The objectives of the present study were, (i) to investigate the antifungal potential of methanolic extracts of different parts of a brassicaceous
weeds Coronopus didymus against F.
Remarkable insights into the evolutionary potential of plants to respond to elevated soil Zn have recently been made through detailed anatomical, physiological, chemical, genetic and molecular characterizations of the brassicaceous
Zn hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Arabidopsis halleri.
The tissues of brassicaceous
plants contain many secondary compounds including glucosinolates (GSLs), which, upon disruption of tissues, are hydrolysed to form toxic compounds including isothiocyanates (ITCs) (Bending and Lincoln 1999).
Furthermore, since root maggots are pests of several brassicaceous
vegetable crops (e.
There are several different growth forms: grasses (Uniola paniculata and Schizachyrium littorale); conspicuous herbaceous plants and several brassicaceous
species of the genus Cakile; creeping plants like Ipomoea pes-caprae or the legume Canavalia rosea, with runners up to 98 ft (30 m) long; clump-formers like the euphorbiaceous Croton punctatus or the fabaceous Cassia [= Chamaecrista] chamaecristoides; and shrubs 7-10 ft (2-3 m) high, such as Suriana maritima, the only representative of the family Surianaceae; and the polygonaceous sea grape Coccoloba uvifera.
virginicum (personal observation), (3) concentrations of indole glucosinolates (glucobrassicins), which appear to be the dominant class of inducible glucosinolates in other brassicaceous
plants (Koritsas et al.
Each ORN class showed a narrow response spectrum, with some ORNs specialized for green leaf volatiles and ([+ or -])-linalool that are present in brassicaceous
hosts, while several other ORNs responded to 2 non-host volatile sesquiterpenes, (E)-[beta]-farnesene and germacrene D, as well as (E)-[beta]-caryophyllene, a host-related sesquiterpene volatile.
oilseeds (Aslam and Razaq 2007) and okra (Saeed et al.
Given the sensitivity of conifer seedlings to MITC, the impact of brassicaceous
cover crops on crop germination and stunting cannot be discounted and should be considered in future experiments involving brassicaceous
species for pathogen control.