Molecular bases for sensitivity to tubulin-binding herbicides in green foxtail.

@article{Dlye2004MolecularBF,
  title={Molecular bases for sensitivity to tubulin-binding herbicides in green foxtail.},
  author={Christophe D{\'e}lye and Yosra Menchari and S{\'e}verine Michel and Henri Darmency},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={3920-32}
}
We investigated the molecular bases for resistance to several classes of herbicides that bind tubulins in green foxtail (Setaria viridis L. Beauv.). We identified two alpha- and two beta-tubulin genes in green foxtail. Sequence comparison between resistant and sensitive plants revealed two mutations, a leucine-to-phenylalanine change at position 136 and a threonine-to-isoleucine change at position 239, in the gene encoding alpha2-tubulin. Association of mutation at position 239 with herbicide… CONTINUE READING