal = Soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill seed germination and plantlet growth under vegetation cover

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    Lúcia Helena Pereira Nóbrega

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available A eficiência do sistema de rotação de cultura requer, entre outrostratamentos, a escolha adequada das espécies a serem instaladas. Culturas vegetais podem apresentar compostos aleloquímicos, os quais são liberados por meio de pelos radiculares, sementes, raízes, colmos e folhas, em quantidades variáveis, capazes de interferir nas culturas subsequentes, comprometendo a produção. Assim, este estudoanalisou o potencial alelopático de aveia-preta (Avena strigosa Schreb (AP, nabo forrageiro (Raphanus sativus L. (NF, ervilhaca (Vicia sativa L. (ER, azevém (Lolium multiflorum Lam. (AZ e consórcio (CO - AP+ER+NF na germinação de sementes e crescimento de plântulas de soja. O experimento foi em laboratório, com substrato deareia, onde foram cultivadas plantas de cobertura, por 30 dias, mantendo os restos radiculares das plantas com e sem restos de parte aérea. Observou-se redução na emergência de plântulas de soja sob CO, AZ e AP. O índice de velocidade de emergência (IVE, a porcentagem de emergência em areia (EA e a massa fresca de hipocótilo (MFH foram afetados negativamente pelas plantas de cobertura.In order to be efficient, the crop rotation system requires, among other factors, an adequate choice of species to be installed. Vegetalcultures can feature allelochemical compounds, released by root hairs, roots, stems and leaves in variable amounts, which are able to interfere on subsequent cultures, as well as cause a delay in their production. Thus, this study analyzed the allelopathic potentialof black oat (Avena strigosa Schreb (BO, forage turnip (Raphanus sativus L. (FT, vetch (Vicia sativa L. (V, ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam. (RG and consortium (CO - BO+V+FT on soybean seed germination and plantlet growth. This trial was carried out in a laboratory, with sand substrate, where coverage plants were grown, during 30 days. The remaining root portions of plants were kept with and without the remaining aerial part portions

  13. Aspects of the ecology of mat-forming lichens

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    P. D. Crittenden

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Lichen species in the genera Cladonia (subgenus Cladina, Cetraria, Stereocaulon and Alectoria are important vegetation components on well-drained terrain and on elevated micro-sites in peatlands in boreal-Arctic regions. These lichens often form closed mats, the component thalli in which grow vertically upwards at the apices and die off in the older basal regions; they are therefore only loosely attached to the underlying soil. This growth habit is relatively unusual in lichens being found in <0.5% of known species. It might facilitate internal nutrienr recycling and higher growth rates and, together with the production of allelochemicals, it might underlie the considerable ecological success of mat-forming lichens; experiments to critically assess the importance of these processes are required. Mat-forming lichens can constitute in excess of 60% of the winter food intake of caribou and reindeer. Accordingly there is a pressing need for data on lichen growth rates, measured as mass increment, in order to help determine the carrying capacity of winter ranges for rhese herbivores and to better predict recovery rates following grazing. Trampling during the snow-free season fragments lichen thalli; mat-forming lichens regenerate very successfully from thallus fragments provided trampling does nor re-occur. Frequent recurrence of trampling creates disturbed habitats from which lichens will rapidly become eliminated consistent with J.P. Grime's CSR strategy theory. Such damage to lichen ground cover has occurred where reindeer or caribou are unable to migrate away from their winter range such as on small islands or where political boundaries have been fenced; it can also occur on summer range that contains a significant lichen component and on winter range where numbers of migrarory animals become excessive. Species of Stereocaulon, and other genera that contain cyanobacteria (most notably Peltigera and Nephroma, are among the principal agents of

  14. Potencial alelopático de Ipomoea fistulosa sobre a germinação de alface e tomate = Allelopathic potential of Ipomoea fistulosa on the germination of lettuce and tomato

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    Juliana Domingues Lima

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar o potencial alelopático de Ipomoea fistulosa na germinação e crescimento de plântulas. Em laboratório, sementes de alface e de tomate foram colocadas para germinar na presença de água ou extratos de folhasde Ipomoea fistulosa, nas concentrações de 5, 10 e 15% (p/v. Em casa-de-vegetação, as sementes foram colocadas para germinar em bandejas, contendo o substrato Plantmax® e o substrato Plantmax® + resíduo de folhas secas de Ipomoea fistulosa, na proporção 3% (p/p. Oextrato aquoso inibiu a germinação e elevou o tempo médio de germinação das sementes, além de reduzir o crescimento da radícula e hipocótilo em todas as concentrações utilizadas. Em casa-de-vegetação, a altura da planta, o número de folhas, o acúmulo de massa seca das plantas também foram reduzidos na presença dos resíduos de folhas no substrato. Os resultados sugerem a presença de aleloquímicos em Ipomoea fistulosa e demonstram maior sensibilidade da alface a esses compostos, quando comparada ao tomate.The objective of the present research was to determine theallelopathic potential of Ipomoea fistulosa plants on germination and growth of seedlings. In laboratory, lettuce and tomato seeds were placed to germinate in the presence of water or Ipomoea fistulosa leaf extract, in the concentrations of 5, 10 e 15% (p/v. In greenhouse, seeds were placed to germinate in trays containing Plantmax® substrate and Plantmax® substrate + Ipomoea fistulosa dry leaf residue, at 3% (w/w. The aqueous extract inhibited germination,raised the mean germination time of the seeds and reduced the radicle and hypocotyl growth in all used concentrations. In greenhouse, the plant height, leaf number, and dry mass accumulation also were reduced in the presence of the leaf residue in the substrate.The results suggest the presence of allelochemicals in Ipomoea fistulosa and demonstrate the highest sensitivity of lettuce that tomato

  15. Identification, Characterization, and Expression of P450 Gene Encoding CYP6BQ13v2 from the Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

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    XU Yong-qiang; WANG Jin-jun; JIANG Hong-bo; DOU Wei; TANG Pei-an; AN Feng-ming

    2009-01-01

    An allele of CYP6BQ13, named CYP6BQ13v2 (GenBank accession no. FJ209361), was isolated from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) by RT-PCR. The cDNA sequence of CYP6BQ13v2, 1 563 bp in length, contains an open reading frame of 1 554 nucleotides encoding a putative protein of 518 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular weight of 59.92 kDa and a theoretical pI of 7.60. The putative protein contains the classic berne-binding sequence motif F××G×××C×G (residues 456-465) conserved among all P450 enzymes as well as other characteristic motifs of all cytochrome P450s. It shares 98% identity with the previously published sequence of CYP6BQ13 (GenBank accession no. XP_967146) from the T. castaneum genome project. Phylogenetic analysis of amino acid sequences from members of various P450 families indicated that there was closer phylogenetic relationship of CYP6BQ13v2 with CYP302A1 and CYP307A1 mediating synthesis of the insect molting hormone, distant relationship with CYP6B1 metabolizing plant allelochemicals, CYP6D1 linking to pyrethroid resistance and other members of CYP6 family. Expression test of the gene in the adults and immature stages of T. castaneum by quantitative real-time PCR revealed that CYP6BQ13v2 is expressed in all life stages investigated. The mRNA expression level in 1st instar larvae was 14.9-and 3.86-fold higher than those in pupae and adults, respectively. The CYP6BQ13v2 expression levels appeared in the order of 1st instar larvae, followed by 4th instar larvae, 7th instar larvae, adult, and pupae from high to low. The more bioinformation of CYP6BQ13v2 was also analyzed.

  16. Effect of Potato Continuous Cropping on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Soil Enzyme Activity%马铃薯连作对土壤理化性质及酶活性的影响

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    杜茜; 马琨

    2013-01-01

      In order to reveal the mechanism of the potato continuous cropping obstacle ,maintain a healthy farm-land ecosystem environment ,thus to ensure the safety of the potato crop ,the influence of potato continuous cropping on soil physicochemical properties and enzyme activity were studied .The results showed that the con-tent of organic matter ,total nitrogen ,total phosphorus ,available potassium ,available P ,alkali solution nitrogen were all increased ,there were significant difference between them except for organic matter content and availa-ble P content ,and the soil pH significantly reduced .After soil steam sterilization ,the activity of soil urease , phosphatase and catalase were extremely significantly reduced .Soil urease activity and catalase activity were in -creased when soil adding potatoes residues .Thus the soil of potato continuous cropping might contain allelo-chemicals .%  为了揭示马铃薯连作障碍产生的机理,维护健康的农田生态系统环境,从而保障马铃薯的产量安全,采用盆栽试验研究马铃薯连作对土壤理化性质和酶活性的影响。结果表明:马铃薯连作土壤湿热灭菌添加马铃薯残茬后,有机质、全氮、全磷、速效钾、速效磷、碱解氮含量均有所提高,除有机质和速效磷含量差异不显著外,其余含量具有极显著差异,且土壤 pH 显著降低。连作土壤湿热灭菌后,土壤脲酶、磷酸酶、过氧化氢酶活性均极显著降低。连作土壤添加马铃薯残茬后,土壤脲酶和过氧化氢酶活性升高,由此说明马铃薯连作土壤中可能含有化感自毒物质。

  17. Ingredients for protist coexistence: competition, endosymbiosis and a pinch of biochemical interactions.

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    Müller, Johann P; Hauzy, Céline; Hulot, Florence D

    2012-01-01

    1. The interaction between mutualism, facilitation or interference and exploitation competition is of major interest as it may govern species coexistence. However, the interplay of these mechanisms has received little attention. This issue dates back to Gause, who experimentally explored competition using protists as a model [Gause, G.F. (1935) Vérifications expérimentales de la théorie mathématique de la lutte pour la vie. Actualités Scientifiques et Industrielles, 277]. He showed the coexistence of Paramecium caudatum with a potentially allelopathic species, Paramecium bursaria. 2. Paramecium bursaria hosts the green algae Chlorella vulgaris. Therefore, P. bursaria may benefit from carbohydrates synthesised by the algae. Studying endosymbiosis with P. bursaria is possible as it can be freed of its endosymbiont. In addition, C. vulgaris is known to produce allelochemicals, and P. bursaria may benefit also from allelopathic compounds. 3. We designed an experiment to separate the effects of resource exploitation, endosymbiosis and allelopathy and to assess their relative importance for the coexistence of P. bursaria with a competitor that exploits the same resource, bacteria. The experiment was repeated with two competitors, Colpidium striatum or Tetrahymena pyriformis. 4. Results show that the presence of the endosymbiont enables the coexistence of competitors, while its loss leads to competitive exclusion. These results are in agreement with predictions based on resource equilibrium density of monocultures (R*) supporting the idea that P. bursaria's endosymbiont is a resource provider for its host. When P. bursaria and T. pyriformis coexist, the density of the latter shows large variation that match the effects of culture medium of P. bursaria. Our experiment suggests these effects are because of biochemicals produced in P. bursaria culture. 5. Our results expose the hidden diversity of mechanisms that underlie competitive interactions. They thus support

  18. Allelopathic evidence in Brachiaria decumbens and its potential to invade the Brazilian Cerrados

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to look for evidence of allelochemicals in B. decumbens, in parts of the plant from where they could easily be released to the environment. The germination inhibition of Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (standard species and Melinis minutiflora, another invasive African grass, was tested using B. decumbens germinating seeds and aqueous leachates of the roots, green and senescent leaves, at 5, 10 and 20% w/v. Both the germinating seeds and the aqueous leachates of B. decumbens reduced the germination of the species tested; the effectiveness of the aqueous leachates increased according to concentration. Apparently, the competitive advantage of B. decumbens in the cerrados could be amplified via allelopathy.Invasão biológica é uma das maiores causas atuais da perda de biodiversidade. Várias espécies que se tornam invasoras produzem substâncias fitotóxicas que aumentam sua capacidade competitiva; assim, a alelopatia é uma estratégia capaz de potencializar o sucesso de invasão. Brachiaria decumbens, uma gramínea africana, invadiu os cerrados brasileiros e representa, atualmente, uma séria ameaça à biota regional. Neste ensaio, verificamos a presença de aleloquímicos em partes de B. decumbens das quais poderiam ser facilmente liberados para o ambiente. Testamos a inibição da germinação de Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (espécies padrão e Melinis minutiflora (outra gramínea africana invasora usando sementes de B. decumbens e soluções aquosas lixiviadas de suas raízes, folhas verdes e folhas senescentes, a 5, 10 e 20% de peso do material por volume de água. Tanto as sementes como as soluções lixiviadas de decumbens reduziram a germinação das outras espécies; a eficiência dos lixiviados aumentou de acordo com a concentração da solução. Acreditamos que a grande vantagem competitiva de B. decumbens no cerrado possa ser amplificada pela alelopatia.

