HAU16008-06-2 - Plant Protection Traits Lecture 6 Monday...

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1 Plant Protection Traits Lecture 6 Monday November 03, 2008 Herbicide Tolerance Core Concepts : Infinite germplasm Single dominant genes Chemical herbicide selectivity Tolerance vs detoxification 1. Well defined mode of action 2. Defined specific target, typically one step in an essential pathway binding to one site of the target protein 3. Lethal consequences that are reversible by adding the end product 4. Selective toxicity with low mammalian toxicity
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