Whole-range assessment is a simple method for analysing the effects of allelochemicals or a suspected allelopathic source, which, instead of using single comparison-to-control data, utilizes all information contained in a set of dose-response data and is expressed as inhibition area. The approach can be used to evaluate allelopathic-dose response data for easily ranking, grouping and comparing between different types of responses. However, application of this method is restrained as it requires the computation of the inhibition area, which can be tedious when there are a large number of data sets. WESIA (Whole-range evaluation of the strength of inhibition in allelopathic-bioassay) is a user-friendly software that was specifically developed as a Windows based program to facilitate the application of the whole-range assessment approach. The mathematical computation of the inhibitory responses was integrated based on a highly-flexible nonlinear equation. Examples of the application using a number of published data sets are given.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|