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  1. A novel 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase from Rahnella aquatilis with significantly reduced glyphosate sensitivity.

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    Peng, Ri-He; Tian, Yong-Sheng; Xiong, Ai-Sheng; Zhao, Wei; Fu, Xiao-Yan; Han, Hong-Juan; Chen, Chen; Jin, Xiao-Fen; Yao, Quan-Hong

    2012-01-01

    The 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS; EC 2.5.1.19) is a key enzyme in the shikimate pathway for the production of aromatic amino acids and chorismate-derived secondary metabolites in plants, fungi, and microorganisms. It is also the target of the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. Natural glyphosate resistance is generally thought to occur within microorganisms in a strong selective pressure condition. Rahnella aquatilis strain GR20, an antagonist against pathogenic agrobacterial strains of grape crown gall, was isolated from the rhizosphere of grape in glyphosate-contaminated vineyards. A novel gene encoding EPSPS was identified from the isolated bacterium by complementation of an Escherichia coli auxotrophic aroA mutant. The EPSPS, named AroA(R. aquatilis), was expressed and purified from E. coli, and key kinetic values were determined. The full-length enzyme exhibited higher tolerance to glyphosate than the E. coli EPSPS (AroA(E. coli)), while retaining high affinity for the substrate phosphoenolpyruvate. Transgenic plants of AroA(R. aquatilis) were also observed to be more resistant to glyphosate at a concentration of 5 mM than that of AroA(E. coli). To probe the sites contributing to increased tolerance to glyphosate, mutant R. aquatilis EPSPS enzymes were produced with the c-strand of subdomain 3 and the f-strand of subdomain 5 (Thr38Lys, Arg40Val, Arg222Gln, Ser224Val, Ile225Val, and Gln226Lys) substituted by the corresponding region of the E. coli EPSPS. The mutant enzyme exhibited greater sensitivity to glyphosate than the wild type R. aquatilis EPSPS with little change of affinity for its first substrate, shikimate-3-phosphate (S3P) and phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP). The effect of the residues on subdomain 5 on glyphosate resistance was more obvious. PMID:22870190

  2. A Novel 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate Synthase from Rahnella aquatilis with Significantly Reduced Glyphosate Sensitivity

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    Peng, Ri-he; Tian, Yong-sheng; Xiong, Ai-sheng; Zhao, Wei; Fu, Xiao-yan; Han, Hong-juan; Chen, Chen; Jin, Xiao-fen; Yao, Quan-hong

    2012-01-01

    The 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS; EC 2.5.1.19) is a key enzyme in the shikimate pathway for the production of aromatic amino acids and chorismate-derived secondary metabolites in plants, fungi, and microorganisms. It is also the target of the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. Natural glyphosate resistance is generally thought to occur within microorganisms in a strong selective pressure condition. Rahnella aquatilis strain GR20, an antagonist against pathogenic agroba...

  3. Sensibilidade de estirpes de Bradyrhizobium ao glyphosate Sensitivity of Bradyrhizobium strains to glyphosate

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    Rodrigo Josemar Seminoti Jacques

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A aplicação do glyphosate sobre a soja resistente a este herbicida pode causar prejuízos à simbiose com o rizóbio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a sensibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate de três estirpes de Bradyrhizobium recomendadas para a produção de inoculantes de sementes de soja no Brasil. Avaliou-se o efeito das concentrações de 0,0; 5,4; 10,8; 21,6 e 43,2 µg L-1 do ingrediente ativo do glyphosate [N-(fosfonometil glicina] no meio YM líquido sobre o crescimento de B. japonicum (estirpe SEMIA 5079 e de B. elkanii (estirpe SEMIA 5019 e estirpe SEMIA 587, por meio de leituras das densidades óticas e geração de curvas de crescimento. As reduções de crescimento na presença da menor concentração do glyphosate foram de 18% para SEMIA 5079, 29% para SEMIA 5019 e de 35% para SEMIA 587, sendo, de modo geral, quanto maior a concentração do herbicida no meio de cultura maior a inibição do crescimen­to. As estirpes apresentaram sensibilidade diferencial somente às concentrações mais baixas do glyphosate; nesse caso, foi possível determinar a seguinte ordem de sensibilidade: SEMIA 587 > SEMIA 5019 > SEMIA 5079. Essa sensibilidade diferencial é dependente da concentração do herbicida, pois na presença de 43,2 µg L-1 todas as estirpes tiveram seu crescimento severamente reduzido, não havendo diferença entre elas.Glyphosate applications to glyphosate-resistant soybean may impair symbiosis with Bradyrhizobium, a symbiotic bacterium. This study evaluated the sensitivity to glyphosate of three Bradyrhizobium strains used commercially in soybean crop in Brazil. The concentrations (0.0; 5.4; 10.8; 21.6 e 43.2 µg L-1 of the active ingredient glyphosate [N­(phosphonomethylglycine] were added to YM liquid medium for the growth of one strain of B. japonicum (SEMIA 5079 and two strains of B. elkanni (SEMIA 5019 and SEMIA 587 inoculated as pure culture. The herbicide effect on the growth of the tested strains was assessed by optical density and growth curves were established for each strain. Reduction in growth of strains in the lowest glyphosate concentration were 18% for SEMIA 5079, 29% for SEMIA 5019 and 35% for SEMIA 587. In general, the higher the concentration of the herbicide in the culture medium, the greater the growth inhibition. The strains showed differential sensitivity only at the lowest concentrations of glyphosate, allowing the determination of the following order of sensitivity: SEMIA 587>SEMIA 5019>SEMIA 5079. This differential sensitivity is dependent on the herbicide concentration, since in the presence of 43.2 µg L-1 all strains severely reduced growth, not showing difference among them.

  4. Transcriptome response to glyphosate in sensitive and resistant soybean.

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    Zhu, Jin; Patzoldt, William L; Shealy, Robin T; Vodkin, Lila O; Clough, Steven J; Tranel, Patrick J

    2008-08-13

    The majority of soybeans planted in the United States are resistant to glyphosate due to introduction of a gene encoding for a glyphosate-insensitive 5-enolypyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase. Gene expression profiling was conducted using cDNA microarrays to address questions related to potential secondary effects of glyphosate. When glyphosate-sensitive plants were treated with glyphosate, 3, 170, and 311 genes were identified as having different transcript levels at 1, 4, and 24 h post-treatment (hpt), respectively. Differentially expressed genes were classified into functional categories, and their possible roles in response to glyphosate are briefly discussed. Gene expression profiling of glyphosate-resistant plants treated with glyphosate indicated that the plants were marginally affected at 1 hpt and then quickly adjusted to glyphosate treatment. Ten, four, and four genes were identified as differentially expressed at 1, 4, and 24 hpt. When gene expression profiles of cotyledons from developing seed were compared between the near-isogenic resistant and sensitive lines, two genes were identified as significantly differentially expressed out of 27000, which was less than the empirical false-discovery rate determined from a control experiment. Quantitative real-time reverse-transcribed Polymerase Chain Reaction was conducted on selected genes and yielded results consistent with those from the microarrays. Collectively, these data indicate that there are no major transcriptomic changes associated with currently used glyphosate-resistant soybean. PMID:18636734

  5. Resposta de cultivares de algodoeiro a subdoses de glyphosate Response of cotton cultivars to reduced rates of glyphosate

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    O.M. Yamashita

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a resposta de nove cultivares de algodoeiro, de importância econômica no Estado do Mato Grosso, quanto à intoxicação causada por subdoses de glyphosate. Os cultivares de algodoeiro utilizados foram Fabrika, Makina, ITA-90, FM 986, FM 966, Delta Opal, BRS Facual, Antares e Coodetec 407. As plantas foram cultivadas em tubetes preenchidos com substrato de solo e mantidas em casa telada, tendo recebido a aplicação do glyphosate aos 20 dias após a emergência, época em que apresentavam quatro folhas verdadeiras. As subdoses de glyphosate, simulando deriva, foram de 270 e 540 g ha-1. Também foi utilizada testemunha, sem aplicação do herbicida, para efeito de comparação. Foram realizadas avaliações semanais até 42 dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos (DAA, período em que também foi tomada a altura das plantas. Os sintomas visuais de intoxicação iniciaram-se aos 3 DAA, caracterizados pelo amarelecimento das pontas das folhas mais novas, seguido de murchamento do ápice das plantas. Na dose de 270 g ha-1 esses sintomas foram de baixa intensidade, mas a 540 g ha-1 causaram, na maioria dos casos, toxidez "preocupante" a "muito alta". Os cultivares BRS Facual e FM 986 mostraram-se os mais suscetíveis. A altura das plantas foi mais afetada quando se aplicou a menor dose de glyphosate. Houve recuperação de todos os cultivares tratados com 270 g ha-1 de glyphosate até os 42 DAA. Quando tratados com 540 g ha-1 de glyphosate, os cultivares Fabrika, Coodetec 407, BRS-Facual e ITA-90 foram mais sensíveis, apresentando redução de altura entre 84 e 90% aos 42 DAA. Os cultivares menos sensíveis na dose de 270 g ha-1 de glyphosate não foram os mesmos para a dose de 540 g ha-1.The response of nine cotton cultivars economically important in the state of Mato Grosso was evaluated in relation to the toxicity caused by reduced rates of glyphosate. The cotton cultivars used were Fabrika, Makina, ITA-90, FM 986, FM 966, Delta Opal, BRS Facual, Antares and Coodetec 407. The plants were cultivated in plastic pots filled with soil substratum and kept under greenhouse conditions. Glyphosate application was performed 20 days post emergence, at which time they presented four true leaves. Reduced rates of glyphosate, simulating drift, ranged from 270 and 540 g. A control was also used, without herbicide application to compare the effects. Weekly evaluations were accomplished up to 42 days after application (DAA. During this period, plant height was also measured. Visual symptoms began 3 DAA, with the appearance of yellow spots at the tips of the youngest leaves, followed by withering at the apex of the plants. At the rate of 270 g ha-1, these symptoms showed low intensity but at the rate of 540 g ha-1 the symptoms caused "worrisome" to "very high'' toxicity, in most of the cases. BRS Facual and FM 986 were the most susceptible. Plant height was the most affected when the lowest glyphosate dose was applied. All cultivars treated with 270 g ha-1 glyphosate rate until 42 DAA were recovered. Fabrika, Coodetec 407, BRS Facual and ITA-90 cultivars, when treated with 540 g ha-1 glyphosate were more sensitive, presenting a height reduction between 84 and 90% 42 DAA. The less sensitive cultivars at the rate of 270 g ha-1 glyphosate were not the same at the 540 g ha-1 rate.

  6. Resposta de cultivares de algodoeiro a subdoses de glyphosate / Response of cotton cultivars to reduced rates of glyphosate

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    O.M., Yamashita; S.C., Guimarães.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a resposta de nove cultivares de algodoeiro, de importância econômica no Estado do Mato Grosso, quanto à intoxicação causada por subdoses de glyphosate. Os cultivares de algodoeiro utilizados foram Fabrika, Makina, ITA-90, FM 986, FM 966, Delta Opal, BRS Facual, Antares e Coodetec 407. As [...] plantas foram cultivadas em tubetes preenchidos com substrato de solo e mantidas em casa telada, tendo recebido a aplicação do glyphosate aos 20 dias após a emergência, época em que apresentavam quatro folhas verdadeiras. As subdoses de glyphosate, simulando deriva, foram de 270 e 540 g ha-1. Também foi utilizada testemunha, sem aplicação do herbicida, para efeito de comparação. Foram realizadas avaliações semanais até 42 dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos (DAA), período em que também foi tomada a altura das plantas. Os sintomas visuais de intoxicação iniciaram-se aos 3 DAA, caracterizados pelo amarelecimento das pontas das folhas mais novas, seguido de murchamento do ápice das plantas. Na dose de 270 g ha-1 esses sintomas foram de baixa intensidade, mas a 540 g ha-1 causaram, na maioria dos casos, toxidez "preocupante" a "muito alta". Os cultivares BRS Facual e FM 986 mostraram-se os mais suscetíveis. A altura das plantas foi mais afetada quando se aplicou a menor dose de glyphosate. Houve recuperação de todos os cultivares tratados com 270 g ha-1 de glyphosate até os 42 DAA. Quando tratados com 540 g ha-1 de glyphosate, os cultivares Fabrika, Coodetec 407, BRS-Facual e ITA-90 foram mais sensíveis, apresentando redução de altura entre 84 e 90% aos 42 DAA. Os cultivares menos sensíveis na dose de 270 g ha-1 de glyphosate não foram os mesmos para a dose de 540 g ha-1. Abstract in english The response of nine cotton cultivars economically important in the state of Mato Grosso was evaluated in relation to the toxicity caused by reduced rates of glyphosate. The cotton cultivars used were Fabrika, Makina, ITA-90, FM 986, FM 966, Delta Opal, BRS Facual, Antares and Coodetec 407. The plan [...] ts were cultivated in plastic pots filled with soil substratum and kept under greenhouse conditions. Glyphosate application was performed 20 days post emergence, at which time they presented four true leaves. Reduced rates of glyphosate, simulating drift, ranged from 270 and 540 g. A control was also used, without herbicide application to compare the effects. Weekly evaluations were accomplished up to 42 days after application (DAA). During this period, plant height was also measured. Visual symptoms began 3 DAA, with the appearance of yellow spots at the tips of the youngest leaves, followed by withering at the apex of the plants. At the rate of 270 g ha-1, these symptoms showed low intensity but at the rate of 540 g ha-1 the symptoms caused "worrisome" to "very high'' toxicity, in most of the cases. BRS Facual and FM 986 were the most susceptible. Plant height was the most affected when the lowest glyphosate dose was applied. All cultivars treated with 270 g ha-1 glyphosate rate until 42 DAA were recovered. Fabrika, Coodetec 407, BRS Facual and ITA-90 cultivars, when treated with 540 g ha-1 glyphosate were more sensitive, presenting a height reduction between 84 and 90% 42 DAA. The less sensitive cultivars at the rate of 270 g ha-1 glyphosate were not the same at the 540 g ha-1 rate.

  7. Anatomia foliar de Lolium multiflorum sensível e resistente ao glyphosate Leaf anatomy of Lolium multiflorum sensitive and resistant to glyphosate

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    J. Galvani

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de contribuir para o conhecimento anatômico da espécie Lolium multiflorum e, a partir disso, observar possíveis alterações que possam elucidar o mecanismo que confere resistência ao herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, realizou-se um experimento com quatro biótipos dessa espécie com distinta sensibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate, sendo um sensível (B1S e três resistentes (B2R, B3R e B4R. As análises ocorreram a partir de secções transversais e longitudinais dos órgãos vegetativos de plantas no estádio de afilhamento. Anatomicamente, o azevém caracteriza-se por apresentar grande quantidade de estômatos e de células buliformes, bem como mesofilo homogêneo constituído apenas de células paliçádicas compactamente distribuídas. Comparativamente, não ocorrem diferenças morfológicas evidentes que possam ser usadas para diferir biótipos sensíveis de resistentes, no entanto, nota-se que biótipos resistentes, especialmente B3R e B4R, apresentaram maior densidade estomática em relação aos demais. Ainda, os biótipos resistentes apresentaram maior quantidade de espaços intercelulares no mesofilo e feixes vasculares com menor quantidade de floema em relação ao xilema, o que, por suas funções na planta, pode colaborar para a menor sensibilidade ao herbicida.This work aimed to contribute to the anatomical knowledge of the species Lolium multiflorum and to observe possible changes that may elucidate the mechanism that confers its resistance to the herbicide glyphosate. Thus, an experiment was conducted using four biotypes of this species with distinct sensitivities to the herbicide glyphosate: one susceptible (B1S and three resistant biotypes (B2R, B3R and B4R. Analyses were conducted on the transverse and longitudinal sections of the vegetative organs of the plants at the tillering stage. Anatomically, ryegrass is characterized as having a large number of stomata and buliform cells as well as homogeneous mesophylls constituted only of palisade cells compactly distributed. Comparatively, no evident morphological differences occur that can be used to distinguish sensitive from resistant biotypes; however, the resistant biotypes, especially B3R B4R, presented higher stomatal density, compared to the others. Still, the resistant biotypes had a higher amount of intercellular spaces in the mesophyll and vascular bundles with a smaller amount of phloem compared to the xylem, which, because of their functions in the plants, may contribute to the lower sensitivity to the herbicide.

  8. Anatomia foliar de Lolium multiflorum sensível e resistente ao glyphosate / Leaf anatomy of Lolium multiflorum sensitive and resistant to glyphosate

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    J., Galvani; M.A., Rizzardi; C.M., Carneiro; M.A, Bianchi.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o intuito de contribuir para o conhecimento anatômico da espécie Lolium multiflorum e, a partir disso, observar possíveis alterações que possam elucidar o mecanismo que confere resistência ao herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, realizou-se um experimento com quatro bi [...] ótipos dessa espécie com distinta sensibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate, sendo um sensível (B1S) e três resistentes (B2R, B3R e B4R). As análises ocorreram a partir de secções transversais e longitudinais dos órgãos vegetativos de plantas no estádio de afilhamento. Anatomicamente, o azevém caracteriza-se por apresentar grande quantidade de estômatos e de células buliformes, bem como mesofilo homogêneo constituído apenas de células paliçádicas compactamente distribuídas. Comparativamente, não ocorrem diferenças morfológicas evidentes que possam ser usadas para diferir biótipos sensíveis de resistentes, no entanto, nota-se que biótipos resistentes, especialmente B3R e B4R, apresentaram maior densidade estomática em relação aos demais. Ainda, os biótipos resistentes apresentaram maior quantidade de espaços intercelulares no mesofilo e feixes vasculares com menor quantidade de floema em relação ao xilema, o que, por suas funções na planta, pode colaborar para a menor sensibilidade ao herbicida. Abstract in english This work aimed to contribute to the anatomical knowledge of the species Lolium multiflorum and to observe possible changes that may elucidate the mechanism that confers its resistance to the herbicide glyphosate. Thus, an experiment was conducted using four biotypes of this species with distinct se [...] nsitivities to the herbicide glyphosate: one susceptible (B1S) and three resistant biotypes (B2R, B3R and B4R). Analyses were conducted on the transverse and longitudinal sections of the vegetative organs of the plants at the tillering stage. Anatomically, ryegrass is characterized as having a large number of stomata and buliform cells as well as homogeneous mesophylls constituted only of palisade cells compactly distributed. Comparatively, no evident morphological differences occur that can be used to distinguish sensitive from resistant biotypes; however, the resistant biotypes, especially B3R B4R, presented higher stomatal density, compared to the others. Still, the resistant biotypes had a higher amount of intercellular spaces in the mesophyll and vascular bundles with a smaller amount of phloem compared to the xylem, which, because of their functions in the plants, may contribute to the lower sensitivity to the herbicide.

  9. Influência de doses reduzidas do glyphosate no tomateiro (Lycopersicon esculentum) / Influence of reduced glyphosate rates on tomato plant (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

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    S.S., Fiqueredo; A.E., Loeck; M.D., Rosenthal; D., Agostinetto; L.C., Fontana; R.P., Rigoli.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O tomateiro (Lycopersicon esculentum) é cultivado em todas as regiões do Brasil devido à ampla utilização na culinária, tanto in natura quanto industrializado. A deriva do glyphosate vem sendo citada como um dos fatores que interferem negativamente sobre as culturas hortícolas, cultivadas nas adjacê [...] ncias das lavouras de arroz. Objetivou-se com esse verificar os efeitos de doses reduzidas do glyphosate sobre a cultura do tomateiro. O glyphosate foi aplicado a 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 e 90% da dose de 1.260 g ha-1, aos 30, 50 e 70 dias após o transplante (DAT) da cultura. As variáveis analisadas foram fitotoxicidade, altura e número de cachos florais, flores e frutos por planta. Os dados experimentais foram submetidos à análise da variância e, sendo significativos, os efeitos de época de aplicação foram comparados pelo teste de Tukey, e os efeitos do fator dose, analisados por regressão. A aplicação do glyphosate, a partir de 378 g ha-1, afetou o desenvolvimento do tomateiro, independentemente do estádio de desenvolvimento. Abstract in english Tomato plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) is grown in all regions in Brazil since it is widely used in cooking, processed or fresh. Glyphosate drift has been found rcited as one of the factors interfering negatively in vegetables cultivated in areas adjacent to rice plantations. The objective of this s [...] tudy was to evaluate the effects of reduced rates of glyphosate on tomato plants, applied at of 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90% of the commercial dose (1.260 g ha-1) 30, 50 and 70 days after transplanting (DAT) the tomato plants. The variables analyzed were: phytotoxicity, plant height, number of flowering clusters, and flower and fruits/plant. The data were submitted to analysis of variance, the Tukey test and regression. Glyphosate application at rates higher than 378 g ha-1 affected the growth of the tomato plants negatively, regardless of their development stage.

  10. Horseweed with reduced susceptibility to glyphosate found in the czech republic.

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    Chodová, Daniela; Salava, Jaroslav; Martincová, Olga; Cvikrová, Milena

    2009-08-12

    The physiological and molecular basis of apparent resistance to glyphosate in horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.) plants that had survived being sprayed with the herbicide at Prague-Bubny railway station in the Czech Republic was investigated. For the sake of comparison, plants expected to be susceptible were collected in areas where no herbicides had been used. Plants of both sets were treated, at the rosette stage (10-25 leaves, diameter of 3-5 cm), with herbicide at the rate recommended for use in the Czech Republic to control horseweed (960 g of glyphosate-IPA/ha; Roundup Klasik, Monsanto, 480 g of glyphosate-IPA ae L(-1)). Phytotoxic symptoms of the treated plants varied substantially, both between and within these sets of plants. Leaves of susceptible (S) plants wilted and turned yellow, and the plants subsequently died; leaves of plants with reduced susceptibility (RS) remained green, or new leaves were created in the center of their rosettes a few weeks after glyphosate application. There were no significant differences in the accumulation of shikimate between S and RS plants 3 days after treatment (DAT). However, the time course of changes in shikimic acid contents differed between the two biotypes; from 3 to 10 DAT, they decreased more than 4-fold in RS plants, while in S plants, they increased (3-fold, on average) from 3 to 7 DAT. A conserved region of the epsps gene, in which mutations are known to confer resistance in several plant species, was amplified from samples of both S and RS plants and sequenced, but no changes in the encoded amino acid sequence were found, indicating that mutations at another epsps site were responsible for the observed resistance, or that the mechanism may be at least partially non-target-based. Our results suggest that the reduced susceptibility to glyphosate may be due to impaired herbicide translocation, as previously found in studies of horseweed in the United States. PMID:19722578

  11. Resposta de cultivares de algodoeiro a subdoses de glyphosate Response of cotton cultivars to reduced rates of glyphosate

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    Yamashita, O. M.; Guimara?es, S. C.

    2005-01-01

    Avaliou-se a resposta de nove cultivares de algodoeiro, de importância econômica no Estado do Mato Grosso, quanto à intoxicação causada por subdoses de glyphosate. Os cultivares de algodoeiro utilizados foram Fabrika, Makina, ITA-90, FM 986, FM 966, Delta Opal, BRS Facual, Antares e Coodetec 407. As plantas foram cultivadas em tubetes preenchidos com substrato de solo e mantidas em casa telada, tendo recebido a aplicação do glyphosate aos 20 dias após a emergência, época em que apre...

  12. Qualidade de sementes de algodão provenientes de plantas tratadas com doses reduzidas de glyphosate Quality of cotton seeds from plants submitted to reduced rates of glyphosate

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    O.M. Yamashita

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a influência do tratamento de plantas de algodoeiro com doses reduzidas de glyphosate, simulando deriva, na qualidade das sementes produzidas. Plantas dos cultivares ITA-90 e BRS-Facual foram tratadas em dois diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento (quatro e dez folhas com as doses de 0, 180 e 360 g ha-1 de glyphosate. Avaliaram-se o rendimento de algodão em caroço, a qualidade das sementes, através de massa de 100 sementes, a porcentagem de emergência e a massa seca de plântulas emersas. Houve redução no rendimento de algodão em caroço em todos os tratamentos, exceto em plantas mais velhas tratadas com 180 g ha-1, sem afetar a qualidade das sementes.This work aimed to evaluate the influence of cotton plant treatment using reduced rates of glyphosate, simulating drift, on the quality of the seeds produced. The plants of the ITA-90 and BRS-Facual cultivars were treated at two different development stages (4 and 10 leaves with glyphosate in the doses of 0; 180 and 360 g ha-1 ea. Cotton crop yield was evaluated. The material was seeded and seed quality evaluated, through mass of 100 seeds, emergence percentage and mass of plantules. There was a reduction in cotton production in the treatments, except in older plants treated with 180 g ha-1. No significant difference in plantule emergence was found in the different treatments.

  13. Efeito de doses reduzidas de glyphosate e paraquat simulando deriva na cultura do milho Effect of reduced rates of glyphosate and paraquat simulating drift in corn crop

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    P.C. Magalhães

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available A aplicação de herbicidas, seja para a dissecação de culturas ou para o controle de plantas daninhas, vem crescendo, devido a expansão da fronteira agrícola brasileira. Esse fato aumenta os riscos de ocorrência de deriva acidental em culturas vizinhas suscetíveis. As perdas em produtividade são desconhecidas em muitas situações de ocorrência de deriva de herbicidas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a possível toxicidade causada pela deriva de doses reduzidas de dois herbicidas (glyphosate e paraquat no período inicial de desenvolvimento da cultura do milho. Foram utilizadas cinco doses simulando deriva - 2, 4, 6, 8 e 12% da dose recomendada (1.440 g ha-1 de glyphosate e 400 g ha-1 de paraquat - sobre o cultivar de milho híbrido triplo BRS 3123. No florescimento, foram avaliados altura da planta, área foliar, peso da matéria seca, teor de clorofila e sintomas visuais de injúria. Na colheita, avaliaram-se estande final, peso de espigas, peso de 1.000 grãos e produção de grãos. A altura das plantas, a área foliar e o peso da matéria seca não foram afetados pelo efeito das derivas nos dois anos agrícolas (1996/97 e 1997/98, exceto pela área foliar, que em 1997/98 sofreu redução, sobretudo no tratamento com 12% da dose normal de glyphosate. De maneira geral, os resultados obtidos para as demais características foram semelhantes nos dois anos de condução do ensaio. O teor de clorofila nas folhas e o estande final não foram afetados pelas doses reduzidas. O grau de toxicidade, avaliado por meio de plantas injuriadas pela deriva, aos 7, 14 e 21 dias após a aplicação dos herbicidas, apresentou diferenças significativas. Os maiores danos foram observados com a maior subdose simulando deriva dos herbicidas. O peso de 1.000 grãos não foi afetado, ao passo que a produção de espigas e de grãos foi severamente prejudicada. Observou-se que a deriva simulada dos herbicidas em altas concentrações afetou o desenvolvimento das plantas e reduziu a produção de grãos. Já a aplicação em baixas concentrações (2 a 4% não afetou o desenvolvimento das plantas nem tampouco a produtividade.Herbicide application has increased considerably in the Brazilian agriculture over the last years, either for weed management or crop desiccation. The intensive use of herbicide shas brought risks of drift in sensitive neighbor crops. Drift effects on crops susceptible to herbicides is not well quantified in several situations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the injuries caused by simulated herbicide drift on the initial phase of growth of the maize crop. Two herbicides with five concentrations of simulated drift were used: 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12% of the recommended rate (1,440 g ha-1 of glyphosate and 400 g ha-1 of paraquat, sprayed over the top foliage of the maize triple hybrid BRS 3123. Plant height, leaf area, dry weight, leaf chlorophyll content and visual symptoms of injury were evaluated at flowering time. Final stand, ear weight, 1,000 grains weight and grain production. Plant height, leaf area, leaf chlorophyll content and dry weight were not affected by simulated drifts in both years (1996/97 and 1997/98, except the leaf area in 1997/98, which had a reduction especially in the treatment where 12% of the glyphosate rate was used. In general, the results for the other traits were similar in both years in which the trials were carried out. At harvesting time, final stand and weight of 1,000 grains were not affected by simulated drifts, whereas ear weight and grain production were severely affected. The degree of visual injuries evaluated through percentage of plants injured by drift at 7, 14 and 21 days after herbicide application showed significant differences. The major damages were observed with the greater dosage of simulated drift. Weight of 1,000 grains was not affected, whereas ears and grain production were severely affected. Herbicide drift in high concentrations affected the plant development and reduced grain production while application of glyphosate and paraqu

  14. Resposta de varjão (Parkia multijuga) a subdoses de glyphosate / Response of varjão (Parkia multijuga) seedlings to reduced glyphosate rates

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    O.M., Yamashita; R.G., Vieira; A., Santi; R.M., Rondon Neto; S.E., Alberguini.

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    Full Text Available O consumo de madeira no Brasil e no mundo apresenta demanda crescente. Em confronto com a pressão ambientalista de manutenção das florestas nativas, há necessidade de se estabelecerem áreas de reflorestamento para suprir o aumento da demanda de madeira, com a utilização de formas de manejo e tratos [...] culturais que permitam o pleno crescimento das essências florestais. Um dos principais problemas do manejo de reflorestamento é a interferência das plantas daninhas após o plantio das mudas no campo, sendo o uso de herbicidas a principal forma de manejo. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência de doses crescentes de glyphosate em mudas de varjão em condições de ambiente protegido. Foram avaliadas as doses de 0, 90, 180, 360 e 720 g ha-1 de glyphosate em plantas com quatro meses de idade, observando a intoxicação das plantas, altura, diâmetro do caule e número de folhas. O varjão, nas condições do experimento, apresentou tolerância e recuperação ao glyphosate até a dose de 360 g ha-1. Doses superiores a esta retardaram o crescimento da planta. O prejuízo causado pela deriva de glyphosate nessas plantas foi diretamente proporcional ao aumento da dose. Os sintomas evoluíram para queda de folhas, comprometendo o crescimento das plantas. Abstract in english Wood consumption has significantly increased in Brazil and worldwide.The environmental pressure to preserve native forest led to the need to establish reforestation areas to meet the increasing wood demand by applying cultural practices and management allowing a total growth of forest trees. One of [...] the main problems in reforestation management is weed competition after seedling planting, with herbicide use being the main form of management. The objective of this work was to evaluate the phytotoxic effect of increasing rates of glyphosate on Varjão seedlings, under greenhouse conditions. Concentrations of 90, 180, 360 and 720 g ha-1 of glyphosate were evaluated in four-month-old plants by observing plant toxicity, plant height, stem diameter, and leaf number. A control was also used without herbicide application to compare the effects. Under the conditions of this experiment, Varjão presented tolerance to and ability to recover from glyphosate up to the rate of 360 g ha-1. Higher rates delayed plant development. The damage caused by glyphosate drift in these plants was directly proportional to rate increase. The symptoms included leaf fall, compromising plant growth.

  15. Resposta de varjão (Parkia multijuga a subdoses de glyphosate Response of varjão (Parkia multijuga seedlings to reduced glyphosate rates

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    Full Text Available O consumo de madeira no Brasil e no mundo apresenta demanda crescente. Em confronto com a pressão ambientalista de manutenção das florestas nativas, há necessidade de se estabelecerem áreas de reflorestamento para suprir o aumento da demanda de madeira, com a utilização de formas de manejo e tratos culturais que permitam o pleno crescimento das essências florestais. Um dos principais problemas do manejo de reflorestamento é a interferência das plantas daninhas após o plantio das mudas no campo, sendo o uso de herbicidas a principal forma de manejo. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência de doses crescentes de glyphosate em mudas de varjão em condições de ambiente protegido. Foram avaliadas as doses de 0, 90, 180, 360 e 720 g ha-1 de glyphosate em plantas com quatro meses de idade, observando a intoxicação das plantas, altura, diâmetro do caule e número de folhas. O varjão, nas condições do experimento, apresentou tolerância e recuperação ao glyphosate até a dose de 360 g ha-1. Doses superiores a esta retardaram o crescimento da planta. O prejuízo causado pela deriva de glyphosate nessas plantas foi diretamente proporcional ao aumento da dose. Os sintomas evoluíram para queda de folhas, comprometendo o crescimento das plantas.Wood consumption has significantly increased in Brazil and worldwide.The environmental pressure to preserve native forest led to the need to establish reforestation areas to meet the increasing wood demand by applying cultural practices and management allowing a total growth of forest trees. One of the main problems in reforestation management is weed competition after seedling planting, with herbicide use being the main form of management. The objective of this work was to evaluate the phytotoxic effect of increasing rates of glyphosate on Varjão seedlings, under greenhouse conditions. Concentrations of 90, 180, 360 and 720 g ha-1 of glyphosate were evaluated in four-month-old plants by observing plant toxicity, plant height, stem diameter, and leaf number. A control was also used without herbicide application to compare the effects. Under the conditions of this experiment, Varjão presented tolerance to and ability to recover from glyphosate up to the rate of 360 g ha-1. Higher rates delayed plant development. The damage caused by glyphosate drift in these plants was directly proportional to rate increase. The symptoms included leaf fall, compromising plant growth.

  16. Target site mutation and reduced translocation are present in a glyphosate-resistant Lolium multiflorum Lam. biotype from Spain.

