Elucidating the Phytotoxic Potential of Natural Compounds

  • Adela M. Sánchez-MoreirasEmail author
  • Elisa Graña
  • Carla Díaz-Tielas
  • David López-González
  • Fabrizio Araniti
  • María Celeiro
  • Marta Teijeira
  • Mercedes Verdeguer
  • Manuel J. Reigosa


In the study of the potential use of natural compounds as phytotoxins is necessary to address the phytotoxic capacity of the compound, knowing its mode of action, as well as its specificity against crops and its stability in the ecosystem. A strong phytotoxic metabolite with a very short half-life or a very limited translocation and transport capacity may be very unhelpful in the management of weeds under natural conditions. That is why a triple approach is proposed in this chapter for the study of natural compounds’ phytotoxic potential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adela M. Sánchez-Moreiras
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elisa Graña
    • 2
  • Carla Díaz-Tielas
    • 2
  • David López-González
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Araniti
    • 3
  • María Celeiro
    • 4
  • Marta Teijeira
    • 4
  • Mercedes Verdeguer
    • 5
  • Manuel J. Reigosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology and Soil ScienceUniversity of VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.Department of Plant Biology and Soil Science, Faculty of Biology, and Agri-Food Research and Transfer Centre of the Water Campus (CITACA)University of VigoVigoSpain
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Agraria, Facoltà di AgrariaUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of VigoVigoSpain
  5. 5.Instituto Agroforestal MediterráneoUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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