Genetic Herbicide Resistance: Projections on Appearance in Weeds and Breeding for it in Crops

  • J. Gressel
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 22)


With the worldwide energy crisis, herbicides have come into greater use and importance as they afford a less energy expensive form of weed control than tractor drawn implements. The use of herbicides often affords an additional advantage in many areas as a factor in saving irrigation water; they reduce competition from weeds. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to know if the weed/herbicide relationship will follow in the footsteps of all other pest/pesticide relationships vis à vis appearance of resistance.


Selection Pressure Herbicide Resistance Chenopodium Album Herbicide Treatment Weed Seed 
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  • J. Gressel
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  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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