The study of low-molecular-weight organic compounds (LMWOCs), which are metabolites of aquatic plants, lags far behind terrestrial habitats. Our research has shown that the number of components of the low-molecular-weight metabolome (LMWM) of specific aquatic macrophytes can be more than 200, and there are more than 1500 such compounds in total. We have shown that there are patterns of formation and change of LMWM of macrophytes both depending on the geographical growth of plants and depending on the impact of various biotic and abiotic factors. Among the various functions of LMWOCs of aquatic macrophytes, particular attention is paid to the study of the phenomenon of allelopathy.
Published Date: 2021-02-05; Received Date: 2020-11-03