Allelopathy in bryophytes - a review

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Abstract

Allelopathy in bryophytes shapes ecosystems by influencing the species composition of both vascular plants and other bryophytes. Several allelopathically active chemicals in bryophytes have been discovered since the latter half of the 20th century and laboratory studies have showed their inhibiting impact on germination, growth and establishment of surrounding plants. However, other studies failed to demonstrate these effects. In the field, other properties of bryophytes might have stronger impacts, such as mechanical obstruction or alterations in temperature. In laboratory studies, water might not be an adequate extractant for active substances, since all of the chemicals claimed to be allelopathic are lipophilic with potentially longer retention times of the active substances in the soil when compared to water-soluble substances.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • Lund University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Botanik
  • Ekologi
  • Evolutionsbiologi

Nyckelord

  • bryophyte, allelopathy, allelopathic interactions, Phytotoxicity, chemical constituents, vascular plants, bioactive substances
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer01097. 2018
Sidor (från-till)1-7
Antal sidor7
TidskriftLindbergia
Volym41
StatusPublished - 2018 feb 21
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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