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    González-Torralva, Fidel; Gil-Humanes, Javier; Barro, Francisco; Brants, Ivo; De Prado, Rafael

    2012-09-01

    The resistance mechanism of a glyphosate-resistant Lolium multiflorum Lam. biotype collected in Córdoba (Southern Spain) was examined. Resistance Factor values at three different growth stages ranged between 4.77 and 4.91. At 96 hours after treatment (HAT) the S biotype had accumulated seven times more shikimic acid than the R biotype. There were significant differences in translocation of (14)C-glyphosate between biotypes, i.e. at 96 HAT, the R biotype accumulated in the treated leaf more than 70% of the absorbed herbicide, in comparison with 59.21% of the S biotype; the R biotype translocated only 14.79% of the absorbed (14)C-glyphosate to roots, while in the S population this value was 24.79%. Visualization of (14)C-glyphosate by phosphor imaging showed a reduced distribution in the R biotype compared with the S. Glyphosate metabolism was not involved in the resistance mechanism due to both biotypes showing similar values of glyphosate at 96 HAT. Comparison of the EPSPS gene sequences between biotypes indicated that the R biotype has a proline 182 to serine amino acid substitution. In short, the resistance mechanism of the L. multiflorum Lam. biotype is due to an impaired translocation of the herbicide and an altered target site. PMID:22771431

  17. TREATABILITY STUDIES OF PESTICIDE MANUFACTURING WASTEWATERS: GLYPHOSATE

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    The report gives results of subjecting various combinations of glyphosate production wastestreams to biological treatment following lime-pretreatment to reduce high levels of glyphosate. Bench-scale biological treatment demonstrated that glyphosate did not appear to interfere wit...

  18. Aspectos morfofisiológicos de biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) sensíveis e resistentes ao glyphosate / Morphophysiological aspects of ryegrass biotypes (Lolium multiflorum) sensitive and resistant to glyphosate

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    J, Galvan; M.A, Rizzardi; S, Scheffer-Basso.

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    Full Text Available O azevém é uma gramínea com elevado potencial de infestação em lavouras e pomares, e seu controle com glyphosate tem sido limitado devido à existência de biótipos resistentes a esse herbicida. Objetivou-se comparar quatro biótipos de azevém coletados em diferentes regiões do Rio Grande do Sul, com o [...] intuito de testar a hipótese de que aspectos morfofisiológicos e fenológicos estejam vinculados à resistência. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, onde um biótipo suscetível (B1S, Passo Fundo) e três resistentes ao glyphosate (B2R, Santa Maria; B3R, Júlio de Castilhos; e B4R, Vacaria) foram colhidos aos 126, 147, 168 e 189 dias de idade. O biótipo B1S mostrou 21 dias de antecipação no florescimento em relação aos demais biótipos. O biótipo B4R produziu significativamente mais folhas (43 por planta), afilhos (14 por planta), espigas (14 por planta), sementes (3.484 por planta) e matéria seca total (raízes + parte aérea = 13,8 g por planta). Conclui-se que biótipos sensíveis não podem ser diferidos de biótipos resistentes apenas por aspectos morfológicos relacionados ao vigor. Abstract in english Ryegrass has a high potential for infestation in crops and orchads and its control with glyphosate has been limited due to the existence of herbicide-resistant biotypes. The objective of this work was to compare four ryegrass biotypes collected from different regions in the state of Rio Grande do Su [...] l, Brazil, to test the hypothesis that morphophysiological aspects and phenology are linked to resistance. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse, where four biotypes, one susceptible (B1S, Passo Fundo) and three resistant to glyphosate (B2R, Santa Maria; B3R, Julio de Castillos; B4R, Vacaria) were collected at 126, 147, 168 and 189 days of age. Biotype B1S showed 21 days in advance of flowering in relation to the other biotypes. Biotype B4R produced significantly more leaves (43 per plant), tillers (14 per plant), ears (14 per plant), seeds (3484 per plant) and total dry matter (roots + shoot = 13.8 g per plant). It is concluded that sensitive biotypes cannot be distinguished from the resistant ones only by morphological aspects related to vigor.

  19. Aspectos morfofisiológicos de biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum sensíveis e resistentes ao glyphosate Morphophysiological aspects of ryegrass biotypes (Lolium multiflorum sensitive and resistant to glyphosate

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    J Galvan

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    Full Text Available O azevém é uma gramínea com elevado potencial de infestação em lavouras e pomares, e seu controle com glyphosate tem sido limitado devido à existência de biótipos resistentes a esse herbicida. Objetivou-se comparar quatro biótipos de azevém coletados em diferentes regiões do Rio Grande do Sul, com o intuito de testar a hipótese de que aspectos morfofisiológicos e fenológicos estejam vinculados à resistência. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, onde um biótipo suscetível (B1S, Passo Fundo e três resistentes ao glyphosate (B2R, Santa Maria; B3R, Júlio de Castilhos; e B4R, Vacaria foram colhidos aos 126, 147, 168 e 189 dias de idade. O biótipo B1S mostrou 21 dias de antecipação no florescimento em relação aos demais biótipos. O biótipo B4R produziu significativamente mais folhas (43 por planta, afilhos (14 por planta, espigas (14 por planta, sementes (3.484 por planta e matéria seca total (raízes + parte aérea = 13,8 g por planta. Conclui-se que biótipos sensíveis não podem ser diferidos de biótipos resistentes apenas por aspectos morfológicos relacionados ao vigor.Ryegrass has a high potential for infestation in crops and orchads and its control with glyphosate has been limited due to the existence of herbicide-resistant biotypes. The objective of this work was to compare four ryegrass biotypes collected from different regions in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to test the hypothesis that morphophysiological aspects and phenology are linked to resistance. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse, where four biotypes, one susceptible (B1S, Passo Fundo and three resistant to glyphosate (B2R, Santa Maria; B3R, Julio de Castillos; B4R, Vacaria were collected at 126, 147, 168 and 189 days of age. Biotype B1S showed 21 days in advance of flowering in relation to the other biotypes. Biotype B4R produced significantly more leaves (43 per plant, tillers (14 per plant, ears (14 per plant, seeds (3484 per plant and total dry matter (roots + shoot = 13.8 g per plant. It is concluded that sensitive biotypes cannot be distinguished from the resistant ones only by morphological aspects related to vigor.

  20. Sensitivity of imidazolinone-resistant red rice (Oryza sativa L.) to glyphosate and glufosinate / Sensibilidade de arroz-vermelho (Oryza sativa L.) resistente às imidazolinonas, aos herbicidas glyphosate e glufosinate

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    Guilherme Vestena, Cassol; Luis Antonio de, Avila; Carla Rejane, Zemolin; Andrey, Piveta; Dirceu, Agostinetto; Aldo, Merotto Júnior.

    Full Text Available Curvas de dose-resposta foram conduzidas para avaliar a sensibilidade de arroz-vermelho resistente às imidazolinonas para herbicidas não-seletivos, comumente utilizados em áreas de rotação soja-arroz irrigado no Rio Grande do Sul. Dois biótipos de arroz-vermelho, previamente identificados como susce [...] tível e resistente às imidazolinonas, foram aspergidos com imazapyr+imazapic, glyphosate e glufosinate sob nove concentrações herbicidas. Utilizou-se análise de regressão não linear do tipo log-logística para estimar a concentração herbicida que proporcionou 50% de controle e redução na massa de matéria seca da parte aérea (GR50) de arroz-vermelho. O biótipo de arroz-vermelho resistente às imidazolinonas demonstrou maior GR50, quando comparado ao biótipo suscetível para imazapyr+imazapic. Valores similares de GR50 foram observados para ambos os biótipos tratados com glyphosate e glufosinate. Esses resultados indicam que os herbicidas glyphosate e glufosinate controlam efetivamente biótipos de arroz-vermelho resistente às imidazolinonas em doses recomendadas para controlar biótipos suscetíveis às imidazolinonas. No entanto, práticas integradas de manejo devem ser utilizadas para retardar a evolução da resistência de arroz-vermelho aos herbicidas glyphosate e glufosinate na rotação soja-arroz irrigado Abstract in english Dose-response experiments were carried out to evaluate the sensitivity of imidazolinone-resistant red rice to nonselective herbicides currently used in rice-soybean rotation in Rio Grande do Sul. Two red rice biotypes previously identified as resistant and susceptible to the imidazolinone herbicides [...] were treated with imazapic plus imazapic, glyphosate and glufosinate under nine herbicide rates. A non-linear log-logistic analysis was used to estimate the herbicide rate that provided 50% red rice control and dry weight reduction (GR50). Imidazolinone-resistant red rice exhibited greater GR50 values than imidazolinone-susceptible biotype for imazapyr plus imazapic. In contrast, both imidazolinone-resistant and susceptible red rice showed similar GR50 values for glyphosate and glufosinate. These results indicate that glyphosate and glufosinate effectively control imidazolinone-resistant red rice at similar herbicide rates used to control imidazolinone-susceptible; however, integrated weed management practices must be adopted in rice-soybean rotation to delay resistance evolution of red rice populations to glyphosate and glufosinate

  1. Nitrogen Metabolism and Seed Composition as Influenced by Glyphosate Application in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean

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    Our previous research demonstrated that glyphosate drift affected nitrogen fixation and nitrogen assimilation in glyphosate-sensitive soybean at early growth stage. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of glyphosate application (Gly) of 1.12 kg ae ha-1 and 3.36 kg ae ka...

  2. Variabilidade genética e sensibilidade de acessos de Pistia stratiotes ao herbicida glyphosate Genetic variability and sensitivity of Pistia stratiotes accesses to glyphosate

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    E.A.S. Cícero; R.A Pitelli; J.A.D. Sena; A.S. Ferraudo

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    A alface-d'água (Pistia stratiotes) é uma das principais entre as macrófitas aquáticas que causam problemas em corpos hídricos no Brasil e são consideradas como plantas daninhas. O presente trabalho foi realizado com os objetivos de conhecer melhor a variabilidade genética dessa macrófita e relacionar essa variabilidade com a resposta à aplicação do herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, foram coletados indivíduos em 12 corpos hídricos em diferentes cidades do território nacional (Ame...

  3. Root-Zone Glyphosate Exposure Adversely Affects Two Ditch Species

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    Full Text Available Glyphosate, one of the most applied herbicides globally, has been extensively studied for its effects on non-target organisms. In the field, following precipitation, glyphosate runs off into agricultural ditches where it infiltrates into the soil and thus may encounter the roots of vegetation. These edge-of-field ditches share many characteristics with wetlands, including the ability to reduce loads of anthropogenic chemicals through uptake, transformation, and retention. Different species within the ditches may have a differential sensitivity to exposure of the root zone to glyphosate, contributing to patterns of abundance of ruderal species. The present laboratory experiment investigated whether two species commonly found in agricultural ditches in southcentral United States were affected by root zone glyphosate in a dose-dependent manner, with the objective of identifying a sublethal concentration threshold. The root zone of individuals of Polygonum hydropiperoides and Panicum hemitomon were exposed to four concentrations of glyphosate. Leaf chlorophyll content was measured, and the ratio of aboveground biomass to belowground biomass and survival were quantified. The findings from this study showed that root zone glyphosate exposure negatively affected both species including dose-dependent reductions in chlorophyll content. P. hydropiperdoides showed the greatest negative response, with decreased belowground biomass allocation and total mortality at the highest concentrations tested.

  4. Root-zone glyphosate exposure adversely affects two ditch species.

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    Saunders, Lyndsay E; Koontz, Melissa B; Pezeshki, Reza

    2013-01-01

    Glyphosate, one of the most applied herbicides globally, has been extensively studied for its effects on non-target organisms. In the field, following precipitation, glyphosate runs off into agricultural ditches where it infiltrates into the soil and thus may encounter the roots of vegetation. These edge-of-field ditches share many characteristics with wetlands, including the ability to reduce loads of anthropogenic chemicals through uptake, transformation, and retention. Different species within the ditches may have a differential sensitivity to exposure of the root zone to glyphosate, contributing to patterns of abundance of ruderal species. The present laboratory experiment investigated whether two species commonly found in agricultural ditches in southcentral United States were affected by root zone glyphosate in a dose-dependent manner, with the objective of identifying a sublethal concentration threshold. The root zone of individuals of Polygonum hydropiperoides and Panicum hemitomon were exposed to four concentrations of glyphosate. Leaf chlorophyll content was measured, and the ratio of aboveground biomass to belowground biomass and survival were quantified. The findings from this study showed that root zone glyphosate exposure negatively affected both species including dose-dependent reductions in chlorophyll content. P. hydropiperdoides showed the greatest negative response, with decreased belowground biomass allocation and total mortality at the highest concentrations tested. PMID:24833234

  5. Variabilidade genética e sensibilidade de acessos de Pistia stratiotes ao herbicida glyphosate Genetic variability and sensitivity of Pistia stratiotes accesses to glyphosate

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    Full Text Available A alface-d'água (Pistia stratiotes é uma das principais entre as macrófitas aquáticas que causam problemas em corpos hídricos no Brasil e são consideradas como plantas daninhas. O presente trabalho foi realizado com os objetivos de conhecer melhor a variabilidade genética dessa macrófita e relacionar essa variabilidade com a resposta à aplicação do herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, foram coletados indivíduos em 12 corpos hídricos em diferentes cidades do território nacional (Americana, Cambaratiba, Curitiba, Itapura, Jaboticabal, Lagoa Santa, Piraí, Rio Grande, Rubinéia, Salto Grande, Santa Gertrudes e Três Lagoas. Os acessos foram caracterizados pelo uso de marcadores RAPD (DNA Polimórfico Amplificado ao Acaso, que permitiram, com o auxílio de iniciadores aleatórios, a caracterização dos locos polimórficos identificados por uma matriz de ausência e presença de bandas. Utilizando essa matriz, a análise de agrupamento permitiu nítida classificação dos acessos em três grupos com diferenças genéticas entre eles. Um ensaio de controle químico, com plantas mantidas em vasos plásticos (5 L e pulverizadas com o herbicida glyphosate nas concentrações de 0,0, 0,6, 1,2, 1,8 e 2,4 kg ha-1, identificou, utilizando avaliações aos 7, 14 e 21 dias após aplicação, que as duas maiores doses promoveram melhor efeito herbicida. Foi verificado também que os acessos de Curitiba e Cambaratiba apresentaram menor suscetibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate. Não houve correspondência entre a estrutura de grupos dos acessos pela análise multivariada de agrupamento com a técnica RAPD e a suscetibilidade da alface-d'água ao glyphosate.Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes is one the most important macrophytes, classified as weed and causing serious problems in watercourses in Brazil. The aim of this research was to evaluate the genetic variability of water lettuce and its relationship with this plant's susceptibility to glyphosate. Plant samples were collected in 12 water bodies in different regions in Brazil (Americana-AMC, Cambaratiba-CBT, Curitiba-CRB, Itapura-ITP, Jaboticabal-JBT, Lagoa Santa-LST, Piraí-PRI, Rio Grande-RGD, Rubinéia-RBN, Salto Grande-SGD, Santa Gertrudes-SGT and Três Lagoas-TLG. The accesses were characterized by the use of RAPD markers (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA, whose unspecific starters allowed the analysis of polymorphic loci, which evidenced the distribution of the accesses into two groups, with high genetic similarity inside the sub-groups, but with high genetic divergence between them. The use of the RAPD technique evidenced the existence of genetic differences between the accesses. Plants growing in plastic pots (5 L were sprayed with glyphosate at the concentrations of 0.0, 0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4 kg ha-1. Herbicide effects were evaluated on the 7th, 14th, and 21st days after application (DAA with control note attributions (0% without control and 100% leading to the complete death of the plants. No correspondence was observed between the structure of the access groups by the grouping multi-varied analysis using the RAPD technique and water lettuce susceptibility to glyphosate.

  6. Variabilidade genética e sensibilidade de acessos de Pistia stratiotes ao herbicida glyphosate / Genetic variability and sensitivity of Pistia stratiotes accesses to glyphosate

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    E.A.S., Cícero; R.A., Pitelli; J.A.D., Sena; A.S., Ferraudo.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A alface-d'água (Pistia stratiotes) é uma das principais entre as macrófitas aquáticas que causam problemas em corpos hídricos no Brasil e são consideradas como plantas daninhas. O presente trabalho foi realizado com os objetivos de conhecer melhor a variabilidade genética dessa macrófita e relacion [...] ar essa variabilidade com a resposta à aplicação do herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, foram coletados indivíduos em 12 corpos hídricos em diferentes cidades do território nacional (Americana, Cambaratiba, Curitiba, Itapura, Jaboticabal, Lagoa Santa, Piraí, Rio Grande, Rubinéia, Salto Grande, Santa Gertrudes e Três Lagoas). Os acessos foram caracterizados pelo uso de marcadores RAPD (DNA Polimórfico Amplificado ao Acaso), que permitiram, com o auxílio de iniciadores aleatórios, a caracterização dos locos polimórficos identificados por uma matriz de ausência e presença de bandas. Utilizando essa matriz, a análise de agrupamento permitiu nítida classificação dos acessos em três grupos com diferenças genéticas entre eles. Um ensaio de controle químico, com plantas mantidas em vasos plásticos (5 L) e pulverizadas com o herbicida glyphosate nas concentrações de 0,0, 0,6, 1,2, 1,8 e 2,4 kg ha-1, identificou, utilizando avaliações aos 7, 14 e 21 dias após aplicação, que as duas maiores doses promoveram melhor efeito herbicida. Foi verificado também que os acessos de Curitiba e Cambaratiba apresentaram menor suscetibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate. Não houve correspondência entre a estrutura de grupos dos acessos pela análise multivariada de agrupamento com a técnica RAPD e a suscetibilidade da alface-d'água ao glyphosate. Abstract in english Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) is one the most important macrophytes, classified as weed and causing serious problems in watercourses in Brazil. The aim of this research was to evaluate the genetic variability of water lettuce and its relationship with this plant's susceptibility to glyphosate. P [...] lant samples were collected in 12 water bodies in different regions in Brazil (Americana-AMC, Cambaratiba-CBT, Curitiba-CRB, Itapura-ITP, Jaboticabal-JBT, Lagoa Santa-LST, Piraí-PRI, Rio Grande-RGD, Rubinéia-RBN, Salto Grande-SGD, Santa Gertrudes-SGT and Três Lagoas-TLG). The accesses were characterized by the use of RAPD markers (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA), whose unspecific starters allowed the analysis of polymorphic loci, which evidenced the distribution of the accesses into two groups, with high genetic similarity inside the sub-groups, but with high genetic divergence between them. The use of the RAPD technique evidenced the existence of genetic differences between the accesses. Plants growing in plastic pots (5 L) were sprayed with glyphosate at the concentrations of 0.0, 0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4 kg ha-1. Herbicide effects were evaluated on the 7th, 14th, and 21st days after application (DAA) with control note attributions (0% without control and 100% leading to the complete death of the plants). No correspondence was observed between the structure of the access groups by the grouping multi-varied analysis using the RAPD technique and water lettuce susceptibility to glyphosate.

  7. Evaluation of 2,4-D Amine, Glyphosate, 2,4-D Amine plus Glyphosate DMA and 2,4-D Choline/Glyphosate DMA for Their Efficacy on Glyphosate Susceptible and Resistant Canada Fleabane Populations

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    Laura Ford; Nader Soltani; Robinson, Darren E.; Robert E. Nurse; Allan McFadden; Peter H. Sikkema

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    The 2,4-D choline/glyphosate DMA formulation has reduced drift and volatility compared to the amine or ester formulation of 2,4-D and therefore is advantageous compared to a tank mix of 2,4-D amine or ester with glyphosate. The objective of this research was to compare the control of glyphosate susceptible and glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane with 2,4-D choline/glyphosate DMA with 2,4-D amine, glyphosate, and a tank mix of 2,4-D amine and glyphosate. Ten rates of 2,...

  8. Fluorescence enhancement of CdTe/CdS quantum dots by coupling of glyphosate and its application for sensitive detection of copper ion

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    Graphical abstract: Glyphosate (Glyp) had been used to modify the surface of CdTe/CdS QDs, resulting in the enhancement of fluorescence intensity. The Glyp-functionalized QDs fluorescent probe offers good sensitivity and selectivity for detecting Cu2+ based on the fluorescence quenching. Highlights: ? Water soluble CdTe/CdS quantum dots capped with glyphosate were firstly synthesized. ? The fluorescence of the Glyp-functionalized QDs was quenched by copper ion. ? A new fluorescent sensor for copper ion was developed based on the prepared QDs. ? The sensor exhibited high sensitivity and good selectivity for copper ion. - Abstract: A novel fluorescent probe for Cu2+ determination based on the fluorescence quenching of glyphosate (Glyp)-functionalized quantum dots (QDs) was firstly reported. Glyp had been used to modify the surface of QDs to form Glyp-functionalized QDs following the capping of thioglycolic acid on the core–shell CdTe/CdS QDs. Under the optimal conditions, the response was linearly proportional to the concentration of Cu2+ between 2.4 × 10?2 ?g mL?1 and 28 ?g mL?1, with a detection limit of 1.3 × 10?3 ?g mL?1 (3?). The Glyp-functionalized QDs fluorescent probe offers good sensitivity and selectivity for detecting Cu2+. The fluorescent probe was successfully used for the determination of Cu2+ in environmental samples. Thetal samples. The mechanism of reaction was also discussed.

  9. Fluorescence enhancement of CdTe/CdS quantum dots by coupling of glyphosate and its application for sensitive detection of copper ion

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    Liu Zhengqing; Liu Shaopu; Yin Pengfei [Key Laboratory on Luminescence and Real-Time Analysis, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China); He Youqiu, E-mail: heyq@swu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory on Luminescence and Real-Time Analysis, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715 (China)

    2012-10-01

    Graphical abstract: Glyphosate (Glyp) had been used to modify the surface of CdTe/CdS QDs, resulting in the enhancement of fluorescence intensity. The Glyp-functionalized QDs fluorescent probe offers good sensitivity and selectivity for detecting Cu{sup 2+} based on the fluorescence quenching. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Water soluble CdTe/CdS quantum dots capped with glyphosate were firstly synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The fluorescence of the Glyp-functionalized QDs was quenched by copper ion. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A new fluorescent sensor for copper ion was developed based on the prepared QDs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The sensor exhibited high sensitivity and good selectivity for copper ion. - Abstract: A novel fluorescent probe for Cu{sup 2+} determination based on the fluorescence quenching of glyphosate (Glyp)-functionalized quantum dots (QDs) was firstly reported. Glyp had been used to modify the surface of QDs to form Glyp-functionalized QDs following the capping of thioglycolic acid on the core-shell CdTe/CdS QDs. Under the optimal conditions, the response was linearly proportional to the concentration of Cu{sup 2+} between 2.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -2} {mu}g mL{sup -1} and 28 {mu}g mL{sup -1}, with a detection limit of 1.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} {mu}g mL{sup -1} (3{delta}). The Glyp-functionalized QDs fluorescent probe offers good sensitivity and selectivity for detecting Cu{sup 2+}. The fluorescent probe was successfully used for the determination of Cu{sup 2+} in environmental samples. The mechanism of reaction was also discussed.

  10. DRIFT RETARDING ADJUVANTS WITH GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE

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    The volume of fine, highly driftable spray droplets (glyphosate herbicide (0.56 kg ai in 94 L of water/ha and 276 kPa pressure) was 53% for glyphosate alone and reduced by 11 to 42% with the addition of eight drift retarding compounds. At 2 weeks after treatment in the field, gl...

  11. Water use efficiency and photosynthesis of glyphosate-resistant soybean as affected by glyphosate

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    Previous studies comparing cultivars of different maturity groups in different soils demonstrated that early maturity group cultivars were more sensitive to glyphosate injury than those of other maturity groups. In this work, we evaluated the effect of increasing rates of glyphosate on water absorpt...

  12. Acute stress selectively reduces reward sensitivity

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    Full Text Available Stress may promote the onset of psychopathology by disrupting reward processing. However, the extent to which stress impairs reward processing, rather than incentive processing more generally, is unclear. To evaluate the specificity of stress-induced reward processing disruption, 100 psychiatrically healthy females were administered a probabilistic stimulus selection task enabling comparison of sensitivity to reward-driven (Go and punishment-driven (NoGo learning under either ‘no stress’ or ‘stress’ (threat-of-shock conditions. Cortisol samples and self-report measures were collected. Contrary to hypotheses, the groups did not differ significantly in task performance or cortisol reactivity. However, further analyses focusing only on individuals under ‘stress’ who were high responders with regard to both cortisol reactivity and self-reported negative affect revealed reduced reward sensitivity relative to individuals tested in the ‘no stress’ condition; importantly, these deficits were reward-specific. Overall, findings provide preliminary evidence that stress-reactive individuals show diminished sensitivity to reward but not punishment under stress. While such results highlight the possibility that stress-induced anhedonia might be an important mechanism linking stress to affective disorders, future studies are necessary to confirm this conjecture.

  13. Glyphosate effects on the gene expression of the apical bud in soybean (Glycine max).

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    Jiang, Ling-Xue; Jin, Long-Guo; Guo, Yong; Tao, Bo; Qiu, Li-Juan

    2013-08-01

    Glyphosate is a broad spectrum, non-selective herbicide which has been widely used for weed control. Much work has focused on elucidating the high accumulation of glyphosate in shoot apical bud (shoot apex). However, to date little is known about the molecular mechanisms of the sensitivity of shoot apical bud to glyphosate. Global gene expression profiling of the soybean apical bud response to glyphosate treatment was performed in this study. The results revealed that the glyphosate inhibited tryptophan biosynthesis of the shikimic acid pathway in the soybean apical bud, which was the target site of glyphosate. Glyphosate inhibited the expression of most of the target herbicide site genes. The promoter sequence analysis of key target genes revealed that light responsive elements were important regulators in glyphosate induction. These results will facilitate further studies of cloning genes and molecular mechanisms of glyphosate on soybean shoot apical bud. PMID:23845904

  14. Efecto del glifosato sobre el crecimiento y acumulación de azúcares libres en dos biotipos de lolium perenne de distinta sensibilidad al herbicida / Glyphosate effects on the growth and free sugar accumulation of two lolium perenn e biotypes with different herbicide sensitivity

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    M., Yanniccari; C., Istilart; D.O., Giménez; H., Acciaresi; A.M, Castro.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El movimiento sistémico del glifosato está determinado por el transporte de fotoasimilados. A su vez, la capacidad de un destino de consumir los asimilados está condicionada por su actividad metabólica. Pese a su importancia, la relación entre el glifosato y la síntesis de azúcares en hojas fuente h [...] a sido poco abordada. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar los efectos del glifosato sobre el crecimiento y la acumulación de azúcares libres en dos biotipos de Lolium perenne de baja y alta sensibilidad al herbicida. Se trabajó con clones de ambos tipos de plantas, en macollaje, tratados con 1.440 g e.a. ha-1 de glifosato y sin tratamiento herbicida como controles. Se evaluó periódicamente el efecto del glifosato sobre el rebrote de hojas hasta las 50 horas post-aplicación y sobre los niveles de azúcares libres totales, reductores y no reductores en hojas a 1, 2, 3 y 5 días post-aplicación. A partir de las 25 horas post-aplicación, el glifosato provocó una disminución del crecimiento del 58% en el biotipo susceptible, con una acumulación de azúcares libres superior al 90% con relación al control, desde el primer día post-aplicación en adelante. La inhibición del crecimiento, inducida por el glifosato en plantas susceptibles, no depende de la limitación del traslado de fotoasimilados desde la parte aérea. Por tanto, la acumulación de azúcares libres en hojas podría explicarse por la caída en la tasa de crecimiento. En el biotipo de baja sensibilidad, en el que no se detectó inhibición del crecimiento, estos efectos fueron limitados. Abstract in english The systemic movement of glyphosate is determined by the transport of photoassimilates. In turn, the capacity of a destination to consume assimilates is conditioned by their metabolic activity. Despite its importance, the relationship between the glyphosate and the sugar synthesis from source leaves [...] has been little studied. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of glyphosate on the growth and free sugar accumulation of two Lolium perenne biotypes of low and high glyphosate sensitivity. It was worked with clones of both types, in tillering, sprayed with 1,440 g a.e. ha-1 of glyphosate as treatments and without herbicide as controls. The glyphosate effects on the regrowth of leaves was studied until 50 hours post-application and on total free sugar, reducing free sugar and nonreducing free sugar from leaves to 1, 2, 3 and 5 days post-application were periodically evaluated. From 25 hours after glyphosate application, it caused on the susceptible biotype a growth decrease of 58% and an accumulation of free sugar above 90% compared to controls. In susceptible biotypes, growth inhibition does not depend on a reduced photoassimilate translocation from the overground part. Therefore, the free sugar accumulation in leaves could be explained by the fall in the rate of growth. These effects are limited in the low sensitivity biotype, where growth inhibition has not been detected.

  15. Efecto del glifosato sobre el crecimiento y acumulación de azúcares libres en dos biotipos de lolium perenne de distinta sensibilidad al herbicida Glyphosate effects on the growth and free sugar accumulation of two lolium perenn e biotypes with different herbicide sensitivity

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El movimiento sistémico del glifosato está determinado por el transporte de fotoasimilados. A su vez, la capacidad de un destino de consumir los asimilados está condicionada por su actividad metabólica. Pese a su importancia, la relación entre el glifosato y la síntesis de azúcares en hojas fuente ha sido poco abordada. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar los efectos del glifosato sobre el crecimiento y la acumulación de azúcares libres en dos biotipos de Lolium perenne de baja y alta sensibilidad al herbicida. Se trabajó con clones de ambos tipos de plantas, en macollaje, tratados con 1.440 g e.a. ha-1 de glifosato y sin tratamiento herbicida como controles. Se evaluó periódicamente el efecto del glifosato sobre el rebrote de hojas hasta las 50 horas post-aplicación y sobre los niveles de azúcares libres totales, reductores y no reductores en hojas a 1, 2, 3 y 5 días post-aplicación. A partir de las 25 horas post-aplicación, el glifosato provocó una disminución del crecimiento del 58% en el biotipo susceptible, con una acumulación de azúcares libres superior al 90% con relación al control, desde el primer día post-aplicación en adelante. La inhibición del crecimiento, inducida por el glifosato en plantas susceptibles, no depende de la limitación del traslado de fotoasimilados desde la parte aérea. Por tanto, la acumulación de azúcares libres en hojas podría explicarse por la caída en la tasa de crecimiento. En el biotipo de baja sensibilidad, en el que no se detectó inhibición del crecimiento, estos efectos fueron limitados.The systemic movement of glyphosate is determined by the transport of photoassimilates. In turn, the capacity of a destination to consume assimilates is conditioned by their metabolic activity. Despite its importance, the relationship between the glyphosate and the sugar synthesis from source leaves has been little studied. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of glyphosate on the growth and free sugar accumulation of two Lolium perenne biotypes of low and high glyphosate sensitivity. It was worked with clones of both types, in tillering, sprayed with 1,440 g a.e. ha-1 of glyphosate as treatments and without herbicide as controls. The glyphosate effects on the regrowth of leaves was studied until 50 hours post-application and on total free sugar, reducing free sugar and nonreducing free sugar from leaves to 1, 2, 3 and 5 days post-application were periodically evaluated. From 25 hours after glyphosate application, it caused on the susceptible biotype a growth decrease of 58% and an accumulation of free sugar above 90% compared to controls. In susceptible biotypes, growth inhibition does not depend on a reduced photoassimilate translocation from the overground part. Therefore, the free sugar accumulation in leaves could be explained by the fall in the rate of growth. These effects are limited in the low sensitivity biotype, where growth inhibition has not been detected.

  16. Glyphosate Accumulation and Detrimental Effects on Coffea Arabica : Chemical Analysis and Biological Effect Measurements

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    Schrübbers, Lars Christoph

    2015-01-01

    Coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide and a highly traded commodity. In order to maintain a high yield of the perennial crop, weed competition for resources needs to be reduced. For this purpose herbicides are commonly applied, with glyphosate being one of the most prominent herbicides in coffee fields. Glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine], the active ingredient in Roundup®, is characterized as systemic, non-selective, with a broad weed spectrum, inhibiting the enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). The inhibition leads to an accumulation of shikimic acid. In coffee plantations glyphosate symptoms are commonly observed, probably caused by an unintentional spray drift. Root uptake represents an additional uptake route. Glyphosate can be applied several times per year thus a potential accumulation within the plant would lead to higher tissue concentrations than from single applications. The aim of this PhD thesis was to investigate the interaction of glyphosate with the coffee plant. An optimized coffee production, by minimizing the risk for a potential yield loss, is important due to the high commercial value of the crop. However, only limited data is available on the interaction of glyphosate with coffee trees and perennial crops in general; especially with respect to extended time periods after the exposure and multiple applications within the commercial life span of the individual plant. In order to determine glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), the main glyphosate metabolite, in leaf material a method using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS) was developed. Variations of the method were tested using a full or simplified sample clean-up procedure with single quadrupole MS detection. Additionally the simplified sample treatment was further developed by the use of ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled to a triple quadrupole MS/MS system. All tested variations showed sufficient accuracy (recovery: 80-120%) and precision (? 20 relative standard deviation in percentage, RSD%). The full method and the MS/MS system provided a limit of quantification (LOQ) below 0.1 mg/kg; the commonly used maximum residue limit (MRL) for glyphosate in plant derived food products. Glyphosate was found in all samples analyzed from different coffee fields, regardless of management practices. AMPA was not detected above the LOQ in any greenhouse or field sample analyzed. Glyphosate levels seemed to increase in leaf material with multiple applications, indicating the risk for an accumulation in the coffee tree. In an experimental field trial glyphosate was, however, not detected after several applications. The biological response of young coffee plants to single glyphosate applications was evaluated using doseresponse curves (DRC) and shikimic acid levels. Furthermore the effect of multiple exposures on the viii severity of plant damage was investigated. The DRC revealed the presence of glyphosate symptoms to be the most sensitive response variable evaluated. Consequently, when symptoms are absent the risk for plant damage and yield loss is low. The field rate used in the greenhouse study, causing symptoms in 50% of the plants was realistic for field exposure scenarios. When symptoms are present, presumably caused by glyphosate, shikimic acid accumulation can be used for confirmation purposes. The best sampling time was 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, using only the youngest leaves of the plant. Shikimic acid levels were correlated with glyphosate levels 14 to 28 days after treatment (DAT). Earlier and later sampling did not show this correlation within the greenhouse study. A negative effect of glyphosate on the yield, correlated to plant leaf coverage was observed. The yield reduction was only observed for the first application carried out and not distinctively related to the number of applications or field rate. Most likely because of the plant age, possible other reasons are discussed. Biological response variables were not significantly increased by

  17. Distinct non-target site mechanisms endow resistance to glyphosate, ACCase and ALS-inhibiting herbicides in multiple herbicide-resistant Lolium rigidum.

