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Allelopathic potential of Asarum europaeum toward Lycopersicon esculentum

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Author(s): Monica MARIAN | Anca PETER | Lucia MIHALESCU | Zorica VOSGAN | Georgeta MATEI

Journal: Analele Universitatii din Oradea, Fascicula Biologie
ISSN 1224-5119

Volume: Tom XVIII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Allelopathy | Asarum europaeum | leaves | rhizomes | growth inhibitor

ABSTRACT
Asarum europaeum L. contains water-soluble substances which manifest allelopathic potential. Aqueous extracts from leaves and stems of Asarum europaeum were assayed to determine their allelopathic effects on Lycopersicon esculentum and Zea mays seeds germination and early seedling growth. The germination of the investigated seeds was found to be inhibited with increasing of the Asarum europaeum L. extract concentration. Moreover, the active substances extracted from leaves were found to be more inhibitory on the seeds germination in comparison with those extracted from stems.
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