Herbicide safety relative to common targets in plants and mammals.

  title={Herbicide safety relative to common targets in plants and mammals.},
  author={Dale L. Shaner},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={60 1},
Most modern herbicides have low mammalian toxicity. One of the reasons for this safety is that the target site for the herbicides is not often present in mammals. There are approximately 20 mechanisms of action that have been elucidated for herbicides. Of these, some do share common target sites with mammals. The mechanisms include formation of free radicals, protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PROTOX), glutamine synthetase (GS) and 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD). PROTOX, HPPD and GS… CONTINUE READING


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