A substance produced by an organism that is toxic to the organism itself.
- Remember the early Illinois data where the autotoxin was accumulating in the soil and reducing productivity.
- Damaged plants, even if they survive, never produce as well as plants not affected by autotoxins.
- It seems to destroy the autotoxins and overcome the nervous inactivity.
- Example sentences
- Recent research indicates autotoxic compounds leach faster through sandy soils than heavy-textured soils.
- Some scientists are researching ways to genetically modify alfalfa to decrease the autotoxic effects.
- New seedlings emerging within the autotoxic zone of the old plant still would not likely contribute to yield.
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