Allelopathic potential of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)

Lehle, F.R. and Putnam, A.R. (1983) Allelopathic potential of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Journal of Chemical Ecology , 9 (8). pp. 1223-1234.

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The major inhibitory components obtained after fractionation of an aqueous extract of field-grown sorghum (Sorghumbicolorcv. Bird-a-boo) herbage were quantified in terms of biological potency by indexing three aspects of cumulative cress (Lepidium sativum cv. Curlycress) seed germination. The inhibitory potential expressed in the crude aqueous extract reflected a complex interaction of numerous individual components of diverse chemical compositions and potencies. Some of these inhibitory components included chemical classes not previously associated with herbage phytotoxicity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allelopathy - Sorghum bicolor - germination inhibitors - Lepidium sativum - cress - Richards'' function - germination index - bioassay - plant residues - sorghum herbage
Author Affiliation: Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1311
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 08:32
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 08:32
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