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The ecosystem and evolutionary contexts of allelopathy

Inderjit, and Wardle, David A. and Karban, Richard and Callaway, Ragan M. (2011). The ecosystem and evolutionary contexts of allelopathy. Trends in ecology & evolution. 26:12, 655-662
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.tree.2011.08.003

Abstract

Plants can release chemicals into the environment that suppress the growth and establishment of other plants in their vicinity, a process known as ‘allelopathy’. However, chemicals with allelopathic functions have other ecological roles, such as plant defense, nutrient chelation, and regulation of soil biota in ways that affect decomposition and soil fertility. These ecosystem-scale roles of allelopathic chemicals can augment, attenuate or modify their community-scale functions. In this review we explore allelopathy in the context of ecosystem properties, and through its role in exotic invasions consider how evolution might affect the intensity and importance of allelopathic interactions.

Authors/Creators:Inderjit, and Wardle, David A. and Karban, Richard and Callaway, Ragan M.
Title:The ecosystem and evolutionary contexts of allelopathy
Series/Journal:Trends in ecology & evolution (0169-5347)
Year of publishing :2011
Volume:26
Number:12
Page range:655-662
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0169-5347
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M40 Aquatic ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Soil Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
Keywords:allelopathy, competition, ecosystem
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-884
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-884
ID Code:9444
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Deposited By: Professor David Wardle
Deposited On:27 Feb 2013 13:40
Metadata Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 18:34

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