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Black-grass Resistance Initiative gets battle underway

Work is now well underway as part of a £2.8M BBSRC-HGCA-funded project to tackle the threat to cereal crops posed by the weed black-grass. A consortium of researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield and York with colleagues from Rothamsted Research and the Zoological Society of London started working on the four-year BBSRC-HGCA Black-grass Resistance Initiative...
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Weeds grow like weeds when they grow with corn

The axiom, “growing like a weed,” takes on new meaning in light of changes in gene expression that occur when weeds interact with the crops they infest, according to plant scientist Sharon Clay. Using sophisticated genetic-mapping techniques, the South Dakota State University professor and her research team are documenting how corn and weeds influence one another. “Weeds grow like weeds...
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Discovery of a gene that controls black-grass resistance offers prospect of better weed control

BBSRC-funded scientists at the Universities of York and Durham have discovered a gene called AmGSTF1 that plays a key role in controlling multi-herbicide resistance (MHR) in black-grass and rye-grass. Chemicals that inhibit this gene can be used to make weed killers effective against resistant weeds. Black-grass and rye-grass are both widespread and serious weed problems in...
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