New mutations for herbicide resistance rarer than expected, study finds
Pat Tranel in a sea of Amaranth seeds
Pat Tranel in a sea of Amaranth seeds
Photo by Fred Zwicky
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May 29, 2019
 

The relative contribution of new mutations to the problem of herbicide resistance is poorly understood. In a new study, Illinois crop scientists hoped to determine the baseline mutation rate for a plant of the genus Amaranthus, a group that includes waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, and other problematic agricultural weeds.

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