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Herbicide Activity : Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - R.M. Roe

Herbicide Activity

Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

By: R.M. Roe (Editor), J.D. Burton (Editor), R. J. Kuhr (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1997
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Developments in the understanding of herbicide activity and toxicology have expanded tremendously in the past fifteen years. Research on the mechanism of action of most major classes of herbicide chemistry has provided scientists with excellent insight into enzyme targets. More recently, developments in molecular biology have provided information about herbicide action at the genetic level. Less well understood are the toxicological aspects of herbicide activity that culminate in plant injury or death. Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Herbicide Activity is a review of the recent literature on most of the major classes of herbicide chemistry in commercial use. The chapters include information about different aspects of herbicide activity related to photosynthesis, inhibition of amino acid biosynthesis, disruption of cell division and microtubule assembly, activity of phytohormone (auxin) mimics, inhibition of fatty acid biosynthesis and some developments in the understanding of herbicide resistance.

Contributors
Preface
Phytoene Desaturase as a Target for Bleaching Herbicidesp. 1
Phytotoxicity of Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase Inhibitors: Phenomenology, Mode of Action and Mechanisms of Resistancep. 11
Inhibitors of EPSP Synthase, Glutamine Synthetase and Histidine Synthesisp. 37
Acetohydroxyacid Synthase Inhibitorsp. 69
Mechanism of Action of Natural Auxins and the Auxinic Herbicidesp. 111
Mitotic Disrupter Herbicides: Recent Advances and Opportunitiesp. 143
Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Herbicide
Resistance Based on Altered Target Sitesp. 159
Acetyl-Coenzyme A Carboxylase Inhibitorsp. 187
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ISBN: 9789051993110
ISBN-10: 9051993110
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1