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    Yu, Qin; Abdallah, Ibrahim; Han, Heping; Owen, Mechelle; Powles, Stephen

    2009-09-01

    This study investigates mechanisms of multiple resistance to glyphosate, acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) and acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting herbicides in two Lolium rigidum populations from Australia. When treated with glyphosate, susceptible (S) plants accumulated 4- to 6-fold more shikimic acid than resistant (R) plants. The resistant plants did not have the known glyphosate resistance endowing mutation of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3 phosphate synthase (EPSPS) at Pro-106, nor was there over-expression of EPSPS in either of the R populations. However, [(14)C]-glyphosate translocation experiments showed that the R plants in both populations have altered glyphosate translocation patterns compared to the S plants. The R plants showed much less glyphosate translocation to untreated young leaves, but more to the treated leaf tip, than did the S plants. Sequencing of the carboxyl transferase domain of the plastidic ACCase gene revealed no resistance endowing amino acid substitutions in the two R populations, and the ALS in vitro inhibition assay demonstrated herbicide-sensitive ALS in the ALS R population (WALR70). By using the cytochrome P450 inhibitor malathion and amitrole with ALS and ACCase herbicides, respectively, we showed that malathion reverses chlorsulfuron resistance and amitrole reverses diclofop resistance in the R population examined. Therefore, we conclude that multiple glyphosate, ACCase and ALS herbicide resistance in the two R populations is due to the presence of distinct non-target site based resistance mechanisms for each herbicide. Glyphosate resistance is due to reduced rates of glyphosate translocation, and resistance to ACCase and ALS herbicides is likely due to enhanced herbicide metabolism involving different cytochrome P450 enzymes. PMID:19603180

  18. 76 FR 19701 - Glyphosate (N-

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    ...infants and children. Glyphosate is of low acute toxicity following oral...common mechanism of toxicity.'' EPA has not found glyphosate to share a common mechanism of toxicity with any other substances, and glyphosate does not...

  19. Glyphosate persistence in seawater.

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    Mercurio, Philip; Flores, Florita; Mueller, Jochen F; Carter, Steve; Negri, Andrew P

    2014-08-30

    Glyphosate is one of the most widely applied herbicides globally but its persistence in seawater has not been reported. Here we quantify the biodegradation of glyphosate using standard "simulation" flask tests with native bacterial populations and coastal seawater from the Great Barrier Reef. The half-life for glyphosate at 25 °C in low-light was 47 days, extending to 267 days in the dark at 25 °C and 315 days in the dark at 31 °C, which is the longest persistence reported for this herbicide. AMPA, the microbial transformation product of glyphosate, was detected under all conditions, confirming that degradation was mediated by the native microbial community. This study demonstrates glyphosate is moderately persistent in the marine water under low light conditions and is highly persistent in the dark. Little degradation would be expected during flood plumes in the tropics, which could potentially deliver dissolved and sediment-bound glyphosate far from shore. PMID:24467857

  20. Reduced taste sensitivity in congenital blindness

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    Gagnon, Lea; Kupers, Ron

    2013-01-01

    Sight is undoubtedly not only important for food identification and selection but also for the modulation of gustatory sensitivity. We can, therefore, assume that taste sensitivity and eating habits are affected by visual deprivation from birth. We measured taste detection and identification thresholds of the 5 basic tastants in 13 congenitally blind and 13 sighted control subjects. Participants also answered several eating habits questionnaires, including the Food Neophobia Scale, the Food Variety Seeking Tendency Scale, the Intuitive Eating Scale, and the Body Awareness Questionnaire. Our behavioral results showed that compared with the normal sighted, blind subjects have increased thresholds for taste detection and taste identification. This finding is at odds with the superior performance of congenitally blind subjects in several tactile, auditory and olfactory tasks. Our psychometric data further indicate that blind subjects more strongly rely on internal hunger and satiety cues, instead of external contextual or emotional cues, to decide when and what to eat. We suggest that the lower taste sensitivity observed in congenitally blind individuals is due to various blindness-related obstacles when shopping for food, cooking and eating out, all of which contribute to underexpose the gustatory system to a larger variety of taste stimuli.

  1. Glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth: a threat to conservation agriculture

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    Conservation tillage reduces the physical movement of soil to the minimum required for crop establishment and production. Adoption of conservation tillage increased dramatically with the advent of transgenic, glyphosate-resistant crops that permitted in-season, over-the-top use of glyphosate, a broa...

  2. Efeitos de diferentes formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre estirpes de Bradyrhizobium / Effects of different glyphosate commercial formulations on Bradyrhizobium strains

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    J.B., Santos; R.J.S., Jacques; S.O., Procópio; M.C.M., Kasuya; A.A., Silva; E.A., Santos.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar efeitos de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre estirpes de Bradyrhizobium, em condições de laboratório. As formulações foram aplicadas na concentração de 43,2 µg L-1 do equivalente ácido. As bactérias foram inoculadas em meio de cultura à base de manitol [...] e extrato de levedura (YM). O efeito do herbicida no crescimento das estirpes de Bradyrhizobium foi avaliado mediante leitura da densidade ótica em espectrofotômetro. Avaliou-se o crescimento das estirpes de B. japonicum SEMIA 5079 e de B. elkanii SEMIA 5019 e SEMIA 587 sob efeito de nove formulações de glyphosate: Zapp Qi®, Roundup®, Roundup Multiação®, Roundup Transorb®, Roundup WG®, Trop®, Agrisato®, glyphosate técnico [padrão de N-(phosphonomethyl) glycina] e controle sem adição de herbicida (testemunha para as estirpes). Foram utilizadas seis repetições. Confeccionaram-se curvas de crescimento para cada estirpe. Pelos resultados, pôde-se observar que todas as formulações de glyphosate causaram efeitos diferenciados sobre as estirpes de Bradyrhizobium SEMIA 5019, SEMIA 5079 e SEMIA 587. Constatou-se que a formulação Zapp Qi foi a menos tóxica às estirpes de Bradyrhizobium avaliadas. A maior toxicidade foi observada para Roundup Transorb, que provocou reduções no crescimento acima de 94% para todas as estirpes de Bradyrhizobium estudadas. Não se observou correlação entre o tipo de sal - isopropilamina, amônio ou potássico, presentes na formulação herbicida - e o grau de inibição no crescimento das estirpes. SEMIA 587 foi a estirpe menos tolerante à maioria das formulações testadas, porém SEMIA 5019 foi a mais sensível ao glyphosate padrão, sem adição de sais ou de outros aditivos. Abstract in english This work aimed to evaluate the effects of glyphosate commercial formulations on Bradyrhizobium strains under laboratory conditions. The formulations were applied in the concentration of 43.2 µg L-1 of the a.e. and the strains were inoculated in yeast extract manitol (YM). Herbicide effect on the gr [...] owth of the Bradyrhizobium strains was assessed by optic density reading in a spectrophotometer. Twenty seven treatments arranged in a factorial design were evaluated and consisted of one strain of B. japonicum: SEMIA 5079; and two strains of B. elkanii: SEMIA 5019 and SEMIA 587, under the effect of nine glyphosate formulations: Zapp QI®, Roundup®, Roundup Multiação®, Roundup Transorb®, Roundup WG®, Trop®, Agrisato®, technical glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine] and control without herbicide addition (as the strain control treatment), with six replications. A growth curve was established for each strain. It could be observed that the different glyphosate formulations Zapp Qi, Roundup, Roundup Multiação, Roundup transorb, Roundup WG, Trop and Agrisato caused differentiated effects on the strains of Bradyrhizobium SEMIA 5019, SEMIA 5079 and SEMIA 587. It was verified that the Zapp Qi formulation was the least toxic to the strains. The highest toxicity was observed for Roundup Transorb, which reduced growth over 94% for all the strains assessed. Correlation was not observed among the type of salt, isopropylamine, ammonium or potassic, present in the formulation herbicides, and the toxicity degree to the strains. The strain SEMIA 587 was the least tolerant to most formulations while SEMIA 5019 was the most sensitive to the control treatment N- (phosphonomethyl) glycine, without salts or other additives.

  3. Efeitos de diferentes formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre estirpes de Bradyrhizobium Effects of different glyphosate commercial formulations on Bradyrhizobium strains

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    J.B. Santos

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar efeitos de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre estirpes de Bradyrhizobium, em condições de laboratório. As formulações foram aplicadas na concentração de 43,2 µg L-1 do equivalente ácido. As bactérias foram inoculadas em meio de cultura à base de manitol e extrato de levedura (YM. O efeito do herbicida no crescimento das estirpes de Bradyrhizobium foi avaliado mediante leitura da densidade ótica em espectrofotômetro. Avaliou-se o crescimento das estirpes de B. japonicum SEMIA 5079 e de B. elkanii SEMIA 5019 e SEMIA 587 sob efeito de nove formulações de glyphosate: Zapp Qi®, Roundup®, Roundup Multiação®, Roundup Transorb®, Roundup WG®, Trop®, Agrisato®, glyphosate técnico [padrão de N-(phosphonomethyl glycina] e controle sem adição de herbicida (testemunha para as estirpes. Foram utilizadas seis repetições. Confeccionaram-se curvas de crescimento para cada estirpe. Pelos resultados, pôde-se observar que todas as formulações de glyphosate causaram efeitos diferenciados sobre as estirpes de Bradyrhizobium SEMIA 5019, SEMIA 5079 e SEMIA 587. Constatou-se que a formulação Zapp Qi foi a menos tóxica às estirpes de Bradyrhizobium avaliadas. A maior toxicidade foi observada para Roundup Transorb, que provocou reduções no crescimento acima de 94% para todas as estirpes de Bradyrhizobium estudadas. Não se observou correlação entre o tipo de sal - isopropilamina, amônio ou potássico, presentes na formulação herbicida - e o grau de inibição no crescimento das estirpes. SEMIA 587 foi a estirpe menos tolerante à maioria das formulações testadas, porém SEMIA 5019 foi a mais sensível ao glyphosate padrão, sem adição de sais ou de outros aditivos.This work aimed to evaluate the effects of glyphosate commercial formulations on Bradyrhizobium strains under laboratory conditions. The formulations were applied in the concentration of 43.2 µg L-1 of the a.e. and the strains were inoculated in yeast extract manitol (YM. Herbicide effect on the growth of the Bradyrhizobium strains was assessed by optic density reading in a spectrophotometer. Twenty seven treatments arranged in a factorial design were evaluated and consisted of one strain of B. japonicum: SEMIA 5079; and two strains of B. elkanii: SEMIA 5019 and SEMIA 587, under the effect of nine glyphosate formulations: Zapp QI®, Roundup®, Roundup Multiação®, Roundup Transorb®, Roundup WG®, Trop®, Agrisato®, technical glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl glycine] and control without herbicide addition (as the strain control treatment, with six replications. A growth curve was established for each strain. It could be observed that the different glyphosate formulations Zapp Qi, Roundup, Roundup Multiação, Roundup transorb, Roundup WG, Trop and Agrisato caused differentiated effects on the strains of Bradyrhizobium SEMIA 5019, SEMIA 5079 and SEMIA 587. It was verified that the Zapp Qi formulation was the least toxic to the strains. The highest toxicity was observed for Roundup Transorb, which reduced growth over 94% for all the strains assessed. Correlation was not observed among the type of salt, isopropylamine, ammonium or potassic, present in the formulation herbicides, and the toxicity degree to the strains. The strain SEMIA 587 was the least tolerant to most formulations while SEMIA 5019 was the most sensitive to the control treatment N- (phosphonomethyl glycine, without salts or other additives.

  4. Glyphosate metabolism in plants

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    Many soil microbes and plant species metabolically degrade the herbicide glyphosate. The primary degradation routes are by a glyphosate oxidoreductase (GOX) to form aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) as the distinctive metabolite and by a C-P lyase that forms sarcosine as a main metabolite. AMPA app...

  5. Reduced Baroreflex Sensitivity in Cluster Headache Patients

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    Barloese, Mads C J; Mehlsen, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Important elements of cluster headache (CH) pathophysiology may be seated in the posterior hypothalamus. Cranial autonomic features are inherent, but involvement of systemic autonomic control is still debated. We aimed to characterize autonomic function as investigated by baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) in CH patients. METHODS: Twenty-six active CH patients and an equal number of age-, sex-, and BMI-matched controls underwent head-up tilt table test and BRS was determined by the sequence method. RESULTS: Compared with controls, patients exhibited a blunted reactivity of RR intervals in response to falls and increases in systolic blood pressure (SBP) (15.3 vs 20.0?ms/mmHg, P?=?.0041) in the supine position. Also, compared with controls, BRS was lower in patients having suffered an attack within the past 12 hours (n?=?13, 12.5 vs 22.3?ms/mmHg, P?=?.0091), opposed to those patients who had not (n?=?13, 16.0?ms/mmHg, P?=?.1523). In the tilted position, the drop in SBP at the carotid sinuses was higher in patients who had recently suffered an attack. Despite this, they exhibited a less marked shortening of RR intervals when compared with patients who had been attack free for longer. CONCLUSIONS: CH patients exhibit a subclinical blunting of BRS that may be affected by the attacks themselves. The fast RR interval fluctuations used in this method reflects cardiovagal responses, thus the blunted responses are suggestive of dysfunction in the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system or in the central relay of impulses from the baroreceptors.

  6. Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri.

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    Gaines, Todd A; Zhang, Wenli; Wang, Dafu; Bukun, Bekir; Chisholm, Stephen T; Shaner, Dale L; Nissen, Scott J; Patzoldt, William L; Tranel, Patrick J; Culpepper, A Stanley; Grey, Timothy L; Webster, Theodore M; Vencill, William K; Sammons, R Douglas; Jiang, Jiming; Preston, Christopher; Leach, Jan E; Westra, Philip

    2010-01-19

    The herbicide glyphosate became widely used in the United States and other parts of the world after the commercialization of glyphosate-resistant crops. These crops have constitutive overexpression of a glyphosate-insensitive form of the herbicide target site gene, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). Increased use of glyphosate over multiple years imposes selective genetic pressure on weed populations. We investigated recently discovered glyphosate-resistant Amaranthus palmeri populations from Georgia, in comparison with normally sensitive populations. EPSPS enzyme activity from resistant and susceptible plants was equally inhibited by glyphosate, which led us to use quantitative PCR to measure relative copy numbers of the EPSPS gene. Genomes of resistant plants contained from 5-fold to more than 160-fold more copies of the EPSPS gene than did genomes of susceptible plants. Quantitative RT-PCR on cDNA revealed that EPSPS expression was positively correlated with genomic EPSPS relative copy number. Immunoblot analyses showed that increased EPSPS protein level also correlated with EPSPS genomic copy number. EPSPS gene amplification was heritable, correlated with resistance in pseudo-F(2) populations, and is proposed to be the molecular basis of glyphosate resistance. FISH revealed that EPSPS genes were present on every chromosome and, therefore, gene amplification was likely not caused by unequal chromosome crossing over. This occurrence of gene amplification as an herbicide resistance mechanism in a naturally occurring weed population is particularly significant because it could threaten the sustainable use of glyphosate-resistant crop technology. PMID:20018685

  7. Estádio de desenvolvimento e superfície foliar reduzem a eficiência de chlorimuron-ethyl e glyphosate em Conyza sumatrensis / Developmental stage and leaf surface reduce the efficiency of chlorimuron-ethyl and glyphosate in Conyza sumatrensis

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    F.M., Santos; L., Vargas; P.J., Christoffoleti; D., Agostinetto; T.N., Martin; Q., Ruchel; J.A., Fernando.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos Estados do Rio Grande do Sul e do Paraná, há frequentes relatos de falhas de controle de Conyza sumatrensis com chlorimuron-ethyl em lavouras de soja. Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram caracterizar morfologicamente as folhas de Conyza sumatrensis e avaliar o controle com herbicidas aplica [...] dos em biótipos dessa planta daninha em três estádios de desenvolvimento. Foram realizados dois estudos, com experimentos em casa de vegetação, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. No primeiro estudo, os biótipos de buva foram coletados e identificados; já no segundo estudo avaliou-se a resposta de biótipos aos herbicidas, doses e estádios de desenvolvimento. As doses de herbicidas foram: 0,0; 6,25; 12,5; 25; 50; 100; 200; e 400, representadas em porcentagem da dose de registro dos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl (20 g ha-1) e glyphosate (720 g e.a. ha-1), aplicadas de modo isolado ou associadas em três estádios de desenvolvimento dos quatro biótipos (2, 5, 17 e 20) de Conyza sumatrensis (altura de 0,5-1 cm e 3-4 folhas; altura 1-2 cm e 6-7 folhas; e altura de 10-12 cm e 12-14 folhas). As variáveis analisadas foram controle, fitomassa seca da parte aérea e as densidades tricomática e estomática da superfície foliar dos biótipos em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento. Os resultados demonstram que os estádios de desenvolvimento alteram a eficácia dos herbicidas, e aplicações em estádios avançados de desenvolvimento diminuem a eficácia de controle. A exceção foi o biótipo 5 de Conyza sumatrensis, que demonstrou resistência ao glyphosate, independentemente do estádio de desenvolvimento no momento da aplicação do herbicida. Houve variação no número de tricomas entre os biótipos em todos os estádios de desenvolvimento, e o número de estômatos diminuiu com o desenvolvimento dos biótipos. Abstract in english In the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná, there are frequent reports of failure to control Conyza sumatrensis with chlorimuron-ethyl in soybean crops. Thus, the objectives of this study were to characterize Conyza sumatrensis leaves morphologically and evaluate herbicide control in biotypes of [...] this weed at three stages. Two studies were conducted, with experiments in a greenhouse in a completely randomized design with four replications. In the first study, horseweed biotypes were collected and identified, and the second study evaluated the responses of herbicide rates and development stages. The herbicide rates were: 0.0, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400, represented as a percentage of the dose registry of herbicides chlorimuron­ethyl (20 g ha-1) and glyphosate (720 g e.a. ha-1) applied in isolation or associated at three developmental stages of four Conyza sumatrensis (2, 5, 17 and 20) biotypes (height = 0.5-1 cm and 3-4 leaves, height = 1-2 cm and 6-7 leaves, height = 10-12 cm, 12-14 leaves). The variables analyzed were control, shoot dry weight and trichome and stomatal densities biotypes of the leaf surface at different stages of development. The results obtained demonstrate that the developmental stages affect the effectiveness of the herbicides, and applications at advanced stages of development decrease the effectiveness of control. The exception was biotype 5 of Conyza sumatrensis, which shows resistance to glyphosate, regardless of stage of development at the time of herbicide application. There was variation in the number of trichomes among biotypes at all stages of development, and the number of stomata decreased with the development of biotypes.

  8. Glyphosate-Resistant Goosegrass from Mississippi

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    Vijay K. Nandula

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A suspected glyphosate-resistant goosegrass [Eleusine indica (L. Gaertn.] population, found in Washington County, Mississippi, was studied to determine the level of resistance and whether the resistance was due to a point mutation, as was previously identified in a Malaysian population. Whole plant dose response assays indicated a two- to four-fold increase in resistance to glyphosate. Leaf disc bioassays based on a glyphosate-dependent increase in shikimate levels indicated a five- to eight-fold increase in resistance. Sequence comparisons of messenger RNA for epsps, the gene encoding the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase, from resistant and sensitive goosegrass, revealed a cytosine to thymine nucleotide change at position 319 in the resistant accessions. This single nucleotide polymorphism causes a proline to serine amino acid substitution at position 106 in 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase. A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay using DNA probes specific for the nucleotide change at position 319 was developed to detect this polymorphism. Goosegrass from 42 locations were screened, and the results indicated that glyphosate-resistant goosegrass remained localized to where it was discovered. Pendimethalin, s-metolachlor, clethodim, paraquat and fluazifop controlled resistant goosegrass 93% to 100%, indicating that several control options for glyphosate-resistant goosegrass are available.

  9. Effects of additives on glyphosate activity in purple nutsedge

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    Effects of additives on 14 C-glyphosate penetration into purple nutsedge leaves were examined in the laboratory and efficacy of glyphosate for purple nutsedge control was studied in the greenhouse and field. The addition of (NH4)2 SO4 at 1.0% (v/v) + diesel oil at 1,0% (v/v) + Tendal at 1.0% (v/v) increased 14C-glyphosate penetration into nutsedge leaves more than the addition of either one alone. (NH4)2SO4 at 1.0% + diesel oil at 1.0% + Tendal at 0.12 or 0.25% increased the phytotoxicity of glyphosate at 0.5 and 0.75 kg, a.e./ha on nutsedge plants in the greenhouse but not in the field. Additives did not enhance glyphosate activity by reducing the number of nutsedae tubers. (author)

  10. Foliar nickel application alleviates detrimental effects of glyphosate drift on yield and seed quality of wheat.

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    Kutman, Bahar Yildiz; Kutman, Umit Baris; Cakmak, Ismail

    2013-09-01

    Glyphosate drift to nontarget crops causes growth aberrations and yield losses. This herbicide can also interact with divalent nutrients and form poorly soluble complexes. The possibility of using nickel (Ni), an essential divalent metal, for alleviating glyphosate drift damage to wheat was investigated in this study. Effects of Ni applications on various growth parameters, seed yield, and quality of durum wheat ( Triticum durum ) treated with sublethal glyphosate at different developmental stages were investigated in greenhouse experiments. Nickel concentrations of various plant parts and glyphosate-induced shikimate accumulation were measured. Foliar but not soil Ni applications significantly reduced glyphosate injuries including yield losses, stunting, and excessive tillering. Both shoot and grain Ni concentrations were enhanced by foliar Ni treatment. Seed germination and seedling vigor were impaired by glyphosate and improved by foliar Ni application to parental plants. Foliar Ni application appears to have a great potential to ameliorate glyphosate drift injury to wheat. PMID:23882996

  11. Bacterial glyphosate resistance conferred by overexpression of an E. coli membrane efflux transporter.

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    Staub, Jeffrey M; Brand, Leslie; Tran, Minhtien; Kong, Yifei; Rogers, Stephen G

    2012-04-01

    Glyphosate herbicide-resistant crop plants, introduced commercially in 1994, now represent approximately 85% of the land area devoted to transgenic crops. Herbicide resistance in commercial glyphosate-resistant crops is due to expression of a variant form of a bacterial 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase with a significantly decreased binding affinity for glyphosate at the target site of the enzyme. As a result of widespread and recurrent glyphosate use, often as the only herbicide used for weed management, increasing numbers of weedy species have evolved resistance to glyphosate. Weed resistance is most often due to changes in herbicide translocation patterns, presumed to be through the activity of an as yet unidentified membrane transporter in plants. To provide insight into glyphosate resistance mechanisms and identify a potential glyphosate transporter, we screened Escherichia coli genomic DNA for alternate sources of glyphosate resistance genes. Our search identified a single non-target gene that, when overexpressed in E. coli and Pseudomonas, confers high-level glyphosate resistance. The gene, yhhS, encodes a predicted membrane transporter of the major facilitator superfamily involved in drug efflux. We report here that an alternative mode of glyphosate resistance in E. coli is due to reduced accumulation of glyphosate in cells that overexpress this membrane transporter and discuss the implications for potential alternative resistance mechanisms in other organisms such as plants. PMID:22089966

  12. Translocação do glyphosate em biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) / Glyphosate translocation in Italian ryegrass biotypes (Lolium multiflorum)

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    E.A., Ferreira; J.B., Santos; A.A., Silva; J.A., Oliveira; L., Vargas.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas neste trabalho a absorção foliar e a translocação do glyphosate por biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) sensíveis e resistentes a esse herbicida. Para isso, aplicou-se 14C-glyphosate utilizando-se uma microsseringa de precisão, adicionando-se 10 µL da calda sobre a face adaxial d [...] a primeira folha com lígula totalmente visível, quando as plantas de azevém se apresentavam com três perfilhos. A quantidade de glyphosate absorvido e translocado foi avaliada em intervalos de tempo (2, 4, 8, 16, 32 e 64 horas após a aplicação), por meio da medição da radiação emitida pelo 14C-glyphosate, em espectrômetro de cintilação líquida. Foram analisadas a parte aérea e as raízes, bem como a folha onde foi feita a aplicação e a solução de lavagem desta folha. A velocidade de absorção do glyphosate foi semelhante em ambos os biótipos de azevém, observando-se mais de 50% de absorção desse herbicida nas primeiras oito horas após a aplicação. Maior retenção de glyphosate foi observada na folha tratada do biótipo resistente: 81,64% do total de glyphosate absorvido até as 64 horas. No biótipo sensível esse valor foi de 55% no mesmo período. No restante da parte aérea e nas raízes, a maior quantidade do glyphosate absorvido foi encontrada no biótipo sensível, mostrando sua maior capacidade de translocação. Após 64 horas da aplicação do glyphosate, apenas 6%, em média, do glyphosate se encontrava nas plantas, indicando que a maior parte do produto pode ter sido exsudada. Conclui-se que a sensibilidade do azevém ao glyphosate pode ser atribuída à maior capacidade de translocação desse herbicida pelo biótipo sensível. Abstract in english This work evaluated foliar absorption and glyphosate translocation in Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) susceptible and resistant biotypes, 14C-glyphosate was applied by using a precision micro syringe, and adding 10 µL of solution on the adaxial side of the first leaf with ligule totally visibl [...] e, when Italian ryegrass plants showed 3 tillers. The quantity of glyphosate absorbed and translocated was evaluated through a liquid scintilation spectrometer by measuring radiation emitted by 14C-glyphosate at 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 hours after application. The roots and aerial part were analyzed as well as the leaf where application was performed and the solution used to wash the leaf. Glyphosate absorption speed was similar in both Italian ryegrass biotypes, with over 50% of herbicide absorption in the first 8 hours after application. Up to 64 hours, higher retention (81.64%)of glyphosate was observed in the resistant biotype, while only 55% was retained in the susceptible biotype. In the remaining aerial part and roots, a higher amount of glyphosate was absorbed by the susceptible biotype, indicating higher capacity of its translocation. After 64 hours of application, only 6%, of glyphosate was found in the plants, on average indicating that most of the product could be exuded. It could be concluded that Italian ryegrass sensitivity to glyphosate can be attributed to higher translocation capacity of this herbicide by susceptible biotypes.

  13. Impact of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on the freshwater environment.

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    Annett, Robert; Habibi, Hamid R; Hontela, Alice

    2014-05-01

    Glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine] is a broad spectrum, post emergent herbicide and is among the most widely used agricultural chemicals globally. Initially developed to control the growth of weed species in agriculture, this herbicide also plays an important role in both modern silviculture and domestic weed control. The creation of glyphosate tolerant crop species has significantly increased the demand and use of this herbicide and has also increased the risk of exposure to non-target species. Commercially available glyphosate-based herbicides are comprised of multiple, often proprietary, constituents, each with a unique level of toxicity. Surfactants used to increase herbicide efficacy have been identified in some studies as the chemicals responsible for toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides to non-target species, yet they are often difficult to chemically identify. Most glyphosate-based herbicides are not approved for use in the aquatic environment; however, measurable quantities of the active ingredient and surfactants are detected in surface waters, giving them the potential to alter the physiology of aquatic organisms. Acute toxicity is highly species dependant across all taxa, with toxicity depending on the timing, magnitude, and route of exposure. The toxicity of glyphosate to amphibians has been a major focus of recent research, which has suggested increased sensitivity compared with other vertebrates due to their life history traits and reliance on both the aquatic and terrestrial environments. This review is designed to update previous reviews of glyphosate-based herbicide toxicity, with a focus on recent studies of the aquatic toxicity of this class of chemicals. PMID:24615870

  14. Inhibition effect of glyphosate on the acute and subacute toxicity of cadmium to earthworm Eisenia fetida.

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    Zhou, Chui-Fan; Wang, Yu-Jun; Sun, Rui-Juan; Liu, Cun; Fan, Guang-Ping; Qin, Wen-Xiu; Li, Cheng-Cheng; Zhou, Dong-Mei

    2014-10-01

    The acute and subacute toxicities of cadmium (Cd) to earthworm Eisenia fetida in the presence and absence of glyphosate were studied. Although Cd is highly toxic to E. fetida, the presence of glyphosate markedly reduced the acute toxicity of Cd to earthworm; both the mortality rate of the earthworms and the accumulation of Cd decreased with the increase of the glyphosate/Cd molar ratio. The subcellular distribution of Cd in E. fetida tissues showed that internal Cd was dominant in the intact cells fraction and the heat-stable proteins fraction. The presence of glyphosate reduced the concentration of Cd in all fractions, especially the intact cells. During a longer period of exposure, the weight loss of earthworm and the total Cd absorption was alleviated by glyphosate. Thus, the herbicide glyphosate can reduce the toxicity and bioavailability of Cd in the soil ecosystems at both short- and long-term exposures. PMID:25043609

  15. A red and far-red light receptor mutation confers resistance to the herbicide glyphosate

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    Sharkhuu, Altanbadralt; Narasimhan, Meena L.; Merzaban, Jasmeen S.; Bressan, Ray A.; Weller, Steve; Gehring, Chris

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    Glyphosate is a widely applied broad-spectrum systemic herbicide that inhibits competitively the penultimate enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) from the shikimate pathway, thereby causing deleterious effects. A glyphosate-resistant Arabidopsis mutant (gre1) was isolated and genetic analyses indicated that a dysfunctional red (R) and far-red (FR) light receptor, phytochrome B (phyB), caused this phenotype. This finding is consistent with increased glyphosate sensitivity...

  16. Hormesis with glyphosate depends on coffee growth stage

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    LEONARDO B. DE, CARVALHO; PEDRO L.C.A., ALVES; STEPHEN O., DUKE.

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    Full Text Available Os sistemas de manejo de plantas daninhas em quase todos os pomares de café do Brasil permitem que o herbicida pulverizado sofra deriva sobre a cultura. Com objetivo de avaliar se há algum efeito do glyphosate, herbicida mais comumente utilizado em pomares de café, sobre as plantas de café, uma ampl [...] a faixa de doses do herbicida foi aplicada diretamente sobre plantas de café em dois distintos estádios de crescimento da planta. Embora o crescimento de ambas as plantas novas e velhas tenha sido reduzido em doses mais altas de glyphosate, baixas doses não causaram efeitos sobre características de crescimento de plantas novas e estimularam o crescimento das mais velhas. Portanto, o efeito hormético do glyphosate é dependente do estádio de crescimento da planta de café no momento da aplicação do herbicida. Abstract in english Weed management systems in almost all Brazilian coffee plantations allow herbicide spray to drift on crop plants. In order to evaluate if there is any effect of the most commonly used herbicide in coffee production, glyphosate, on coffee plants, a range of glyphosate doses were applied directly on c [...] offee plants at two distinct plant growth stages. Although growth of both young and old plants was reduced at higher glyphosate doses, low doses caused no effects on growth characteristics of young plants and stimulated growth of older plants. Therefore, hormesis with glyphosate is dependent on coffee plant growth stage at the time of herbicide application.

  17. Root-Zone Glyphosate Exposure Adversely Affects Two Ditch Species

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    Saunders, Lyndsay E.; Koontz, Melissa B.; Reza Pezeshki

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    Glyphosate, one of the most applied herbicides globally, has been extensively studied for its effects on non-target organisms. In the field, following precipitation, glyphosate runs off into agricultural ditches where it infiltrates into the soil and thus may encounter the roots of vegetation. These edge-of-field ditches share many characteristics with wetlands, including the ability to reduce loads of anthropogenic chemicals through uptake, transformation, and retention. Different species wi...

  18. The herbicide Glyphosate affects nitrification in the Elbe estuary, Germany

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    Sanders, Tina; Lassen, Stephan

    2015-04-01

    The Elbe River is one of the biggest European rivers discharging into the North Sea. It also transports high amounts of nutrients and pollutants like pesticides. Important source regions of both nutrients and pollutants are located within the river catchment, which is dominated by agricultural land-use. From these agricultural soils, pesticides can be carried via the river and estuary into the North Sea. Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine) is the most commonly used herbicide worldwide and mainly used to regulate unwanted plant growth and for the expedition of crop ripening. In Germany, ~ 6000 tons of glyphosate are applied yearly in agriculture and private use. Glyphosate is degradable by microorganisms and has a half-life in water of 35 to 60 days. This herbicide specifically inhibits 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS), an enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of essential aromatic amino acids in plants, fungi, and bacteria. Nitrifying bacteria, which play an important role in the internal nitrogen cycling in the Elbe estuary, also possess this enzyme. The aim of our study was to quantify the concentration of glyphosate in water and sediment samples of the Elbe to get an overview about relevant environmental levels and to assess the impact of glyphosate on inhibition of nitrifying activities. To quantify the effect of glyphosate on nitrification activity, natural samples as well as pure cultures of Nitrosomonas europea (strain Nm50) were incubated with different concentrations of glyphosate over a period of some weeks. The nitrifying activity was determined according to changes of the nitrite and nitrate concentration as well as the cell number. Glyphosate was detectable in water and sediment samples in the Elbe estuary with up to 5 ppb mainly in the Port of Hamburg region. In both incubation experiments an inhibiting effect of glyphosate on nitrification could be shown. The incubated natural water sample was affected by a glyphosate concentration that was 1000 fold higher than the measured natural levels. The pure culture Nitrosomonas europaea (Nm 50) was more sensitive and was already inhibited by concentrations 10 to 100 fold above the in-situ concentrations. Overall, we find that glyphosate is apparently not as easily degradable as expected, as it can be detected in the water column and sediment of the Elbe estuary in spring and summer. Our results indicate that especially during bacterial growth, the natural nitrifying community can be affected if glyphosate concentrations in the water column increase.