  19. 新千年的挑战:第三届世界植物化感作用大会综述

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    孔垂华

    2003-01-01

    @@ 1 引言 近30年来,化学生态学已逐步建立了独立的学科体系,并愈来愈受到重视和不断取得进展.1975年国际化学生态学会(International Society of Chemical Ecology, ISCE)成立,并正式出版会刊Journal of Chemical Ecology.国际化学生态学会关注的4个主要研究领域是:1)种内信息素(pheromone); 2)化学通讯(chemical communication);3)种间化学传导和化感物质 (Allelochemical);4)植物化感作用 (Allelopathy).因此,植物化感作用一直是化学生态学研究的主重要内容之一.1994年,世界从事植物化感作用研究的科学家成立了独立的国际植物化感作用学会(International Allelopathy Society, IAS), 出版会刊Allelopathy Journal, 并决定每三年在各大洲举行一次世界植物化感作用大会.1996年在欧洲西班牙召开了第一次大会,1999年在北美洲加拿大召开了第二次大会,第三届世界植物化感作用大会于2002年8月26~30日在亚洲日本科学城筑波举行,作者在国家自然科学基金和第三次世界植物化感作用大会组委会的资助下,应邀出席了大会.现将会议情况作一综述,并就国际植物化感作用研究中的问题和对策表明作者的看法和认识.

  20. Photosynthetic electron-transfer reactions in the gametophyte of Pteris multifida reveal the presence of allelopathic interference from the invasive plant species Bidens pilosa.

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    Zhang, Kai-Mei; Shen, Yu; Zhou, Xiao-Qi; Fang, Yan-Ming; Liu, Ying; Ma, Lena Q

    2016-05-01

    To date, the response of the fern gametophyte to its environment has received considerable attention. However, studies on the influence of plant invasion on the fern gametophyte are fewer. Allelopathy has been hypothesized to play an important role in biological invasion. Hence, it is necessary to study the allelopathy of invasive plant species to the fern gametophyte and elucidate the mechanisms by which invasive plants cause phytotoxicity. As one of the main invasive plants in China, Bidens pilosa exhibits allelopathic effects on the gametophytic growth of Pteris multifida. The root exudate plays an important role among various allelochemical delivery mechanisms in B. pilosa. The effect invasive plant species has on photosynthesis in native species is poorly understood. To elucidate this effect, the changes in photosynthesis in the gametophytes of P. multifida are analyzed to examine the mechanisms of the root exudates of B. pilosa. Meanwhile, a non-invasive plant, Coreopsis basalis, was also applied to investigate the effects on fluorescence and pigments in P. multifida gametophytes. We found that gametophytes exposed to both B. pilosa and C. basalis had decreased fluorescence parameters in comparison with the control, except for non-photochemical quenching. Furthermore, it was found that these parameters were markedly affected from day 2 to day 10 in the presence of both exudates at a concentration of 25% or above. B. pilosa exudate had a negative dose-dependent effect on chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoid, and the total chlorophyll in the gametophyte. The inhibitory effects increased with increasing exudate concentrations of both species, exhibiting the greatest inhibition at day 10. In conclusion, B. pilosa irreversibly affected the photosynthesis of P. multifida on both PS I and PS II. Root exudates caused the primary damage with respect to the decrease of the acceptors and donors of photon and electron in photosynthetic units and the production and

  1. 化感作用在水土保持生物措施治理中的应用研究%Review on Allelopathy in the Application of Biological Measures of Soil and Water Conservation Management

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    陆茜; 张金池

    2013-01-01

    植物的化感作用是植被以小分子有机物为媒介调控种间和种内关系的机制,近年在水土保持生物措施中得到研究和应用。综述国内外化感作用在水土保持生物措施中的研究进展和应用潜力,重点评述化感作用在林地连栽障碍问题中的重要性和解决路径以及化感作用在优化植被结构中的应用;提出基于化感品种和化感物质数据库无缝对接基础数据库形成林草措施方案专家系统的设想。化感作用的研究方法和实验设计上需要充分模拟或结合实际生境,综合其它重要生态因子,使研究结果更可信和具有解释力。%Plant allelopathy is a sort of regulation mechanism for interspecific and intraspecific relations of vegetations with small molecule organic media ,which increasingly took place in the researches and applications of biological measures for soil and water conservation .The research developments and applicated potentials of plant allelopathy on biological measures in the soil and water conservation were reviewed ,underlining the vital role allelopathy plays in soil degradations ,its resolution and ,the optimizations of structure of vegetations .An en-vision about grass measures expert system was developed based on allelopathic species and allelochemicals da -tabases as well as their seamless connections to some basic databases .Plant allelopathy can not be separated as single significant factor from complex ecological processes .Research methods and experimental designs should be simulated or combine with natural habitats sufficiently and consolidate other important ecological factors to make the results more credible and explanatory .

  2. Allelopathy effect of rice straw on the germination and growth of Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv

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    Anuar, Fitryana Dewi Khairul; Ismail B., S.; Ahmad, Wan Juliana Wan

    2015-09-01

    to be conducted to determine the mode of action of the allelochemicals involved in rice allelopathy.

  3. CYP99A3: Functional identification of a diterpene oxidase from the momilactone biosynthetic gene cluster in rice

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    Wang, Qiang; Hillwig, Matthew L.; Peters, Reuben J.

    2013-01-01

    SUMMARY Rice (Oryza sativa) produces momilactone diterpenoids as both phytoalexins and allelochemicals. Strikingly, the rice genome contains a biosynthetic gene cluster for momilactone production, located on rice chromosome 4, which contains two cytochromes P450 mono-oxygenases, CYP99A2 and CYP99A3, with undefined roles; although it has been previously shown that RNAi double knock-down of this pair of closely related CYP reduced momilactone accumulation. Here we attempted biochemical characterization of CYP99A2 and CYP99A3, which ultimately was achieved by complete gene recoding, enabling functional recombinant expression in bacteria. With these synthetic gene constructs it was possible to demonstrate that, while CYP99A2 does not exhibit significant activity with diterpene substrates, CYP99A3 catalyzes consecutive oxidations of the C19 methyl group of the momilactone precursor syn-pimara-7,15-diene to form, sequentially, syn-pimaradien-19-ol, syn-pimaradien-19-al and syn-pimaradien-19-oic acid. These are presumably intermediates in momilactone biosynthesis, as a C19 carboxylic acid moiety is required for formation of the core 19,6-γ-lactone ring structure. We further were able to detect syn-pimaradien-19-oic acid in rice plants, which indicates physiological relevance for the observed activity of CYP99A3. In addition, we found that CYP99A3 also oxidized syn-stemod-13(17)-ene at C19 to produce, sequentially, syn-stemoden-19-ol, syn-stemoden-19-al and syn-stemoden-19-oic acid, albeit with lower catalytic efficiency than with syn-pimaradiene. Although the CYP99A3 syn-stemodene derived products were not detected in planta, these results nevertheless provide a hint at the currently unknown metabolic fate of this diterpene in rice. Regardless of any wider role, our results strongly indicate that CYP99A3 acts as a multifunctional diterpene oxidase in momilactone biosynthesis. PMID:21175892

  4. Progress of biological invasions research in China over the last decade

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    Chengjen Shih

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available As one of the five major global environmental problems, invasive species have posed serious threats to native ecosystems, public health, and regional economies. Although much progress has been madein the field of biological invasions research in China over the last decade, there are still large knowledge gaps. This paper reviews progress in the field of biological invasions research since 2000 as it relates to China, covering the diversity, colonization and immigration patterns of invasive species, mechanisms and ecological effects of biological invasions, and management and control of invasive species. In China, 529 invasive alien species have been identified, which originated primarily from South and North America, and the major taxa included terrestrial plants, terrestrial invertebrates, and microorganisms. We found a higher prevalence of invasive species in the eastern and southern provinces, compared to the western and northern provinces in China. This pattern is likely due to the differences in the level of economic development and environmental suitability between the two regions. Moreover, with further economic development, China may face more serious biological invasions in the future. These invasions of alien species are largely the combined results of the interactions between the intrinsic traits of these species along with resource opportunities and disturbances by human beings. Many mechanisms are responsible for successful invasionsof alien species, but phenotypic plasticity, adaptive evolution, enemy release, interspecific mutualism or commensalism, and new allelochemicals may be primary causative factors. Biological invasions in China have caused serious impacts on native ecosystems, including biodiversity and ecosystem services, alteration of biogeochemical cycles, threats to agricultural and forestry production, traffic and shipping, environmental safety, and public facilities. China has also made progress in the detection and

  5. 韭菜水提液对3种蔬菜种子的化感作用%Allelopathy Efects of Water Extract from Allium tuberosum on Vegetable Seeds

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    江贵波; 陈少雄; 江晓玲; 杨银娇; 聂耀龙; 蔡玉玲

    2014-01-01

    为解决生产实践中的连作障碍问题,以韭菜(Allium tuberosum Rottler.ex Spreng.)为供体,以其地上部分的水提液为化感物质,分别以白菜(Brassica chinensis L.)、油菜(Brassica campestris L.)和萝卜(Raphanus sativus L.)种子为受体,采用培养皿滤纸法进行化感试验,测定韭菜的茎叶水提液对油菜、白菜和萝卜幼苗的根长、苗高和鲜重的影响。结果表明:韭菜的地上部分的水提液对油菜、白菜和萝卜种子的萌发及其幼苗生长有明显的化感作用,且不同浓度水提液对蔬菜幼苗生长的影响存在差异,浓度为0.50 g/mL时抑制作用最强。%In order to solve the problem of continuous cropping barrier in production practice,taking Allium tuberosum as the donor,water extract of its aerial parts as allelochemicals and Brassica chinensis , Brassica campestris and Raphanus sativus seeds as the receptor,the effects of water extract of A.tuberosum on root length, seedling height and fresh weight of B.chinensis,B.campestris and R.sativus were studied by filter paper method with culture dish.Results:aerial part water extract had significant allelopathy on seed germination and seedling growth.Difference was observed among different concentrations of water extract (0.10 g/mL,0.25 g/mL,0.50 g/mL).0.5 g/mL had the strongest inhibition effect.Root length of rape seedling of 0.10 g/mL,0.25 g/mL and 0.50 g/mL treatments was reduced by 98.3%,100.0% and 100.0% respectively compared with the control.And that of B.chinensis seedling was reduced by 97.1%,100.0% and 100.0% respectively,and R.sativus was reduced by 72.5%,91.2% and 98.7% separately.

