Dow AgriSciences, MU Researcher Develop a Way to Control ³Superweed²

Frank a question. Is 2,4-D the same a 2,4-DCA? Is 2,4,D made with aniline?
"Using a massive genetic database and a bioinformatic approach, Dow AgroSciences researchers identified two bacterial enzymes that, when transformed into plants, conferred resistance to an herbicide called ³2,4-D,² commonly used in controlling dandelions. The enzymes were successfully put into corn and soybean plants, and those new plants showed excellent resistance to 2,4-D, including no negative effects on yield or other agronomic traits. Other advantages of 2,4-D include low cost, short environmental persistence, and low toxicity to humans and wildlife. ³Unlike glyphosate, which targets amino acid synthesis, 2,4-D is a hormone regulator. Because it has a different mode of action, 2,4-D is an ideal herbicide to deal with glyphosate-resistant weeds,² said Zhang, who managed the soybean transformation portion of the study and contributed to some data analysis." searcher-develop-a-way-to-control-³superweed²/
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