  19. Control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed in soybean with preplant herbicides

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    Full Text Available Giant ragweed was the first glyphosate resistant weed identified in Canada. It is a very competetive weed in row crop production and has been found to drastically reduce yields of soybean; therefore, control of this competitive weed is essential. The objective of this study was to determine effective control options for glyphosate resistant giant ragweed in soybean with herbicides applied preplant. Eighteen herbicide combinations were evaluated in field studies conducted in 2011 and 2012 at five locations with confirmed glyphosate resistant giant ragweed. Glyphosate plus 2,4-D ester or amitrole provided the best control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed 4 WAA. Glyphosate plus 2,4-D ester provided 98 to 99% control and was equivalent to the weed free check at all locations. Glyphosate plus amitrole provided 90% to 93% control and was equivalent to the weed free check at 4 of 5 locations. Herbicides providing residual activity provided variable control across all locations. Of the herbicides with residual activity evaluated, glyphosate plus linuron provided the best control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed; however, control was inconsistent across locations and years. Glyphosate plus linuron provided 23% to 99% controland was equal to the weed free check at one location 8 WAA.

  20. 78 FR 25396 - Glyphosate; Pesticide Tolerances

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    ...common mechanism of toxicity.'' EPA has not found glyphosate to share a common mechanism of toxicity with any other substances, and glyphosate does not appear to...findings: i. The toxicity database for glyphosate is...

  1. Carbon-14-glyphosate behavior in relationship to pedoclimatic conditions and crop sequence.

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    Rampoldi, E Ariel; Hang, Susana; Barriuso, Enrique

    2014-03-01

    The recognition of glyphosate [(-phosphonomethyl) glycine] behavioral patterns can be readily examined using a pedoclimatic gradient. In the present study, glyphosate adsorption-desorption and degradation were examined under different scenarios in relationship to soil properties and soil use applications. Three sites with varied pedoclimatic conditions and two crop sequences were selected. Adsorption-desorption and glyphosate distribution in mineralized, extractable, and nonextractable fractions were assessed under laboratory conditions. Glyphosate sorption was characterized by isotherms and glyphosate degradation using the distribution of C-glyphosate radioactivity among mineralized fractions, two extractable fractions (in water, ER1; in NHOH, ER2), and nonextractable fractions. Results showed sorption indices (distribution coefficient and Freundlich sorption coefficient : 13.4 ± 0.3-64.1 ± 0.9 L kg and 16.2-60.6, respectively), and hysteresis increased among soil sites associated with decreasing soil particle size criterion for use in reducing potential environmental risks. PMID:25602657

  2. Transgenic Campanula carpatica plants with reduced ethylene sensitivity.

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    Sriskandarajah, Sridevy; Mibus, Heiko; Serek, Margrethe

    2007-06-01

    Fertile transgenic Campanula carpatica Jacq. plants with flowers, which had reduced sensitivity to ethylene were obtained by Agrobacterium tumefaciens that mediated transformation. The construct used for transformation contained the etr1-1 gene from Arabidopsis thaliana under control of the flower specific fbp1-promoter from petunia. More than 100 flowering T0 lines were tested for their ethylene sensitivity using 2 microl l(-1) ethylene. The tolerance level to ethylene varied among the lines. While control plants stopped flowering within 3 days of exposure to ethylene, one of the transformed lines flowered for up to 27 days. The presence and the expression pattern of the transgene in various tissues were studied by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcription (RT)-PCR techniques. The expression of etr1-1 was significant in flowers and buds. Transgenic lines did not differ morphologically from control plants. The selected transgenic T0 lines, which were re-established from in vitro cultures showed the same degree of tolerance to exogenous ethylene, confirming the stability of the transgene in in vitro cultures. The rooting ability of the transgenic plants was not affected by the presence of etr1-1. T1 progeny were produced by crossing the transgenic line, which showed the most significant reduction in ethylene sensitivity with a control plant, and the analysis of the T1 plants showed 1:1 segregation in terms of ethylene sensitivity and the presence of the transgene. PMID:17221226

  3. Confidence intervals for sensitivity indices using reduced-basis metamodels

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    Janon, Alexandre; Prieur, Clémentine

    2011-01-01

    Global sensitivity analysis is often impracticable for complex and time demanding numerical models, as it requires a large number of runs. The reduced-basis approach provides a way to replace the original model by a much faster to run code. In this paper, we are interested in the information loss induced by the approximation on the estimation of sensitivity indices. We present a method to provide a robust error assessment, hence enabling significant time savings without sacrifice on precision and rigourousness. We illustrate our method with an experiment where computation time is divided by a factor of nearly 6. We also give directions on tuning some of the parameters used in our estimation algorithms.

  4. Path-sensitive analysis for reducing rollback overheads

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    O'Brien, John K.P.; Wang, Kai-Ting Amy; Yamashita, Mark; Zhuang, Xiaotong

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    A mechanism is provided for path-sensitive analysis for reducing rollback overheads. The mechanism receives, in a compiler, program code to be compiled to form compiled code. The mechanism divides the code into basic blocks. The mechanism then determines a restore register set for each of the one or more basic blocks to form one or more restore register sets. The mechanism then stores the one or more register sets such that responsive to a rollback during execution of the compiled code. A rollback routine identifies a restore register set from the one or more restore register sets and restores registers identified in the identified restore register set.

  5. Sintomas da intoxicação inicial de Eucalyptus proporcionados por subdoses de glyphosate aplicadas no caule ou nas folhas / Initial symptoms of Eucalyptus intoxication by glyphosate rates applied on the stem or leaves

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    T.P, Salgado; P.L.C.A, Alves; M.A, Kuva; E.N, Takahashi; T.C.S, Dias; L.N, Lemes.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os sintomas de intoxicação causados pela aplicação de glyphosate, foi montado um estudo composto por quatro ensaios com aplicações de glyphosate (360 g e.a. L-1) em eucalipto. Em todos os ensaios, mudas foram transplantadas em vasos de 5,0 L. Nos ensaios 1 e 2, foram aplica [...] dos volumes crescentes de solução de glyphosate no caule do eucalipto. No ensaio 1, a solução de 3% (v/v) foi aplicada nos volumes de 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 e 160 µL de calda por planta e, no segundo, a solução de glyphosate a 2% (v/v) foi aplicada nos volumes de 0, 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 e 150 µL de calda por planta. Nos ensaios 3 e 4, foram feitas aplicações de glyphosate sobre as plantas de eucalipto. No ensaio 3, as doses foram de 0, 7,2.10-7, 7,2.10-6, 7,2.10-5, 7,2.10-4, 7,2.10-3, 7,2.10-2, 7,2.10-1, 7,2, 72, 360 e 720 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1 e, no ensaio 4, de 0, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 432, 576, 720, 1.080, 1.440 e 2.160 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1. Nos quatro ensaios foi utilizado o delineamento DIC, com três repetições. Nas plantas, foram avaliadas a altura, a área foliar e a matéria seca de caule e folhas. Os resultados obtidos foram submetidos a análises de regressão. Quando aplicadas no caule, doses de 40,78 e 51,41 µL de calda por planta de glyphosate a 3 e 2% (v/v), respectivamente, nos ensaios 1 e 2, foram suficientes para redução média de 50% das características estudadas. Nas aplicações sobre as folhas, houve maior sensibilidade das plantas mais desenvolvidas. Para redução média de 50% nas variáveis analisadas, foram necessárias doses de 277,4 e 143,3 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1 nos ensaios 3 e 4, respectivamente. Abstract in english This work was carried out to evaluate intoxication symptoms caused by glyphosate application. It was constituted by four assays with glyphosate applications (360 g a.e. L-1) on eucalyptus. In all assays, seedlings were transplanted into 5.OL plastic pots. In assays 1 and 2, increasing herbicide volu [...] mes were applied on the stem. In the first one, a glyphosate solution of 3% (v/v) was applied at the volumes 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 µL solution per plant, and in the second, glyphosate solution of 2% (v/v) was applied at volumes 0, 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 µL solution per plant. In assays 3 and 4, glyphosate was sprayed on the plants. The rates in the third assay were: 0, 7.2 10-7, 7.2 10-6, 7.2 10-5, 7.2 10-4, 7.2 10-3, 7.2 10-2, 7.2 10-1, 7.2, 72, 360 and 720 g a.e. of glyphosate ha 1, and in the fourth assay, the rates were: 0, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 432, 576, 720, 1.080, 1.440 and 2.160 g a.e. of glyphosate ha-1. All assays were arranged in a randomized design, with three replications. Height, leaf area, and dry mass of the leaves and stem were evaluated in the plants and the results were submitted to regression analysis. When applied on the stem, doses of 40.78 and 51.41 µL per plant of glyphosate solution, 3 and 2% (v/v), respectively, were sufficient to reduce eucalyptus development in 50%. When applied on the plants, more developed plants showed greater sensitivity.Rates of 277.4 and 143.3 g a.e. ha-1 reduced eucalyptus growth in 50%, in assays 3 and 4, respectively.

  6. Sintomas da intoxicação inicial de Eucalyptus proporcionados por subdoses de glyphosate aplicadas no caule ou nas folhas Initial symptoms of Eucalyptus intoxication by glyphosate rates applied on the stem or leaves

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    T.P Salgado

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os sintomas de intoxicação causados pela aplicação de glyphosate, foi montado um estudo composto por quatro ensaios com aplicações de glyphosate (360 g e.a. L-1 em eucalipto. Em todos os ensaios, mudas foram transplantadas em vasos de 5,0 L. Nos ensaios 1 e 2, foram aplicados volumes crescentes de solução de glyphosate no caule do eucalipto. No ensaio 1, a solução de 3% (v/v foi aplicada nos volumes de 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 e 160 µL de calda por planta e, no segundo, a solução de glyphosate a 2% (v/v foi aplicada nos volumes de 0, 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 e 150 µL de calda por planta. Nos ensaios 3 e 4, foram feitas aplicações de glyphosate sobre as plantas de eucalipto. No ensaio 3, as doses foram de 0, 7,2.10-7, 7,2.10-6, 7,2.10-5, 7,2.10-4, 7,2.10-3, 7,2.10-2, 7,2.10-1, 7,2, 72, 360 e 720 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1 e, no ensaio 4, de 0, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 432, 576, 720, 1.080, 1.440 e 2.160 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1. Nos quatro ensaios foi utilizado o delineamento DIC, com três repetições. Nas plantas, foram avaliadas a altura, a área foliar e a matéria seca de caule e folhas. Os resultados obtidos foram submetidos a análises de regressão. Quando aplicadas no caule, doses de 40,78 e 51,41 µL de calda por planta de glyphosate a 3 e 2% (v/v, respectivamente, nos ensaios 1 e 2, foram suficientes para redução média de 50% das características estudadas. Nas aplicações sobre as folhas, houve maior sensibilidade das plantas mais desenvolvidas. Para redução média de 50% nas variáveis analisadas, foram necessárias doses de 277,4 e 143,3 g e.a. de glyphosate ha-1 nos ensaios 3 e 4, respectivamente.This work was carried out to evaluate intoxication symptoms caused by glyphosate application. It was constituted by four assays with glyphosate applications (360 g a.e. L-1 on eucalyptus. In all assays, seedlings were transplanted into 5.OL plastic pots. In assays 1 and 2, increasing herbicide volumes were applied on the stem. In the first one, a glyphosate solution of 3% (v/v was applied at the volumes 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 µL solution per plant, and in the second, glyphosate solution of 2% (v/v was applied at volumes 0, 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 µL solution per plant. In assays 3 and 4, glyphosate was sprayed on the plants. The rates in the third assay were: 0, 7.2 10-7, 7.2 10-6, 7.2 10-5, 7.2 10-4, 7.2 10-3, 7.2 10-2, 7.2 10-1, 7.2, 72, 360 and 720 g a.e. of glyphosate ha 1, and in the fourth assay, the rates were: 0, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 432, 576, 720, 1.080, 1.440 and 2.160 g a.e. of glyphosate ha-1. All assays were arranged in a randomized design, with three replications. Height, leaf area, and dry mass of the leaves and stem were evaluated in the plants and the results were submitted to regression analysis. When applied on the stem, doses of 40.78 and 51.41 µL per plant of glyphosate solution, 3 and 2% (v/v, respectively, were sufficient to reduce eucalyptus development in 50%. When applied on the plants, more developed plants showed greater sensitivity.Rates of 277.4 and 143.3 g a.e. ha-1 reduced eucalyptus growth in 50%, in assays 3 and 4, respectively.

  7. Weed control and yield comparisons of glyphosate- and glufosinate-resistant corn grown in rotation

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    A 6-yr field study was conducted from 2004 to 2009 at Stoneville, MS to examine the effects of rotating glyphosate-resistant and glufosinate-resistant corn (Zea mays L.) under reduced tillage conditions on weed control, soil weed seedbank, and yield. The four rotation systems were glyphosate-resista...

  8. Glyphosate effect on shikimate, nitrate reductase activity, yield, and seed composition in corn.

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    Reddy, Krishna N; Bellaloui, Nacer; Zablotowicz, Robert M

    2010-03-24

    When glyphosate is applied to glyphosate-resistant (GR) crops, drift to nonglyphosate-resistant (non-GR) crops may cause significant injury and reduce yields. Tools are needed to quantify injury and predict crop losses. In this study, glyphosate drift was simulated by direct application at 12.5% of the recommended label rate to non-GR corn (Zea mays L.) at 3 or 6 weeks after planting (WAP) during two field seasons in the Mississippi delta region of the southeastern USA. Visual plant injury, shikimate accumulation, nitrate reductase activity, leaf nitrogen, yield, and seed composition were evaluated. Effects were also evaluated in GR corn and GR corn with stacked glufosinate-resistant gene at the recommended label rate at 3 and 6 WAP. Glyphosate at 105 g ae/ha was applied once at 3 or 6 weeks after planting to non-GR corn. Glyphosate at 840 (lower label limit) or 1260 (upper label limit) g ae/ha was applied twice at 3 and 6 WAP to transgenic corn. Glyphosate caused injury (45-55%) and increased shikimate levels (24-86%) in non-GR compared to nontreated corn. In non-GR corn, glyphosate drift did not affect starch content but increased seed protein 8-21% while reducing leaf nitrogen reductase activity 46-64%, leaf nitrogen 7-16%, grain yield 49-54%, and seed oil 18-23%. In GR and GR stacked with glufosinate-resistant corn, glyphosate applied at label rates did not affect corn yield, leaf and seed nitrogen, or seed composition (protein, oil, and starch content). Yet, nitrate reductase activity was reduced 5-19% with glyphosate at 840 + 840 g/ha rate and 8-42% with glyphosate at 1260 + 1260 g/ha rate in both GR and GR stacked corn. These results demonstrate the potential for severe yield loss in non-GR corn exposed to glyphosate drift. PMID:20180575

  9. Bioassay and Characterization of Several Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Biotypes with Varying Tolerances to Glyphosate

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    Robert E. Hoagland; Robin H. Jordan; Neal D. Teaster

    2013-01-01

    The wide distribution of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in the southern US became a serious weed control problem prior to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant crops. Currently glyphosate-resistant populations of Palmer amaranth occur in many areas of this geographic region creating an even more serious threat to crop production. Investigations were undertaken using four biotypes (one glyphosate-sensitive, one resistant from Georgia and two of unknown tolerance from Mississippi) of...

  10. A Preliminary Study of Soybean Genotype Responses to Glyphosate

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    Plamen Marinov-Serafimov

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of four application rates of glyphosate (Roundup, 360 g a.i./l – 180; 360; 720 and 1440 g a.i./ha on the survival, dynamics of growth, and accumulation of fresh biomass in g per plant was studied on eight newly-developed Bulgarian lines, varieties and candidate varieties of soybean bred by different methods under greenhouse conditions. The objective of this study was to determine and compare the sensitivities of different soybean genotypes to glyphosate. The studied soybean genotypes showed different levelsof glyphosate sensitivity due to their genetic differences. Glyphosate rates of 180, 360, 720 and 1440 g a.i./ha, applied at the stage of three trifoliate leaves (V4 of soybean had effect on the survival of the studied genotypes and can be presented conditionally in the following order: H (40.6% < G (40.7% < D (51.3% < C (52.6% < F (58.9% < E (60.5% < B (62.0% < A (65.3%. The depression coefficients (B of the studied characteristics dependedmainly on soybean genotypes and the applied herbicide rates. The tested glyphosate rates showed a high (GI 26.5-51.6% to relatively low degree of toxicity (GI 16.0-18.7% in the studied soybean genotypes.

  11. Testing Tools for Glyphosate Resistance

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    There are multiple tools available for testing for glyphosate resistance. Whole plant screens, whether in the field or greenhouse, should be used as an initial method to determine if a biotype is glyphosate resistant. Screening for resistance using seedling assays such as in Petri plates, sand cul...

  12. DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OF CLONES OF EUCALYPT TO GLYPHOSATE1 / RESPOSTA DIFERENCIAL DE CLONES DE EUCALIPTO A GLYPHOSATE

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    Leonardo Bianco de, Carvalho; Pedro Luis da Costa Aguiar, Alves; Flávia Regina da, Costa.

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    Full Text Available O controle de plantas daninhas é comumente feito com roçadas na entrelinha associada a aplicações dirigidas de glyphosate na linha de plantio de culturas arbóreas, acarretando risco de deriva ou aplicação acidental do herbicida, que pode afetar a cultura de interesse. O objetivo foi avaliar a respos [...] ta dos clones C219, GG100, I144 e I224 de eucalipto (Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla) a doses de glyphosate de 0, 18, 36, 72, 180, 360 e 720 g de equivalente ácido por hectare. Os clones apresentaram padrões de crescimento distintos no que se refere a altura da planta, número de folhas, massa seca do caule, taxa de crescimento relativo, taxa de assimilação líquida e taxa de crescimento foliar relativo. Os clones I144 e GG100 foram mais suscetíveis ao glyphosate, sendo as doses necessárias para reduzir a massa seca em 50% de 113,4 e 119,6 g ea ha-1, respectivamente. Os clones C219 e I224 foram menos suscetíveis ao glyphosate, sendo as doses necessárias para reduzir a massa seca em 50% de 237,5 e 313,5 gae ha-1, respectivamente. Clones de eucalipto respondem diferentemente à exposição ao glyphosate, e entre I224, C219, GG100 e I144 a suscetibilidade é aumentada. Abstract in english Weed control is commonly performed by the inter-row mechanical weeding associated to intrarow glyphosate directed spraying, causing a risk for drift or accidental herbicide application, that can affect the crop of interest. The objective was to evaluate the response of clones C219, GG100, I144, and [...] I224 of eucalypt (Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla) to glyphosate doses of 0, 18, 36, 72, 180, 360, and 720 g of acid equivalent per hectare. The clones showed different growth patterns with regard to height, leaf number, stem dry weight, relative growth rate, net assimilation rate, and relative leaf growth rate. The clones I144 and GG100 were more susceptible to glyphosate, showing the doses required to reduce dry weight by 50% of 113.4 and 119.6 g acid equivalent per hectare, respectively. The clones C219 and I224 were less susceptible to glyphosate, showing the doses required to reduce dry weight by 50% of 237.5 and 313.5 g acid equivalent per hectare, respectively. Eucalyptus clones respond differently to glyphosate exposure, so that among I224, C219, GG100, and I144, the susceptibility to the herbicide is increasing.

  13. Uptake of Glyphosate by an Arthrobacter sp

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    Pipke, Rüdiger; Schulz, Arno; Amrhein, Nikolaus

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    The uptake of glyphosate (N-[phosphonomethyl]glycine) by an Arthrobacter sp. which can utilize this herbicide as its sole source of phosphorus was investigated. Orthophosphate suppressed the expression of the uptake system for glyphosate and also competed with glyphosate for uptake. The Km for glyphosate uptake was 125 ?M, and the Ki for orthophosphate was 24 ?M. Organophosphonates as well as organophosphates inhibited glyphosate uptake, but only organophosphates and orthophosphate suppress...

  14. Crop Response to Glyphosate Trimesium Sulphosate

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    Danijela PAVLOVIC; Vrbnicanin, Sava; Carl REINHARDT

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    Glyphosate may cause injury to non-target plants. The first detectable symptom after glyphosate treatment is the growth inhibition, followed by noticeable yellowing (chlorosis) of the treated tissue. Five to ten days after the treatment, the chlorosis turns into necrosis and the plants begin to die. Greenhouse research was conducted in 2007 to investigate the response of glyphosate resistant (GR) soybeans PAN 520 line and non-glyphosate resistant EGRET line of soybeans to glyphosate trimesium...

  15. Isoflavone, Glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic Acid Levels in Seeds of Glyphosate-treated, Glyphosate-resistant Soybean

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    The estrogenic isoflavones of soybeans and their glycosides are products of the shikimate pathway, the target pathway of glyphosate. We tested the hypothesis that non-phytotoxic levels of glyphosate and other herbicides known to affect phenolic compound biosynthesis might influence levels of these ...

  16. Controle de plantas daninhas na cultura de soja resistente ao glyphosate / Weed control in glyphosate tolerant soybean crop

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    Núbia Maria, Correia; Julio Cezar, Durigan.

    Full Text Available O objetivo da pesquisa foi avaliar o controle de plantas daninhas em área cultivada com soja resistente ao herbicida glyphosate, sem a utilização de práticas complementares de manejo de plantas daninhas. Foram desenvolvidos experimentos, em condições de campo, nos anos agrícolas 2005/2006 e 2006/200 [...] 7 em Jaboticabal (SP). Foram avaliadas duas cultivares de soja resistentes ao glyphosate (CD 214 RR e M-SOY 8008 RR), oito tratamentos de herbicidas (glyphosate, em aplicação única, nas doses de 0,48; 0,72; 0,96 e 1,20 kg ha-1 de equivalente ácido, associadas ou não a aplicação sequencial na dose de 0,48 kg ha-1), além de duas testemunhas, uma capinada e outra mantida infestada. As cultivares de soja influenciaram na infestação das espécies de plantas daninhas na área. Sem a aplicação de glyphosate, houve o predomínio de X. strumarium na área, desfavorecendo a ocorrência de outras espécies. Quando utilizado glyphosate, independentemente da dose, a infestação contabilizada aos 35 e 40 dias após a primeira aplicação, no primeiro e segundo ano, respectivamente, foi baixa. O controle de plantas daninhas na cultura da soja transgênica é diretamente influenciado pela dose de glyphosate, havendo controle satisfatório com a aplicação única de 0,96 kg ha-1 ou a sequencial de 0,48 + 0,48 kg ha-1 de glyphosate. Em situação de menor infestação (2006/2007), a aplicação única de 0,48 kg ha-1 de glyphosate é suficiente para o controle das plantas daninhas. As cultivares de soja transgênica CD 214 RR e M-SOY 8008 RR influenciam diferencialmente a dinâmica das espécies de plantas daninhas, sendo o controle químico mais efetivo na situação de cultivo de M-SOY 8008 RR, em que houve menor diversidade e desenvolvimento das plantas daninhas. Abstract in english This work evaluated the weed control in glyphosate tolerant soybean crop without additional management practices. Two experiments were carried out under field conditions in the agricultural years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil. It was tested two glyphosate-tolerant v [...] arieties (CD 214 RR and M-SOY 8008 RR), eight herbicide treatments (Roundup Ready, single spraying at rates of 0.48; 0.72; 0.96 and 1.20 kg ha-1 of glyphosate acid equivalent, associates or not to sequential spraying at 0.48 kg ha-1), and two controls (one under mechanical control and one untreated control). Soybean varieties influenced the infestation of weed species. Xanthium strumarium was predominant in control treatments, reducing the occurrence of other weeds species. Independently of the dose, glyphosate sprayings resulted in low infestations 35 and 40 days after the first spraying, in the first and second year, respectively. The weed control in transgenic soybean is directly influenced for the glyphosate rate, having satisfactory control with the single application at 0.96 kg ha-1 or sequential at 0.48 plus 0.48 kg ha-1 of glyphosate. Under lesser infestation conditions (2006/2007), the single application at 0.48 kg ha-1 of glyphosate is enough for weed control. The varieties of transgenic soybean CD 214 RR and M-SOY 8008 RR distinguishing influence the dynamics of the weed species. The chemical control is more effective in the M-SOY 8008 RR, where it had minor diversity and development of the weed.

  17. Glyphosate e nitrgênio no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas Glyphosate and nitrogen in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in established elephant grass stocking piles

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    Joadil Gonçalves de Abreu

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar a eficiência de utilização do herbicida glyphosate associado com adubação nitrogenada no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com dezessete tratamentos e três repetições. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em esquema fatorial 4 x 4 + 1, sendo quatro doses de glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/aplicação, quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano e um tratamento adicional (testemunha com capina. As aplicações do nitrogênio e glyphosate, nas respectivas doses, foram realizadas imediatamente após o corte do capim-elefante. A associação entre o herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação e nitrogênio (225 kg/ha/ano foi eficiente no controle de capim-braquiária em capineiras estabelecidas. A aplicação do herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação reduziu o tamanho do banco de sementes de capim-braquiária no solo em 64%.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the efficiency of the use of the herbicide glyphosate associated with nitrogen fertilization in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in elephant grass stocking piles. The experimental design used was a randomized blocks with 17 treatments and three replications. The treatments were arranged in 4x4+1 factorial scheme, namely four doses of glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/application, four doses of nitrogen (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano and one additional treatment (control with a hoeing. The application of the nitrogen and glyphosate, in the respective doses were performed immediately after the cutting of elephant grass. The association between glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application and nitrogen (225 kg/ha/ano was efficient in the control brachiaria grass in established elephant grass stocking piles. The application of the glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application reduced the size of the bank of brachiaria grass seeds in the soil in 64%.

  18. A Preliminary Study of Soybean Genotype Responses to Glyphosate

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    Plamen Marinov-Serafimov

    2009-01-01

    The effect of four application rates of glyphosate (Roundup, 360 g a.i./l) - 180; 360; 720 and 1440 g a.i./ha on the survival, dynamics of growth, and accumulation of fresh biomass in g per plant was studied on eight newly-developed Bulgarian lines, varieties and candidate varieties of soybean bred by different methods under greenhouse conditions. The objective of this study was to determine and compare the sensitivities of different soybean genotypes to glyphosate. The studied soybean genoty...

  19. Effects of glyphosate and its formulation, roundup, on reproduction in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

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    Uren Webster, Tamsyn M; Laing, Lauren V; Florance, Hannah; Santos, Eduarda M

    2014-01-21

    Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate are among the most widely used herbicides worldwide and may contaminate surface waters. Research suggests both Roundup and glyphosate induce oxidative stress in fish and may also cause reproductive toxicity in mammalian systems. We aimed to investigate the reproductive effects of Roundup and glyphosate in fish and the potential associated mechanisms of toxicity. To do this, we conducted a 21-day exposure of breeding zebrafish (Danio rerio) to 0.01, 0.5, and 10 mg/L (glyphosate acid equivalent) Roundup and 10 mg/L glyphosate. 10 mg/L glyphosate reduced egg production but not fertilization rate in breeding colonies. Both 10 mg/L Roundup and glyphosate increased early stage embryo mortalities and premature hatching. However, exposure during embryogenesis alone did not increase embryo mortality, suggesting that this effect was caused primarily by exposure during gametogenesis. Transcript profiling of the gonads revealed 10 mg/L Roundup and glyphosate induced changes in the expression of cyp19a1 and esr1 in the ovary and hsd3b2, cat, and sod1 in the testis. Our results demonstrate that these chemicals cause reproductive toxicity in zebrafish, although only at high concentrations unlikely to occur in the environment, and likely mechanisms of toxicity include disruption of the steroidogenic biosynthesis pathway and oxidative stress. PMID:24364672

  20. Economic and herbicide use impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops.

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    Gianessi, Leonard P

    2005-03-01

    More than 95% of United States maize, cotton, soybean and sugarbeet acres are treated with herbicides for weed control. These products are used to improve the economic profitability of crop production for farmers. Since their introduction in 1996, over 75 million acres of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant crops have been planted, making up 80% of soybean acres and 70% of cotton acres in the USA. These genetically engineered crops have been adopted by farmers because they are perceived to offer greater economic benefits than conventional crop and herbicide programs. The adoption of glyphosate-resistant crops has saved US farmers 1.2 billion dollars associated with the costs of conventional herbicide purchases, application, tillage and hand weeding. With the adoption of glyphosate-resistant sugarbeets on currently planted sugarbeet acres, US growers could potentially save an additional 93 million dollars. The adoption of glyphosate-resistant crops by US agriculture has reduced herbicide use by 37.5 million lbs, although the adoption of glyphosate-resistant sugarbeets would dampen this reduction by 1 million lbs. PMID:15706602

  1. Adição simultânea de sulfato de amônio e ureia à calda de pulverização do herbicida glyphosate / Simultaneous addition of ammonium sulfate and urea to glyphosate spray solution

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    S.J.P., Carvalho; A.C.R., Dias; G.M., Shiomi; P.J., Christoffoleti.

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em casa de vegetação, com o objetivo de avaliar a eficácia do herbicida glyphosate sobre plantas de Digitaria insularis quando soluções de ureia (U; 5 g L-1), sulfato de amônio (SA; 15 g L-1) ou U+SA (2,5 + 7,5 g L-1) foram utilizadas como veículo de pulverizaçã [...] o. Aos 28 dias após aplicação, de acordo com as curvas de dose-resposta (primeiro experimento), foram necessários 409 g ha-1 de glyphosate para atingir 50% de controle da planta daninha (C50) quando água sem adjuvantes foi usada como veículo de pulverização. Para obtenção dos mesmos 50% de controle, as doses de glyphosate foram reduzidas para 373, 208 e 189 g ha-1; quando o herbicida foi pulverizado utilizando solução de U, SA ou U+SA, respectivamente. A redução na dose oriunda da combinação de glyphosate e U+SA também foi observada para controles de 80% (C80). No segundo experimento, a adição de U+SA à calda elevou o controle obtido com a menor dose de glyphosate (360 g ha-1), igualando-o à aplicação da maior dose (720 g ha-1) sem adjuvantes. Esses resultados evidenciam efeito complementar de U e SA em elevar a eficácia do glyphosate para controle de D. insularis. Abstract in english Two trials were carried out under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the efficacy of glyphosate on Digitaria insularis plants when urea (U; 5 g L-1); ammonium sulfate (AMS; 15 g L-1) or U+AMS (2.5 + 7.5 g L-1) were used as spray solutions. At 28 days after application, according to dose-response curv [...] es (first trial), 409 g ha-1 of glyphosate application were necessary to obtain 50% of weed control (C50) when water without adjuvants was used as spray solution. To reach the same 50% of weed control, glyphosate rates were reduced to 373, 208 and 189 g ha-1, when the herbicide was sprayed using a solution of U, AMS or U+AMS, respectively. Reduction in the dose of glyphosate combined with U+AMS was also observed for controls of 80% (C80). In the second trial, the addition of U+SA to glyphosate spray solution increased the control obtained at the lowest glyphosate rate (360 g ha-1), leveling it to the highest rate application (720 g ha-1) without adjuvants. These results show the complementary action of U and AMS to increase glyphosate efficacy to control D. insularis.

  2. Adição simultânea de sulfato de amônio e ureia à calda de pulverização do herbicida glyphosate Simultaneous addition of ammonium sulfate and urea to glyphosate spray solution

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    S.J.P. Carvalho

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em casa de vegetação, com o objetivo de avaliar a eficácia do herbicida glyphosate sobre plantas de Digitaria insularis quando soluções de ureia (U; 5 g L-1, sulfato de amônio (SA; 15 g L-1 ou U+SA (2,5 + 7,5 g L-1 foram utilizadas como veículo de pulverização. Aos 28 dias após aplicação, de acordo com as curvas de dose-resposta (primeiro experimento, foram necessários 409 g ha-1 de glyphosate para atingir 50% de controle da planta daninha (C50 quando água sem adjuvantes foi usada como veículo de pulverização. Para obtenção dos mesmos 50% de controle, as doses de glyphosate foram reduzidas para 373, 208 e 189 g ha-1; quando o herbicida foi pulverizado utilizando solução de U, SA ou U+SA, respectivamente. A redução na dose oriunda da combinação de glyphosate e U+SA também foi observada para controles de 80% (C80. No segundo experimento, a adição de U+SA à calda elevou o controle obtido com a menor dose de glyphosate (360 g ha-1, igualando-o à aplicação da maior dose (720 g ha-1 sem adjuvantes. Esses resultados evidenciam efeito complementar de U e SA em elevar a eficácia do glyphosate para controle de D. insularis.Two trials were carried out under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the efficacy of glyphosate on Digitaria insularis plants when urea (U; 5 g L-1; ammonium sulfate (AMS; 15 g L-1 or U+AMS (2.5 + 7.5 g L-1 were used as spray solutions. At 28 days after application, according to dose-response curves (first trial, 409 g ha-1 of glyphosate application were necessary to obtain 50% of weed control (C50 when water without adjuvants was used as spray solution. To reach the same 50% of weed control, glyphosate rates were reduced to 373, 208 and 189 g ha-1, when the herbicide was sprayed using a solution of U, AMS or U+AMS, respectively. Reduction in the dose of glyphosate combined with U+AMS was also observed for controls of 80% (C80. In the second trial, the addition of U+SA to glyphosate spray solution increased the control obtained at the lowest glyphosate rate (360 g ha-1, leveling it to the highest rate application (720 g ha-1 without adjuvants. These results show the complementary action of U and AMS to increase glyphosate efficacy to control D. insularis.

