autotoxin


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au·to·in·tox·i·cant

(aw'tō-in-toks'i-kant),
An endogenous toxic agent that causes autointoxication.
Synonym(s): autotoxin

autotoxin

(ô′tō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.

au′to·tox′ic adj.

autotoxin

A nonspecific term for any endogenous toxin or autoantibody.

autotoxin

a toxin developed within the body.
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pectinata produced a chemical autotoxin that reduced its population growth rate and individual survival, thus imposing a density-dependent predator death rate.
The autotoxin also reduced rotifer survival, and this effect became stronger as rotifer density in the source of the medium increased [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED] (log-rank test, P [less than] 0.
Instead, the source of density-dependent mortality was the production of an unidentified autotoxin [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2B OMITTED].
It has been suggested that replanting disease is induced by autotoxins exuded by the roots, and some research effort has been dedicated to identifying the nature of these autotoxins (Wu et al.
The results indicated that harmful microorganisms increase and beneficial microorganisms decrease, which were mediated by the accumulated autotoxins in rhizosphere soil of consecutively monocultured P.