  6. Allelopathy of plants in space

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    Tomita-Yokotani, K.; Baba, K.; Fujii, Y.; Hashimoto, H.; Nakamura, T.; Yamashita, M.

    Allelopathy is a chemical way of interaction among many organisms living together on the earth, and forming ecological systems as the member of the biosphere. Biosynthesis of allelochemicals, their release, transport and sensing mechanism at the recipient organisms, which is associated with allelopathy, are under the influence of gravity in many aspects. Such gravitational action on the allelopathy could be ranged from perturbation on biochemical networks in the cells to macroscopic transportation phenomena around the organisms. If gravity is an environmental factor that governs those processes, allelopathy at the absence of gravity on space craft, or under the different magnitude of gravity on the outer planets might differ from allelopathy on the ground. Another important factor in allelopathy in space application is physical closure of living environment, and lack of natural process to decompose allelopathic chemicals or the sink among material circulation in the biosphere. Many organisms and ecological system may behave differently in spacecrafts or on outer planets, based on the modified inter-organisms and -species interactions associated with alleopahty. In order to examine allelopathy under exotic gravity and closed environment, we imposed pseudo-microgravity and physical closure on a plant-plant allelopathy system. Two plant species were co-cultured in a closed vessel, and gravity vector was randomized by the 3D-clinorotation. Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L.) is known to induce strong allelopathic action on many plant species. Velvet bean and lettuce was chosen as the pair. Growth of lettuce seedlings, co-cultured with velvet bean, was analyzed under the 3D-clinorotation, and compared it with growth of the ground control group. The degree of allelopathic suppression on the lettuce root growth was less on the 3D-clinorotation. L-DOPA (L-3,4-dihydroxy-phennylalanine), released from root is the major substance responsible to the allelopathy of velvet bean

  7. Study on Allelopathic Mechanism of Stem and Leaf Extracts of Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.on Oil Flax%地肤地上部水浸提液对胡麻的化感机理研究

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    赵利; 党占海; 梁建斌; 牛俊义

    2012-01-01

    In order to explore the allelopathic mechanism of K. scoparia on oil flax,effects of different concentrations of stem and leaf aqueous extract of K. scoparia on antioxidant enzymes (SOD, POD) activity and lipid peroxidation products MDA content of oil flax were tested via pot experiment and laboratory analysis. The results showed that under the stress with different concentration of stem and leaf aqueous extract of K. scoparia,SOD and POD activity of oil flax were increased firstly,then decreased as the stress period prolonged,while the MDA content in oil flax was steadily increased. At the same stressed period, the inhibition rate of SOD and POD activity was increased respectively, and MDA content increased as the extracts concentration increased. This results showed that the allelochemicals released from stem and leaf of K. scoparia had important role to effect protective enzyme activity and membrane liquid peroxidation of oil flax.%为了探明地肤地上部水浸提液对胡麻的化感机理,以盆栽试验结合实验室分析,研究了不同浓度的地肤地上部水浸提液对胡麻抗氧化性酶——超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、过氧化物酶(POD)活性及脂质过氧化产物——丙二醛(MDA)含量的影响.结果表明,在不同浓度地肤地上部水浸提液胁迫下,胡麻的SOD、POD活性均随着胁迫时间的延长呈先升高后降低的趋势,MDA含量呈平稳上升趋势;在同一处理时间段,随着处理浓度的升高,SOD、POD活性促进(抑制)率变大,MDA含量增大.表明地肤地上部水浸提液化感物质对胡麻保护性酶活性和膜脂过氧化作用有重要影响.

  8. The Changes and Degradation of Tobacco Root Exudates in Tobacco Field with Continuous Cropping%连作烟田土壤根系分泌物的变化和分解

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    于会泳; 申国明; 高欣欣

    2014-01-01

    We analyzed contents of tobacco root exudates in 0-20 cm and 20-40 cm soil where tobacco had grown for 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years in order to investigate variation of exudates in tobacco field and identify allelochemicals. The results showed that the content of benzoic acid, 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, 3-oxygen-4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid and phthalic acid dioctyl ester in tobacco field were high, of which 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid was the highest, and the content of 4-hydroxybutyric acid and glycerin were low. Hydroxybutyric acid, 3-methyl-2-hydroxy butyric acid, 4-hydroxybutyric acid, cinnamic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid amide and nicotine had no direct allelopathic influence to tobacco. The decomposition rates of cinnamic acid, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid, phthalic acid, 3-hydroxy benzoic acid, dioctyl phthalate, 4-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid and myristic acid were less than 50%. We proposed that the following acids were allelochemicals, including benzoic acid, 3-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, lauric acid, oterephthalic acid, 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, 9,12-octadecadienoic acid, acrylic acid, scopoletin, cinnamic acid, phthalic acid dioctyl phthalate and 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid.%为阐明烟田土壤中根系分泌物的变化规律及确定具有化感作用的根系分泌物种类,研究分析了种烟1年、连作2年和连作3年0~20 cm、20~40 cm烟田土壤中根系分泌物的含量变化,并通过室内试验研究了烟草根系分泌物的分解转化。结果表明:(1)烟田土壤中含量较高的根系分泌物种类有苯甲酸、4-羟基苯乙酸、3-甲氧基-4-羟基苯乙酸和邻苯二甲酸二辛酯,其中4-羟基苯乙酸含量最高,含量较低的种类有4-羟基丁酸和甘油;(2)羟基丁酸、3-甲基-2-羟基丁酸、4-羟基丁酸、肉桂酸、油酸、硬脂酸酰胺和烟碱对烟草无直接化感作用;(3)

  9. 植物体中萜类物质化感作用的研究进展%Advances of research on allelopathic potencial of terpenoids in plants

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    张秋菊; 张爱华; 孙晶波; 张连学

    2012-01-01

    Terpenoids widely exist in higher plants as volatile oil, especially in Compositae family. They have the largest variety of plant secondary metabolization products and are classified into monoterpene, diterpene, sesquiterpene, triterpene and polyterpene according to their structures. Terpenoids are one of the main types of allelochemicals, of which monoterpene and sesquiterpene have stronger bioactivities. The synthesized terpenids are mainly released from plants into soil through volatilization or root exudation and disturb the growth and development of neighboring plants and selfish. Currently, the allelopathy on terpenoids had received increased attention in plant ecology field in China and abroad. This paper made a systematic discussion on the distribution of trpenoids, accumulation characteristic, releasing pathways in plants and its impact factors, etc. And it analyzed the allelopathic mechanism of trpenoids and summarized the research progress in this area in recent years. The paper considered that the trpenoids played a special role on allelopathic activity and exhibited a stronger inhibitory even though the concentration was lower. The complicated allelopathy of terpenoids may be due to their wide varieties. Moreover, many factors all influenced the releasing of terpenoids. Finally, the paper pointed out some key problems in current researches and also made a prospect for the research trends in the future on the allelopathy of terpenoids. It is suggested that further study should be focused on the collecting method of terpenoid allelochemicals and the influences of transformed medium such as soil or air on allelopathic activity. In addition, it is effective and feasible to study allelopathic mechanism of terpenoids through the solution of discipline-crossing.%萜类物质主要以挥发油的形式广泛存在于高等植物中,尤以菊科植物含量丰富.萜类是天然物质中种类最多的一类,按结构可分为单萜、双萜、倍半萜、三

  10. N-苯基-2-萘胺对青菜生长及 AsA-GSH 循环影响研究%Effects of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine on the Growth and AsA-GSH Circulation Metabolism in Chinese Cabbage

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    薛延丰; 冯慧芳; 石志琦; 严少华

    2013-01-01

    effect.The shoot height and fresh weight significantly increased compared with the control in the different sampling periods .However,when the concentration of N-phenyl-2-naphth-ylamine was more 0.50 mg/L,the shoot height and biomass remarkably decreased with the increase of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentration.The contents of reduced ascorbate (AsA),dehydroascorbate(DHA),total Vc and ratio of AsA/DHA had the same trends.In the treatments of 0.50 mg/L,contents of AsA,DHA,total Vc and ratio of AsA/DHA significantly increased compared with the control .When the concentration of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine was more 0.50 mg/L,the contents of total Vc,AsA,DHA and ratio of AsA/DHA remarkably decreased with the in-crease of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentration .In the AsA cycle, the activities of ascorbic acid peroxidase (APX),dehydroascorbate reductase(DHAR)and monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDHAR) had the same change trends.All the activities showed the increase firstly and then showed the decrease with the increase of N -phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentration,especially,in the treatment of 0.50 mg/L,whereas the ascorbate oxidase(AAO) pres-ented the gradually decrease trend with the increase of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentration.The treatment of 0.25 mg/L had the best effect about the AAO activity .The content of oxidized glutathione (GSSG) showed a little decrease compared with the control in the GSH cycle when the concentration was lower than 2.50 mg/L.It showed no difference compared with the control .But the reduced glutathione (GSH) content and the glutathione reductase (GR) appeared the increase firstly and then the decrease with the increase of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentra-tion.The treatment of 0.50 mg/L had the best effect.All the results suggested that to reasonable use the allelochem-icals in Water hyacinth could promote the growth ,enhance AsA-GSH circulation metabolism and maintain higher antioxidative stress capacity in the Chinese cabbage .

