Next Article in Journal
Molecular Cloning and Characterization of SQUAMOSA-Promoter Binding Protein-Like Gene FvSPL10 from Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
Previous Article in Journal
Distribution and Redistribution of 109Cd and 65Zn in the Heavy Metal Hyperaccumulator Solanum nigrum L.: Influence of Cadmium and Zinc Concentrations in the Root Medium
Previous Article in Special Issue
Herbicide Resistance Traits in Maize and Soybean: Current Status and Future Outlook
Open AccessReview

Current Status and Future Prospects in Herbicide Discovery

Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, 1177 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Plants 2019, 8(9), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8090341
Received: 21 August 2019 / Revised: 6 September 2019 / Accepted: 9 September 2019 / Published: 11 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Herbicide Resistance in Plants)
Herbicides represent about 60% of the pesticides (by volume) used worldwide. The success of herbicides can be attributed in part to a relatively steady discovery of one unique mechanisms of action (MOA) every two years from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s. While this situation changed dramatically after the introduction of glyphosate-resistant crops, evolution of resistance to glyphosate has renewed the agrichemical industry interest in new chemistry interacting with novel target sites. This review analyses recent characterization of new herbicide target sites, the chemical classes developed to inhibit these target sites, and where appropriate the innovative technologies used in these discovery programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: amino acid biosynthesis; lipid biosynthesis; mechanism of action; plastoquinone biosynthesis; pyrimidine biosynthesis; target site amino acid biosynthesis; lipid biosynthesis; mechanism of action; plastoquinone biosynthesis; pyrimidine biosynthesis; target site
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Dayan, F.E. Current Status and Future Prospects in Herbicide Discovery. Plants 2019, 8, 341.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map

1
Back to TopTop