Herbicides and Plant Physiology

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 296 pages
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Herbicides continue to make a spectacular contribution to modern safe crop production. It is essential to understand how these compounds work in plants and their surroundings to properly facilitate the development of more effective and safer agrochemicals. This book provides that information in a succinct and user-friendly way.

The second edition of this very well-received and highly thought of book has been fully up-dated with much new information of relevance to the subject, particularly in the areas of cell and molecular biology.

  

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Contents

Preface
Herbicide Discovery and Development
Herbicide Uptake and Movement
Herbicide Selectivity and Metabolism
Herbicides That Inhibit Photosynthesis
Inhibitors of Pigment Biosynthesis
Auxin Type Herbicides
Inhibitors of Lipid Biosynthesis
The Inhibition of Amino Acid Biosynthesis
The Disruption of Cell Division
The Inhibition of Cellulose Biosynthesis
HerbicideTolerant Crops
Further Targets For Herbicide Development
Glossary
Index
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Andrew Cobb & John Reade

HarperAdamsUniversityCollege, Shropshire, U. K.

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