  11. Seleção para alto teor de acilaçúcares em genótipos de tomateiro e sua relação com a resistência ao ácaro vermelho (Tetranychus evansi e à traça (Tuta absoluta Selection towards high acylsugar levels in tomato genotypes and its relationship with resistance to spider mite (Tetranychus evansi and to the South American pinworm (Tuta absoluta

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    Guilherme Victor Nippes Pereira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Uma das estratégias do melhoramento do tomateiro, no Brasil, visando à resistência a pragas, tem sido a utilização de aleloquímicos presentes nos folíolos. Objetivou-se no presente trabalho, estudar os níveis de resistência a dois artrópodos-pragas [traça do tomateiro (Tuta absoluta e ácaros (Tetranychus evansi], em genótipos previamente selecionados com base apenas no seu teor foliar de acilaçúcares. Foram selecionadas 11 plantas contrastantes quanto aos níveis de acilaçúcares nos folíolos, de uma população F3RC2, derivada do cruzamento interespecífico Lycopersicon esculentum Mill 'TOM-584' x Lycopersicon pennellii (Correll D'Arcy 'LA-716'. Esses genótipos, juntamente com os genitores TOM-584 e LA-716, foram submetidos a ensaios de repelência/resistência a artrópodos-pragas. No teste de repelência ao ácaro T. evansi, as plantas com altos teores de acilaçúcares se comportaram de forma semelhante ao genitor resistente LA-716. As magnitudes das correlações foram negativas e significativas, confirmando assim a associação entre altos teores do aleloquímico e a resistência (repelência ao ácaro, avaliada pela distância percorrida. No ensaio realizado com a traça do tomateiro, os genótipos foram avaliados para danos nas plantas e lesões nos folíolos. Os genótipos contendo alto teor de acilaçúcares, demonstraram bons níveis de resistência a Tuta absoluta, não diferindo significativamente do acesso selvagem LA-716. Em todas as épocas de avaliação, os teores de acilaçúcares mostraram-se alta e negativamente correlacionados com os níveis de dano causados pela traça. Os resultados obtidos comprovaram a eficiência da seleção de genótipos de tomateiro com elevados teores de acilaçúcares nos folíolos, visando à resistência a artrópodos-praga.Selection for high foliar levels of allelochemicals has been proposed as a suitable strategy for breeding tomatoes for arthropod pest resistance. In the

  12. 野生黄花蒿植株和土壤中的青蒿素、黄酮含量变化及其对土壤微生物的影响%Artemisinin and flavonoids in wild Artemisia annua and surrounding soil and the in-fluence on soil microbes

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    李倩; 袁玲; 罗世琼; 黄建国

    2015-01-01

    Artemisia annua releases various kinds of allelochemicals into soils via rain leaching,root exudation and dead tissue decomposition during the growing season,with resulting inhibition of the growth and develop-ment of adjacent plants and succeeding crops.The present experiments were thus conducted to detect artemisi-nin derivatives,flavonoids and effects on soil microbes in wild A.annua and surrounding soil.The allelochemi-cal concentrations ranked:bud break period>early flowering period>full bloom period>vegetative growth pe-riod (artemisinin in leaves and root zone soil)and stem>leaf>root>flower (flavonoids in plants).In sampled soils,the mean concentration of deoxyartemisinin was highest,followed by artemisic acid and artemisinin in soil and the sum of these artemisinin derivatives was 516.93 μg/kg dry soil.Concentrations of all three com-pounds tested were highest in root surface soil and much higher in the root surface soil and rhizosphere soil than in non-rhizosphere soil.Soil flavonoid concentrations increased steadily during the growing season of A.annua and reached their highest levels at full-bloom stage (434.77 μg/kg dry soil).Hence it is concluded that fla-vonoids are released into soils through root exudation.The numbers of bacteria and actinomycetes showed sig-nificant negative correlations with artemisinin concentration (r=-0.508 * and -0.478 * ,n=24).There was also a negative correlation between deoxyartemsinin contents and actinomycete numbers (r =-0.528 ** ,n =24).In summary,artemisinin and its derivatives released from A.annua appear to inhibit microbial growth and reproduction,and are therefore likely to influence biochemical reactions in soils.%黄花蒿在生长过程中,主要通过植株残体腐解、淋溶、根系分泌等途径向土壤中释放多种化感物质,影响邻近和后续植物的生长发育。本试验研究了野生黄花蒿植株及土壤中的青蒿素类物质和黄酮含量,以及土壤可培养微生物数

  13. Hosting Capacity of Horticultural Plants for Insect Pests in Brazil Capacidad de Alojamiento de Plantas Hortícolas para Plagas de Insectos en Brasil

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    Full Text Available Factors such as fertilization, allelochemicals, trichomes, weather, and natural enemies can influence pest populations. Thus, it is necessary to understand the factors that predispose vegetable species to pests and the role of polyculture, crop rotation, and neighboring plants. The objective of this research was to study the hosting capacity for pests of Abelmoschus esculentus (L., Brassica oleracea L. vars. acephala and capitata, Capsicum annuum L., Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne, Cucurbita maxima Duchesne and Cucumis sativus L., Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., Solanum gilo Raddi and Solanum melongena L., and Phaseolus vulgaris L. The higher density of Bemisia tabaci (Genn. adults on C. sativus can be due to the higher amount of pentacosane and octacosane in this plant. The occurrence of Brevicoryne brassicae (L. only in Brassica spp. can be accounted for by the nonacosane of these plants. The low trichome density and greater palmitic acid level can explain the greatest damage by Aphis gossypii Glover in A. esculentum. Empoasca sp. was more frequent in P. vulgaris followed by A. esculentum, which are plants with lower K content. Solanum melongena was attacked more by Hydrangea similis (Walker and Epitrix sp. perhaps because of higher palmitic acid and 11,14,17-eicosatrienoic methyl ester concentrations in their leaves. Frankliniella sp. exhibited more damage in C. sativus probably owing to higher pentacosane and octacosane in its leaves. Sistena sp. was more frequent in C. maxima and had higher octadecane levels and trichome density. The presence of ¥-humulene and hexacosane can explain the damage by Tuta absoluta (Meyrick on L. esculentum.Factores tales como la fertilización, aleloquímicos, tricomas, el clima y los enemigos naturales pueden influir en las poblaciones de plagas. Por lo tanto, es necesario comprender los factores que predisponen a las especies vegetales a las plagas y el papel de policultivos, rotación de cultivos y las plantas

  14. Up in smoke: II. Germination ofNicotiana attenuata in response to smoke-derived cues and nutrients in burned and unburned soils.

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    Baldwin, I T; Morse, L

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    Nicotiana attenuata is a native tobacco that is commonly found usually one growing season after fires in the blackbrush, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper forests of the Great Basin desert of North America. This plant also occurs in isolated dry washes and roadsides for many consecutive seasons. Postfire annuals are thought to synchronize their germination from the seed bank with the postfire environment in response to increases in (1) fire-related cues or (2) nutrient supply rates resulting from the mineralization of nutrients by fire, or (3) the removal of allelochemicals produced by the dominant vegetation occupying the sites before the burn or the microbial community associated with the dominant vegetation. We examine the effect of these three changes on the germination ofN. attenuata seed from artificial seed banks made with burned and unburned soil taken in 1993 from under four dominant shrub species (Coleogyne ramosissima, Yucca baccata, Lycium andersonnii, Purshia tridentata) of an area that burned in 1992 and from two dry washes in whichN. attenuata populations have persisted since at least 1988. We utilize our recent discovery that aqueous extracts of wood smoke contain potent germination cue(s) for this species and the established observation that nitrate stimulates germination in manyNicotiana species. In two experiments, we added smoke-derived germination cues and nutrients separately and in combinations to the artificial seed banks, measured germination rates, and inferred the effect of burning by the response of the seed banks to these additions. Germination rates of seed in burned soil were consistently higher than those in unburned soil collected from under all species tested; concentrations of nitrate, P, Mn, and Ca were also higher in burned than unburned soils. Because the addition of more cue and nitrate to burned soil increased germination rates, these soil components may not be at concentrations sufficient to saturate the germination response one

  15. Allelopathic Effects of Cyanobacterial Filtrates on Baltic Diatom

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    Śliwińska, Sylwia; Latała, Adam

    2012-01-01

    Allelopathy may be one of the factors affecting the formation of massive and harmful algal blooms in aquatic environments. Recent studies indicate that blooms of cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea has grown significantly in last decades, so it is important to determine the allelopathic interactions between the dominant species of cyanobacteria and microalgae. In this work we investigated the influence of allelopathic compounds on the growth of Skeletonema marinoi by addition of cell-free filtrate of the Baltic cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena cultures grown under different temperature (15-25°C). Additionally the effects of filtrates of both an exponential and a stationary growing culture of N. spumigena were tested on diatom. These studies indicate that high temperature affected the donor species by increasing its production of allelochemicals. The highest drop of growth of analyzed diatom were observed after the addition of cell-free filtrate obtained from N. spumigena grown at 25°C and constituted 70% of their control. N. spumigena was only allelopathic in exponential growth phase, whereas the cyanobacteria filtrate from stationary phase have any effect on S. marinoi. These findings suggest that N. spumigena may reveal allelopathic activity and that the production of allelopathic substances is influenced by the temperature and growth phase of cyanobacteria. Allelopatia może być kluczowym czynnikiem wpływającym na tworzenie się masowych zakwitów sinic w wielu wodnych ekosystemach. Badania pokazują, że zakwity sinic w Morzu Bałtyckim w ostatnich dekadach znacznie się nasiliły, dlatego tak ważne jest określenie stopnia oddziaływania allelopatycznego dominujących w tym akwenie gatunków fitoplanktonu. W przeprowadzonych badaniach określono wpływ związków allelopatycznych produkowanych przez bałtycką sinicę Nodularia spumigena hodowaną w różnych temperaturach (15-25°C) na wzrost okrzemki Skeletonema marinoi. Dodatkowo w niniejszej pracy por

  16. 不同供水水平下丁香酚和间作蚕豆对小麦光合特性的影响%Effects of eugenol and intercropped faba-bean on wheat photosynthetic characteristics under different water supplying conditions

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    赵财; 柴强

    2014-01-01

    Allelochemicals are mainly secondary substances of plant,which can influence plants growth by affecting membrane system,hormone level,minerals uptake,photosynthesis,and respiration.This exper-iment was conducted under controlled environments,and was to investigate the eugenol and intercropping effects on the photosynthetic characteristics of wheat under three water supplying conditions (75%,60%and 45% of field capacity).Results showed that eugenol at the rate of 300×10-6 mol/kg of soil negatively affected photosynthetic rate(Pn),stomata conductance(Gs)and transpiration rate(Tr)of wheat crops;the negative effect of eugenol enhanced with the decrease of irrigation rate,however,the intercropping system weakened the allelopathic effect with little negatively effect on photosynthetic characteristics of wheat un-der the same water supplying conditions.The Pn ,Gs and Tr in flag leaves of monoculture wheat decreased 13.29%,28.95% and 21.08% under eugenol treated,which decreased 7.41%,24.39% and 21.07% in the intercropping system respectively.The IWUE were significantly different between treated by eugenol and CK,and increased 17.96% in inter-cropping system.Therefore,this study demonstrated that the autotoxic-ity,often occurring with continuous cropping,could be weakened through optimizing cropping systems and improved water management.%研究以小麦根系分泌物丁香酚(2-甲氧基-3-烯丙基苯酚)为参试化感物质,研究了不同供水水平及间作蚕豆条件下丁香酚对小麦旗叶光合特性的影响.结果表明:丁香酚对单、间作小麦旗叶光合速率、气孔导度和蒸腾速率均具有抑制作用,且随供水水平的降低而增强;单作小麦旗叶光合速率、气孔导度和蒸腾速率日均值分别较对照降低13.29%、28.95%和21.08%,间作小麦降低7.41%、24.39%和21.07%,间作可弱化丁香酚的抑制作用.丁香酚处理下的单、间作小麦旗叶瞬时水分利用效率日均值分别提高10.37%

  17. 供水及丁香酚对间作小麦蚕豆生长速率及籽粒产量的影响%Effect of Eugenol and Water Application on Crop Growth Rate and Grain Yield of Wheat Fava Bean Intercropping Systems

