Volatile Growth Inhibitors Produced by Aromatic Shrubs

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Science  31 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3605, pp. 471-473
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3605.471


Root growth of Cucumis and Avena seedlings is inhibited by volatile materials produced by leaves of Salvia leucophylla, S. apiana, and Artemisia californica. The toxic substance may be deposited when dew condenses on affected seedlings in the field.

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