What is Allelopathy?

August 24, 2014
Animosity is prevalent amongst plants – Trees just like human beings and animals. This speciality has been discovered in a few plants only. Fungi, micro-organism, paramecium and a few angiosperms (the plants which seeds are covered) are a few forms of plant kingdom which have this sort of speciality. Such plants with the salient features/speciality release a particular chemical in soil and surrounding environment; as a result it affects the growth and development of other plants. This queer but surprising behaviour of plants has been termed as ‘Allelopathy’ and the released chemical is known as ‘Allelo-chemical’.

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