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    朱静; 柴强; 赵财; 刘辉娟; 周海燕

    2012-01-01

    In order to provide theoretical basis for the manual control regulation of intercropping system that existed allelochemicals, pot experiment was carried out to research the effect of eugenol on crop growth rate and grain yield of wheat faba/bean intercropping system at water application of 75%, 60% and 45% field capacity. The results showed that eugenol could inhibite the crop growth rate (CGR)of fava bean in the seedling-beginning flower and pod setting-mature period of faba bean, except sole faba bean with 75% water supply level and the intercropped faba bean with 60% water supply level, increased water supply can alleviate the inhitory action of eugenol on the sole faba bean, but the inhitory action of eugenol on the intercropped fava bean exacerbate, intercropping planting pattern can alleviate the inhitory action; eugenol could inhibite the wheat CGR after seedling period, increasing water supply can not alleviate the inhitory action of eugenol, intercropping planting pattern can alleviate the inhitory action of eugenol on the wheat CGR at the stage of flowering to maturity. Compared to weighted average sole grain yield, intercropped grain yield was increased by 24.92%~52.74% under the same water supply. Other treatments showed mat allelopathy has inhibitory effect on the grain yield of two crops except 45%water supply level. Intercropping planting pattern can alleviate the allelopathy of eugeno on the wheat, fava bean grain yield.%为了寻求人工调控存在化感物质间作群体的理论依据,通过盆栽试验,探讨不同供水水平下(田问持水量的75%、60%和45%),小麦根系分泌物丁香酚对单作和间作蚕豆、小麦生长速率(Crop Growth Rate,CGR)及籽粒产量的影响.结果表明:在蚕豆苗期-始花期、结荚-成熟期2个生育阶段,丁香酚对蚕豆生长速率整体表现为抑制作用,但结荚-成熟期75%供水水平下的单作、60%供水水平下的问作除外,增加供水缓解了单作蚕豆的

  18. Allelopathic effect of Commelina benghalensis root exudates%火柴头根系分泌物的化感效应

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    杨田甜; 杜海荣; 陈刚; 邓鹏; 甄伟伟

    2011-01-01

    在农田生态系统中,作物晚发弱苗的部分原因是杂草向作物生长周围环境释放化感物质.本研究以疏水性根渗出液连续收集法(C RETS)收集火柴头根系分泌物,在室内采用培养皿滤纸和砂培法分别研究了火柴头根系分泌物对4种常见农作物种子萌发、幼苗生长的化感作用.结果表明:火柴头根系分泌物对高粱、玉米、绿豆和油菜具有不同程度的化感效应,化感效应响应强度由强到弱的顺序为:油菜>玉米>绿豆>高梁.对种子萌发和幼苗生长也存在明显的浓度效应,总体上呈现出低浓度(≤0.025 g·mL-1)促进,高浓度( ≥0.050 g·mL-1)抑制的现象,且随着处理浓度的增加抑制作用逐渐增强.%In the farmland ecosystem, one reason for the crop's postponed seed germination and weak seedling was attributed to the influence of allelochemicals released from the weeds. The root exudates of Commelina benghalensis were collected with a continuous trapping system. The allelopathic effects of the root exudates from Commelina benghalensis L on four crops - Sorghum vulgare, Zea mays, Vigna radiate and Brassica napus were investigated in seed germination and seedling growth with petri-dish and sand cultivation. The results showed that the root exudates from C. benghalensis had different allelopathic effects on the four crops, and varied with crop species in the descending order of Brassica napus > Zea mays > Vigna radiate > Sorghum vulgare. Allelopathic index of seed germination and seedling growth depended on the concentration of root exudates, that is, when the concentration was lower than 0. 025 g.mL-1 , the germination and seedling growth of acceptors were promoted. While the concentration was over 0. 050 g . mL-1~ , they were inhibited, and the level of inhibition was improved with the increase of the root exudates concentration. In conclusion, Brassica napus was inhibited more strongly than the other species at the same

  19. Biodiversity of understory vegetation in different-aged Manchurian walnut plantations%不同林龄胡桃楸林下植物多样性的差异

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    杨立学; 孙跃志

    2013-01-01

    Taking 16-, 23-, and 51 years old Manchurian walnut (Juglans mandshurica) plantations at Maoershan of Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China as test objects, and with the consideration of allelochemicals, this paper studied the differences in the understory vegetation biodiversity among the plantations. With the increasing age of the plantations, the understory shrub richness index (IMa) , diversity index (Isw) , and Pielou evenness index (J) all presented an increasing trend, while the understory herb IMa and Isw were decreasing, and the herb species number decreased from 14 to 10. The most important plant species in the different-aged plantations were Rubus kanayamensis, Erigeron annuus, Taraxacum officinale, and Potentilla centigrana in 16 years old plantation, Ulmus japonica, Syringare ticulata, and Diarrhena manshurica in 23 years old plantation, and Syringare ticulata, Hippochaete hiemale, and Brachybotrys paridiformis in 51 years old plantation. The plant biodiversity of the plantations was less affected by juglone, but the understory shrub biodiversity was more affected by soil available P and K. The understory shrubs and herbs adapted differently to various soil pH ranges. Other soil factors such as bulk density, moisture content, organic matter, and total N had opposite effects on the biodiversity of understory shrubs and herbs.%以黑龙江省帽儿山地区不同林龄胡桃楸(Juglans mandshurica)人工林为对象,在考虑化感物质影响的基础上,研究了不同林龄林分植物多样性的差异.结果表明:随着胡桃楸林龄的增加,林下灌木丰富度指数(IMa)、多样性指数(Isw)及Pielou均匀度指数(J)均呈现递增趋势;林下草本,除均匀度指数外,其他2个指数随着林龄的增长呈递减趋势;随着胡桃楸年龄的增加,草本种类由14种逐渐减少到10种;16年生的胡桃楸林分重要值较大的物种有蔷薇科的山楂叶悬钩子,菊科的一年蓬、蒲公英和

  20. 栗与美国板栗化感作用的比较%Allelopathy comparison between Castanea mollissima and C.dentata

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    李晓娟; 王强; 倪穗; 阮晓; 王永红; 张焕; 王高峰

    2013-01-01

    intensity of water extract and 11 elution components that were separated by X-5 macropor-ous resins from water extract of C. dentata and C. mollissima. The strongest allelopathic fraction of C. dentata and C. mollissima was analyzed by liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer technique and standard substance counterevidence experiment. Important findings Evidence of inhibition of seed germination and seedling growth of test plants indicated that water extract of C. mollissima leaf has allelopathic properties. Data on inhibition of seed germination and seedling growth in lettuce indicated that the allelopathy of C. mollissima leaves was stronger than C. dentata leaves. The allelochemicals of C. dentata and C. mollissima extracts are in 7:3, 6:4 and 5:5 elution fractions, as documented by the bioassay data. The strongest allelopathy fraction of C. dentata and C. mollissima extract (5:5 elution fraction) contained chlorogenic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, gallic acid, etc. Results suggest that the difference of chemical ecology characteristics between C. dentata and C. mollissima should not be ignored by restoration ecologists.

  1. Efeito alelopático de sabugueiro e capim-limão na germinação de picão-preto e soja = Allelophatic effect of Sambucus australis Cham. and Schltdl. and Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf. in the germination of Bidens pilosa L. and soybeans

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    Andréa Maria Teixeira Fortes

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available As plantas invasoras são constantes e diminuem a produtividade das culturas por competirem por espaço, nutrientes e água. Dessa forma, os agricultores adotam, em grande escala, produtos químicos eficientes no controle da lavoura e com alta toxicidade ao meioambiente. Existem, no entanto, formas alternativas para o controle de invasoras, por meio de aleloquímicos presentes em algumas plantas, dentre elas, as medicinais. Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar as propriedades alelopáticas dos extratos das plantas medicinais Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf. e Sambucus australis Cham. and Schltdl. em inibir a germinação de Bidens pilosa L., sem interferir na germinação de Glycine max L. Merrill. Os extratos foram obtidos triturandose 200 g de folhas com 1 L de água destilada. As sementes foram mantidas em B.O.D. à temperatura de 25°C, com fotoperíodo de 12h de luz. Nas condições em que foram realizados os experimentos, constatou-se que o extrato de capim-limão inibiu a germinação de picão-preto sem que este inibisse a germinação da soja, enquanto o extrato de sabugueiro inibiu a germinação de picão-preto e a germinação da soja. Assim, indica-se a utilização do capim-limão, como um herbicida natural para o picão-preto.Agriculture has been suffering adaptations throughout time, from hard hand labor to the most advanced sowing and harvesting techniques. Invasive plants are a constant, diminishing productivity by competing for space, nutrients, and water. Therefore, farmers have adopted, on alarge scale, the use of efficient synthetic chemicals, which are highly toxic to the environment, in order to control plant production. However, there are other alternative means to control those competitors: using allelochemicals present in some plants, such as medicinal ones. The objective of this paper is to analyze allelophatic properties of the medicinal plants Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf. and Sambucus australis Cham. and Schltdl

  2. Behaviour and chemical ecology of Bactrocera flies

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    . Semiochemicals are divided into ecomone and para-ecomone, the former is released naturally into the environment, the latter is not. An ecomone with intraspecies activity is known as a pheromone. One with interspecies activity is generally grouped under allelochemicals. It is specifically known as: 1) an allomone when it benefits the releaser with detrimental effect on the receiver, 2) a kairomone when it benefits the receiver with detrimental effect on the releaser, 3) a synomone when it benefits both the releaser and receiver, or 4) an apneumone when released from dead or decaying material caused by microbial action. A para-ecomone may be either a constituent of an organism or a synthetic chemical not released naturally. It should be emphasised that a chemical can be an ecomone and a para-ecomone and, as an ecomone, may act as a pheromone as well as an allomone or a kairomone. The study of an organism's ecomone in relation to the environment, interaction between individuals belonging to the same and/or different species, and how it affects behaviour constitutes the bulk of chemical ecology. Ecomones in applied entomology may be exploited as agents for 1) insect pest surveillance and monitoring, 2) trapping insect in population estimation or as an intervention technique such as the area-wide male annihilation technique, and 3) understanding and disrupting insect communication in a pest control or management programme. This paper presents an update of the behaviour within the context of chemical ecology of Bactrocera flies which is crucial in the understanding the flies' role in the complex communal interrelationships within Malaysian agro- and natural ecosystems as previously presented (Tan 1993)

  3. Estudo fitoquímico de Senna alata por duas metodologias Phytochemical study of Senna alata using two methodologies

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    2009-01-01

    determine the main classes of potential allelochemicals of different fractions (stems, flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and pods of S. alata. The plant material was dried and submitted to exhaustive extraction with hydromethanolic solvent to obtain the crude extracts, with a small part being solubilized in methanol to obtain the test solutions. The following methods were used: thin-layer chromatography (TLC, to determine the qualitative chromatographic profile, and preliminary detection tests of the distinct chemical constituents, based on their extraction with appropriate solvents and application of color testing. The results of both methods showed few similarities, with the TLC being the simplest, most inexpensive, fastest, and most appropriate for preliminary analysis of plant-derived chemical compounds, despite being a qualitative method. This method was more sensitive for flavonoid detection, although the Bouchardat reactive was more sensitive to alkaloid detection than the Dragendorff. Ammonium hydroxide 10% was more sensitive to anthraquinones than Potassium hydroxide. The study showed the high diversity of the chemical compounds present in Senna alata, justifying its extensive use in popular medicine and even indicating its potential allelopathic use.

