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Crop Sciences Professor Patrick Tranel

New Mutations for Herbicide Resistance Rarer than Expected, Study Finds

After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant. Though preliminary, the findings suggest that the mutation rate in amaranth is very low, and that low-level herbicide application contributes little — if anything — to the onset of new mutations conferring resistance.
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