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By Ren Sen Zeng, Azim U. Mallik, Shiming Luo

This is the 1st accomplished and updated reference at the technological know-how, mechanism, technique, and alertness of allelopathy. the target of this functional reference is to file at the most up-to-date advances through inviting top scientists to give a contribution in particular fields. the amount is geared up below 3 significant subsections: background of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and alertness of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.

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This has resulted in a dramatic increase in Beta-carotine (pro-vitamin A). Use of this rice can reduce vitamin A deficiency, a common and very serious problem encountered in a large population in Asia where rice is the staple food (Paine et al. 2005). Research is underway in identifying the signal compounds in plants that can synthesize chemicals used for defense for insects and pests. If gene transfer for insect resistance, pro-vitamin A or signaling compounds from plant to plant is possible then transfer of allelopathic genes for weed control is also possible.

However, its pervasive interacting nature intrigues us as well as challenges us as scientists to dig deeper into the understanding of its mechanism of action. Working on this challenge will lead to new discovery that will keep us excited to learn more and gain a better understanding of the phenomenon. Equipped with this new knowledge and understanding, we should be able to solve many difficult environmental problems of our time. 1 Introduction The idea that plants affect neighboring plants by releasing chemicals in the environment has been known since c.

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