Herbicides

Herbicides and applications in plant biology.

Herbicides are pesticides used in plant biology applications to kill unwanted plant growth. Some herbicides are selective which allows growth of a desired plant but kills unwanted plants. Herbicides can also function as selectable markers in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants. In this application, a herbicide resistance gene along with a gene of interest would integrate into the transformed plant's genome. A successfully transformed plant could then be grown in the presence of the herbicide to confirm that the plant expresses the gene of interest.

 
 
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Bromoxynil
Bromoxynil is a nitrile herbicide used to control broad-leaf weeds after they have germinated.
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid
2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid is a synthetic auxin...
Chlorsulfuron
Chlorsulfuron is a selective herbicide used on public and private land to control broad-leaf weeda...
Dicamba
Dicamba is an herbicide derived from benzoic acid. It is used to control weeds...
Atrazine
Atrazine is a triazine herbicide commonly used in agriculture to control broadleaf and...
Glyphosate
Glyphosate is a very commonly-used, non-selective herbicide in both...
p-Chlorophenoxyacetic Acid
p-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid (4-CPA) is a plant growth regulator used to control...
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