An allelochemical from Myrica gale with strong phytotoxic activity against highly invasive Fallopia x bohemica taxa

Popovici, Jean, Bertrand, Cedric, Jacquemoud, Dominique, Bellvert, Floriant, Fernandez, Maria P., Comte, Gilles and Piola, Florence (2011) An allelochemical from Myrica gale with strong phytotoxic activity against highly invasive Fallopia x bohemica taxa. Molecules, 16 3: 2323-2333. doi:10.3390/molecules16032323


Author Popovici, Jean
Bertrand, Cedric
Jacquemoud, Dominique
Bellvert, Floriant
Fernandez, Maria P.
Comte, Gilles
Piola, Florence
Title An allelochemical from Myrica gale with strong phytotoxic activity against highly invasive Fallopia x bohemica taxa
Formatted title
An allelochemical from Myrica gale with strong phytotoxic activity against highly invasive Fallopia x bohemica taxa
Journal name Molecules   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1420-3049
1431-5165
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/molecules16032323
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 2323
End page 2333
Total pages 11
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I
Language eng
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
Formatted abstract
We report the identification of the allelochemical 3-(1-oxo-3-phenylpropyl) - 1,1,5-trimethylcyclo-hexane-2,4,6-trione, known as myrigalone A, from the fruits and leaves of Myrica gale. The structure of the compound was confirmed by high-resolution techniques (UV, MS and NMR analysis). The compound is phytotoxic towards classical plant species used for allelochemical assays and also against Fallopia x bohemica, a highly invasive plant. Application of either powdered dry leaves or dry fruits of M. gale also showed in vitro phytotoxic activity. We hypothesize that M. gale could be used as a green allelopathic shield to control Fallopia x bohemica invasion, in addition to its potential use as an environmentally friendly herbicide.
Keyword Biological control
Myrica gale
Fallopia
Allelopathy
Dihydrochalcone
Invasive plant
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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