  4. 栽参土壤提取物活性组分筛选及其对人参幼苗生理效应研究%Study on Screening of Active Constituents from Extracts on Soil Cultivated Ginseng and Their Effects on Physiology of Ginseng Seedling

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    邵财; 郭靖; 许世泉; 王志清; 王英平

    2012-01-01

    Two methods were applied in the study that used different chemical reagents (Ethyl acetate, Water-saturated N-butanol) to extract aquatic extracts from cultivated ginseng soil and directly used different chemical reagents (Ethyl acetate, N-butanol, Methanol, Distilled water) to extract cultivated ginseng soil. Activity of each constituent was determined with ginseng seeds. Root vigor and MDA content of ginseng seedling was determined after treated with higher activity constituents. The results showed that each constituent of extracts from cultivated ginseng soil had effects on radicles growth of ginseng seeds in various degree, and inhibited effects were strengthened with concentration increasing. Both ethyl acetate phase of aquatic extracts and ethyl acetate extracts from cultivated ginseng soil manifested stronger inhibited effects, and both constituents had significant effects on rool vigor and MDA content of ginseng seedling. The content of MDA increased 23.8% and 37.5%, respectively, which was dramatically different from that of control(P<0.01). The root vigor decreased 17.2% and 27.1%, respectively, which was significantly lower than that of control (P<0.01). Thus, it is an effective approach that we extract cultivated ginseng soil with ethyl acetate to gain a part of ginseng allelochemicals, which could promote root cell membrane lipid peroxidation and increase membrane permeability, and reduce root activity of ginseng seedling and influence its growth and development.%研究了栽参土壤水提取液用不同化学试剂(乙酸乙酯、水饱和正丁醇)萃取和直接采用不同化学试剂(乙酸乙酯、正丁醇、甲醇和蒸馏水)提取,对所得各个组分以人参种子为试材进行生物活性测定,经筛选所得活性较强组分再以人参幼苗为试材进行其根系活力和丙二醛含量测定.结果表明:栽参土壤提取液不同组分均对人参种子胚根生长有不同程度的影响,抑制作

  5. Research Progress on Allelopathic Effects of Terrestrial Plants for Inhibitting Harmful Algae%陆生植物化感作用抑制有害藻应用研究进展

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    王聪; 张饮江; 李岩; 文晓峰; 董悦; 刘晓培; 马海峰

    2012-01-01

    The inhibitory allelopathy of plants on algae aroused extensive concern because of its high efficiency and selective character of inhibitting harmful algae,as well as harmless to the environment.lt is expected to be a valuable and safe ' alternative for algal bloom control with the intensive study .The progress of the inhibition on the harmful algae by allelopathy was introduced, the evaluation methodology of allelopathic effect were analyzed from aspects of algae cell density, chlorophyll content, growth and metabolism and ultrastmcture, antioxidant enzyme activities. The inhibition of water boom algae and red tide algae by terrestrial plants were mainly described, Some herbaceous plants such as crops and medicinal herb as well as some ligneous plants such as common trees were included in these terrestrial plants.The antialgal compounds in these terrestrial plants were explored and analyzed,which provide theoretical guidence for developing new algistat. The potential value of inhibiting filamentous algae by allelochemicals was further discussed, which achieved diversity of algal-inhibiting objects.The problem of allelopathy by terrestrial plants were pionted out and the prospect of allelopathic algae control was put forward.%植物化感物质由于对藻类抑制的高效性和选择作用性,以及对环境无污染等特点而备受关注,有望成为具有应用价值的安全性生物抑藻技术.文章探究了利用植物化感作用抑制有害藻类生长的进展,从藻细胞密度、叶绿素含量、超微结构及生长代谢、抗氧化酶活性等方面分析了化感抑藻作用效果的评价方法,重点阐述了陆生植物对水华藻、赤潮藻主要藻种的抑制作用,包括草本植物中一些农作物和药用植物以及木本植物中的常见树木,同时对这些陆生植物中所含抑藻物质开展了探索与分析,为开发新的抑藻制剂提供理论指导,深入讨论了陆生植物化感物质抑

  6. Allelopathic Effects of Sargassum thunbergii Extracts on Red Tide Microalga Alexandrium tamarense%鼠尾藻提取物对亚历山大藻的化感效应

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    王仁君; 唐学玺; 孙俊华

    2011-01-01

    Inhibitory effects of different concentrations of distilled water extracts and four organic solvent (methanol, acetone, ether and chloroform) extracts of Sargassum thunbergii on the growth of the red tide microalga Alexandrium tamarense were investigated. The results showed that rnethanol extracts had the highest inhibitory activity on the growth of A. Tamarense, and all the cells of A. Tamarense were killed by the methanol extracts at a concentration of 3×10-8 mg kg-1 after 1 d. The growth of A. Tamarense was significantly inhibited by the distilled water extracts of S. Thunbergii at different concentrations, but it did not show lethal effects on A. Tamarense even at the highest concentration (1.6×106 mg kg-1 ). The other three organic solvent extracts of S. Thunbergii had no apparent inhibitory effects on A. Tamarense. The above results suggested that the growth inhibitory substances from the extracts of S. Thunbergii had relatively high polarity. The methanol extracts of S. Thunbergii were partitioned to petroleum ether phase, ethyl acetate phase, butanol phase and distilled water phase by liquid-liquid fractionation. The bioassays for the activity of every fraction showed petroleum ether phase and ethyl acetate phase had strong algicidal effect on A. Tamarense, suggesting that fatty acids in the tissue of S. Thunbergii might be one of the main allelochemicals. Fig 3, Ref 36%研究不同浓度的鼠尾藻组织蒸馏水及4种不同极性有机溶剂(甲醇、丙酮、乙醚、氯仿)提取物对亚历山大藻的生长抑制作用.结果表明:鼠尾藻组织甲醇提取物对亚历山大藻的生长抑制活性最强,大于3×10-8 mg kg-1浓度作用下亚历山大藻在1d内完全死亡;鼠尾藻组织蒸馏水抽提物与对照组相比在各个浓度时均能显著抑制亚历山大藻的生长,但即使在最高浓度1.6×10-6mg kg下亦对其无致死效应;其他3种有机溶剂提取物对亚历山大藻的生长无明显影响.表明鼠尾藻组

  7. The effect of allelopathy on the competition and succession between Skeletonema costatum and Prorocentrum donghaiense%化感作用对中肋骨条藻与东海原甲藻竞争演替的影响

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    王江涛; 李慧; 曹婧; 张议文

    2012-01-01

    为了检验化感作用对赤潮藻类生长和竞争的影响,对中肋骨条藻滤液进行了培养实验,结果显示中肋骨条藻滤液对其自身的生长呈现出化感抑制现象,而且抑制作用在磷限制条件下尤为显著.自化感作用的程度与藻的生长阶段有关,指数期滤液对中肋骨条藻的抑制作用比衰亡期滤液略强.不同滤液添加比例实验进一步验证了中肋骨条藻自化感作用的存在.降解实验表明在某些机制的作用下,化感物质会随时间而发生降解.在所有的滤液培养实验中,中肋骨条藻对东海原甲藻的生长没有明显影响,这可能是由于东海原甲藻对滤液中的化学物质有较强的耐受能力.中肋骨条藻滤液的共培养实验结果显示,中肋骨条藻与东海原甲藻表现出演替现象,东海原甲藻最终获得竞争优势.实验结果表明化感作用可能会影响中肋骨条藻和东海原甲藻的竞争演替.%Culture filtrates of Skeletonema costatum were tested to verify the effects of allelopathy on the growth of algae. S. Costatum growth was inhibited, especially in P limiting cultures. The filtrates of S. Costatum in exponential phase exhibited significantly inhibitory effect on the growth of its own compared with the controls, which was stronger than that of declining phase filtrates, hence, allelopathic effect was connected with the growth phase of algae. The filtrates with different ratios showed different inhibitory degrees to S. Costatum itself, and the ratio was higher the inhibition was stronger. In degradation experiments, the dramatic decrease of inhibitory effect on S. Costatum was observed. A possible explanation for this might be that allelopathic compounds in S. Costatum cultures could be degraded. In addition, during all filtrate experiments, the growth of P. Donghaiense was not affected, which might because of the tolerance of P. Donghaiense to these allelochemicals in S. Costatum filtrates. Furthermore

  8. 不同生境中桂花叶的化感潜力研究%Compare the Allelopathic Potential of Osmanthus fragrans in Different Habitats

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    李富荣; 何桂银; 周巧劲; 阿锡英; 梁士楚

    2013-01-01

    To compare the allelopathy of Osmanthus fragrans in four different habitats,the allelopathic potential of aqueous extracts of the fresh and fallen leaves of O. fragrans to radish was studied by using indoor Petri dish bioassay method. The results showed that aqueous extracts from both the fresh and fallen leaves in the four habitats all had allelopathic effects. However,the differences of allelopathic potential existed under different situations. In the same habitat, the allelopathy inhibition of fresh leaves was usually stronger than that of fallen leaves,which may be relative to the contents and kinds of different allelochemicals. Except the fallen leaves in Qixing Park and Guilin Landscape Botanical Garden,the aqueous extracts of the other leaves significantly inhibited the seed germination of radish. In more cases, the allelopathy inhibition of the aqueous extracts of O. fragrans leaves on root growth was stronger than that on the stem length of radish seedlings. The allelopathy inhibition was beneficial to improve O. fragrans grow better in the competition with other plants. This study provided some theory basis to guide the widely cultivation and rationally arrangement of O. fragrans.%以萝卜种子为受体,采用培养皿法比较研究4种生境中桂花新鲜叶和凋落叶的化感潜力.结果表明:各生境中桂花叶片都具有一定的化感潜力,但不同情况下其化感效应有所差别.同一生境中,桂花新鲜叶比凋落叶浸提液的化感抑制作用要强,这可能与其化感物质的含量或种类有关.从植物浸提液对萝卜种子萌发率影响的结果来看,除七星公园和园林植物园桂花凋落叶对种子萌发抑制作用不明显外,其他情况下的浸提液都出现了明显的抑制效应.另外,除园林植物园桂花叶片浸提液以外,其他情况下的桂花叶片对萝卜根长的抑制效应都比对苗高的要强.桂花的化感抑制效应对其在与其他植物的竞争中获得更多资

  9. Phytotoxicity of the extracts of Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus Hassl. (Fabaceae leaflets and galls on seed germination and early development of lettuce Fitotoxidade diferencial dos extratos aquosos de folíolos e galhas de Lonchocarpus muelhbergianus Hassl. (Fabaceae na germinação e desenvolvimento inicial de alface

