Molecular mechanisms of herbicide selectivity

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1989 - Technology & Engineering - 214 pages
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Because plants of different species vary in the way in which they take up, transport, and metabolize chemicals in the soil, selective herbicides can be synthesized. This book examines those aspects of plant physiology, principally in crop plants, which can be affected by herbicides; the possibilities that are offered by recombinant DNA technology for developing resistance to herbicides; and methods for exploiting or preventing acquired tolerance. The author also covers recent work on ultra-selective mycoherbicides and the use of allelochemicals as herbicide substitutes.

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Weed populations and their control
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Aspects of plant physiology
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Herbicide metabolism in plants
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