Allelochemics

Authored by: John Borden

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100000865

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Abstract

Allelochemics comprise a vast number of known compounds, and hundreds more yet to be discovered, that mediate behavioral or physiological interactions between organisms of different species. They may benefit the emitter, the receiver, or both. Most are still mainly of scientific interest, but a few (principally attractants or repellents for insect pests) have been incorporated into operational pest management protocols.

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