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    Denis Coelho de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Galls induced by Euphalerus ostreoides (Hemiptera: Psyllidae cause structural and chemical alterations on Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus leaflets. Healthy and galled leaflet tissues of this plant species are rich in secondary metabolites with potential allelopathic effects. This research compares the allelopathic effects of the aqueous extracts of L. muehlbergianus leaflets and galls on seeds and seedlings of Lactuta sativa, and evaluates the chemical impact produced by a gall-inducing insect on the other trophic levels associated with it. The extracts were obtained through static maceration in distilled water (5% p/v. The treatments consisted of aqueous crude extracts and those previously filtered in polyvinylpirrolidone (PVP. After seven days, seedling height was measured, and the radicles were fixed in FAA50 for anatomical analyses. Healthy leaflet and gall aqueous extracts, and those filtered in PVP, significantly inhibited seed germination, with no significant differences between the two groups. Treatments with aqueous extracts reduced seed germination speed and vegetative axis length. Plant tissue alterations confirm the phytotoxicity of allelochemical substances present in the extracts. The differences among the treatments indicated that gall formation altered L. muehlbergianus leaflet metabolism, and this could influence the other trophic levels associated with this gall inducing-host plant system.Galhas induzidas por Euphalerus ostreoides (Hemiptera: Psyllidae produzem alterações estruturais e químicas nos folíolos de Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus. As galhas, em geral, atuam como drenos de fotoassimilados podendo acumular tanto compostos do metabolismo primário, associados à alimentação do inseto quanto do metabolismo secundário, relacionados às inter-relações da planta-hospedeira com o galhador e demais níveis tróficos associados. Tecidos sadios e galhados de L. muehlbergianus são ricos em metabólitos com efeito alelop

  10. Allelopathic effects of phenolic compounds released by Vallisneria spiralis on Microcystis aeruginosa%苦草(Vallisneria spiralis)释放的酚酸类物质对铜绿微囊藻(Microcystis aeruginosa)的化感作用

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    高云霓; 刘碧云; 王静; 贺锋; 梁威; 徐栋; 张丽萍; 吴振斌

    2011-01-01

    Culture solutions of the submerged freshwater macrophyte Vallisneria spiralis, incubated at 10 g( FW)/L for three days, were extracted by solid phase extraction(SPE) with broad spectrum cartridges, and eluted with different solvents, The acquired tractions exerted various inhibitory effects on the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa, and the methanol-eluted fraction showed the strongest effect. After removing the phenolic compounds from the fraction, the inhibition rate was decreased by 22.8% , indicating that the phenolic compounds controlled the algal growth inhibition of V. Spiralis. Moreover, the methanol-eluted fraction was further separated by liquid extraction (LLE), and the acquired ethyl acetate fraction was analyzed by gas chromatograph-mass spectromerry (GC-MS). Nine phenolic compounds were identified; benzoic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, phthalic acid, 3-(4-hydrDxyphenyl)propionic acid, vanillic acid, protocatechuic acid, ferulic acid and caffeic acid. The algal inhibition test showed that the antialgal effects of the phenolic compounds were influenced by their structures. The multiple phenolic compounds , mixed at a ratio corresponding to their single toxicity, showed additive effects in most cases, which became much obvious with the increase of phenolic classes in the mixture. These results indicate that V. Spiralis could release phenolic compounds to inhibit the growth of M. Aeruginosa, and the joint action of multiple allelochemicals may be an important allelopathic factor of submerged maerophvtes to inhibit the growth of noxious cyanobacteria in natural aquatic ecosystems.%采用广谱性固相萃取小柱富集以10 g( FW)/L的密度培养三天后的苦草(Vallisneria spiralis)种植水,不同溶剂洗脱得到的各组分对铜绿微囊藻(Microcystis aeruginosa)的生长表现出不同程度的抑制,其中甲醇洗脱组分抑藻活性最强.去除该组分中的酚酸后,其抑藻活性下降了22.8%,表明酚酸

  11. 地肤根系分泌物对胡麻的化感作用%Ailelopathic effects of different concentration root exudates of Kochia scoparia on oil flax seed germination

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    赵利; 牛俊义; 胡冠芳; 党占海

    2012-01-01

    采用生物测定法,对地肤(Kochia scoparia)根系分泌物对胡麻(Linum usitatissimum)的化感作用进行了研究。结果表明,1)不同浓度的地肤根系分泌物对胡麻的发芽势、发芽率、发芽指数和活力指数均有不同程度的抑制作用,且抑制率随着处理浓度的增大而增大。2)不同浓度的地肤根系分泌物对胡麻根长均表现促进作用,对苗高、根鲜质量和苗鲜质量均表现抑制作用,且无论是促进作用还是抑制作用,均随着处理浓度的升高而增大,但与对照间的差异均不显著。说明地肤根系能够释放化感物质,影响周围植物的生长,根系分泌是地肤释放化感物质的一个途径。3)地肤根系分泌物影响胡麻种子萌发主要是其抑制了胡麻种子的活力指数,对幼苗生长的影响主要是使胡麻的根变细变长。%Allelopathic effects of different concentration root exudates of Kochia scoparia on oil flax seed germination were studied by using methods of bioassay. The results showed that: 1) different concentra-tions of K. scoparia root exudates had different degrees of inhibition (or promotion ) on germination ener-gy, germination rate, germination index and vigor index of oil flax seeds, while the inhibition rate increased with the treatment concentration rising. 2) Different concentrations of K. scoparia root exudates showed to promote the root length of oil flax seedlings and inhibit the shoot height, root fresh weight and shoot fresh weight. However, whether it is promotion or inhibition, the effects trended to be increased with the increase of concentration; but there was no significant difference between the treatments and the control. All these results showed that the root system secretion was one of the way in which K. scoparia could release allelochemicals and affect plant growth around them. 3) The reason of K. scoparia root exu-dates affecting flax seed germination was mainly due to

  12. Allelopathic Effects and Chemincal Components of the Volatiles from Cedrus deodara Leaves and Branches%雪松枝叶挥发性物质的化感作用及其化学成分分析

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    李晓凤; 焦慧; 袁艺; 田胜尼

    2015-01-01

    Allelopathy of the volatiles from isolated leaves and branches of C. deodara to seed germination of Brassica pekinensis, Raphanus sativus and Lactuca sativa were studied in a semi-closed container. The componenets of llelochemicals were determined by GC-MS. The results indicated that germination rate and dry weight of B. pekinensis, R. sativus and L. sativa were not significantly affected by the natural volatiles released by the leaves and branches of C. deodara, but seedling growth was significantly inhibited. The volatile oil from leaves and branches of C. deodara had significant inhibitory effects on the germination rate, germination index, root length and seedling length of seeds of these three vegetables. Germination rate and germination index of L. sativa were inhibited by 92.85%and 96.43%, respectively, while root length of B. pekinensis were inhibited by 51.3%, suggesting that there were potential allelochemicals in the natural volatiles released by the leaves and branches of C. deodara that inhibited seed germination, and that the allelopathic effect of volatile oil was stronger than natural volatile compounds. The chemical components of volatile oil and natural volatile were analyzed. In particular, 37 volatile chemical compounds were identified in volatile oil and 84.64%of these volatiles were α-pinene(24.72%), β-pinene(21.04%) and Caryophyllene(12.42%). 22 volatile chemical compounds were identified in the natural volatile and 52.81% of them were terpenes. The main components were α-pinene(17.16%), β-pinene(11.53%) and Bicyclo[3.1.0]hex-2-ene, 4-methyl-1-(1-methylethyl)-(13.06%). Both the volatile oil and natural volatile shared, but the volatile oil had relatively high terpene content. The components and chemical profile of volatile oil were both more than that of natural volatile, which might be a reason for the stronger allelopathic effect of volatile oil than than that of natural volatile. Seen from the results of analysis, terpenes were the

  13. Research progress on Merremia boisiana%金钟藤研究述评

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    王伯荪; 彭少麟; 李代江; 周婷

    2009-01-01

    Recent researches demonstrated that Merremia boisiana is a photophilous heliophyte liana rather than a sciophyte, which has a wide ecological adaptability and contains the allelo-chemicals, one of invasion mechanisms of invasive species. In China, M. boisiana had a distri-bution in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guangdong Provinces, but its distribution in Fujian Province has not been confirmed. Guangzhou City and its vicinity are becoming a new distribution area of M. boisiana due to its northward invasion from Hainan under global warming. However, M. boi-siana is not really a kind of tropical plants, but one of the tropical and subtropical elements. The tropic of cancer is the north boundary of M. boisiana distribution, and thereby, there is a high possibility that M. boisiana is a latent local species activated by global warming. M. boisiana causes widespread disaster in its holotype locality (Vietnam) and its original distribution center (Hainan Province), which is not consistent with the existing viewpoint that the invasive species cannot spread to be a disaster owing to the natural enemies in origin, while suggests that there are no fatal natural enemies in the origin. The widely spreading to be a disaster is originated from the intrinsic ecosystem being destroyed by disturbances, which causes the worsened, broken, and heterogeneous habitat. The reduced community biodiversity and functional group diversity intensi-fy the invasive possibility of exotic communities and provide chance for invasive species. There-fore, the viewpoint that the invasion of M. boisiana is non-selective should be modified, and the prevention measures of M. boisiana remain to be break through. Integrative control should be the first choice. Additionally, protecting the natural ecosystem from disturbance, and reconstructing and optimizing the destroyed ecosystem would be the necessary strategies and measures.%述评了近年来有关金钟藤的报道和研究成果,论证确认金钟藤是喜

  14. EFFECT OF N-PHENYL-2-NAPHTHYLAMINE ON THE GROWTH, ANTIOXIDATIVE ENZYME AND PSⅡINCYLINDROSPERMOPSIS RACIBORSKII%N-苯基-2-萘胺对拟柱胞藻生长、抗氧化酶及光合系统Ⅱ的影响

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    刘瑞; 白芳; 冉小飞; 杨燕君; 杨宋琪; 施军琼; 吴忠兴

    2015-01-01

    In this study, we investigated the effects of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine, a type of allelochemical, on the inva-sive cyanobacteriaCylindrospermopsis raciborskii. We measured the growth, the activities of antioxidative enzymes, and polyphasic Chl.a fluorescence transients ofCylindrospermopsis raciborskii that was cultured in the presence of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine at different concentrations (0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.50, 1.00 and 2.00 mg/L). When the concentration of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine was higher than 0.50 mg/L, the Chl.a content was significantly lower than the control. This indicated that the level of Chl.a could be reduced by the increase in N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine. TheEC50 of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine onC. raciborskii was 1.02 mg/L after a 72h exposure. At the concentration lower than 0.50 mg/L, N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine caused a significant increase in a variety of parameters of polyphasic Chl.a fluorescence transients, including the maximum quantum yield of primary photochemistry (φPo), the density of RCs(RC/CSo), the performance index on absorption basis (PIABS), and the performance index on cross section basis (PICS). One exception wasψo that declined in the presence of low concentration of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine. On the other hand,φPo,RC/CSo,PIABS,PICS,andψo were all reduced when the concentration of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine was higher than 0.50 mg/L (eg. 1.00 mg/L and 2.00 mg/L). These data suggested that low dose of N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine might promote the photosynthetic efficiency ofC. raciborskii, while high dose could reduce density of RCs and harm the PSⅡ and electron transfer, and thus result in the inhibition of photosynthetic efficiencyinC. raciborskii. Compared to the control, the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) were all obviously elevated along with the increase in N-phenyl-2-naphthylamine concentration. This implied thatC. raciborskii might counter the damage of N-phenyl-2

  15. Effects of sorghum (sorghum bicolor L. root exudates on the cell cycle of the bean plant (phaseolus vulgaris L. root

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    Angela Maria Gattás Hallak

