Enantioselective damage of diclofop acid mediated by oxidative stress and acetyl-CoA carboxylase in nontarget plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Diclofop-methyl (DM) is a widely used chiral herbicide, which rapidly hydrolyzes to its major metabolite diclofop acid (DC) after application. With a carbon chiral center, DC not only is an important ingredient of herbicidal activity, but also has a long half-life in soil. Studies so far have only considered the activity of racemic DM in target organisms… CONTINUE READING