phytotoxin


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phytotoxin

 [fi´to-tok″sin]
an exotoxin produced by certain species of higher plants; any toxin of plant origin.

phy·to·tox·in

(fī'tō-tok'sin),
A toxic substance of plant origin.
Synonym(s): plant toxin
[phyto- + G. toxikon, poison]

phy·to·tox·in

(fī'tō-tok'sin)
Any toxin produced by a plant.
[phyto- + G. toxikon, poison]
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Characterization and purification of a phytotoxin produced by Fusarium solani, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndrome.
Shabala, "Plant cell growth and ion flux responses to the streptomycete phytotoxin thaxtomin A: Calcium and hydrogen flux patterns revealed by the non-invasive MIFE technique," Plant and Cell Physiology, vol.
Ailanthus possesses a number of invasion promoting traits including production of at least one phytotoxin, ailanthone.
Our earlier investigations over three consecutive years (2002-2005) proved that these outbreaks were due to a fatal multi-system disease (hepatomyoencephalopathy syndrome) probably caused by some phytotoxin and not due to viral encephalitis as believed so far.
Evans G, Cartwright JB, White NH (1967) Production of a phytotoxin, necrolide, by some root surface isolates of Cylindrocarpon radicicola Wr.
Ground-level ozone is also a strong phytotoxin, causing significant platn damage.
In addition, losing of the biological activity of phytotoxin could have any serious environmental hazard.
Sulphide as a soil phytotoxin: differential responses in two marsh species.
Whereas 114.3% and 62.55% seed germination indices for the composted substrates D and B, respectively, indicated conversion of the wastes into value added phytotoxin free fertilizer, which can escalate the agricultural output.
The pathology does not support an infectious cause, but a toxic injury, possibly due to a phytotoxin, may be involved.
Catechin is a phytotoxin and pro-oxidant secreted from the roots of Centaurea stoebe.