Location: Crop Production Systems Research Unit
Project Number: 6402-21000-030-00
Start Date: May 17, 2005
End Date: May 16, 2010
Much of the approach of this project will involve microscopic approaches such as light microscopy, fluorescence and standard microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microcopy. These will serve as first indicators as to the effects of herbicides, possible differences in herbicide-tolerant/ resistant biotypes, and changes that occur in vining weeds such as touch sensitivity and ability to climb. Basic growth analyses will determine major changes that occur in the resistant biotypes or vining weeds as a consequence of either herbicide resistance or vining. Subsequent biochemical and immunochemical techniques will identify more specifically the changes, using techniques of immunocytochemistry and proteomics. Specific probes will be developed to determine especially recalcitrant aspects of the project.