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Herbicides and Plant Metabolism : Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series - A. D. Dodge

Herbicides and Plant Metabolism

Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series

By: A. D. Dodge (Editor)

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Published: 26th June 2004
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A review of the most important areas of the biochemistry of herbicide action. The introductory chapter begins with the field of herbicide discovery, followed by chapters dealing with the herbicidal inhibition of photosynthesis, carotenoid biosynthesis, lipid biosynthesis, and amino acid biosynthesis. The metabolism of herbicides is discussed with particular reference to the formation of toxic components from non-toxic chemicals, and also the inactivation of toxic chemicals as a basis for selectivity. The final chapters are concerned with mechanisms of herbicide resistance in plants and the possibility of transferring resistance to susceptible crops. A glossary of the most important herbicidal chemicals mentioned in the text is included.

"...a welcome and valuable reference on my bookshelf. Water utility microbiologists, researchers and academics alike will appreciate this book, which is good value for the money while filling a gap in the available review literature." L. I. Sly, Quarterly Review of Biology

Contributors
Preface
Herbicide use and invention
Herbicides interacting with photosystem II
Herbicides interacting with photosystem
Carotenoids and chlorophylls: herbicidal inhibition of pigment biosynthesis
Herbicides inhibiting lipid synthesis
The shikimate pathway as a target for herbicides
Herbicides that inhibit the biosynthesis of branched chain amino acids
Glutamine synthetase and its inhibition
Metabolism of herbicides - detoxification as a basis of selectivity
Bioactivated herbicides
Mechanisms involved in the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds
Conferring herbicide resistance on susceptible crops
Herbicide glossary
Herbicide index
General index
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ISBN: 9780521344227
ISBN-10: 0521344220
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th June 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59