Plant & Soil Sciences eLibraryPRO
control panel control panel

Herbicide Discovery and Screening

Rate Me


   Herbicide discovery and screening will benefit greatly from the onslaught of analytical, molecular, and ‘-omic’ technologies appearing in recent years.  Many advantages previously enjoyed by the pharmaceutical industry are now becoming available to the agrichemical industries.  However, these advantages may be partially offset by increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for environmental safety and the absence of effects on non-target organisms.


Abell, LM. 1996. Biochemical approaches to herbicide discovery: advances in enzyme target identification and inhibitor design. Weed Sci. 44:734-742.

Grossmann, K. 2005. What it takes to get a herbicide’s mode of action. Physionomics, a classical approach in a new complexion. Pest Manag Sci 61:423–431.

Hess FD, RJ Anderson, and JD Reagan. 2000.  High throughput synthesis and screening:  the partner of genomics for discovery of new chemicals for agriculture.  Weed Sci. 49:249-256.

Hole, SJW, Howe, PWA, Stanley, PD and Hadfield, ST. 2000. Pattern recognition analysis of endogenous cell metabolites for high throughput mode of action identification: Removing the postscreening dilemma associated with whole-organism high throughput screening. J. Biomol. Screening 5:335-342.

Lein, W, F Börnke, A Reindl, T Ehrhardt, M Stitt, and U. Sonnewald. 2004. Target-based discovery of novel herbicides. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 7:219–225.

Ridley SM, Elliott AC, Yeung M, Youle D. 1998. High-throughput screening as a tool for agrochemical discovery: automated synthesis, compound input, assay design and process management. Pestic. Sci. 54:327-337.

Ward E and Bernasconi P. 1999. Target-based discovery of crop protection chemicals. Nature Biotechnol. 17:618-619.


Be the first to write a comment...

Control Panel cancel

Create activities for your moodle courses. Moodle Go to moodle
Select and group e-Library Lessons to create your own package... My Communities
Community Blogs Community Media

My Joined Communities

My Blogs - a journal of my thoughts... My Blogs
My Comments - my thoughts expressed as a feedback... My Comments
Classes that I am taking Registered Classes
Class Blogs Class Media
Check the scores of assesments that you have taken Taken Assessments
Please confirm your selection.