Glyphosate affects lignin content and amino acid production in glyphosate-resistant soybean
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- Zobiole, L.H.S., Bonini, E.A., de Oliveira, R.S. et al. Acta Physiol Plant (2010) 32: 831. doi:10.1007/s11738-010-0467-0
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Farmers report that some glyphosate-resistant soybean varieties are visually injured by glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main herbicide that directly affects the synthesis of secondary compounds. In this work, we evaluated the effect of increasing rates of glyphosate on lignin and amino acid content, photosynthetic parameters and dry biomass in the early maturity group cultivar BRS 242 GR soybean. Plants were grown in half-strength complete nutrient solution and subjected to various rates of glyphosate either as a single or in sequential applications. All parameters evaluated were affected by increasing glyphosate rates. The effects were more pronounced as glyphosate rates increased, and were more intense with a single total application than sequential applications at lower rates.
KeywordsGlyphosate-resistant soybean Glyphosate Lignin Photosynthesis
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