  3. Questions concerning the potential impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on amphibians.

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    Wagner, Norman; Reichenbecher, Wolfram; Teichmann, Hanka; Tappeser, Beatrix; Lötters, Stefan

    2013-08-01

    Use of glyphosate-based herbicides is increasing worldwide. The authors review the available data related to potential impacts of these herbicides on amphibians and conduct a qualitative meta-analysis. Because little is known about environmental concentrations of glyphosate in amphibian habitats and virtually nothing is known about environmental concentrations of the substances added to the herbicide formulations that mainly contribute to adverse effects, glyphosate levels can only be seen as approximations for contamination with glyphosate-based herbicides. The impact on amphibians depends on the herbicide formulation, with different sensitivity of taxa and life stages. Effects on development of larvae apparently are the most sensitive endpoints to study. As with other contaminants, costressors mainly increase adverse effects. If and how glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticides contribute to amphibian decline is not answerable yet due to missing data on how natural populations are affected. Amphibian risk assessment can only be conducted case-specifically, with consideration of the particular herbicide formulation. The authors recommend better monitoring of both amphibian populations and contamination of habitats with glyphosate-based herbicides, not just glyphosate, and suggest including amphibians in standardized test batteries to study at least dermal administration. PMID:23637092

  4. Herança da resistência de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) ao glyphosate / Inheritance of azevém (Lolium multiflorum) resistance to glyphosate

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    L., Vargas; R.M.A., Moraes; C.M., Berto.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é o principal produto usado para manejo não-seletivo das plantas daninhas. Já foram identificados biótipos de azevém resistentes a esse herbicida no Rio Grande do Sul, os quais estão se tornando predominantes rapidamente. Objetivou-se neste trabalho identificar o tipo de herança, o núme [...] ro de genes que conferem resistência e o grau de resistência dos biótipos homozigotos e heterozigotos resistentes em azevém. Foram realizados cruzamentos recíprocos entre genitores suscetíveis e resistentes para obtenção de sementes F1 e, em seguida, efetuaram-se os retrocruzamentos resistente e sensível. Plantas F1 foram cruzadas, para obtenção da geração F2. Sobre as plantas F1, F2, RCr e RCs e genitores foi aplicado o glyphosate na dose de 720 g ha-1, para avaliar a segregação. A fim de avaliar o grau de resistência, as plantas F1 e os genitores resistente e sensível foram tratados com doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440 e 2.880 g ha-1). As plantas F1 evidenciaram resposta intermediária ao biótipo resistente e sensível, demonstrando que a interação alélica é do tipo dominância incompleta. As plantas F2 mostraram tendência para segregação 3:1, indicando que a característica resistência ao glyphosate é controlada por um gene semidominante. Abstract in english Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used to control weeds. Azevem plants, which are tolerant to glyphosate, have been identified in Rio Grande do Sul, where they are rapidly becoming predominant. The objective of this work was to identify inheritance type, number of genes conferring resistance, [...] and the degree of resistance in azevem plants. Reciprocal crossings between sensitive and resistant plants have been carried out to obtain F1 seeds which were crossed among themselves to obtain F2 plants .Herbicide containing 720 g ha-1 was applied on the F1, F2, RCr, Rc and parent plants to estimate segregation. To evaluate the degree of resistance of the F1 plants, resistant and sensitive parents were sprayed with increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440 and 2.880 g ha-1). F1 plants showed intermediate response to the resistant and sensitive biotypes, indicating that allelic interaction is of the incomplete dominance type. F2 plants showed a tendency for segregation 3:1, indicating that resistance to glyphosate is controlled by a semi-dominant gene.

  5. Herança da resistência de azevém (Lolium multiflorum ao glyphosate Inheritance of azevém (Lolium multiflorum resistance to glyphosate

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    L. Vargas

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é o principal produto usado para manejo não-seletivo das plantas daninhas. Já foram identificados biótipos de azevém resistentes a esse herbicida no Rio Grande do Sul, os quais estão se tornando predominantes rapidamente. Objetivou-se neste trabalho identificar o tipo de herança, o número de genes que conferem resistência e o grau de resistência dos biótipos homozigotos e heterozigotos resistentes em azevém. Foram realizados cruzamentos recíprocos entre genitores suscetíveis e resistentes para obtenção de sementes F1 e, em seguida, efetuaram-se os retrocruzamentos resistente e sensível. Plantas F1 foram cruzadas, para obtenção da geração F2. Sobre as plantas F1, F2, RCr e RCs e genitores foi aplicado o glyphosate na dose de 720 g ha-1, para avaliar a segregação. A fim de avaliar o grau de resistência, as plantas F1 e os genitores resistente e sensível foram tratados com doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440 e 2.880 g ha-1. As plantas F1 evidenciaram resposta intermediária ao biótipo resistente e sensível, demonstrando que a interação alélica é do tipo dominância incompleta. As plantas F2 mostraram tendência para segregação 3:1, indicando que a característica resistência ao glyphosate é controlada por um gene semidominante.Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used to control weeds. Azevem plants, which are tolerant to glyphosate, have been identified in Rio Grande do Sul, where they are rapidly becoming predominant. The objective of this work was to identify inheritance type, number of genes conferring resistance, and the degree of resistance in azevem plants. Reciprocal crossings between sensitive and resistant plants have been carried out to obtain F1 seeds which were crossed among themselves to obtain F2 plants .Herbicide containing 720 g ha-1 was applied on the F1, F2, RCr, Rc and parent plants to estimate segregation. To evaluate the degree of resistance of the F1 plants, resistant and sensitive parents were sprayed with increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440 and 2.880 g ha-1. F1 plants showed intermediate response to the resistant and sensitive biotypes, indicating that allelic interaction is of the incomplete dominance type. F2 plants showed a tendency for segregation 3:1, indicating that resistance to glyphosate is controlled by a semi-dominant gene.

  6. Glyphosate loss by runoff and its relationship with phosphorus fertilization.

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    Sasal, María Carolina; Demonte, Luisina; Cislaghi, Andrea; Gabioud, Emmanuel A; Oszust, José D; Wilson, Marcelo G; Michlig, Nicolás; Beldoménico, Horacio R; Repetti, María Rosa

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between glyphosate and phosphate fertilizer application and their contribution to surface water runoff contamination. The study was performed in Aquic Argiudoll soil (Tezanos Pinto series). Four treatments were assessed on three dates of rainfall simulation after fertilizer and herbicide application. The soluble phosphorus in runoff water was determined by a colorimetric method. For the determination of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), a method based on fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (FMOC) group derivatization, solid phase extraction (SPE) purification, and ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) was employed. The application of phosphorus fertilizer resulted in an increased loss of glyphosate by runoff after 1 day of application. These results suggest the need for further study to understand the interactions and to determine appropriate application timing with the goal of reducing the pollution risk by runoff. PMID:25775388

  7. Glyphosate degradation in glyphosate-resistant crops and weeds and susceptible crops and weeds

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    High levels of aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), the main glyphosate metabolite, have been found in glyphosate-treated, glyphosate-resistant (GR) soybean, apparently due to plant glyphosate oxidoreductase (GOX) – like activity. AMPA is mildly phytotoxic, and under some conditions the AMPA accumula...

  8. Glyphosate resistance: state of knowledge

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    Sammons, Robert Douglas; Gaines, Todd A

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    Studies of mechanisms of resistance to glyphosate have increased current understanding of herbicide resistance mechanisms. Thus far, single-codon non-synonymous mutations of EPSPS (5-enolypyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase) have been rare and, relative to other herbicide mode of action target-site mutations, unconventionally weak in magnitude for resistance to glyphosate. However, it is possible that weeds will emerge with non-synonymous mutations of two codons of EPSPS to produce an enzym...

  9. Resistência de azevém (Lolium multiflorum ao herbicida glyphosate Resistance of italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum to glyphosate

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    E.S. Roman

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O azevém é uma gramínea de ciclo anual, constituindo-se com freqüência em planta infestante em lavouras de trigo do Rio Grande do Sul. Em experimentos realizados em casa de vegetação e no campo, foi avaliada a suscetibilidade de dois biótipos de azevém ao herbicida glyphosate, bem como a eficiência de herbicidas de ação total na dessecação de Lolium multiflorum para a semeadura direta de trigo. O delineamento experimental foi completamente casualizado em casa de vegetação e de blocos ao acaso em campo, com três e quatro repetições, respectivamente. Foram avaliados herbicidas com mecanismos de ação distintos em diferentes doses: glyphosate, glufosinate, clethodim, haloxyfop-r e diclofop, paraquat e paraquat + diuron. Os resultados, em casa de vegetação, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é totalmente controlado com glyphosate na dose de 360 g e.a. ha-1 e que doses de até 1.440 g e.a. ha-1 não afetam significativamente o acúmulo de matéria seca do biótipo resistente e produzem toxicidade inferior a 15% sobre este. Já as doses entre 1.440 e 5.760 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate reduzem significativamente a produção de matéria seca e resultam em toxicidade inferior a 45%. Em campo, os melhores controles de azevém foram propiciados pelos tratamentos clethodim (79,2 g ha-1 e diuron + paraquat (300 + 600 g ha-1, que não diferiram entre si. Assim, evidencia-se que a população de Lolium multiflorum avaliada neste trabalho é constituída predominantemente de um biótipo resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima EPSPs.Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum is cultivated as forage and/or cover crop in no-till system. However, it is also a serious weed in wheat and other winter cereals in Southern Brazil. Experiments were conducted at greenhouse and field conditions to evaluate the susceptibility of two ryegrass biotype to glyphosate as well as the efficacy of other herbicides on the post-emergence control of the species for sowing wheat under no-till system. The experimental design was a completely randomized design for the greenhouse experiment and a completely randomized block design for the field experiment. Herbicides with different mechanisms of action were evaluated on the weed control: glyphosate, glufosinate, clethodim, haloxyfop-r and diclofop, paraquat and paraquat+diuron. The results obtained under greenhouse conditions indicated the glyphosate susceptible biotype was controlled by the rate of 360 g e.a. ha-1. The resistant ryegrass biotype had no reduction in dry matter production and less than 15 % phytotoxicity caused by glyphosate up to 1,440 g e.a. ha-1. However, glyphosate rates between 1440 and 5,760 g e.a. ha-1 reduced dry matter accumulation and resulted in toxicities under45%. Under field conditions, the best Lolium multiflorum control was given by clethodim 79.2 g ha-1 and diuron + paraquat at 300+600 g ha¹, respectively. The results obtained in these studies indicated that the population was composed predominantly by a biotype resistant to EPSPs inhibitor herbicides.

  10. Resistência de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) ao herbicida glyphosate / Resistance of italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) to glyphosate

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    E.S., Roman; L., Vargas; M.A., Rizzardi; R.W., Mattei.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O azevém é uma gramínea de ciclo anual, constituindo-se com freqüência em planta infestante em lavouras de trigo do Rio Grande do Sul. Em experimentos realizados em casa de vegetação e no campo, foi avaliada a suscetibilidade de dois biótipos de azevém ao herbicida glyphosate, bem como a eficiência [...] de herbicidas de ação total na dessecação de Lolium multiflorum para a semeadura direta de trigo. O delineamento experimental foi completamente casualizado em casa de vegetação e de blocos ao acaso em campo, com três e quatro repetições, respectivamente. Foram avaliados herbicidas com mecanismos de ação distintos em diferentes doses: glyphosate, glufosinate, clethodim, haloxyfop-r e diclofop, paraquat e paraquat + diuron. Os resultados, em casa de vegetação, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é totalmente controlado com glyphosate na dose de 360 g e.a. ha-1 e que doses de até 1.440 g e.a. ha-1 não afetam significativamente o acúmulo de matéria seca do biótipo resistente e produzem toxicidade inferior a 15% sobre este. Já as doses entre 1.440 e 5.760 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate reduzem significativamente a produção de matéria seca e resultam em toxicidade inferior a 45%. Em campo, os melhores controles de azevém foram propiciados pelos tratamentos clethodim (79,2 g ha-1) e diuron + paraquat (300 + 600 g ha-1), que não diferiram entre si. Assim, evidencia-se que a população de Lolium multiflorum avaliada neste trabalho é constituída predominantemente de um biótipo resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da enzima EPSPs. Abstract in english Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is cultivated as forage and/or cover crop in no-till system. However, it is also a serious weed in wheat and other winter cereals in Southern Brazil. Experiments were conducted at greenhouse and field conditions to evaluate the susceptibility of two ryegrass bio [...] type to glyphosate as well as the efficacy of other herbicides on the post-emergence control of the species for sowing wheat under no-till system. The experimental design was a completely randomized design for the greenhouse experiment and a completely randomized block design for the field experiment. Herbicides with different mechanisms of action were evaluated on the weed control: glyphosate, glufosinate, clethodim, haloxyfop-r and diclofop, paraquat and paraquat+diuron. The results obtained under greenhouse conditions indicated the glyphosate susceptible biotype was controlled by the rate of 360 g e.a. ha-1. The resistant ryegrass biotype had no reduction in dry matter production and less than 15 % phytotoxicity caused by glyphosate up to 1,440 g e.a. ha-1. However, glyphosate rates between 1440 and 5,760 g e.a. ha-1 reduced dry matter accumulation and resulted in toxicities under45%. Under field conditions, the best Lolium multiflorum control was given by clethodim 79.2 g ha-1 and diuron + paraquat at 300+600 g ha¹, respectively. The results obtained in these studies indicated that the population was composed predominantly by a biotype resistant to EPSPs inhibitor herbicides.

  11. Micromorfologia foliar na análise da fitotoxidez por glyphosate em Eucalyptus grandis Leaf micromorphology in the analysis of glyphosate toxicity in Eucalyptus grandis

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    L.D. Tuffi Santos

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da deriva de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre a superfície foliar e o crescimento de clones de eucalipto. Mudas de seis clones foram submetidas a 129,6 g ha-1 de glyphosate das formulações comerciais Scout®, Roundup NA®, Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI®. Entre os clones não foram identificadas diferenças quanto à tolerância ao glyphosate. Plantas expostas à deriva simulada de Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI® apresentaram, respectivamente, a maior e menor porcentagem de intoxicação. Observou-se menor massa seca em plantas expostas ao glyphosate, independentemente da formulação, e menor altura naquelas expostas ao Scout® e ao Roundup transorb®. As características quantitativas da superfície foliar não foram afetadas pelo glyphosate. As alterações micromorfológicas ocorreram na ausência de danos visíveis e foram observadas em ambas as faces da epiderme, em todos os clones avaliados. Danos como erosão e aspecto amorfo das ceras epicuticulares e infestação por hifas fúngicas ocorreram, independentemente da formulação utilizada. A avaliação anatômica da superfície foliar foi relevante para descrição e interpretação dos danos causados pelo glyphosate. Os dados de crescimento e de intoxicação indicam o Zapp QI® como a formulação de menor risco para a cultura do eucalipto quanto aos efeitos indesejáveis da deriva.The effects of commercial glyphosate drift on the leaf surface and growth of eucalypt clones were evaluated. Seedlings of six clones were submitted to 129.6 g ha-1 sub-rate of commercial glyphosate formulations Scout®, Roundup NA®, Roundup transorb® and Zapp QI®. No differences in tolerance to glyphosate were observed among the clones. Plants exposed to simulated drift of Roundup transorb® and Zapp QI® presented the highest and lowest intoxication percentages, respectively. Plants exposed to glyphosate reduced dry biomass, regardless of the formulation, and also reduced height of the plants exposed to Scout® and Roundup transorb®. Leaf surface characteristics were not affected by glyphosate application. However, the micromorphological damages occurred prior to the appearance of visible symptoms, and were observed on both faces of the epidermis, in all clones tested. Damages such as erosion and amorphous aspect of epicuticular waxes and infestation of fungal hyphae occurred, independently of the formulation used. The anatomical evaluation of the leaf surface effectively described the damages caused by glyphosate. The growth and intoxication data indicate Zapp QI® formulation as presenting the lowest risk to eucalypt culture, in relation to the undesirable herbicide drift effects.

  12. 75 FR 17768 - Glyphosate From China

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    ...COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1178 (Preliminary)] Glyphosate From China AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission...is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of glyphosate, provided for in subheadings 2931.00.90 and...

  13. 75 FR 24969 - Glyphosate From China

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    ...COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1178 (Preliminary)] Glyphosate From China AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission...gives notice that its antidumping investigation concerning glyphosate from China (investigation No. 731-TA-1178...

  14. THE REMOVAL OF GLYPHOSATE FROM DRINKING WATER

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    The effectiveness of granulated activated carbon (GAC), packed activated carbon (PAC), conventional treatment, membranes, and oxidation for removing glyphosate from natural waters is evaluated. Results indicate that GAC and PAC are not effective in removing glyphosate, while oxid...

  15. Glyphosate drift affects arbuscular mycorrhizal association in coffee / Deriva de glyphosate afeta a associação micorrízica arbuscular em cafeeiro

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    F.P., Carvalho; B.P., Souza; A.C., França; E.A., Ferreira; M.H.R., Franco; M.C.M., Kasuya; F.A., Ferreira.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A associação micorrízica favorece o estabelecimento, a sobrevivência no campo e a nutrição da planta hospedeira, levando por consequência, a maior crescimento e produtividade. Todavia, o manejo de plantas daninhas no cafeeiro pode interferir nessa associação, podendo o emprego incorreto do glyphosat [...] e influenciar nesses benefícios da associação. Avaliou-se neste trabalho efeito da deriva do herbicida glyphosate no crescimento e estado nutricional de plantas de café arábica (Catuaí Vermelho IAC 99) inoculadas com fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs). Para isso, utilizou-se esquema fatorial 2 x 5, sendo mudas inoculadas ou não inoculadas com FMAs e cinco subdoses de glyphosate (0; 57,6; 115,2; 230,4; e 460,8 g ha-1 de glyphosate), em delineamento de blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A inoculação foi efetuada na fase de produção de muda, com uma mistura de FMAs, Rhizophagus clarus e Gigaspora margarita; posteriormente ao transplantio, quando as plantas estavam com sete pares de folhas, aplicaram-se as subdoses de glyphosate. O herbicida causou fitointoxicação de até 60% em plantas não inoculadas e de 45% em plantas inoculadas com aplicação da maior dose de 460,8 g e.a. ha-1. Verificou-se efeito negativo no crescimento das plantas de café e do teor de fósforo delas com o aumento das doses de glyphosate, independentemente da inoculação. O herbicida reduziu o crescimento de plantas colonizadas pelos FMAs testados, bem como de fungos nativos, afetando negativamente a colonização micorrízica das plantas tratadas com o glyphosate. Abstract in english Mycorrhizal association promotes better survival and nutrition of colonized seedling on field, and consequently, increasing of productivity. However, the weed management can interfere on this association, due to incorrect use of glyphosate. This work has assessed the effects of glyphosate drift on t [...] he growth and nutrition of arabica coffee plants (Catuaí Vermelho - IAC 99) colonized with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). The experiment was conducted in 2 x 5 factorial scheme, and included inoculated and non-inoculated plants, and five glyphosate subdoses (0.0, 57.6, 115.2, 230.4, and 460.8 g ha-1 of glyphosate), in randomized blocks with five replication. The inoculation was carried during the greenhouse phase of seedlings production with a mixture of Rhizophagus clarus and Gigaspora margarita, and after to transplanting, when the plants had seven pairs of leaves, glyphosate subdoses were applied. The product caused intoxication in up to 60% of non-inoculated and 45% on inoculated plants, when the highest dose of 460.8 g a.e. ha-1 was applied. A negative effect was noted on the growth and phosphorus content of coffee plants, this effect increased depending on glyphosate subdose, but regardless of inoculation. Glyphosate drift reduces the growth and nutrition of plants colonized by species of AMF and native fungi, negatively affecting root colonization of plants treated.

  16. Selectivity of glyphosate tank mixtures for RR soybean / Seletividade de glyphosate em misturas em tanque para soja RR

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    D.G, Alonso; J, Constantin; R.S, Oliveira Jr; J.G.Z, Arantes; S.D, Cavalieri; G, Santos; F.A, Rios; L.H.M, Franchini.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A mistura de ingredientes ativos de diferentes mecanismos de ação é uma ferramenta essencial para prevenir ou manejar áreas com plantas daninhas resistentes. No entanto é importante que tais associações forneçam adequada seletividade para a cultura. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a seletivida [...] de do glyphosate a soja RR, e verificar também, se existe seletividade a misturas com outros ingredientes ativos, aplicados em pós-emergência, visando novas estratégias de controle que poderão ser empregadas no cultivo da soja RR. Os herbicidas e respectivas doses (g ha-1) avaliadas foram: glyphosate isolado (720, 960, 1.200 e 1.440) e as misturas de glyphosate (960) com cloransulam-methyl (30,24), fomesafen (125), lactofen (72), chlorimuron-ethyl (12,5), flumiclorac-pentyl (30), bentazon (480) e imazethapyr (80). Todos os tratamentos foram aplicados em dose única em pós-emergência quando a soja estava no estádio V2 a V3. Tratamentos com glyphosate isolado ou em mistura com herbicidas pós-emergentes aplicados em dose única promoveram efeitos visuais de fitointoxicação quando aplicados na soja resistente ao glyphosate. Efeitos como redução na altura das plantas, no fechamento da cultura, no número de vagens por planta e na massa de cem grãos puderam ser observados. Entretanto, os efeitos relatados ao desenvolvimento das plantas foram na sua maioria transientes, não persistindo durante todo ciclo da cultura. Dentre os tratamentos estudados, somente a mistura entre glyphosate e lactofen não apresentou seletividade à cultura, promovendo efeitos negativos na maioria das características estudadas e consequentemente reduzindo a produtividade de grãos. Abstract in english An active ingredients mixture of different action mechanisms is an essential tool to prevent or manage areas with resistant weeds. However, it is important that such a mixture provides adequate selectivity to the crop. The aim of this work was to evaluate glyphosate selectivity to glyphosate-resista [...] nt (RR) soybean, and also verify if there is selectivity in mixtures with other active ingredients applied postemergence aimed at new control strategies, which might be used in RR soybean cultivation. The herbicides and respective rates (g ha-1) evaluated were: glyphosate (720, 960, 1,200, and 1,440), and the mixtures of glyphosate (960) with cloransulam-methyl (30.24), fomesafen (125), lactofen (72), chlorimuron-ethyl (12.5), flumiclorac-pentyl (30), bentazon (480), or imazethapyr (80). All treatments were applied in postemergence when the soybean crop was at V2 to V3 stage. Treatments with glyphosate or in mixtures with postemergent herbicides showed visual effects of phytotoxicity when applied to the glyphosate-resistant soybean. Effects such as reduction in plant height, crop closure, number of pods per plant, and hundred grain weight could be observed. However, the effects related to plant development were mostly transient and did not persist during the crop cycle. Among the studied treatments, only the mixture of glyphosate and lactofen was not selective to the crop, promoting negative effects on most characteristics analyzed and consequently reducing grain yield.

  17. Selectivity of glyphosate tank mixtures for RR soybean Seletividade de glyphosate em misturas em tanque para soja RR

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    D.G Alonso

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available An active ingredients mixture of different action mechanisms is an essential tool to prevent or manage areas with resistant weeds. However, it is important that such a mixture provides adequate selectivity to the crop. The aim of this work was to evaluate glyphosate selectivity to glyphosate-resistant (RR soybean, and also verify if there is selectivity in mixtures with other active ingredients applied postemergence aimed at new control strategies, which might be used in RR soybean cultivation. The herbicides and respective rates (g ha-1 evaluated were: glyphosate (720, 960, 1,200, and 1,440, and the mixtures of glyphosate (960 with cloransulam-methyl (30.24, fomesafen (125, lactofen (72, chlorimuron-ethyl (12.5, flumiclorac-pentyl (30, bentazon (480, or imazethapyr (80. All treatments were applied in postemergence when the soybean crop was at V2 to V3 stage. Treatments with glyphosate or in mixtures with postemergent herbicides showed visual effects of phytotoxicity when applied to the glyphosate-resistant soybean. Effects such as reduction in plant height, crop closure, number of pods per plant, and hundred grain weight could be observed. However, the effects related to plant development were mostly transient and did not persist during the crop cycle. Among the studied treatments, only the mixture of glyphosate and lactofen was not selective to the crop, promoting negative effects on most characteristics analyzed and consequently reducing grain yield.A mistura de ingredientes ativos de diferentes mecanismos de ação é uma ferramenta essencial para prevenir ou manejar áreas com plantas daninhas resistentes. No entanto é importante que tais associações forneçam adequada seletividade para a cultura. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a seletividade do glyphosate a soja RR, e verificar também, se existe seletividade a misturas com outros ingredientes ativos, aplicados em pós-emergência, visando novas estratégias de controle que poderão ser empregadas no cultivo da soja RR. Os herbicidas e respectivas doses (g ha-1 avaliadas foram: glyphosate isolado (720, 960, 1.200 e 1.440 e as misturas de glyphosate (960 com cloransulam-methyl (30,24, fomesafen (125, lactofen (72, chlorimuron-ethyl (12,5, flumiclorac-pentyl (30, bentazon (480 e imazethapyr (80. Todos os tratamentos foram aplicados em dose única em pós-emergência quando a soja estava no estádio V2 a V3. Tratamentos com glyphosate isolado ou em mistura com herbicidas pós-emergentes aplicados em dose única promoveram efeitos visuais de fitointoxicação quando aplicados na soja resistente ao glyphosate. Efeitos como redução na altura das plantas, no fechamento da cultura, no número de vagens por planta e na massa de cem grãos puderam ser observados. Entretanto, os efeitos relatados ao desenvolvimento das plantas foram na sua maioria transientes, não persistindo durante todo ciclo da cultura. Dentre os tratamentos estudados, somente a mistura entre glyphosate e lactofen não apresentou seletividade à cultura, promovendo efeitos negativos na maioria das características estudadas e consequentemente reduzindo a produtividade de grãos.

  18. Glyphosate inhibits rust diseases in glyphosate-resistant wheat and soybean

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    Feng, Paul C. C.; Baley, G. James; Clinton, William P.; Bunkers, Greg J.; Alibhai, Murtaza F.; Paulitz, Timothy C.; Kidwell, Kimberlee K.

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    Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide used for the control of weeds in glyphosate-resistant crops. Glyphosate inhibits 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate 3-phosphate synthase, a key enzyme in the synthesis of aromatic amino acids in plants, fungi, and bacteria. Studies with glyphosate-resistant wheat have shown that glyphosate provided both preventive and curative activities against Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici and Puccinia triticina, which cause stripe and leaf rusts, respectively, in wheat. ...

  19. Atrazine and glyphosate dynamics in a lotic ecosystem: the common snapping turtle as a sentinel species.

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    Douros, Derrick L; Gaines, Karen F; Novak, James M

    2015-03-01

    Atrazine and glyphosate are two of the most common pesticides used in the US Midwest that impact water quality via runoff, and the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is an excellent indicator species to monitor these pesticides especially in lotic systems. The goals of this study were to (1) quantify atrazine, the atrazine metabolite diaminochlorotriazine (DACT), and glyphosate burdens in common snapping turtle tissue from individuals collected within the Embarras River in Illinois; (2) quantify atrazine, DACT, and glyphosate loads in water from the aquatic habitats in which common snapping turtles reside; and (3) investigate tissue loads based on turtle morphology and habitat choice. Concentrations of atrazine, DACT, and glyphosate in tissue did not show any relationship with lake habitat, carapace length, width, or mass. Both atrazine and glyphosate tissue samples varied as a function of site (river vs. lake), but DACT did not. Atrazine and glyphosate concentrations in water samples showed a linear effect on distance from the reservoir spillway and a deviation from linearity. Water column concentrations of all three contaminants varied across capture sites, but atrazine water concentration did not influence DACT water concentration nor did it exhibit a site interaction. Water atrazine and glyphosate concentrations were greater than tissue concentrations, whereas DACT water and tissue concentrations did not differ. This study showed that turtles are useful in long-term pesticide monitoring, and because DACT as a metabolite is less sensitive to variation, it should be considered as a preferred biomarker for pesticide runoff. PMID:25678354

  20. Effects of glyphosate and foliar amendments on activity of microorganisms in the soybean rhizosphere.

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    Means, Nathan E; Kremer, Robert J; Ramsier, Clifford

    2007-02-01

    A field study was conducted to determine the effects of glyphosate on microbial activity in the rhizosphere of glyphosate-resistant (GR) soybean and to evaluate interactions with foliar amendments. Glyphosate at 0.84 kg ae ha(-1) was applied GR soybean at the V4-V5 development stages. Check treatments included a conventional herbicide tank mix (2003 study only) and no herbicides (hand-weeded). Ten days after herbicide application, a commercially available biostimulant and a urea solution (21.0% N) were applied to soybean foliage at 33.5 mL ha(-1) and 9.2 kg ha(-1), respectively. Soil and plant samples were taken 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 days after herbicide application then assayed for enzyme and respiration activities. Soil respiration and enzyme activity increased with glyphosate and foliar amendment applications during the 2002 growing season; however, similar increases were not observed in 2003. Contrasting cumulative rainfall between 2002 and 2003 likely accounted for differences in soil microbial activities. Increases in soil microbial activity in 2002 suggest that adequate soil water and glyphosate application acted together to increase microbial activity. Our study suggests that general soil microbial properties including those involving C and N transformations are not sensitive enough to detect effects of glyphosate on rhizosphere microbial activity. Measurements of soil-plant-microbe relationships including specific microbial groups (i.e., root-associated Fusarium spp.) are likely better indicators of impacts of glyphosate on soil microbial ecology. PMID:17365326

  1. Qualidade fisiológica de sementes de soja colhidas em duas épocas após dessecação com glyphosate Physiological quality of soybean seeds harvested at two periods after glyphosate desiccation

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    Mariana Zampar Toledo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A dessecação de plantas de soja em pré-colheita com glyphosate vem se tornando prática rotineira entre os produtores, apesar de não ser recomendada, pois pode comprometer a qualidade fisiológica das sementes. Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da dessecação das plantas em pré-colheita com glyphosate na qualidade fisiológica de sementes de soja colhidas em duas épocas após a aplicação. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas. As parcelas principais consistiram da dessecação ou não das plantas de soja com glyphosate em pré-colheita, no estádio R7, e as subparcelas da colheita das sementes 7 e 14 dias após a aplicação. As sementes foram avaliadas quanto ao teor de água, dano mecânico, viabilidade, massa de 100 sementes e teor de proteína. A qualidade fisiológica foi avaliada por meio dos testes de germinação, envelhecimento acelerado, condutividade elétrica, comprimento de plântulas e massa da matéria seca das plântulas. A dessecação das plantas de soja em pré-colheita com glyphosate ocasiona redução da germinação das sementes e do desenvolvimento inicial das plântulas. O atraso na colheita reduz a germinação das sementes oriundas de plantas de soja dessecadas com glyphosate em pré-colheita, mas minimiza os efeitos fitotóxicos no desenvolvimento das plântulas.Pre-harvest desiccation of soybean plants with glyphosate has been routinely conducted by seed producers, although it is not recommended because it may reduce seed physiological quality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the pre-harvest desiccation of plants with glyphosate on the physiological quality of soybean seeds harvested at two different periods after application. The experimental design was completely randomized blocks, with four replications and subdivided plots. Main plots consisted of the presence and absence of a pre-harvest desiccation of soybean plants with glyphosate at the R7 stage, and subplots of seeds harvested 7 and 14 days after application. Moisture content, mechanical damage, viability, weight of 100 seeds, protein content and accumulation of glyphosate residues were determined after harvest. Physiological quality was evaluated by tests for germination, accelerated aging, electrical conductivity, seedling length and seedling dry matter. Pre-harvest desiccation of soybean plants with glyphosate reduces seed germination and seedling development. Delayed harvesting reduces the germination of soybean seeds produced by plants desiccated with glyphosate, but minimizes phytotoxicity in seedling development.

  2. The Site of the Inhibition of the Shikimate Pathway by Glyphosate: I. INHIBITION BY GLYPHOSATE OF PHENYLPROPANOID SYNTHESIS IN BUCKWHEAT (FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM MOENCH) .

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    Holländer, H; Amrhein, N

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    The nonselective herbicide glyphosate (n-[phosphonomethyl]glycine) inhibited the light-induced accumulation of phenylpropanoid substances (chlorogenic acid, procyanidin, rutin, anthocyanin) in etiolated buckwheat hypocotyls 90% at 1 millimolar. Structurally related compounds, such as n,n-bis[phosphonomethyl]glycine, aminomethylphosphonate, methylglycine, and iminodiacetate, had little or no inhibiting effects. Of all amino acids tested, only l-phenylalanine reversed the inhibition, and partial reversal of anthocyanin synthesis was achieved with chorismate, phenylpyruvate, trans-cinnamate, p-coumarate, and naringenin. Phenylalanine concentrations were reduced in glyphosate-treated hypocotyls, and glyphosate effectively reduced the high level of phenylalanine that was caused by the phenylalanine ammonia-lyase inhibitor l-alpha-aminooxy-beta-phenylpropionate. Glyphosate had no significant effect on the time course of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activity in hypocotyls incubated either in the dark or in the light. Under appropriate feeding conditions, glyphosate inhibited the incorporation of [(14)C]shikimate into all three aromatic amino acids, and radioactive shikimate accumulated in the tissue. The results lead to the conclusion that glyphosate interferes with the shikimate pathway at or prior to the formation of chorismate. PMID:16661534

  3. Micromorfologia foliar na análise da fitotoxidez por glyphosate em Eucalyptus grandis / Leaf micromorphology in the analysis of glyphosate toxicity in Eucalyptus grandis

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    L.D., Tuffi Santos; B.F., Sant' Anna-Santos; R.M.S.A., Meira; F.A., Ferreira; R.A.S.T., Tiburcio; E.C.F., Silva.

