The historical bases of the concept of allelopathy

@article{Willis1985TheHB,
  title={The historical bases of the concept of allelopathy},
  author={R. J. Willis},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1985},
  volume={18},
  pages={71-102}
}
  • R. J. Willis
  • Published 1 March 1985
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ConclusionIn the light of contemporary allelopathic research, the intuitively based statements of the early botanists stand up surprisingly well. The walnut tree is now understood to affect the growth of neighboring plants via juglone leached from the leaves, roots, and fruits.118 The replant or soil sickness problem of peach orchards has been related to the toxigenic breakdown of amygdalin, a constituent of peach roots.119 The declining yield of many crop species grown under continuous… Expand
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