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Herbicides and their Mechanisms of Action

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Series: Sheffield Biological Sciences Series Volume: 6

Edited By: Andrew H Cobb and Ralph C Kirkwood

295 pages, Figs, tabs

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108736 | ISBN: 1841271098
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About this book

This volume provides a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the mechanisms of action of herbicides, their selectivity and their environmental fate. Authors emphasise applied aspects of the subject and concentrate on the developments of the last decade.

.A valuable resource for a wide readership - Journal of Plant Physiology "With highly readable text. any biologists working in the agrochemical industry will want to read this book" - Biologist ".An exciting, visionary approach. takes the reader to the limits of modern discovery. Compiles a huge amount of information in a readable and illuminating manner. will prove to be indispensable" - Annals of Botany


Contents

Challenges for herbicide development; The role of cytochrome P450 enzymes in herbicide metabolism; The role of glutathione transferases in herbicide metabolism; The molecular basis of herbicide resistance; Natural products and herbicide discovery; The bioherbicide approach: using phytopathogens to control weeds; Actions of herbicides in mixtures; The mode of action of quinclorac: a case study of a new auxin-type herbicide; The mode of action of Isoxaflutole: a case study of an emerging target site; Plant molecular biology for herbicide-tolerant crops and discovery of new herbicide targets; References; Index.

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