Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/11/2001
Publication Date: 10/26/2004
Citation: Fedtke, C., Duke, S.O. 2004. Herbicides. In: Plant Toxicology. Hock, B. and Elstner, E.F., Editors. New York: Marcel Dekker. PP. 247-330. Interpretive Summary: This is a book chapterin: Plant Toxicology B. Hock and E.F. Elstner, eds., Marel Dekker.
Technical Abstract: This book chapter describes the mode of action of all commercial herbicides. It is organized by molecular target sites, citing 166 references. The target sites covered are protoporphyrinogen oxidase, photosystem II, photosystem I, phosphorylation, isoprenoid sysnthesis, amino acid synthesis, fatty acid synthesis, auxin binding sites, folate synthesis, cell wall synthesis, and microtubule function. Forty figures are used to illustrate the chapter.