Gene amplification delivers glyphosate-resistant weed evolution.

  title={Gene amplification delivers glyphosate-resistant weed evolution.},
  author={Stephen Powles},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 3},
I n a world of more than 6 billion people, humans heavily rely on the dependable cultivation of the global food grain crops: rice, wheat, soybeans, maize (and cotton for fiber). History shows that threats to food production have major repercussions, including famine, war, and civil unrest. A major threat to food production occurs every single growing season, when wild plant species (weeds) infest crop fields. Humans have battled since the dawn of agriculture to control weeds and to minimize… CONTINUE READING
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