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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For example, Daphnia produces autotoxins that have inhibitory effects at densities as low as 40-150 individuals/L (Seitz 1984, Helgen 1987, Matveev 1993, Goser and Ratte 1994, Burns 1995).
To test a possible mechanism causing stabilization by enrichment, I conducted experiments to search for the production of an autotoxin that causes density-dependent mortality in the predator.
pectinata produced a chemical autotoxin that reduced its population growth rate and individual survival, thus imposing a density-dependent predator death rate.