Title

Phytotoxic Properties of Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, a Lignan From Larrea tridentata (Creosote Bush)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1985

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

The phytotoxic properties of nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) isolated from creosote bush, Larrea tridentata (Zygophyllaceae), were examined. NDGA dramatically reduces the seedling root growth of barnyard grass, green foxtail, perennial ryegrass, annual ryegrass, red millet, lambsquarter, lettuce, and alfalfa, and reduces the hypocotyl growth of lettuce and green foxtail. It has no effect on the germination of lettuce seeds. NDGA almost certainly contributes to the observed allelopathic nature of creosote bush.

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Ecology

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

27

Last Page

33

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