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Updated: 04/29/2013 08:00:35AM

When plants make their own herbicide

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Did you know that some plants can make their own herbicide?

Certain plants have the ability to produce chemicals that suppress or prevent the growth of other competing plants nearby. The term for this type of chemical warfare is allelopathy. Plants that secrete allelopathic herbicide-like chemicals can keep certain seeds from sprouting or plants from growing.

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