Item description for Chemical Ecology of Plants by Inderjit...
Allelochemicals play a great role in managed and natural ecosystems. Apart from plant growth, allelochemicals also may influence nutrient dynamics, mycorrhizae, soil chemical characteristics, and microbial ecology. Synergistic action of various factors may better explain plant growth and distribution in natural systems. The book emphasizes the role of allelochemicals in shaping the structure of plant communities in a broader ecological perspective. The book addresses the following questions: (1) How do allelochemicals influence different components of the ecosystem in terms of shaping community structure? (2) Why is it difficult to demonstrate interference by allelochemicals (i.e., allelopathy) in a natural system in its entirety? Despite a large amount of existing literature on allelopathy, why are ecologists still skeptical about the existence of allelopathy in nature? (3) Why are there only scarce data on aquatic ecosystems? (4) What role do allelochemicals play in microbial ecology?.....
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2003
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764365358 ISBN13 9783764365356
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More About Inderjit
Inderjit, Research Scientist, Plant Ecochemicals Research Center, Hokkiado, Japan, and Department of Botany, University of Delhi, India.