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al·le·lo·chem·i·cal

 (ə-lē′lə-kĕm′ĭ-kəl, ə-lĕl′ə-)
n.
A chemical emitted by an organism of one species that influences the physiology or behavior of an organism of a different species. Synthetic allelochemicals are sometimes used as herbicides or insecticides.

[Greek allēlōn, mutually (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots) + chemical.]
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absoluta were obtained in plants with high content of this allelochemical. In contrast, the highest values for plant, leaflet and leaf injuries were observed in plants with low acylsugar content.
The vegetal mass produced by the coverings must be considered (Table 2), which is responsible for the physical effect of weed suppression; this might be completed by a produced allelochemical, although this study has not focused in its determination.
Allelochemical resistance of bald cypress, Taxodium distichum, heartwood to the subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus.
Traits such as the physical properties of the leaves (thickness, hardness, texture, epicuticular wax, and surface hairiness), chemical properties (allelochemical), and nutritional properties influence the amount of leaf consumed by an insect (SMITH, 2005, HANLEY et al., 2007).
These allelochemical interactions between Lepidoptera and plants have been extensively studied.
Pellissier, "Do germination indices adequately reflect allelochemical effects on the germination process?" Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.
Decrease in chlorophyll contents in the leaves of canary grass with soil incorporation of wheat residue of all wheat cultivars collected at anthesis and maturity may be due to the activity of released allelochemical compounds.
Effects of allelochemical stress produced by Sicyos deppei on seedling root ultrastructure of Phaseolus vulgaris and Cucurbita ficifolia.
Release of allelochemical agents from litter, throughfall, and topsoil in plantations of Eucalyptus globulus in Spain.
Wong, "Mimosine, the allelochemical from the leguminous tree Leucaena leucocephala, selectively enhances cell proliferation in dinoflagellates," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Yu, "Allelochemical stimulation of ecdysone 20-monooxygenase in fall armyworm larvae," Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, vol.