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Two experiments were conducted to test the allelopathic effect of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. root exudates on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cell division. Research was conducted in the greenhouse of the Wistock Agricultural Research Institute of Minas Gerais State (EPAMIG and in a laboratory of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA. Sorghum variety BR-601 and bean variety Carioca MG were used. The exudate, called sorgoleone (SGL, was obtained by methylene chloride and acetic acid extraction from sorghum roots seven days after sowing on Petri dishes, and refrigerated until use. Solutions of 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, and 0.15 mM were prepared using Johanson solution as the SGL solvent. Seven-day-old bean seedlings grown in vermiculite in a greenhouse were transplanted to the solution. Seven days after transplantation, the beans did not show any sign of phytotoxicity; however, cytogenetic observations showed that SGL reduced the number of cells in prophase, metaphase, and anaphase stages. Colchicine effects were observed among cells in metaphase on the third and fifth days after treatments and varied with SGL concentrations. By the seventh day, the colchicine effects were inversely proportional to concentration, which varied from 34.3% for 0.01 mM to 6.6% for 0.15 mM. SGL acts as a mitotic inhibitor. It probably depolymerizes the microtubular proteins and induces the formation of colchicine metaphases causing polyploid nuclei. A largest period of SGL treatment also induced chromosome breaks and bridge formation in anaphase and telophase. Although SGL cannot be used as a herbicide for bean cultures, its allelochemical effects on other cultures are the factors that will define the use of sorghum as a natural herbicide.Foram instalados experimentos em casa de vegetação da Empresa Agropecuária de MG (EPAMIG e laboratório da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA em 1994, com o objetivo de testar a ação alelopática de exsudados de raiz de sorgo (sorgoleone

  16. 近十年中国生物入侵研究进展%Progress of biological invasions research in China over the last decade

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    鞠瑞亭; 李慧; 石正人; 李博

    2012-01-01

    the field of biological invasions research in China over the last decade, there are still large knowledge gaps. This paper reviews progress in the field of biological invasions research since 2000 as it relates to China, covering the diversity, colonization and immigration patterns of invasive species, mechanisms and ecological effects of biological invasions, and management and control of invasive species. In China, 529 invasive alien species have been identified, which originated primarily from South and North America, and the major taxa included terrestrial plants, terrestrial invertebrates, and microorganisms. We found a higher prevalence of invasive species in the eastern and southern provinces, compared to the western and northern provinces in China. This pattern is likely due to the differences in the level of economic development and environmental suitability between the two regions. Moreover, with further economic development, China may face more serious biological invasions in the future. These invasions of alien species are largely the combined results of the interactions between the intrinsic traits of these species along with resource opportunities and disturbances by human beings. Many mechanisms are responsible for successful invasions of alien species, but phenotypic plasticity, adaptive evolution, enemy release, interspecific mutualism or commensalism, and new allelochemicals may be primary causative factors. Biological invasions in China have caused serious impacts on native ecosystems, including biodiversity and ecosystem services, alteration of biogeochemical cycles, threats to agricultural and forestry production, traffic and shipping, environmental safety, and public facilities. China has also made progress in the detection and monitoring of invasive species, risk analysis, biological control, radical elimination, and ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems. We suggest several issues that need to be addressed in invasive species research in

  17. Effects of leachates from Casuarina equisetifolia on growth and physiological and biochemical characteristics of Terminalia catappa seedlings%木麻黄浸提液对榄仁树幼苗生长及生理生化的影响

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    冯剑; 刘强; 王瑾; 罗炘武; 阮长林; 张晓楠

    2016-01-01

    In this study, we tried to introduce Terminalia catappa into coastal Casuarina equisetifolia windbreak to form mixed forest as windbreak, so as to improve efficiency of wind sheltering and sand fixation and the regional ecological envi-ronment. We selected Terminalia catappa of seedling age of 15 d as experimental and irrigate allelochemicals of leachates of Casuarina equisetifolia of concentration of 125 g•L-1 from roots, rhizosphere soil and litter, and studied the effects of allel-opathy of C. equisetifolia on growth, photosynthesis, the damage of membrance system, antioxidant enzyme activity system and proline content of T. catappa seedlings in growing period of 60 d. The results showed that the leachates of roots, litter and rhizosphere soil reduced the survival rates and damaged seedlings of the beginning of the treatment, and significantly af-fected the plant height, leaves, roots biomass of Terminalia catappa seedlings. Therefore, we could deduce that influence plant growth by the composition of different leachates of Casuarina equisetifolia. All the three leachates significantly reduced the net photosynthesis(Pn), stomatal conductance(Ccond), inter cellular CO2 concentration(Ci),transpiration rate(Tr), but significantly increased the water use efficiency(WUE) of the seedlings after 15-45 d since the treatment beginning. No significant effect of leachates from C. equisetifolia on the leaf chlorophyll contents of Terminalia catappa seedling of treat-ment beginning, with the prolong of growth period, but the roots leachates of C. equisetifolia significantly reduced chloro-phyll content of seedling. The seedlings growth period of 60 d, all the three leachates significantly increased the cell mem-brane penetrability and proline content (Pro), but the roots leachate significantly increased the stomatal conductance, inter cellular CO2 concentration, superoxide dismutase in leaves and catalase in roots of T. catappa. The litter leachates increased the stomatal

  18. 外源酚酸类物质对马铃薯植株生长发育的影响及机制研究%Study on the Effects and Mechanism of Exogenous Phenolic Acids on Potato′s Growth and Development

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    李自龙; 回振龙; 张俊莲; 沈宝云; 李朝周

    2013-01-01

    探讨了外源酚酸类物质对马铃薯植株生长发育的影响及其机制。对羟基苯甲酸、香草酸和阿魏酸这3种酚酸类化合物是连作马铃薯土壤中重要的化感物质,分别浇灌这3种酚酸的溶液及其混合液对马铃薯植株的株高、茎粗、地上分茎数、匍匐茎数、根长和生物量皆有显著抑制作用,且混合酚酸溶液的抑制效果大于相同浓度的这3种酚酸溶液中任一溶液。结果还显示,外源酚酸处理显著降低了马铃薯植株的根系活力、叶片叶绿素含量和叶片净光合速率,且上述作用随着酚酸溶液质量浓度(从50 mg/L至200 mg/L)增加而显著增加,这些影响对于植株的生长发育可能具有直接且重要的作用。关于叶片脂质过氧化程度的检测表明,150,200 mg/L外源酚酸处理显著提高了叶片的MDA含量,并对应着抗氧化酶活性的整体下降,并以混合酚酸的效果最为显著;可见,150,200 mg/L的外源酚酸溶液处理可对马铃薯叶片产生持续而明显的胁迫,并造成抗氧化酶系统功能的下降及膜质过氧化程度的增加,这一结果与前述外源酚酸抑制植株的生长发育、根系活力和叶片光合速率是相对应的,上述研究结果对于从感化物质累积的角度理解及调控马铃薯连作障碍具有一定的价值。%This paper probed the effects and mechanism of exogenous phenolic acids on potato ′s growth and de-velopment .Para hydroxy benzoic acid ,vanillic acid and ferulic acid are the three most important allelochemicals ( phe-nolic acids ) in potato continuous cropping soil ,when the potato seedlings were irrigated with the three kinds of phe-nolic acids solution and its mixture respectively ,the plant height,stem diameter,aerial stem number,stolon number and root length were reduced significantly ,and at the same concentration of phenolic acid solution ,the inhibition of the their mixture was stronger than

  19. 影响植物竞争的因子%A review on factors affecting plant competition

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    薛立; 傅静丹

    2012-01-01

    The competition refers to the interactions of two or more individuals which compete for resources, and is a key process of plant populations and communities. A comprehensive and mechanistic understanding of plant competition is necessary to predict the responses of ecological systems to environmental changes. The inside factors affecting competition include plant density, biological factors and the biomass. The environmental factors related to competition include light, soil moisture, soil nutrient and altitude. High-density affects plant competition by controlling plant growth. Allelochemicals produced by plants directly affect their neighbors. Trees and grasses may compete for resources where their root systems overlap. Herbivorous animals chose to eat some plants, resulting in reduction of competition ability of the plants. Plants make morphological shifts and alter the competitive ability between above-ground and below-ground parts in response to the environmental changes. When shade-tolerant species are absent in mixed forest, less shade-tolerant species could maintain their dominance for a long period. In contrast, mixed forest with tolerant species would reduce the dominance of less-tolerant species, maintain and probably increase the dominance through the decline of less-tolerant species. Smaller plants should have longer survival time due to their smaller total water requirements when water is scarce, and the longer survival of plants with higher root allocation could be due to a relative reduction in transpiring surface per unit root length. In nutrient-deficient soils, plants are stressed directly by the lack of adequate nutrients and competitive interactions may be controlled by a plant's ability to efficiently take up available nutrients. In nutrient-sufficient soils, plants with the highest maximum growth rates may well be the superior competitors. Intensity of light competition declines with altitude. The future research about competition will focus

  20. Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata susceptibility to Ttripterygium wilfordii and Datura stramonium extracts%茄二十八星瓢虫对雷公藤和曼陀罗提取物的敏感性

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李保同; 闫超; 平新亮; 汤丽梅

    2012-01-01

    suppressed by T. Wilfordii and D. Stramonium extracts, that of AChE of larvae fed on eggplants and tomatoes was obviously suppressed and yet that of AChE activity of larvae fed on nightshades was relatively suppressed. CarE activity of larvae fed on nightshades, that of MFO of larvae fed on potatoes were significantly restrained by T. Wilfordii and D. Stramonium extracts. The induction or restraint of detoxification enzymes by allelochemicals in host plants were the main possible reasons for the differences in pesticide susceptibilities of H. Vigintioctopunctata larvae.%为研究寄主植物对茄二十八星瓢虫药剂敏感性及体内酶活力的影响,采用浸渍法分别测定了取食茄子、马铃薯、番茄和龙葵的茄二十八星瓢虫幼虫(以下简称幼虫)对雷公藤和曼陀罗提取物的敏感性,用生化方法测定了雷公藤和曼陀罗提取物对幼虫体内乙酰胆碱酯酶(AChE)和主要解毒酶活性的影响.结果表明,雷公藤提取物对取食茄子、马铃薯、番茄和龙葵的幼虫LC50值分别为1.407 9 mg·L-1、1.595 8 mg·L-1、1.464 7 mg·L-1和1.109 7 mg·L-1,相对毒力指数为78.82、69.54、75.76和100;曼陀罗提取物对取食茄子、马铃薯、番茄和龙葵的幼虫LC5o值分别为0.6417 mg·L-1、0.610 3 mg·L-1、0.758 0 mg·L-1和0.488 3 mg·L-1,相对毒力指数为76.09、80.01、64.42和100;取食龙葵的幼虫对2种植物提取物的敏感性显著高于取食茄子、马铃薯和番茄的幼虫.取食4种寄主植物的幼虫体内靶标酶AChE和主要解毒酶谷胱甘肽-S-转移酶(GST)、羧酸酯酶(CarE)、多功能氧化酶(MFO)活力顺序均为茄子>马铃薯>番茄>龙葵.其中,取食番茄和龙葵的幼虫体内AChE和GST活力显著低于取食茄子和马铃薯的幼虫,取食马铃薯、番茄和龙葵的幼虫CarE活力显著低于取食茄子的幼虫,取食4种寄主植物的幼虫MFO活力差异达极显著水平.雷公藤和曼陀罗提取物对幼虫体内AChE和GST