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da deriva de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre a superfície foliar e o crescimento de clones de eucalipto. Mudas de seis clones foram submetidas a 129,6 g ha-1 de glyphosate das formulações comerciais Scout®, Roundup NA®, Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI®. Entre os clo [...] nes não foram identificadas diferenças quanto à tolerância ao glyphosate. Plantas expostas à deriva simulada de Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI® apresentaram, respectivamente, a maior e menor porcentagem de intoxicação. Observou-se menor massa seca em plantas expostas ao glyphosate, independentemente da formulação, e menor altura naquelas expostas ao Scout® e ao Roundup transorb®. As características quantitativas da superfície foliar não foram afetadas pelo glyphosate. As alterações micromorfológicas ocorreram na ausência de danos visíveis e foram observadas em ambas as faces da epiderme, em todos os clones avaliados. Danos como erosão e aspecto amorfo das ceras epicuticulares e infestação por hifas fúngicas ocorreram, independentemente da formulação utilizada. A avaliação anatômica da superfície foliar foi relevante para descrição e interpretação dos danos causados pelo glyphosate. Os dados de crescimento e de intoxicação indicam o Zapp QI® como a formulação de menor risco para a cultura do eucalipto quanto aos efeitos indesejáveis da deriva. Abstract in english The effects of commercial glyphosate drift on the leaf surface and growth of eucalypt clones were evaluated. Seedlings of six clones were submitted to 129.6 g ha-1 sub-rate of commercial glyphosate formulations Scout®, Roundup NA®, Roundup transorb® and Zapp QI®. No differences in tolerance to glyph [...] osate were observed among the clones. Plants exposed to simulated drift of Roundup transorb® and Zapp QI® presented the highest and lowest intoxication percentages, respectively. Plants exposed to glyphosate reduced dry biomass, regardless of the formulation, and also reduced height of the plants exposed to Scout® and Roundup transorb®. Leaf surface characteristics were not affected by glyphosate application. However, the micromorphological damages occurred prior to the appearance of visible symptoms, and were observed on both faces of the epidermis, in all clones tested. Damages such as erosion and amorphous aspect of epicuticular waxes and infestation of fungal hyphae occurred, independently of the formulation used. The anatomical evaluation of the leaf surface effectively described the damages caused by glyphosate. The growth and intoxication data indicate Zapp QI® formulation as presenting the lowest risk to eucalypt culture, in relation to the undesirable herbicide drift effects.

  4. RDX-based nanocomposite microparticles for significantly reduced shock sensitivity

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    Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX)-based nanocomposite microparticles were produced by a simple, yet novel spray drying method. The microparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), which shows that they consist of small RDX crystals (?0.1-1 ?m) uniformly and discretely dispersed in a binder. The microparticles were subsequently pressed to produce dense energetic materials which exhibited a markedly lower shock sensitivity. The low sensitivity was attributed to small crystal size as well as small void size (?250 nm). The method developed in this work may be suitable for the preparation of a wide range of insensitive explosive compositions.

  5. Reducing the temperature sensitivity of SOI waveguide-based biosensors

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    Gylfason, Kristinn B.; Mola Romero, Albert; Sohlstro?m, Hans

    2012-01-01

    Label-free photonic biosensors fabricated on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) can provide compact size, high evanescent field strength at the silicon waveguide surface, and volume fabrication potential. However, due to the large thermo optic coefficient of water-based biosamples, the sensors are temperature-sensitive. Consequently, active temperature control is usually used. However, for low cost applications, active temperature control is often not feasible. Here, we use the opposite polarity of t...

  6. Reducing the temperature sensitivity of SOI waveguide-based biosensors

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    Gylfason, Kristinn B.; Mola Romero, Albert; Sohlström, Hans

    2012-06-01

    Label-free photonic biosensors fabricated on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) can provide compact size, high evanescent field strength at the silicon waveguide surface, and volume fabrication potential. However, due to the large thermo optic coefficient of water-based biosamples, the sensors are temperature-sensitive. Consequently, active temperature control is usually used. However, for low cost applications, active temperature control is often not feasible. Here, we use the opposite polarity of the thermo-optic coefficients of silicon and water to demonstrate a photonic slot waveguide with a distribution of power between sample and silicon that aims to give athermal operation in water. Based on simulations, we made three waveguide designs close to the athermal point, and asymmetric integrated Mach- Zehnder interferometers for their characterization. The devices were fabricated on SOI with a 220 nm device layer and 2 ?m buried oxide, by electron beam lithography of hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) resist, and etching in a Cl2/HBr/O2/He plasma. With Cargile 50350 fused silica matching oil as top cladding, the group index of the three guides varies from 1.9 to 2.8 at 1550 nm. The temperature sensitivity of the devices varied from -70 to -160 pm/K under the same conditions. A temperature sensitivity of -2 pm/K is projected with water as top cladding.

  7. [Microbial degradation of glyphosate herbicides (review)].

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    Sviridov, A V; Shushkova, T V; Ermakova, I T; Ivanova, E V; Epiktetov, D O; Leont'evskii, A A

    2015-01-01

    This review analyzes the issues associated with biodegradation of glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine), one of the most widespread herbicides. Glyphosate can accumulate in natural environments and can be toxic not only for plants but also for animals and bacteria. Microbial transformation and mineralization ofglyphosate, as the only means of its rapid degradation, are discussed in detail. The different pathways of glyphosate catabolism employed by the known destructing bacteria representing different taxonomic groups are described. The potential existence of alternative glyphosate degradation pathways, apart from those mediated by C-P lyase and glyphosate oxidoreductase, is considered. Since the problem of purifying glyphosate-contaminated soils and water bodies is a topical issue, the possibilities of applying glyphosate-degrading bacteria for their bioremediation are discussed. PMID:26027353

  8. Control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed in soybean with preplant herbicides

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    Joanna Follings; Nader Soltani; Robinson, Darren E.; François J. Tardif; Mark B. Lawton; Peter H. Sikkema

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    Giant ragweed was the first glyphosate resistant weed identified in Canada. It is a very competetive weed in row crop production and has been found to drastically reduce yields of soybean; therefore, control of this competitive weed is essential. The objective of this study was to determine effective control options for glyphosate resistant giant ragweed in soybean with herbicides applied preplant. Eighteen herbicide combinations were evaluated in field studies conducted in 2011 and 2012 at ...

  9. Degradation Dynamics of Glyphosate in Different Types of Citrus Orchard Soils in China

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    Changpeng Zhang

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    Full Text Available Glyphosate formulations that are used as a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide have been widely applied in agriculture, causing increasing concerns about residues in soils. In this study, the degradation dynamics of glyphosate in different types of citrus orchard soils in China were evaluated under field conditions. Glyphosate soluble powder and aqueous solution were applied at 3000 and 5040 g active ingredient/hm2, respectively, in citrus orchard soils, and periodically drawn soil samples were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography. The results showed that the amount of glyphosate and its degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA in soils was reduced with the increase of time after application of glyphosate formulations. Indeed, the amount of glyphosate in red soil from Hunan and Zhejiang Province, and clay soil from Guangxi Province varied from 0.13 to 0.91 µg/g at 42 days after application of aqueous solution. Furthermore, the amount of glyphosate in medium loam from Zhejiang and Guangdong Province, and brown loam from Guizhou Province varied from less than 0.10 to 0.14 µg/g, while the amount of AMPA varied from less than 0.10 to 0.99 µg/g at 42 days after application of soluble powder. Overall, these findings demonstrated that the degradation dynamics of glyphosate aqueous solution and soluble powder as well as AMPA depend on the physicochemical properties of the applied soils, in particular soil pH, which should be carefully considered in the application of glyphosate herbicide.

  10. Degradation dynamics of glyphosate in different types of citrus orchard soils in China.

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    Zhang, Changpeng; Hu, Xiuqing; Luo, Jinyan; Wu, Zhiyi; Wang, Li; Li, Bin; Wang, Yanli; Sun, Guochang

    2015-01-01

    Glyphosate formulations that are used as a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide have been widely applied in agriculture, causing increasing concerns about residues in soils. In this study, the degradation dynamics of glyphosate in different types of citrus orchard soils in China were evaluated under field conditions. Glyphosate soluble powder and aqueous solution were applied at 3000 and 5040 g active ingredient/hm2, respectively, in citrus orchard soils, and periodically drawn soil samples were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography. The results showed that the amount of glyphosate and its degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) in soils was reduced with the increase of time after application of glyphosate formulations. Indeed, the amount of glyphosate in red soil from Hunan and Zhejiang Province, and clay soil from Guangxi Province varied from 0.13 to 0.91 µg/g at 42 days after application of aqueous solution. Furthermore, the amount of glyphosate in medium loam from Zhejiang and Guangdong Province, and brown loam from Guizhou Province varied from less than 0.10 to 0.14 µg/g, while the amount of AMPA varied from less than 0.10 to 0.99 µg/g at 42 days after application of soluble powder. Overall, these findings demonstrated that the degradation dynamics of glyphosate aqueous solution and soluble powder as well as AMPA depend on the physicochemical properties of the applied soils, in particular soil pH, which should be carefully considered in the application of glyphosate herbicide. PMID:25587790

  11. Alteration in the cytokine levels and histopathological damage in common carp induced by glyphosate.

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    Ma, Junguo; Li, Xiaoyu

    2015-06-01

    Glyphosate is one of the most frequently used herbicides, and it has been demonstrated to generate a series of toxicological problems in animals and humans. However, relatively little is known about the effects of glyphosate on the immune system of fish. In the present study, the acute toxicity of glyphosate on common carp was first determined; then, the contents of interferon-? (IFN-?), interleukin-1? (IL-1?), and tumor necrosis factor -? (TNF-?) and histopathological alterations in the liver, kidneys, and spleen of common carp exposed to 52.08 or 104.15mgL(-1) of glyphosate for 168h were also determined and evaluated. The results of the acute toxicity tests showed that the 96h LC50 of glyphosate for common carp was 520.77mgL(-1). Moreover, sub-acute exposure of glyphosate altered the contents of IFN-?, IL-1?, and TNF-? in fish immune organs. For example, there was a remarkable increase in the IFN-? content in the kidneys, while there was a decrease in the liver and spleen. The IL-1? content increased in liver and kidneys, but it decreased in the spleen, and TNF-? mainly increased in the fish liver, kidneys, and spleen. In addition, glyphosate-exposure also caused remarkable histopathological damage in the fish liver, kidneys, and spleen. These results suggest that glyphosate-caused cytokine alterations may result in an immune suppression or excessive activation in the treated common carp as well as may cause immune dysfunction or reduced immunity. In conclusion, glyphosate has immunotoxic effects on common carp. PMID:25747155

  12. The current status and environmental impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops: a review.

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    Cerdeira, Antonio L; Duke, Stephen O

    2006-01-01

    Glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine]-resistant crops (GRCs), canola (Brassica napus L.), cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), maize (Zea mays L.), and soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] have been commercialized and grown extensively in the Western Hemisphere and, to a lesser extent, elsewhere. Glyphosate-resistant cotton and soybean have become dominant in those countries where their planting is permitted. Effects of glyphosate on contamination of soil, water, and air are minimal, compared to some of the herbicides that they replace. No risks have been found with food or feed safety or nutritional value in products from currently available GRCs. Glyphosate-resistant crops have promoted the adoption of reduced- or no-tillage agriculture in the USA and Argentina, providing a substantial environmental benefit. Weed species in GRC fields have shifted to those that can more successfully withstand glyphosate and to those that avoid the time of its application. Three weed species have evolved resistance to glyphosate in GRCs. Glyphosate-resistant crops have greater potential to become problems as volunteer crops than do conventional crops. Glyphosate resistance transgenes have been found in fields of canola that are supposed to be non-transgenic. Under some circumstances, the largest risk of GRCs may be transgene flow (introgression) from GRCs to related species that might become problems in natural ecosystems. Glyphosate resistance transgenes themselves are highly unlikely to be a risk in wild plant populations, but when linked to transgenes that may impart fitness benefits outside of agriculture (e.g., insect resistance), natural ecosystems could be affected. The development and use of failsafe introgression barriers in crops with such linked genes is needed. PMID:16899736

  13. Glyphosate catabolism by Pseudomonas sp

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    The pathway for the degradation of glyphosate (N-phosphonomethylglycine) by Pseudomonas sp. PG2982 has been determined using metabolic radiolabeling experiments. Radiorespirometry experiments utilizing [3-14C] glyphosate revealed that approximately 50-59% of the C3 carbon was oxidized to CO2. Fractionation of stationary phase cells labeled with [3-14C]glyphosate revealed that from 45-47% of the assimilated C3 carbon is distributed to proteins and that amino acids methionine and serine are highly labeled. The nucleic acid bases adenine and guanine received 90% of the C3 label that was incorporated into nucleic acids, and the only pyrimidine base labeled was thymine. Pulse labeling of PG2982 cells with [3-14C]glyphosate revealed that [3-14C]sarcosine is an intermediate in glyphosate degradation. Examination of crude extracts prepared from PG2982 cells revealed the presence of an enzyme that oxidizes sarcosine to glycine and formaldehyde. These results indicate that the first step in glyphosate degradation by PG2982 is cleavage of the carbon-phosphorus bond, resulting in the release of sarcosine and a phosphate group. The phosphate group is utilized as a source of phosphorus, and the sarcosine is degraded to glycine and formaldehyde. Phosphonate utilization by Pseudomonas sp. PG2982 was investigated. Each of the ten phosphonates tested were utilized as a sole source of phosphorus by PG2982. Representative compounds torus by PG2982. Representative compounds tested included alkylphosphonates, 1-amino-substituted alkylphosphonates, amino-terminal phosphonates, and an arylphosphonate. PG2982 cultures degraded phenylphosphonate to benzene and produced methane from methylphosphonate. The data indicate that PG2982 is capable of cleaving the carbon-phosphorus bond of several structurally different phosphonates

  14. Changes in the accumulation of shikimic acid in mycorrhized Capsicum annuum L. grown with application of glyphosate and phosphorus

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    José, Beltrano; Marcela, Ruscitti; Cecilia, Arango; Marta, Ronco.

    Full Text Available When glyphosate is added to the soil, it is absorbed by roots and transported by xylem causing growth inhibition in plants. Mycorrhiza is the beneficial association between roots of most plants and soil fungi. The methylphosphonic group of the glyphosate could compete with inorganic phosphates for s [...] orption sites in the soil. The aim of this work was to study the effect of phosphorus availability and glyphosate residues in soil on pepper plant growth, and on physiological parameters, in plants non-inoculated or inoculated with Glomus mosseae or G. intraradices. The phytotoxic effects of the glyphosate were assessed by a bio-indicator as shikimic acid. At high doses, glyphosate (6.32 ?M) reduced root colonization, and this effect was increased by higher levels of phosphorus in the soil. The effects of herbicide on shikimic acid accumulation and on shoot growth began 24 hours after glyphosate treatments (HAT). At 24, 48, and 72 HAT, inoculated plants grown without glyphosate showed higher growth compared to the non-inoculated ones. At high glyphosate (6.32 ?M) and 96 HAT, the growth was completely inhibited. The shikimic acid accumulated in the upper leaves of non-inoculated plants, treated at 3.16 ?M glyphosate, was significantly higher at high P level, related to inoculated ones. These results suggest that the remobilization of glyphosate residues in the soil by the addition of phosphate should be considered a serious problem for crops in treated soils. The mycorrhization increases the pepper plant's tolerance to high glyphosate concentration in the substrate, and may allow support to this stress condition.

  15. Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.: 2,4-D Dose Response and Control with Postemergence Herbicides in Soybean

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    Joanna Follings

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate resistant giant ragweed is an increasing problem in glyphosate resistant cropping systems in southwestern Ontario. The postemergence herbicides registered for use in soybean in Ontario do not provide consistent control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed. There is limited research on the lowest effective rate of 2,4-D for the control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed. Consequently, the objectives of this study were a to determine the efficacy of herbicides applied postemergence for the control of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed in glyphosate resistant soybean, and b to determine the lowest effective rate of 2,4-D for the control of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed. Ten postemergence herbicide combinations and seven rates of 2,4-D were evaluated in field studies conducted in 2011 and 2012 at six locations confirmed with glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed. The post emergence herbicides evaluated did not provide acceptable/consistent control. Of the herbicides evaluated, glyphosate plus cloransulam-methyl provided 26% to 70% control 8 WAA of glyphosate resistant giant ragweed, which was the best of the herbicides combinations evaluated. The doses of 2,4-D required to reduce giant ragweed shoot dry weight by 50, 80 and 95% were 142, 310 and 1048 g a.e. ha-1, respectively.

  16. Dessecação de plantas daninhas com glyphosate em mistura com ureia ou sulfato de amônio / Weed desiccation with glyphosate mixed with urea or ammonium sulfate

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    S.J.P., Carvalho; V., Damin; A.C.R., Dias; M.S.C., Melo; M., Nicolai; P.J., Christoffoleti.

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    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida não-seletivo, sistêmico, usado para controle de plantas daninhas anuais e perenes em todo o mundo. A absorção da molécula do glyphosate ocorre pelos tecidos fotossinteticamente ativos das plantas, porém alguns fatores podem reduzir sua eficácia, como a morfologia e divers [...] idade de espécies, chuva após aplicação, qualidade da água e misturas em tanque com outros defensivos, entre outros. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a influência da adição de sulfato de amônio ou ureia em calda na eficácia do herbicida glyphosate para dessecação de plantas daninhas. Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em Piracicaba - SP, com aplicações de glyphosate (720 e 1.440 g ha-1) isolado ou combinado com duas doses de sulfato de amônio (7,5 e 15,0 g L-1) ou ureia (2,5 e 5,0 g L-1) sobre as plantas daninhas: apaga-fogo (Alternanthera tenella) e capim-massambará (Sorghum halepense). Para a espécie menos suscetível ao herbicida (capim-massambará), a adição de fontes nitrogenadas à menor dose de glyphosate acelerou a morte das plantas, elevando os níveis de controle em até 7,3% na avaliação de 21 dias após aplicação (DAA) dos tratamentos. Contudo, os efeitos não foram observados nas avaliações de controle, massa fresca e seca, conduzidas aos 28 DAA. A dose recomendada de glyphosate para cada espécie proporcionou controle satisfatório, sem a necessidade de adição de sulfato de amônio ou ureia. Abstract in english Glyphosate is a non-selective systemic herbicide used to control annual and perennial weeds worldwide. Molecule absorption occurs through the plant's photosynthetically-active tissues; however, some factors might reduce its efficacy, such as morphology and specific diversity, rain after application, [...] water quality and tank mixtures with other chemicals. Thus, this work aimed to evaluate the influence of ammonium sulfate or urea addiction to spray tank on glyphosate efficacy for weed desiccation. Two trials were carried out in Piracicaba - SP, with applications of glyphosate (720 and 1440 g ha-1) alone or combined with two rates of ammonium sulfate (7.5 and 15.0 g L-1) or urea (2.5 and 5.0 g L-1), over the weeds Alternanthera tenella and Sorghum halepense. For the least susceptible species (S. halepense), the addition of nitrogen sources to the lower rate of glyphosate accelerated plant death, increasing the control levels up to 7.3%, at 21 days after application (DAA). However, the effects were not observed when control, fresh and dry mass were evaluated at 28 DAA. Glyphosate recommended rate for each species promoted appropriate control, without the need to add ammonium sulfate or urea.

  17. Dessecação de plantas daninhas com glyphosate em mistura com ureia ou sulfato de amônio Weed desiccation with glyphosate mixed with urea or ammonium sulfate

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    S.J.P. Carvalho

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida não-seletivo, sistêmico, usado para controle de plantas daninhas anuais e perenes em todo o mundo. A absorção da molécula do glyphosate ocorre pelos tecidos fotossinteticamente ativos das plantas, porém alguns fatores podem reduzir sua eficácia, como a morfologia e diversidade de espécies, chuva após aplicação, qualidade da água e misturas em tanque com outros defensivos, entre outros. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a influência da adição de sulfato de amônio ou ureia em calda na eficácia do herbicida glyphosate para dessecação de plantas daninhas. Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em Piracicaba - SP, com aplicações de glyphosate (720 e 1.440 g ha-1 isolado ou combinado com duas doses de sulfato de amônio (7,5 e 15,0 g L-1 ou ureia (2,5 e 5,0 g L-1 sobre as plantas daninhas: apaga-fogo (Alternanthera tenella e capim-massambará (Sorghum halepense. Para a espécie menos suscetível ao herbicida (capim-massambará, a adição de fontes nitrogenadas à menor dose de glyphosate acelerou a morte das plantas, elevando os níveis de controle em até 7,3% na avaliação de 21 dias após aplicação (DAA dos tratamentos. Contudo, os efeitos não foram observados nas avaliações de controle, massa fresca e seca, conduzidas aos 28 DAA. A dose recomendada de glyphosate para cada espécie proporcionou controle satisfatório, sem a necessidade de adição de sulfato de amônio ou ureia.Glyphosate is a non-selective systemic herbicide used to control annual and perennial weeds worldwide. Molecule absorption occurs through the plant's photosynthetically-active tissues; however, some factors might reduce its efficacy, such as morphology and specific diversity, rain after application, water quality and tank mixtures with other chemicals. Thus, this work aimed to evaluate the influence of ammonium sulfate or urea addiction to spray tank on glyphosate efficacy for weed desiccation. Two trials were carried out in Piracicaba - SP, with applications of glyphosate (720 and 1440 g ha-1 alone or combined with two rates of ammonium sulfate (7.5 and 15.0 g L-1 or urea (2.5 and 5.0 g L-1, over the weeds Alternanthera tenella and Sorghum halepense. For the least susceptible species (S. halepense, the addition of nitrogen sources to the lower rate of glyphosate accelerated plant death, increasing the control levels up to 7.3%, at 21 days after application (DAA. However, the effects were not observed when control, fresh and dry mass were evaluated at 28 DAA. Glyphosate recommended rate for each species promoted appropriate control, without the need to add ammonium sulfate or urea.

  18. Rosiglitazone Reduces Blood Pressure in Female Dahl Salt-sensitive Rats

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    Sartori-Valinotti, Julio C.; Venegas-Pont, Marcia R.; Lamarca, Babbette B.; Romero, Damian G.; Yanes, Licy L.; Racusen, Lorraine C; Jones, Allison V.; Ryan, Michael J.; Reckelhoff, Jane F.

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    Postmenopausal women (PMW) are at greater risk for salt-sensitive hypertension and insulin resistance than premenopausal women. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPAR?) agonists reduce blood pressure (BP) and insulin resistance in humans. As in PMW, ovariectomy (OVX) increases salt sensitivity of BP and body weight in Dahl salt sensitive (DS) rats. This study addressed whether rosiglitazone (ROSI), a PPAR? agonist, attenuates salt-sensitive hypertension in intact (INT) and O...

  19. The impact of Eskoba, a glyphosate formulation, on the freshwater plankton community.

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    Reno, U; Gutierrez, M F; Regaldo, L; Gagneten, A M

    2014-12-01

    This study analyzed the acute effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide (Eskoba) on the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris, the cladoceran Simocephalus vetulus, and the copepod Notodiaptomus conifer, and evaluated the recovery ability of the surviving micro-crustaceans. Survival, age of first reproduction, and fecundity were used as endpoints for S. vetulus, while survival and time to reach the adult stage were used as endpoints for N. conifer. The registered order of sensitivity was S. vetulus (48-hour effective concentration [EC50]: 21 mg/L) > C. vulgaris (72-hour EC50: 58.59 mg/ L) > N. conifer (48-hour EC50: 95 mg/L). Despite the growth of C. vulgaris stimulated after 24 hours of exposure to the commercial formulation of glyphosate Eskoba, it was inhibited after 48 hours by all the concentrations tested. In postexposure experiments, microcrustaceans reduced their life expectancy, S. vetulus decreased its fertility, and N. conifer inhibited its sexual maturity. In summary, it was demonstrated that these species lost their recovery ability. PMID:25654931

  20. Influence of glyphosate in planktonic and biofilm growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Ilana Schneider, Lima; Nicole Carmo, Baumeier; Rosimeire Takaki, Rosa; Patrícia Maria Stuelp, Campelo; Edvaldo Antonio Ribeiro, Rosa.

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    Full Text Available This study evaluated the impact of different concentrations of glyphosate (Rondup®) on planktonic and biofilm growth of P. aeruginosa. Aerobic and anaerobic cultures of P. aeruginosa ATCC®15442 inoculated in MHB + glyphosate (0.845 ppm, 1.690 ppm, 8.45 ppm, 16.90 ppm, 84.50 ppm, 169 ppm, 845 ppm, an [...] d 1690 ppm) and cultured in normoxia and anoxia, following their OD560nm every hour for 24 h. Biofilms of adapted cells were formed in the presence of glyphosate (0.845 to 1690 ppm) in normoxia and anoxia for 36 h. Glyphosate at concentrations higher than 84.5 ppm reduces the cell density of planktonic aerobic cultures (p 0.05), and more pronounced over 169 ppm. Anaerobic biofilms have their growth more readily favored (p

  1. The effect of glyphosate on import into a sink leaf of sugar beet

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    The basis for glyphosate inducted limitation of carbon import into developing leaves was studied in sugar beet. To separate the effects of the herbicide on export from those on import, glyphosate was supplied to a developing leaf from two exporting source leaves which fed the sink leaf. Carbon import into the sink leaf was determined by supplying 14CO2 to a third source leaf which also supplies carbon to the monitored sink leaf. Import into the sink leaf decreased within 2 to 3 h after glyphosate application, even though photosynthesis and export in the source leaf supplying 14C were unaffected. Reduced import into the sink leaf was accompanied by increased import by the tap root. Elongation of the sink leaf was only slightly decreased following arrival of glyphosate. Photosynthesis by the sink leaf was not inhibited. The results to data support the view that import is slowed by the inhibition of synthesis of structural or storage compounds in the developing leaves

  2. Glyphosate herbicide affects belowground interactions between earthworms and symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi in a model ecosystem

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    Zaller, Johann G.; Heigl, Florian; Ruess, Liliane; Grabmaier, Andrea

    2014-07-01

    Herbicides containing glyphosate are widely used in agriculture and private gardens, however, surprisingly little is known on potential side effects on non-target soil organisms. In a greenhouse experiment with white clover we investigated, to what extent a globally-used glyphosate herbicide affects interactions between essential soil organisms such as earthworms and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). We found that herbicides significantly decreased root mycorrhization, soil AMF spore biomass, vesicles and propagules. Herbicide application and earthworms increased soil hyphal biomass and tended to reduce soil water infiltration after a simulated heavy rainfall. Herbicide application in interaction with AMF led to slightly heavier but less active earthworms. Leaching of glyphosate after a simulated rainfall was substantial and altered by earthworms and AMF. These sizeable changes provide impetus for more general attention to side-effects of glyphosate-based herbicides on key soil organisms and their associated ecosystem services.

  3. GLYPHOSATE REMOVAL FROM DRINKING WATER

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    Activated-carbon, oxidation, conventional-treatment, filtration, and membrane studies are conducted to determine which process is best suited to remove the herbicide glyphosate from potable water. Both bench-scale and pilot-scale studies are completed. Computer models are used ...

  4. Volunteer Glyphosate and Glufosinate Resistant Corn Competitiveness and Control in Glyphosate and Glufosinate Resistant Corn

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    Nader Soltani; Christy Shropshire; Sikkema, Peter H.

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    Glyphosate and glufosinate resistant (RR/LL) volunteer corn has become a problem when hybrid RR/LL corn follows hybrid RR/LL corn in the rotation. A total of six field trials were conducted over a three-year period (2008 to 2010) in southwestern Ontario to 1) evaluate the competitiveness of volunteer RR/LL corn in hybrid RR/LL corn, and 2) determine how to control volunteer RR/LL corn in hybrid RR/LL corn. The predicted volunteer RR/LL corn density to reduce hybri...

  5. Review of potential environmental impacts of transgenic glyphosate-resistant soybean in Brazil.

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    Cerdeira, Antonio L; Gazziero, Dionsio L P; Duke, Stephen O; Matallo, Marcus B; Spadotto, Claudio A

    2007-01-01

    Transgenic glyphosate-resistant soybeans (GRS) have been commercialized and grown extensively in the Western Hemisphere, including Brazil. Worldwide, several studies have shown that previous and potential effects of glyphosate on contamination of soil, water, and air are minimal, compared to those caused by the herbicides that they replace when GRS are adopted. In the USA and Argentina, the advent of glyphosate-resistant soybeans resulted in a significant shift to reduced- and no-tillage practices, thereby significantly reducing environmental degradation by agriculture. Similar shifts in tillage practiced with GRS might be expected in Brazil. Transgenes encoding glyphosate resistance in soybeans are highly unlikely to be a risk to wild plant species in Brazil. Soybean is almost completely self-pollinated and is a non-native species in Brazil, without wild relatives, making introgression of transgenes from GRS virtually impossible. Probably the highest agricultural risk in adopting GRS in Brazil is related to weed resistance. Weed species in GRS fields have shifted in Brazil to those that can more successfully withstand glyphosate or to those that avoid the time of its application. These include Chamaesyce hirta (erva-de-Santa-Luzia), Commelina benghalensis (trapoeraba), Spermacoce latifolia (erva-quente), Richardia brasiliensis (poaia-branca), and Ipomoea spp. (corda-de-viola). Four weed species, Conyza bonariensis, Conyza Canadensis (buva), Lolium multiflorum (azevem), and Euphorbia heterophylla (amendoim bravo), have evolved resistance to glyphosate in GRS in Brazil and have great potential to become problems. PMID:17562462

  6. Latex glove disorders: a management strategy for reducing skin sensitivity.

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    Chummun, N H

    2002-05-01

    The use of latex gloves by health care workers has increased over recent years. Proteins within the latex gloves and chemical additives during the manufacturing process have been linked to allergic skin and systemic disorders. Evidence suggests that latex-related skin disorders are increasing. Unless more stringent measures to control prolonged contact with latex gloves are implemented, skin disorders will continue to increase. While employees have a professional responsibility to reduce longer contact with latex gloves and use other safer alternatives, employers may also contribute through better education provisions, more strict monitoring and control of glove usage and purchasing gloves that are safer. An Infection Control Nurse can support both employees and management by developing and supporting better education and guidance for glove usage and an Employee Health Nurse could provide better care and support to affected workers. Glove manufacturers should identify the level of each protein in their gloves, the health risks involved and undertake new research to produce more hypoallergenic gloves. Collaborative efforts among employees, employers, researchers and glove manufacturers are needed to prevent the spiraling latex health risks to health care workers getting worse. PMID:11982783

  7. Glyphosate translocation in herbicide tolerant plants Translocação do glyphosate em plantas tolerantes ao herbicida

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    L Galon; E.A Ferreira; I. Aspiazú; G Concenço; Silva, A. F.; A.A. Silva; Vargas, L

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate glyphosate translocation in glyphosate-tolerant weed species (I. nil, T. procumbens and S. latifolia) compared to glyphosate-susceptible species (B. pilosa). The evaluations of 14C-glyphosate absorption and translocation were performed at 6, 12, 36 and 72 hours after treatment (HAT) in I. nil and B. pilosa, and only at 72 HAT in the species T. procumbens and S. latifolia. The plants were collected and fractionated into application leaf, other leaves...

  8. ADSORPTION OF GLYPHOSATE AND AMPAIN AGRICULTURAL SOILS

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    Nicola Rampazzo; Gorana Rampazzo Todorovic; Axel Mentler

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    Immediately after application glyphosate is mostly adsorbed in the upper 2 cm of soils, and is then transported and adsorbed after few days in deeper soil horizons with concomitant increasing content of its metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA). This work confirmed previous studies, where Fe-oxides seem to play a major role in the adsorption of glyphosate and AMPA in soils:  the Chernozem featured lower contents of Fed and Feo, with consequently lower adsorption of glyphosate and AMPA...

  9. Glyphosate-Resistant Goosegrass from Mississippi

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    Nandula, Vijay K.; Wright, Alice A.; Molin, William T.

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    A suspected glyphosate-resistant goosegrass [Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.] population, found in Washington County, Mississippi, was studied to determine the level of resistance and whether the resistance was due to a point mutation, as was previously identified in a Malaysian population. Whole plant dose response assays indicated a two- to four-fold increase in resistance to glyphosate. Leaf disc bioassays based on a glyphosate-dependent increase in shikimate levels indicated a five- to eight...

  10. Environmental fate of herbicides trifluralin, metazachlor, metamitron and sulcotrione compared with that of glyphosate, a substitute broad spectrum herbicide for different glyphosate-resistant crops.

