2001 - 2002 Fellow
The word allelopathy derives from two separate words. They are allelon which means, "of each other", and pathos which means, "to suffer". Allelopathy refers to the chemical inhibition of one species by another. The "inhibitory" chemical is released into the environment where it affects the development and growth of neighboring plants.
In this activity students will learn about allelopathy and some plants that exhibit allelopathic tendencies. Then they will work with protocols that measure allelopathic properties of leaves, nuts, soils, and roots. Finally, they will have the opportunity to conduct their own allelopathy research.
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