Herbicidal inhibitors of amino acid biosynthesis and herbicide-tolerant crops

  title={Herbicidal inhibitors of amino acid biosynthesis and herbicide-tolerant crops},
  author={S. Tan and Richard Roger Evans and B. K. Singh},
  journal={Amino Acids},
Summary.Acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) inhibitors interfere with branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis by inhibiting AHAS. Glyphosate affects aromatic amino acid biosynthesis by inhibiting 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). Glufosinate inhibits glutamine synthetase and blocks biosynthesis of glutamine. AHAS gene variants that confer tolerance to AHAS inhibitors have been discovered in plants through selection or mutagenesis. Imidazolinone-tolerant crops have been… 

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