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    Mamy, Laure; Barriuso, Enrique; Gabrielle, Benoît

    2005-09-01

    The introduction of crops resistant to the broad spectrum herbicide glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine, may constitute an answer to increased contamination of the environment by herbicides, since it should reduce the total amount of herbicide needed and the number of active ingredients. However, there are few published data comparing the fate of glyphosate in the environment, particularly in soil, with that of substitute herbicides. The objective of this study is to compare the fate of glyphosate in three soils with that of four herbicides frequently used on crops that might be glyphosate resistant: trifluralin, alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-p-toluidine, and metazachlor, 2-chloro-N-(pyrazol-1-ylmethyl)acet-2',6'-xylidide for oilseed rape, metamitron, 4-amino-4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-6-phenyl-1,2,4-triazin-5-one for sugarbeet and sulcotrione, 2-(2-chloro-4-mesylbenzoyl)cyclohexane-1,3-dione for maize. The distribution of herbicides between the volatilized, mineralized, extractable and non-extractable fractions was studied, along with the formation of their metabolites in laboratory experiments using 14C-labelled herbicides, over a period of 140 days. The main dissipation pathways were mineralization for glyphosate and sulcotrione, volatilization for trifluralin and non-extractable residues formation for metazachlor and metamitron. The five herbicides had low persistence. Glyphosate had the shortest half-life, which varied with soil type, whereas trifluralin had the longest. The half-lives of metazachlor and sulcotrione were comparable, whereas that of metamitron was highly variable. Glyphosate, metazachlor and sulcotrione were degraded into persistent metabolites. Low amounts of trifluralin and metamitron metabolites were observed. At 140 days after herbicide applications, the amounts of glyphosate and its metabolite residues in soils were the lowest in two soils, but not in the third soil, a loamy sand with low pH. The environmental advantage in using glyphosate due to its rapid degradation is counterbalanced by accumulation of aminomethylphosphonic acid specifically in the context of extensive use of glyphosate. PMID:16041722

  11. Water use efficiency by coffee arabica after glyphosate application / Eficiência do uso da água pelo cafeeiro arábica após aplicação de glyphosate

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    Felipe Paolinelli de, Carvalho; André Cabral, França; Bruna Pereira de, Souza; Cíntia Maria Teixeira, Fialho; José Barbosa dos, Santos; Antonio Alberto da, Silva.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Muitos cafeicultores utilizam o glyphosate em aplicações dirigidas. Nessas aplicações são constatados intoxicações. Através do efeito negativo direto na fotossíntese, ou indiretamente, reduzindo da taxa metabólica da planta, acredita-se que possam influenciar a eficiência do uso da água. Objetivou-s [...] e no trabalho averiguar as variáveis relacionadas ao uso da água entre cultivares de café submetidos a aplicação de subdoses de glyphosate e os efeitos de cada dose. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação utilizando-se três cultivares de cafeeiro (Coffea arabica): Acaiá (MG-6851), Catucaí Amarelo (2 SL) e Topázio (MG-1190) e, três subdoses do glyphosate (0,0; 115,2 e 460,8 g ha-1 do equivalente ácido), em esquema fatorial 3 x 3. Aos 15 DAA observou-se redução da condutância estomática. Constatou-se menor taxa de transpiração e eficiência do uso da água na quarta folha aos 15 dias após a aplicação. 45 dias após aplicação ocorreu queda da transpiração, sendo que, o Acaiá apresentou redução com aplicação de 115,2 g ha-1. O glyphosate reduziu a eficiência do uso da água, apresentando efeitos transitórios, mas que podem causar atraso no crescimento e produção do cafeeiro. O cultivar Acaiá foi o mais tolerante ao glyphosate, não alterando sua eficiência do uso da água com aplicação do herbicida. Abstract in english Many coffee growers apply glyphosate in directed applications, but some phytotoxicity has been noted. It is believed some herbicides can exert a direct or indirect negative effect on photosynthesis by reducing the metabolic rate in a way that can affect the water use efficiency. The objective of thi [...] s study was to investigate the variables related to water use among coffee cultivars subjected to the application of glyphosate and the effects of each dose. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse using three varieties of coffee (Coffea arabica), Acaiá (MG-6851), Catucaí Amarelo (2SL) and Topázio (MG-1190), and three doses of glyphosate (0.0, 115.2 and 460.8 g acid equivalent ha-1), in a factorial 3 x 3 design. At 15 days after application, a reduction in stomatal conductance was observed, and smaller transpiration rate and water use efficiency were found in the fourth leaf at 15 days after application. There was a decrease in the transpiration rate at 45 DAA, with the Acaiá cultivar showing reductions with 115.2 g ha-1. There was transitory reduction in water use efficiency with glyphosate application, but can affect the growth and production. The Acaiá cultivar showed the highest tolerance to glyphosate because the water use efficiency after herbicide application.

  12. Economic impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops.

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    Gianessi, Leonard P

    2008-04-01

    Glyphosate-resistant crops have been widely planted since their introduction in 1996. Growers have numerous choices for herbicide treatments and have chosen to plant glyphosate-resistant crops on the basis of economic factors. The economic effects of the widespread planting of glyphosate-resistant crops have included reductions in herbicide expenses, increases in seed costs, increased yield and changes in the relative profitability of crops that has resulted in changes in which crops are planted. In addition, non-pecuniary benefits have accrued as a result of the simplicity of weed management in the glyphosate-resistant crop systems. PMID:18181242

  13. Foliar levels of macro and micronutrients in glyphosate-tolerant corn submitted to herbicides

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    Núbia Maria Correia

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    Full Text Available A serial of factors related to development of glyphosate-tolerant corn should be approached and best studied. This work was developed to evaluate foliar levels of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn, besides the grain yield of glyphosate-tolerant corn (DKB390 RR hybrid. An experiment was carried out under field conditions, during the crop year of 2010/2011. A randomized complete block design with four repetitions was used to distribute the treatments in the field. Twelve herbicide treatments were studied: glyphosate (720, 1200 and sequential application of 960 plus 720 g ha-1 of the acid glyphosate equivalent, atrazine (2500 g ha-1, nicosulfuron (60 g ha-1, mesotrione (192 g ha-1, tembotrione (100,8 g ha-1, atrazine plus glyphosate (1000 + 960 g ha-1, atrazine plus nicosulfuron (1000 + 20 g ha-1, atrazine plus mesotrione (1000 + 144 g ha-1 and atrazine plus tembotrione (1000 + 75,6 g ha-1 and one control treatment without herbicide. The glyphosate and mesotrione alone did not cause no visible injury to corn. The other herbicides caused intoxication symptoms classified as light (<5%. The treatments studied did not affect foliar levels of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Mn and Zn in the corn plants. But, the plants treated with atrazine plus nicosulfuron had more leaf Fe content, and the plants sprayed with glyphosate (in the three doses and atrazine, more accumulation of Cu in the leaf. The Grain yield of corn was reduced with application single of glyphosate (1200 g ha-1, nicosulfuron, tembotrione and with the mixture atrazine plus nicosulfuron.

  14. Agricultural impacts of glyphosate-resistant soybean cultivation in South America.

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    Cerdeira, Antonio L; Gazziero, Dionsio L P; Duke, Stephen O; Matallo, Marcus B

    2011-06-01

    In the 2009/2010 growing season, Brazil was the second largest world soybean producer, followed by Argentina. Glyphosate-resistant soybeans (GRS) are being cultivated in most of the soybean area in South America. Overall, the GRS system is beneficial to the environment when compared to conventional soybean. GRS resulted in a significant shift toward no-tillage practices in Brazil and Argentina, but weed resistance may reduce this trend. Probably the highest agricultural risk in adopting GRS in Brazil and South America is related to weed resistance due to use of glyphosate. Weed species in GRS fields have shifted in Brazil to those that can more successfully withstand glyphosate or to those that avoid the time of its application. Five weed species, in order of importance, Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist, Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist, Lolium multiflorum Lam., Digitaria insularis (L.) Mez ex Ekman, and Euphorbia heterophylla L., have evolved resistance to glyphosate in GRS in Brazil. Conyza spp. are the most difficult to control. A glyphosate-resistant biotype of Sorghum halepense L. has evolved in GRS in Argentina and one of D. insularis in Paraguay. The following actions are proposed to minimize weed resistance problem: (a) rotation of GRS with conventional soybeans in order to rotate herbicide modes of action; (b) avoidance of lower than recommended glyphosate rates; (c) keeping soil covered with a crop or legume at intercrop intervals; (d) keeping machinery free of weed seeds; and (d) use of a preplant nonselective herbicide plus residuals to eliminate early weed interference with the crop and to minimize escapes from later applications of glyphosate due to natural resistance of older weeds and/or incomplete glyphosate coverage. PMID:20839871

  15. Análisis de la sensibilidad de biotipos de Lolium multiflorum a herbicidas inhibidores de la enzima ALS, ACCasa y Glifosato Sensitivity analysis of Lolium multiflorum biotypes to Glyphosate, ACCase and ALS-inhibiting herbicides

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    P. Diez De Ulzurrun

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de los avances logrados en el control de las malezas con el uso de herbicidas, el manejo de las mismas no se simplificó, sino que, al contrario, surgieron nuevos desafíos, como la aparición de resistencia a herbicidas. En 2007, se reportó en Lolium multiflorum el segundo caso de resistencia a glifosato detectado en Argentina. En el sudeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires se registraron fallas de control a campo en poblaciones de Lolium multiflorum debido a su resistencia a distintos herbicidas de las familias de los inhibidores de ALS y de ACCasa y al herbicida glifosato. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar el nivel de resistencia a ciertos herbicidas inhibidores de la ALS y de la ACCasa y al glifosato en una población de L. multiflorum de Lobería (Bs As, Argentina supuestamente resistente (LmR. Se realizaron bioensayos en cajas de Petri y se determinó la GR50 mediante la variación en la longitud de coleoptile. Las curvas de dosis-respuesta se obtuvieron por medio de la ecuación log-logística. El biotipo LmR presentó resistencia múltiple a herbicidas con tres modos de acción diferentes: glifosato, inhibidores de ALS y de ACCasa. Dicho ensayo demostró la aparición de un biotipo de L. multiflorum con resistencia a múltiples principios activos.Despite progress in weed control using herbicides, management has not been simplified, but new challenges such as herbicides resistance have arisen. In 2007, a Lolium multiflorum population resistant to glyphosate was reported, as the second case of glyphosate resistant weeds in Argentina. In the southeast of Buenos Aires province, control failures in populations of L. multiflorum to different families of herbicide such as ALS and ACCase inhibitors and to glyphosate at field level have been registered. The aim of this study was to characterize the level of resistance to certain herbicides inhibitors of ALS, ACCase and glyphosate in a putatively resistant (LmR population of L. multiflorum of Loberia (Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bioassays were conducted in Petri dishes and the GR50 was determined by the length of coleoptile. Curves dose-response were obtained using the log-logistic equation. The LmR biotype survived under multiple herbicides of three different modes of action, glyphosate, ALS and ACCase inhibitors. This test showed the appearance of a biotype of L. multiflorum with resistance to multiple active ingredients.

  16. Análisis de la sensibilidad de biotipos de Lolium multiflorum a herbicidas inhibidores de la enzima ALS, ACCasa y Glifosato / Sensitivity analysis of Lolium multiflorum biotypes to Glyphosate, ACCase and ALS-inhibiting herbicides

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    P., Diez De Ulzurrun; M.I., Leaden.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de los avances logrados en el control de las malezas con el uso de herbicidas, el manejo de las mismas no se simplificó, sino que, al contrario, surgieron nuevos desafíos, como la aparición de resistencia a herbicidas. En 2007, se reportó en Lolium multiflorum el segundo caso de resistencia [...] a glifosato detectado en Argentina. En el sudeste de la provincia de Buenos Aires se registraron fallas de control a campo en poblaciones de Lolium multiflorum debido a su resistencia a distintos herbicidas de las familias de los inhibidores de ALS y de ACCasa y al herbicida glifosato. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar el nivel de resistencia a ciertos herbicidas inhibidores de la ALS y de la ACCasa y al glifosato en una población de L. multiflorum de Lobería (Bs As, Argentina) supuestamente resistente (LmR). Se realizaron bioensayos en cajas de Petri y se determinó la GR50 mediante la variación en la longitud de coleoptile. Las curvas de dosis-respuesta se obtuvieron por medio de la ecuación log-logística. El biotipo LmR presentó resistencia múltiple a herbicidas con tres modos de acción diferentes: glifosato, inhibidores de ALS y de ACCasa. Dicho ensayo demostró la aparición de un biotipo de L. multiflorum con resistencia a múltiples principios activos. Abstract in english Despite progress in weed control using herbicides, management has not been simplified, but new challenges such as herbicides resistance have arisen. In 2007, a Lolium multiflorum population resistant to glyphosate was reported, as the second case of glyphosate resistant weeds in Argentina. In the so [...] utheast of Buenos Aires province, control failures in populations of L. multiflorum to different families of herbicide such as ALS and ACCase inhibitors and to glyphosate at field level have been registered. The aim of this study was to characterize the level of resistance to certain herbicides inhibitors of ALS, ACCase and glyphosate in a putatively resistant (LmR) population of L. multiflorum of Loberia (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Bioassays were conducted in Petri dishes and the GR50 was determined by the length of coleoptile. Curves dose-response were obtained using the log-logistic equation. The LmR biotype survived under multiple herbicides of three different modes of action, glyphosate, ALS and ACCase inhibitors. This test showed the appearance of a biotype of L. multiflorum with resistance to multiple active ingredients.

  17. Control of glyphosate resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) with dicamba and 2,4-D / Controle de buva (Conyza bonariensis) resistente ao glyphosate com dicamba e 2,4-D

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    D.J., Soares; W.S., Oliveira; R.F., López-Ovejero; P.J, Christoffoleti.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Os herbicidas mimetizadores de auxinas como dicamba e 2,4-D são alternativas para o controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate. Com a possível futura liberação comercial de culturas resistentes ao dicamba e 2,4-D, a aplicação destes herbicidas reguladores de crescimento será uma provável alternativa [...] de controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi modelar por meio de curvas de dose-resposta a eficácia do dicamba e 2,4-D isolados e dicamba em associação com glyphosate para controle de uma população de buva resistente. Um estudo de doseresposta em casa de vegetação foi conduzido em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, sendo que as doses utilizadas para a construção das curvas de dose-resposta foram de 0, 120, 240, 480, 720 e 960 g i.a. ha-1de para o dicamba e o 2,4-D isolados e dicamba associado com 540 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate. As doses utilizadas para o glyphosate isolado foram de 0, 180, 360, 540, 720 e 960 g e.a. ha-1. Os tratamentos herbicidas foram aplicados quando asplantas estavam no estádio vegetativo de 10 a 12 folhas e altura entre 12 e 15 cm. A buva apresentou baixa sensibilidade ao glyphosate, pois não foi controlada mesmo na dose de 960 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate. O dicamba e o 2,4-D foram eficazes no controle da população de buva estudada. A buva responde de forma diferenciada ao 2,4-D e dicamba e será importante determinaras doses apropriadas de cada herbicida para controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate em condições de campo. A associação de glyphosate e dicamba não foi antagônica no controle da buva e o glyphosate pode causar um efeito aditivo no controle, apesar da resistência da população. Abstract in english Auxyn type herbicides such as dicamba and 2,4-D are alternative herbicides that can be used to control glyphosate-resistant hairy fleabane. With the forthcoming possibility of releasing dicamba-resistant and 2,4-D-resistant crops, use of these growth regulator herbicides will likely be an alternativ [...] e that can be applied to the control of glyphosate resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis). The objective of this research was to model the efficacy, through dose-response curves, of glyphosate, 2,4-D, isolated dicamba and glyphosatedicamba combinations to control a brazilian hairy fleabane population resistant to glyphosate. The greenhouse dose-response studies were conducted as a completely randomized experimental design, and the rates used for dose response curve construction were 0, 120, 240, 480, 720 and 960 g a.i. ha-1 for 2,4-D, dicamba and the dicamba combination, with glyphosate at 540 g a.e. ha-1. The rates for glyphosate alone were 0, 180, 360, 540, 720 and 960 g a.e. ha-1. Herbicides were applied when the plants were in a vegetative stage with 10 to 12 leaves and height between 12 and 15 cm. Hairy fleabane had low sensitivity to glyphosate, with poor control even at the 960 g a.e. ha-1 rate. Dicamba and 2,4-D were effective in controlling the studied hairy fleabane. Hairy fleabane responds differently to 2,4-D and dicamba. The combination of glyphosate and dicamba was not antagonistic to hairy fleabane control, and glyphosate may cause an additive effect on the control, despite the population resistance.

  18. Control of glyphosate resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis with dicamba and 2,4-D Controle de buva (Conyza bonariensis resistente ao glyphosate com dicamba e 2,4-D

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Auxyn type herbicides such as dicamba and 2,4-D are alternative herbicides that can be used to control glyphosate-resistant hairy fleabane. With the forthcoming possibility of releasing dicamba-resistant and 2,4-D-resistant crops, use of these growth regulator herbicides will likely be an alternative that can be applied to the control of glyphosate resistant hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis. The objective of this research was to model the efficacy, through dose-response curves, of glyphosate, 2,4-D, isolated dicamba and glyphosatedicamba combinations to control a brazilian hairy fleabane population resistant to glyphosate. The greenhouse dose-response studies were conducted as a completely randomized experimental design, and the rates used for dose response curve construction were 0, 120, 240, 480, 720 and 960 g a.i. ha-1 for 2,4-D, dicamba and the dicamba combination, with glyphosate at 540 g a.e. ha-1. The rates for glyphosate alone were 0, 180, 360, 540, 720 and 960 g a.e. ha-1. Herbicides were applied when the plants were in a vegetative stage with 10 to 12 leaves and height between 12 and 15 cm. Hairy fleabane had low sensitivity to glyphosate, with poor control even at the 960 g a.e. ha-1 rate. Dicamba and 2,4-D were effective in controlling the studied hairy fleabane. Hairy fleabane responds differently to 2,4-D and dicamba. The combination of glyphosate and dicamba was not antagonistic to hairy fleabane control, and glyphosate may cause an additive effect on the control, despite the population resistance.Os herbicidas mimetizadores de auxinas como dicamba e 2,4-D são alternativas para o controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate. Com a possível futura liberação comercial de culturas resistentes ao dicamba e 2,4-D, a aplicação destes herbicidas reguladores de crescimento será uma provável alternativa de controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi modelar por meio de curvas de dose-resposta a eficácia do dicamba e 2,4-D isolados e dicamba em associação com glyphosate para controle de uma população de buva resistente. Um estudo de doseresposta em casa de vegetação foi conduzido em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, sendo que as doses utilizadas para a construção das curvas de dose-resposta foram de 0, 120, 240, 480, 720 e 960 g i.a. ha-1de para o dicamba e o 2,4-D isolados e dicamba associado com 540 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate. As doses utilizadas para o glyphosate isolado foram de 0, 180, 360, 540, 720 e 960 g e.a. ha-1. Os tratamentos herbicidas foram aplicados quando asplantas estavam no estádio vegetativo de 10 a 12 folhas e altura entre 12 e 15 cm. A buva apresentou baixa sensibilidade ao glyphosate, pois não foi controlada mesmo na dose de 960 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate. O dicamba e o 2,4-D foram eficazes no controle da população de buva estudada. A buva responde de forma diferenciada ao 2,4-D e dicamba e será importante determinaras doses apropriadas de cada herbicida para controle de buva resistente ao glyphosate em condições de campo. A associação de glyphosate e dicamba não foi antagônica no controle da buva e o glyphosate pode causar um efeito aditivo no controle, apesar da resistência da população.

  19. Glyphosate degradation in glyphosate-resistant and -susceptible crops and weeds.

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    Duke, Stephen O

    2011-06-01

    High levels of aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), the main glyphosate metabolite, have been found in glyphosate-treated, glyphosate-resistant (GR) soybean, apparently due to plant glyphosate oxidoreductase (GOX)-like activity. AMPA is mildly phytotoxic, and under some conditions the AMPA accumulating in GR soybean correlates with glyphosate-caused phytotoxicity. A bacterial GOX is used in GR canola, and an altered bacterial glyphosate N-acetyltransferase is planned for a new generation of GR crops. In some weed species, glyphosate degradation could contribute to natural resistance. Neither an isolated plant GOX enzyme nor a gene for it has yet been reported in plants. Gene mutation or amplification of plant genes for GOX-like enzyme activity or horizontal transfer of microbial genes from glyphosate-degrading enzymes could produce GR weeds. Yet, there is no evidence that metabolic degradation plays a significant role in evolved resistance to glyphosate. This is unexpected, considering the extreme selection pressure for evolution of glyphosate resistance in weeds and the difficulty in plants of evolving glyphosate resistance via other mechanisms. PMID:20919737

  20. Identification of regulated genes conferring resistance to high concentrations of glyphosate in a new strain of Enterobacter.

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    Fei, Yun-Yan; Gai, Jun-Yi; Zhao, Tuan-Jie

    2013-12-01

    Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that inhibits 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) activity. Most plants and microbes are sensitive to glyphosate. However, transgenic-resistant crops that contain a modified epsps obtained from the resistant microbes have been commercially successful and therefore, new resistance genes and their adaptive regulatory mechanisms are of great interest. In this study, a soil-borne, glyphosate-resistant bacterium was selected and identified as Enterobacter. The EPSPS in this strain was found to have been altered to a resistant one. A total of 42 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the glyphosate were screened using microarray techniques. Under treatment, argF, sdhA, ivbL, rrfA-H were downregulated, whereas the transcripts of speA, osmY, pflB, ahpC, fusA, deoA, uxaC, rpoD and a few ribosomal protein genes were upregulated. Data were verified by quantitative real-time PCR on selected genes. All transcriptional changes appeared to protect the bacteria from glyphosate and associated osmotic, acidic and oxidative stresses. Many DEGs may have the potential to confer resistance to glyphosate alone, and some may be closely related to the shikimate pathway, reflecting the complex gene interaction network for glyphosate resistance. PMID:24237416

  1. Buva (Conyza bonariensis resistente ao glyphosate na região sul do Brasil Conyza bonariensis biotypes resistant to the glyphosate in southern Brazil

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    L. Vargas

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida não-seletivo utilizado para controlar plantas daninhas há mais de 20 anos no Rio Grande do Sul. A buva (Conyza bonariensis é uma espécie daninha comum nos Estados da região Sul do Brasil e tradicionalmente controlada com uso de glyphosate. Entretanto, nos últimos anos plantas de buva têm apresentado poucos sintomas de toxicidade em resposta ao tratamento com glyphosate, sugerindo que estas plantas são resistentes ao herbicida. Assim, com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta de uma população de plantas de buva a glyphosate, foram realizados três experimentos: um em campo e dois em casa de vegetação. No experimento em campo, os tratamentos avaliados constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g ha-1, e os herbicidas paraquat (400 g ha-1 e 2,4-D (1.005 g ha-1 foram empregados como produtos testemunhas, com diferentes mecanismos de ação nas plantas. No experimento em casa de vegetação os tratamentos constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g ha-1, mais os herbicidas testemunhas, aplicados sobre plantas de um biótipo considerado resistente e de outro considerado sensível. No segundo experimento realizado em casa de vegetação, foram avaliados os tratamentos contendo glyphosate (720, 1.440 e 2.880 g ha-1, mais os herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl (40 g ha-1, metsulfuron-methyl (4 g ha-1, 2,4-D (1.005 g ha-1, paraquat (400 g ha-1 e diuron + paraquat (200 + 400 g ha-1, bem como a testemunha sem tratamento herbicida. A toxicidade dos tratamentos herbicidas foi avaliada aos 7, 15 e 30 DAT (dias após tratamento. Os resultados obtidos nos experimentos em condições de campo e em casa de vegetação, de forma geral, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é controlado pelo glyphosate e pelos demais herbicidas avaliados. Demonstram ainda que o biótipo resistente apresenta-se, igualmente ao biótipo sensível, altamente suscetível aos herbicidas com mecanismo de ação distinto daquele do glyphosate. Entretanto, o biótipo resistente mostra baixa resposta ao herbicida glyphosate, mesmo se este for empregado em doses elevadas, evidenciando ter adquirido resistência a esse produto.Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used for over 20 years to control weeds in Rio Grande do Sul. Horseweed (Conyza bonariensis is a common weed in Rio Grande do Sul and traditionally sensitive to glyphosate. However, during the last years, some horseweed plants have not shown significant injury symptoms after treatment with glyphosate, suggesting that they are resistant to this herbicide. Aiming to evaluate the response of a population of horseweed plants to glyphosate, one field and two greenhouse experiments were carried out. The field experiment treatment had increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1,440, 2,880 and 5,760 g ha-1, and also the herbicides paraquat and 2,4-D as standards. The greenhouse experiments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1,440, 2,880 and 5,760 g ha-1 plus the above listed check herbicides sprayed on biotypes considered resistant and on plants of one susceptible biotype. In the second greenhouse experiment, the treatments were increasing rates of glyphosate (720, 1,440 and 2,880 g ha-1 and herbicides chlorimuron-ethyl, metsulfuron-methyl, 2,4-D, paraquat and diuron + paraquat sprayed on plants of resistant and susceptible biotypes. Horseweed control was accessed at 7, 15 and 30 DAT (days after treatment. Overall results of the field and greenhouse experiments provided evidence that the susceptible biotype is easily controlled by glyphosate and the other tested herbicides. In addition, the results demonstrated that the resistant biotype, as the susceptible biotype, is highly sensitive to herbicides with mode of action that differs from glyphosate. However, the resistant biotype showed low response to glyphosate, even at very high rates, confirming resistance of this horseweed population to glyphosate.

  2. Buva (Conyza bonariensis) resistente ao glyphosate na região sul do Brasil / Conyza bonariensis biotypes resistant to the glyphosate in southern Brazil

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    L., Vargas; M.A., Bianchi; M.A., Rizzardi; D., Agostinetto; T., Dal Magro.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida não-seletivo utilizado para controlar plantas daninhas há mais de 20 anos no Rio Grande do Sul. A buva (Conyza bonariensis) é uma espécie daninha comum nos Estados da região Sul do Brasil e tradicionalmente controlada com uso de glyphosate. Entretanto, nos últimos anos pl [...] antas de buva têm apresentado poucos sintomas de toxicidade em resposta ao tratamento com glyphosate, sugerindo que estas plantas são resistentes ao herbicida. Assim, com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta de uma população de plantas de buva a glyphosate, foram realizados três experimentos: um em campo e dois em casa de vegetação. No experimento em campo, os tratamentos avaliados constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g ha-1), e os herbicidas paraquat (400 g ha-1) e 2,4-D (1.005 g ha-1) foram empregados como produtos testemunhas, com diferentes mecanismos de ação nas plantas. No experimento em casa de vegetação os tratamentos constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g ha-1), mais os herbicidas testemunhas, aplicados sobre plantas de um biótipo considerado resistente e de outro considerado sensível. No segundo experimento realizado em casa de vegetação, foram avaliados os tratamentos contendo glyphosate (720, 1.440 e 2.880 g ha-1), mais os herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl (40 g ha-1), metsulfuron-methyl (4 g ha-1), 2,4-D (1.005 g ha-1), paraquat (400 g ha-1) e diuron + paraquat (200 + 400 g ha-1), bem como a testemunha sem tratamento herbicida. A toxicidade dos tratamentos herbicidas foi avaliada aos 7, 15 e 30 DAT (dias após tratamento). Os resultados obtidos nos experimentos em condições de campo e em casa de vegetação, de forma geral, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é controlado pelo glyphosate e pelos demais herbicidas avaliados. Demonstram ainda que o biótipo resistente apresenta-se, igualmente ao biótipo sensível, altamente suscetível aos herbicidas com mecanismo de ação distinto daquele do glyphosate. Entretanto, o biótipo resistente mostra baixa resposta ao herbicida glyphosate, mesmo se este for empregado em doses elevadas, evidenciando ter adquirido resistência a esse produto. Abstract in english Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used for over 20 years to control weeds in Rio Grande do Sul. Horseweed (Conyza bonariensis) is a common weed in Rio Grande do Sul and traditionally sensitive to glyphosate. However, during the last years, some horseweed plants have not shown significant injur [...] y symptoms after treatment with glyphosate, suggesting that they are resistant to this herbicide. Aiming to evaluate the response of a population of horseweed plants to glyphosate, one field and two greenhouse experiments were carried out. The field experiment treatment had increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1,440, 2,880 and 5,760 g ha-1), and also the herbicides paraquat and 2,4-D as standards. The greenhouse experiments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1,440, 2,880 and 5,760 g ha-1) plus the above listed check herbicides sprayed on biotypes considered resistant and on plants of one susceptible biotype. In the second greenhouse experiment, the treatments were increasing rates of glyphosate (720, 1,440 and 2,880 g ha-1) and herbicides chlorimuron-ethyl, metsulfuron-methyl, 2,4-D, paraquat and diuron + paraquat sprayed on plants of resistant and susceptible biotypes. Horseweed control was accessed at 7, 15 and 30 DAT (days after treatment). Overall results of the field and greenhouse experiments provided evidence that the susceptible biotype is easily controlled by glyphosate and the other tested herbicides. In addition, the results demonstrated that the resistant biotype, as the susceptible biotype, is highly sensitive to herbicides with mode of action that differs from glyphosate. However, the resistant biotype showed low response to glyphosate, even at very high rates, confirming resistance of this horseweed population to glyphosate.

  3. Residual herbicides in weed management for glyphosate-resistant soybean in Brazil / Herbicidas residuais em manejo de plantas daninhas na soja resistente ao glyphosate no Brasil

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    R.F., Lopes Ovejero; D.J., Soares; W.S., Oliveira; L.B., Fonseca; G.U., Berger; J.K., Soteres; P.J., Christoffoleti.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Em sistemas de produção agrícola onde a cultura da soja tolerante ao glyphosate (Glycine max) está inserida e onde não há a prática de rotação de culturas com herbicidas alternativos, o uso exclusivo e contínuo do glyphosate tem levado ao surgimento de populações de plantas daninhas resistentes, que [...] podem limitar ou comprometer os benefícios dessa tecnologia. Nesse sentido, a eficiência de programas de manejo que envolvem herbicidas residuais (sulfentrazone, flumioxazin, imazethapyr, diclosulam, chlorimuron e s-metolachlor) aplicados na pré-emergência seguidos de glyphosate na pós-emergência da cultura (PRE-POST) foi comparada à de programas com apenas glyphosate na pós-emergência ? POST. O estudo constituiu-se de nove experimentos realizados durante as safras agrícolas 2009/2010 e 2010/2011. Os programas PRE-POST foram eficientes no controle de Amaranthus viridis, Brachiaria plantaginea, Bidens pilosa, Commelina benghalensis, Eleusine indica, Euphorbia heterophylla e Raphanus raphanistrum, sendo semelhantes aos níveis de controle do programa com duas aplicações de glyphosate POST. Alguns programas PRE-POST não foram eficientes para Cenchrus echinatus, Ipomoea hederifolia e Ipomoea triloba. Sulfentrazone e diclosulam PRE-POST melhoraram o controle de Ipomoea triloba em relação às aplicações sequenciais de glyphosate. Quanto à produtividade, não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os tratamentos herbicidas. As aplicações de herbicidas residuais em pré-emergência seguidos da aplicação de glyphosate em pós-emergência resultam em controles consistentes de plantas daninhas e evitam a competição inicial. Além disso, estes programas utilizam pelo menos dois modos de ação que contribuem para a diversidade do uso de herbicidas que será necessária para ficar à frente de novos casos de resistência, independentemente de quando as plantas daninhas possam aparecer. Abstract in english In agricultural production systems where the glyphosate-resistant soybean crop (Glycine max) is grown and the practice of crop rotation with alternative herbicides is not adopted, the exclusive and continuous use of glyphosate has led to the occurrence of resistant weed populations that may limit or [...] compromise the benefits of this technology. Thus, the efficacy of weed management programs, including the use of residual herbicides (sulfentrazone, flumioxazin, imazethapyr, diclosulan, chlorimuron and s-metolachlor) applied in preemergence and followed by in-crop postemergence applications of glyphosate (PRE-POST) were compared to glyphosate postemergence only programs - POST. The study was conducted across nine locations during the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 growing seasons. PRE-POST programs were efficient in the control of Amaranthus viridis, Brachiaria plantaginea, Bidens pilosa, Commelina benghalensis, Eleusine indica, Euphorbia heterophylla and Raphanus raphanistrum, with the level of control being similar when comparing the program with two applications of glyphosate POST. Some PRE-POST programs were not efficient in controlling Cenchrus echinatus, Ipomoea hederifolia and Ipomoea triloba. Sulfentrazone and diclosulam PRE-POST programs improved the control of Ipomoea triloba compared to sequential applications of glyphosate alone. No significant differences in soybean yield were observed between any of the herbicide treatments or study locations. The use of residual herbicides in preemergence followed by glyphosate in-crop postemergence provides consistent weed control and reducing early season weed competition. Furthermore, these programs utilize at least two herbicide modes of action for herbicide use diversity, which will be needed to stay ahead of resistance build-up, regardless of when weeds may appear.

  4. Glyphosate-Degrading Microorganisms from Industrial Activated Sludge

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    Balthazor, Terry M.; Hallas, Laurence E.

    1986-01-01

    A plating medium was developed to isolate N-phosphonomethylglycine (glyphosate)-degrading microorganisms, with glyphosate as the sole phosphorus source. Two industrial biosystems treating glyphosate wastes contained elevated microbial counts on the medium. One purified isolate metabolized glyphosate to aminomethylphosphonic acid, mineralizing this accumulating intermediate during log growth. This microorganism has been identified as a Flavobacterium species.

  5. Adjoint design sensitivity analysis of reduced atomic systems using generalized Langevin equation for lattice structures

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    An efficient adjoint design sensitivity analysis method is developed for reduced atomic systems. A reduced atomic system and the adjoint system are constructed in a locally confined region, utilizing generalized Langevin equation (GLE) for periodic lattice structures. Due to the translational symmetry of lattice structures, the size of time history kernel function that accounts for the boundary effects of the reduced atomic systems could be reduced to a single atom’s degrees of freedom. For the problems of highly nonlinear design variables, the finite difference method is impractical for its inefficiency and inaccuracy. However, the adjoint method is very efficient regardless of the number of design variables since one additional time integration is required for the adjoint GLE. Through numerical examples, the derived adjoint sensitivity turns out to be accurate and efficient through the comparison with finite difference sensitivity

  6. Suppression of reduced sensitivity of eddy current testing depending on defect orientation

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is generated on material structures in nuclear power plants. An eddy current testing (ECT) is used as a method for inspection techniques of a SCC. However when the eddy current direction is in parallel with defect direction, sensitivity of our ECT drops drown to one-quarter than a perpendicular direction. In order to prevent from this reduced sensitivity, Invert Exciting Method was developed. Adjacent exciter coils, which are located in two lines, are alternately opposite in phase of current. Therefore adjacent eddy currents, which are formed in the surface of metallic specimens, are also alternately opposite in phased of current. Then these eddy currents interfere with each other. Consequently eddy currents are inclined to scan direction. Using inclined eddy currents, the ECT has equal detection sensitivity for both defects parallel and perpendicular to scan direction. On the other hand, sensitivity drops down for defects in the same direction to inclined eddy currents. Then we added the function to inverse the phase for exciter coils in a set of line to the ECT system. Hereby the ECT can form symmetrical inclined eddy currents and prevent from reduced sensitivity. We applied Invert Exciting Method to the ECT system and conducted defect detection tests. As a result, we confirmed that detection sensitivity for both parallel and perpendicular defects are equal and Invert Exciting Method is effective in suppression of reduced sensitivity of the ECT depending on defect orientation. (author)

  7. Influence of glyphosate and its formulation (Roundup[reg]) on the toxicity and bioavailability of metals to Ceriodaphnia dubia

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    Tsui, Martin T.K. [Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong (China); Department of Biology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Wang Wenxiong [Department of Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Chu, L.M. [Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong (China)]. E-mail: leemanchu@cuhk.edu.hk

    2005-11-15

    This study examined the toxicological interaction between glyphosate (or its formulation, Roundup[reg]) and several heavy metals to a freshwater cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia dubia. We demonstrated that all binary combinations of Roundup[reg] and metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn) exhibited 'less than additive' mixture toxicity, with 48-h LC50 toxic unit>1. Addition of glyphosate alone could significantly reduce the acute toxicity of Ag, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn (but not Hg and Se). The ratio between glyphosate and metal ions was important in determining the mitigation of metal toxicity by glyphosate. A bioaccumulation study showed that in the presence of glyphosate the uptake of some metals (e.g. Ag) was halted but that of others (e.g. Hg) was increased significantly. Therefore, our study strongly suggests that glyphosate and its commercial formulations can control the toxicity as well as the bioavailability of heavy metals in aquatic ecosystems where both groups of chemicals can co-occur. - Glyphosate can control the toxicity and bioavailability of many heavy metals in the aquatic environment.

  8. Influence of glyphosate and its formulation (Roundup[reg]) on the toxicity and bioavailability of metals to Ceriodaphnia dubia

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    This study examined the toxicological interaction between glyphosate (or its formulation, Roundup[reg]) and several heavy metals to a freshwater cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia dubia. We demonstrated that all binary combinations of Roundup[reg] and metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn) exhibited 'less than additive' mixture toxicity, with 48-h LC50 toxic unit>1. Addition of glyphosate alone could significantly reduce the acute toxicity of Ag, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn (but not Hg and Se). The ratio between glyphosate and metal ions was important in determining the mitigation of metal toxicity by glyphosate. A bioaccumulation study showed that in the presence of glyphosate the uptake of some metals (e.g. Ag) was halted but that of others (e.g. Hg) was increased significantly. Therefore, our study strongly suggests that glyphosate and its commercial formulations can control the toxicity as well as the bioavailability of heavy metals in aquatic ecosystems where both groups of chemicals can co-occur. - Glyphosate can control the toxicity and bioavailability of many heavy metals in the aquatic environment

  9. Suscetibilidade de duas Gramas-boiadeiras a diferentes formulações de glyphosate / Susceptibility of Cutgrass and Peruvian Watergrass to different glyphosate formulations

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    Ananda, Scherner; Luis Antonio de, Avila; Fábio, Schreiber; Nelson Diehl, Kruse; Dirceu, Agostinetto; Jesus Juares Oliveira, Pinto; Rodrigo Ribeiro, Pestana.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A utilização do herbicida glyphosate para o controle químico das espécies de gramas-boiadeiras nas lavouras orizícolas não tem se mostrado eficiente. Nesse contexto, a investigação do controle dessas espécies com o glyphosate torna-se de fundamental importância, uma vez que não estão disponíveis no [...] mercado herbicidas seletivos para o controle dessas em pós-emergência na cultura do arroz irrigado. Em vista do exposto, o objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a suscetibilidade das gramas-boiadeiras a diferentes formulações de glyphosate. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação em esquema fatorial. No primeiro experimento, o fator A constituiu-se de duas formulações de glyphosate (sal potássico e isopropilamina) e o fator B de nove doses dos herbicidas (zero; 175; 350; 700; 1400; 2800; 5600; 11200; 22400g e.a. ha-1). No segundo experimento, o fator A constituiu-se de duas espécies de gramas-boiadeiras (Leersia hexandra e Luziola peruviana), o fator B de três formulações do glyphosate (sal amônio, potássico e isopropilamina) e o fator C de nove doses dos herbicidas (zero; 87,5; 175; 350; 700; 1400; 2800; 5600; 11200g e.a. ha-1). Com base nos resultados obtidos, foi possível observar que as espécies apresentaram diferença de suscetibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate. Além disso, Leersia hexandra foi mais sensível em comparação a Luziola peruviana. As formulações de glyphosate influenciaram na suscetibilidade das espécies ao controle, sendo que, Roundup Transorb R® e Roundup Ultra® proporcionam melhor controle das espécies de gramas-boiadeiras. Abstract in english The use of glyphosate to chemical control of Cutgrass and Peruvian Watergrass with the use of non-selective herbicides has not been efficient. In this context, the investigation of chemical control of these species to glyphosate is very important, since there are not available commercially selective [...] herbicides to control these species in post-emergence of irrigated rice. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of Cutgrass and Peruvian Watergrass to different formulations of glyphosate. Two factorial experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, in the first the A factor were two formulations of glyhposate (potassium and isopropylamine salt) and the B factor were nine doses of the herbicide (zero; 175; 350; 700; 1400; 2800; 5600; 11200; 22400g a.e. ha-1). In the second experiment, the A factor were two species (Leersia hexandra and Luziola peruviana), the B factor were three formulations of glyphosate (amoniun, potassium e isopropylamine salt) and the C factor were nine doses of herbicides (zero; 87,5; 175; 350; 700; 1400; 2800; 5600; 11200g a.e. ha-1). Based on the results obtained, it was observed that these species exhibit differential susceptibility to glyphosate. Moreover, Leersia hexandra was more sensitive when compared to Luziola peruviana. Glyphosate formulation influenced control efficiency, where Transorb Roundup R® and Roundup Ultra® provided the best control of the two species.

  10. Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri

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    Gaines, Todd A.; Zhang, Wenli; Wang, Dafu; Bukun, Bekir; Chisholm, Stephen T.; Shaner, Dale L; Nissen, Scott J; Patzoldt, William L.; Patrick J. Tranel; Culpepper, A. Stanley; Grey, Timothy L.; Webster, Theodore M.; Vencill, William K.; Sammons, R Douglas; Jiang, Jiming

    2009-01-01

    The herbicide glyphosate became widely used in the United States and other parts of the world after the commercialization of glyphosate-resistant crops. These crops have constitutive overexpression of a glyphosate-insensitive form of the herbicide target site gene, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). Increased use of glyphosate over multiple years imposes selective genetic pressure on weed populations. We investigated recently discovered glyphosate-resistant Amaranthus palmer...

  11. Associação de glyphosate e imidazolinonas no controle de arroz-vermelho em arroz Clearfield® / Association of glyphosate and imidazolinones on red rice control in Clearfield™ rice

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    Valmir Gaedke, Menezes; Carlos Henrique Paim, Mariot; Augusto, Kalsing; Thais Fernanda Stella de, Freitas; Daniel Santos, Grohs; Felipe de Oliveira, Matzenbacher.

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi o de avaliar os efeitos da utilização de glyphosate e herbicidas imidazolinonas, em aplicações isoladas ou associadas, sobre o controle de arroz-vermelho (Oryza sativa) e produtividade de grãos de arroz Clearfield®. O experimento foi conduzido a campo na safra 200 [...] 7/08, em Cachoeirinha, RS, Brasil, com delineamento em blocos ao acaso e tratamentos dispostos em arranjo fatorial (2x6), usando-se quatro repetições. O fator A constou de dois níveis do herbicida glyphosate, aplicados no subperíodo semeadura-emergência da cultura por ocasião do início da emissão do coleóptilo do arroz (ponto de agulha); o fator B constou de seis tratamentos com imazethapyr+imazapic, aplicados em associação ao glyphosate ou quando a cultura atingiu o estádio de três folhas expandidas. As três variáveis explicativas analisadas foram a população de plantas de arroz e arroz-vermelho, a eficácia do controle de arroz-vermelho e a produtividade de grãos da cultura. O uso de glyphosate no ponto de agulha reduziu em 75% a população do arroz-vermelho e aumentou em 40% a produtividade de grãos de arroz, em relação à testemunha. O uso isolado de herbicidas imidazolinonas e sua associação com o dessecante proporcionou controle eficaz do arroz-vermelho e incrementou a produtividade de grãos, em comparação à situação sem controle da infestante, independente da dose e do sistema de aplicação. Abstract in english The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of the utilization of glyphosate and imidazolinones herbicides, in isolated or associated applications, on the effectiveness of red rice (Oryza sativa) control and grain yield of Clearfield-rice. The experiment was conducted under field cond [...] itions in 2007/08, in Cachoeirinha, RS, Brazil, using a randomized block design in a two-factorial design 2x6, with four replicates. The factor A was composed by two levels of glyphosate, applied during the subperiod between sowing and crop emergence at the early coleoptile stage of the rice plants; and the factor B consisted of six treatments with imazethapyr+imazapic, applied in association with glyphosate or when the rice crop plants had three expanded leaves. The crop and weed populations, red rice control and grain yield of crop were evaluated. The results show that the glyphosate application at the early coleoptile stage of the crop reduced 75% the red rice population and increased 40% the grain yield, in relation to the situation without weed control. The use of imidazolinones and their association with glyphosate provided effective control of red rice and increased the grain yield, independent of rates and application system.

  12. Evolution of glyphosate resistance in a Lolium rigidum population by glyphosate selection at sublethal doses.

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    Busi, R; Powles, S B

    2009-10-01

    The majority of the documented cases of field-evolved herbicide-resistant weed biotypes established that single major genes confer glyphosate resistance. However, the contribution of minor genes endowing substantial plant survival at sublethal herbicide doses may be a potential complementary path to herbicide resistance evolution in weed populations under selection. Here, we subjected a number of susceptible individuals of Lolium rigidum to recurrent glyphosate selection to test the potential for sublethal glyphosate doses to additively select for glyphosate resistance. After 3-4 cycles of glyphosate selection in two distinct environments, the progenies of the initially susceptible population were shifted toward glyphosate resistance. The results indicate progressive enrichment of minor gene trait(s) contributing toward plant survival in the glyphosate-selected progenies. After three generations of selection, the estimated LD(50) values were doubled compared with the original population and up to 33% plant survival was obtained in the glyphosate-selected progeny at the recommended glyphosate label rate. This level of resistance probably was the maximum shift achievable with sublethal glyphosate dose selection in this small population. Cross-pollination was a crucial factor enabling the rapid rate of accumulation of minor glyphosate resistance gene trait(s) that are likely to be present at a relatively high frequency in a small susceptible population. The mechanistic basis of the moderate glyphosate resistance level selected by sublethal glyphosate doses remains unknown and warrants future research. Studying the main factors influencing the evolution of resistant weed populations is crucial for understanding, predicting and managing herbicide resistance. PMID:19491925

  13. Glyphosate influence on the physiological parameters of Conyza bonariensis biotypes / Influência de glyphosate em parâmetros fisiológicos de biótipos de Conyza bonariensis

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    L., Vargas; D.R.O., Silva; D., Agostinetto; M.B., Matallo; F.M., Santos; S.D.B., Almeida; G., Chavarria; D.F.P., Silva.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho determinar alterações na fotossíntese e na inibição da EPSPs, com base no acúmulo de ácido chiquímico, em biótipos de buva resistente e suscetível ao glyphosate. Foram realizados dois experimentos, conduzidos em esquema bifatorial. No primeiro, avaliaram-se biótipos de bu [...] va (um resistente e outro suscetível ao glyphosate) e doses do herbicida (0 e 1.080ge.a.ha-1) aplicadas sobre a planta daninha. No segundo experimento, os biótipos de buva (resistente e suscetível ao glyphosate) foram avaliados em cinco épocas: 0, 3, 7, 10 e 14 dias após a aplicação do herbicida (DAH). Foram efetuadas determinações da taxa fotossintética, transpiração, eficiência da carboxilação e uso eficiente da água, empregando analisador de gases no infravermelho (IRGA), e a concentração de ácido chiquímico, determinada por HPLC. A aplicação do glyphosate afetou negativamente os parâmetros fotossintéticos do biótipo suscetível, causando total inibição da taxa fotossintética, da taxa transpiratória, da eficiência da carboxilação e da eficiência do uso da água, a partir dos 7DAH. Já para o biótipo resistente, não se observou total inibição dos parâmetros fotossintéticos. Em ambos os biótipos ocorreu acúmulo de ácido chiquímico após aplicação de glyphosate; contudo, o biótipo suscetível apresentou as maiores concentrações, indicando maior sensibilidade da enzima EPSPs. O acúmulo de ácido chiquímico no biótipo resistente indica que o mecanismo de resistência não está relacionado somente com a insensibilidade da EPSPs ao glyphosate e/ou que outros mecanismos de resistência podem estar envolvidos. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to determine changes in gas exchange and inhibition of EPSPs, based on the accumulation of shikimic acid in horseweed biotypes resistant and sensitive to glyphosate. Two experiments were conducted in a factorial model. The first one evaluated horseweed biotypes (one r [...] esistant and one susceptible to glyphosate), and herbicide rates (0 and 1,080 g a.e. ha ¹) applied on the weed. In the second experiment, the horseweed biotypes (susceptible and resistant to glyphosate) were evaluated in five periods as following: 0, 3, 7, 10, and 14 days after herbicide application (DAH). The photosynthetic rate, transpiration, carboxylation efficiency, and water efficiency were determined using an infrared gas analyzer (IRGA), and shikimic acid concentration by HPLC. The application of glyphosate damaged the photosynthetic parameters of the susceptible biotype, causing complete inhibition of the photosynthetic rate, transpiration rate, carboxylation efficiency and water use efficiency, starting from the 7 DAH. On the other hand, total inhibition of the photosynthetic parameters was not observed for the resistant biotype. Shikimic acid accumulation occurred in both biotypes after glyphosate application but the susceptible biotype had the highest concentrations, indicating greater sensitivity of the enzyme EPSPs. The accumulation of shikimic acid in the resistant biotype indicates that the mechanism of resistance is not related to the total insensitivity of the enzyme EPSPs to glyphosate and/or that other resistance mechanisms may be involved.

  14. GLYPHOSATE OVER-THE-TOP APPLICATION INFLUENCES BOLL DEVELOPMENT OF ROUNDUP READY COTTON

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    Cotton yield can be affected by several parameters including number of plants and bolls per unit area, seed per boll, and fibers per seed. Any factor that reduces these parameters could potentially reduce lint yield. To determine if glyphosate over-the-top applications affect fruiting on Roundup Rea...

  15. The use of environmental metabolomics to determine glyphosate level of exposure in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) seedlings

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    Metabolic profiling in plants can be used to differentiate between treatments and to search for biomarkers for exposure. A methodology for processing Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Diode-Array-Detection data is devised. This methodology includes a scheme for selecting informative wavelengths, baseline removal, retention time alignment, selection of relevant retention times, and principal component analysis (PCA). Plant crude extracts from rapeseed seedling exposed to sublethal concentrations of glyphosate are used as a study case. Through this approach, plants exposed to concentrations down to 5 ?M could be distinguished from the controls. The compounds responsible for this differentiation were partially identified and were different from those specific for high exposure samples, which suggests that two different responses to glyphosate are elicited in rapeseed depending on the level of exposure. The PCA loadings indicate that a combination of other metabolites could be more sensitive than the response of shikimate to detect glyphosate exposure. - Highlights: ? A method for processing UHPLC-DAD data for plant metabolic profiling is devised. ? The metabolic profiling approach is more sensitive to glyphosate exposure than shikimate. ? Plants exposed to concentrations down to 5 ?M can be distinguished from the controls. ? Two different responses to glyphosate may be elicited in rapeseed depending on the level of exposure. - A novel untargeted enviosure. - A novel untargeted environmental metabololomic approach is used to detect low-level glyphosate exposure of rapeseed seedlings.

  16. Interação de glyphosate com carfentrazone-ethyl Glyphosate - carfentrazone-ethyl interaction

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    R.C. Werlang

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento em condições controladas para determinar a interação do carfentrazone-ethyl em mistura no tanque com o herbicida glyphosate, no controle de seis espécies de plantas daninhas. Glyphosate aplicado isoladamente na dose de 720 g ha-1 foi eficaz no controle de Amaranthus hybridus (100%, Desmodium tortuosum (100%, Bidens pilosa (99%, Eleusine indica (96%, Digitaria horizontalis (100% e Commelina benghalensis (93% aos 21 DAA. Carfentrazone-ethyl aplicado isoladamente controlou eficazmente C. benghalensis. As misturas de glyphosate nas doses de 252 e 720 g ha-1 com carfentrazone-ethyl nas doses de 15 e 30 g ha¹ demonstraram efeito aditivo no controle de A. hybridus, D. tortuosum e Bidens pilosa, à exceção das misturas de glyphosate na dose de 252 g ha-1 com as doses de 15 e 30 g ha-1 de carfentrazone-ethyl, que proporcionam efeito sinergístico no controle de D. tortuosum. A adição das duas doses de carfentrazone-ethyl antagonizou o efeito de glyphosate na menor dose (252 g ha-1 no controle de E. indica, apresentando, no entanto, efeito aditivo com o glyphosate na maior dose (720 g ha-1. Já para D. horizontalis, as misturas de carfentrazone-ethyl com glyphosate na menor dose (252 g ha-1 apresentaram efeito sinergístico no controle dessa espécie, demonstrando, ainda, efeito aditivo na mistura com glyphosate na dose de 720 g ha-1. A mistura de carfentrazone-ethyl com glyphosate proporcionou efeito aditivo no controle de C. benghalensis, independentemente das combinações de doses avaliadas. Os resultados deste experimento indicam que carfentrazone-ethyl apresenta comportamento diferenciado quanto à interação com glyphosate, dependendo da espécie de planta daninha e da dose dos herbicidas utilizados na mistura em tanque, sendo complementar na mistura em tanque com glyphosate, pois demonstrou efeito antagônico em poucas das combinações estudadas, prevalecendo seu efeito aditivo na mistura com glyphosate, no controle das espécies avaliadas.Under evironmental controlled conditions experiments were conducted to determine the efficacy of carfentrazone-ethyl in tank mixture with glyphosate to control six weed species. Glyphosate alone at 720 g ha-1 was effective in controlling Amaranthus hybridus (100%, Desmodium tortuosum (100%, Bidens pilosa (99%, Eleusine indica (96%, Digitaria horizontalis (100% and Commelina benghalensis (93% at 21 DAA. Carfentrazone-ethyl alone controlled only C. benghalensis. efficiently. Glyphosate mixtures (252 and 720 g ha-1 with carfentrazone-ethyl at 15 and 30 g ha¹ showed an additive effect in controlling A. hybridus, D. tortuosum and Bidens pilosa, except for glyphosate mixture at 252 g ha-1 with carfentrazone-ethyl at 15 and 30 g ha-1, which showed synergism in controlling D. tortuosum. The addition of the two carfentrazone-ethyl doses antagonized the effect of the smallest dose (252 g ha-1 of glyphosate on E. indica control. However, the largest glyphosate dose (720 g ha-1 provided additive effect when mixed with both carfentrazone-ethyl doses. For D. horizontalis, carfentrazone-ethyl mixtures with glyphosate in the smallest dose (252 g ha-1 had a synergistic effect in the control of this species, also showing and additive effect in the mixture with glyphosate at 720 g ha-1. Carfentrazone-ethyl mixture with glyphosate provided an additive effect in C. benghalensis control, regardless of dose combinations. The results of this experiment indicate that carfentrazone-ethyl presents a differentiated behavior when interacting with glyphosate, depending on the weed species and the herbicide dose used in the tank mixtures, being complementary in tank-mix combinations with glyphosate, since it showed an antagonistic effect in few combinations, with its additive effect prevailing in the mixture with glyphosate for the control of the evaluated species.

  17. Interação de glyphosate com carfentrazone-ethyl / Glyphosate - carfentrazone-ethyl interaction

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    R.C., Werlang; A.A., Silva.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento em condições controladas para determinar a interação do carfentrazone-ethyl em mistura no tanque com o herbicida glyphosate, no controle de seis espécies de plantas daninhas. Glyphosate aplicado isoladamente na dose de 720 g ha-1 foi eficaz no controle de Amaranthus hybr [...] idus (100%), Desmodium tortuosum (100%), Bidens pilosa (99%), Eleusine indica (96%), Digitaria horizontalis (100%) e Commelina benghalensis (93%) aos 21 DAA. Carfentrazone-ethyl aplicado isoladamente controlou eficazmente C. benghalensis. As misturas de glyphosate nas doses de 252 e 720 g ha-1 com carfentrazone-ethyl nas doses de 15 e 30 g ha¹ demonstraram efeito aditivo no controle de A. hybridus, D. tortuosum e Bidens pilosa, à exceção das misturas de glyphosate na dose de 252 g ha-1 com as doses de 15 e 30 g ha-1 de carfentrazone-ethyl, que proporcionam efeito sinergístico no controle de D. tortuosum. A adição das duas doses de carfentrazone-ethyl antagonizou o efeito de glyphosate na menor dose (252 g ha-1) no controle de E. indica, apresentando, no entanto, efeito aditivo com o glyphosate na maior dose (720 g ha-1). Já para D. horizontalis, as misturas de carfentrazone-ethyl com glyphosate na menor dose (252 g ha-1) apresentaram efeito sinergístico no controle dessa espécie, demonstrando, ainda, efeito aditivo na mistura com glyphosate na dose de 720 g ha-1. A mistura de carfentrazone-ethyl com glyphosate proporcionou efeito aditivo no controle de C. benghalensis, independentemente das combinações de doses avaliadas. Os resultados deste experimento indicam que carfentrazone-ethyl apresenta comportamento diferenciado quanto à interação com glyphosate, dependendo da espécie de planta daninha e da dose dos herbicidas utilizados na mistura em tanque, sendo complementar na mistura em tanque com glyphosate, pois demonstrou efeito antagônico em poucas das combinações estudadas, prevalecendo seu efeito aditivo na mistura com glyphosate, no controle das espécies avaliadas. Abstract in english Under evironmental controlled conditions experiments were conducted to determine the efficacy of carfentrazone-ethyl in tank mixture with glyphosate to control six weed species. Glyphosate alone at 720 g ha-1 was effective in controlling Amaranthus hybridus (100%), Desmodium tortuosum (100%), Bidens [...] pilosa (99%), Eleusine indica (96%), Digitaria horizontalis (100%) and Commelina benghalensis (93%) at 21 DAA. Carfentrazone-ethyl alone controlled only C. benghalensis. efficiently. Glyphosate mixtures (252 and 720 g ha-1) with carfentrazone-ethyl at 15 and 30 g ha¹ showed an additive effect in controlling A. hybridus, D. tortuosum and Bidens pilosa, except for glyphosate mixture at 252 g ha-1 with carfentrazone-ethyl at 15 and 30 g ha-1, which showed synergism in controlling D. tortuosum. The addition of the two carfentrazone-ethyl doses antagonized the effect of the smallest dose (252 g ha-1) of glyphosate on E. indica control. However, the largest glyphosate dose (720 g ha-1) provided additive effect when mixed with both carfentrazone-ethyl doses. For D. horizontalis, carfentrazone-ethyl mixtures with glyphosate in the smallest dose (252 g ha-1) had a synergistic effect in the control of this species, also showing and additive effect in the mixture with glyphosate at 720 g ha-1. Carfentrazone-ethyl mixture with glyphosate provided an additive effect in C. benghalensis control, regardless of dose combinations. The results of this experiment indicate that carfentrazone-ethyl presents a differentiated behavior when interacting with glyphosate, depending on the weed species and the herbicide dose used in the tank mixtures, being complementary in tank-mix combinations with glyphosate, since it showed an antagonistic effect in few combinations, with its additive effect prevailing in the mixture with glyphosate for the control of the evaluated species.

  18. A red and far-red light receptor mutation confers resistance to the herbicide glyphosate

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    Sharkhuu, Altanbadralt

    2014-06-01

    Glyphosate is a widely applied broad-spectrum systemic herbicide that inhibits competitively the penultimate enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) from the shikimate pathway, thereby causing deleterious effects. A glyphosate-resistant Arabidopsis mutant (gre1) was isolated and genetic analyses indicated that a dysfunctional red (R) and far-red (FR) light receptor, phytochrome B (phyB), caused this phenotype. This finding is consistent with increased glyphosate sensitivity and glyphosate-induced shikimate accumulation in low R:FR light, and the induction of genes encoding enzymes of the shikimate pathway in high R:FR light. Expression of the shikimate pathway genes exhibited diurnal oscillation and this oscillation was altered in the phyB mutant. Furthermore, transcript analysis suggested that this diurnal oscillation was not only dependent on phyB but was also due to circadian regulatory mechanisms. Our data offer an explanation of the well documented observation that glyphosate treatment at various times throughout the day, with their specific composition of light quality and intensity, results in different efficiencies of the herbicide.

  19. A red and far-red light receptor mutation confers resistance to the herbicide glyphosate.

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    Sharkhuu, Altanbadralt; Narasimhan, Meena L; Merzaban, Jasmeen S; Bressan, Ray A; Weller, Steve; Gehring, Chris

    2014-06-01

    Glyphosate is a widely applied broad-spectrum systemic herbicide that inhibits competitively the penultimate enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) from the shikimate pathway, thereby causing deleterious effects. A glyphosate-resistant Arabidopsis mutant (gre1) was isolated and genetic analyses indicated that a dysfunctional red (R) and far-red (FR) light receptor, phytochrome B (phyB), caused this phenotype. This finding is consistent with increased glyphosate sensitivity and glyphosate-induced shikimate accumulation in low R:FR light, and the induction of genes encoding enzymes of the shikimate pathway in high R:FR light. Expression of the shikimate pathway genes exhibited diurnal oscillation and this oscillation was altered in the phyB mutant. Furthermore, transcript analysis suggested that this diurnal oscillation was not only dependent on phyB but was also due to circadian regulatory mechanisms. Our data offer an explanation of the well documented observation that glyphosate treatment at various times throughout the day, with their specific composition of light quality and intensity, results in different efficiencies of the herbicide. PMID:24654847

  20. Herbicidas alternativos para controle de biótipos de Conyza bonariensis e C. canadensis resistentes ao glyphosate Alternative herbicides to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes of Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis

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    M.S. Moreira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Após sucessivos anos, aplicações do herbicida glyphosate em pomares de citros no Estado de São Paulo selecionaram biótipos resistentes de Conyza bonariensis e C. canadensis. Na ocorrência de plantas daninhas resistentes em uma área agrícola, tornam-se necessárias mudanças nas práticas de manejo para obtenção de adequado controle das populações resistentes, bem como para a redução da pressão de seleção sobre outras espécies. Assim, este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de identificar herbicidas alternativos para controle de biótipos de Conyza spp. resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate, com aplicações em diferentes estádios fenológicos da planta daninha. Três experimentos foram conduzidos em campo, em pomares de citros em formação, sobre plantas de buva em estádio fenológico de dez folhas e no pré-florescimento. Para plantas no estádio de dez folhas, controle satisfatório foi obtido com aplicações de glyphosate + bromacil + diuron (1.440 + 1.200 + 1.200 g ha-1, glyphosate + atrazina (1.440 + 1.500 g ha-1 e glyphosate + diuron (1.440 + 1.500 g ha-1. Quando em estádio de pré-florescimento de Conyza spp., a aplicação do herbicida amônio-glufosinato, na dose de 400 g ha-1, isolado ou associado a MSMA, bromacil+diuron, metsulfuron, carfentrazone e paraquat, foi a alternativa viável para controle dos biótipos resistentes ao glyphosate.After successive years, glyphosate applications on São Paulo-Brazil citrus orchards selected resistant biotypes of Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis. The occurrence of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes at some agricultural area makes it necessary to change the management practices to reach effective control of the selected resistant populations, as well as to reduce selection pressure on the other species. Thus, this work aimed to identify the alternative herbicides to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes of Conyza spp., with applications at different weed phenological stages. Three trials were developed under field conditions: in citrus orchards under formation, in plants with phenological stages of ten leaves and at pre-flowering. For plants at the ten leaf stage, satisfactory control was reached with applications of glyphosate + bromacil + diuron (1,440 + 1,200 + 1,200 g ha-1, glyphosate + atrazine (1,440 + 1,500 g ha-1 and glyphosate + diuron (1,440 + 1,500 g ha-1. For Conyza spp. plants at the pre-flowering stage, ammonium-glufosinate application, at the rate of 400 g ha-1, isolated or associated to MSMA, bromacil+diuron, metsulfuron, carfentrazone and paraquat, was a viable alternative to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes.

  1. Herbicidas alternativos para controle de biótipos de Conyza bonariensis e C. canadensis resistentes ao glyphosate / Alternative herbicides to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes of Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis

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    M.S., Moreira; M.S.C., Melo; S.J.P., Carvalho; M., Nicolai; P.J., Crhistoffoleti.

    Full Text Available Após sucessivos anos, aplicações do herbicida glyphosate em pomares de citros no Estado de São Paulo selecionaram biótipos resistentes de Conyza bonariensis e C. canadensis. Na ocorrência de plantas daninhas resistentes em uma área agrícola, tornam-se necessárias mudanças nas práticas de manejo para [...] obtenção de adequado controle das populações resistentes, bem como para a redução da pressão de seleção sobre outras espécies. Assim, este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de identificar herbicidas alternativos para controle de biótipos de Conyza spp. resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate, com aplicações em diferentes estádios fenológicos da planta daninha. Três experimentos foram conduzidos em campo, em pomares de citros em formação, sobre plantas de buva em estádio fenológico de dez folhas e no pré-florescimento. Para plantas no estádio de dez folhas, controle satisfatório foi obtido com aplicações de glyphosate + bromacil + diuron (1.440 + 1.200 + 1.200 g ha-1), glyphosate + atrazina (1.440 + 1.500 g ha-1) e glyphosate + diuron (1.440 + 1.500 g ha-1). Quando em estádio de pré-florescimento de Conyza spp., a aplicação do herbicida amônio-glufosinato, na dose de 400 g ha-1, isolado ou associado a MSMA, bromacil+diuron, metsulfuron, carfentrazone e paraquat, foi a alternativa viável para controle dos biótipos resistentes ao glyphosate. Abstract in english After successive years, glyphosate applications on São Paulo-Brazil citrus orchards selected resistant biotypes of Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis. The occurrence of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes at some agricultural area makes it necessary to change the management practices to reach effect [...] ive control of the selected resistant populations, as well as to reduce selection pressure on the other species. Thus, this work aimed to identify the alternative herbicides to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes of Conyza spp., with applications at different weed phenological stages. Three trials were developed under field conditions: in citrus orchards under formation, in plants with phenological stages of ten leaves and at pre-flowering. For plants at the ten leaf stage, satisfactory control was reached with applications of glyphosate + bromacil + diuron (1,440 + 1,200 + 1,200 g ha-1), glyphosate + atrazine (1,440 + 1,500 g ha-1) and glyphosate + diuron (1,440 + 1,500 g ha-1). For Conyza spp. plants at the pre-flowering stage, ammonium-glufosinate application, at the rate of 400 g ha-1, isolated or associated to MSMA, bromacil+diuron, metsulfuron, carfentrazone and paraquat, was a viable alternative to control glyphosate-resistant biotypes.

  2. The von Kossa reaction for calcium deposits: silver lactate staining increases sensitivity and reduces background

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    Rungby, J; Kassem, Moustapha

    1993-01-01

    The classical von Kossa method has been modified: the high silver nitrate concentration in the original was replaced by 0.05% silver lactate with hydroquinone remaining the reducing agent of choice. The present modification stained calcification nodules with a sensitivity comparable to the original von Kossa reaction, but resulted in a reduced background staining in cultured osteoblasts. The method works well also with plastic- or paraffin-embedded tissue sections.

  3. Gene flow from glyphosate-resistant crops.

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    Mallory-Smith, Carol; Zapiola, Maria

    2008-04-01

    Gene flow from transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops can result in the adventitious presence of the transgene, which may negatively impact markets. Gene flow can also produce glyphosate-resistant plants that may interfere with weed management systems. The objective of this article is to review the gene flow literature as it pertains to glyphosate-resistant crops. Gene flow is a natural phenomenon not unique to transgenic crops and can occur via pollen, seed and, in some cases, vegetative propagules. Gene flow via pollen can occur in all crops, even those that are considered to be self-pollinated, because all have low levels of outcrossing. Gene flow via seed or vegetative propagules occurs when they are moved naturally or by humans during crop production and commercialization. There are many factors that influence gene flow; therefore, it is difficult to prevent or predict. Gene flow via pollen and seed from glyphosate-resistant canola and creeping bentgrass fields has been documented. The adventitious presence of the transgene responsible for glyphosate resistance has been found in commercial seed lots of canola, corn and soybeans. In general, the glyphosate-resistant trait is not considered to provide an ecological advantage. However, regulators should consider the examples of gene flow from glyphosate-resistant crops when formulating rules for the release of crops with traits that could negatively impact the environment or human health. PMID:18181145

  4. Glyphosate adsorption in soils compared to herbicides replaced with the introduction of glyphosate resistant crops.

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    Mamy, Laure; Barriuso, Enrique

    2005-11-01

    Use of glyphosate resistant crops was helpful in addressing observed increases in environmental contamination by herbicides. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide, and its behaviour-as well as that of other herbicides-in soils is an important consideration for the overall environmental evaluation of genetically resistant crop introduction. However, few data have been published comparing glyphosate behaviour in soil to that of the herbicides that would be replaced by introduction of glyphosate resistant crops. This work compares glyphosate adsorption in soil with that of other herbicides frequently used in rape (trifluralin and metazachlor), sugarbeet (metamitron) and corn (sulcotrione). Herbicide adsorption was characterised in surface soils and in the complete soils profiles through kinetics and isotherms using batch equilibration methods. Pedological and molecular structure factors controlling the adsorption of all five herbicides were investigated. Glyphosate was the most strongly adsorbed herbicide, thus having the weakest potential for mobility in soils. Glyphosate adsorption was dependent on its ionisable structure in relation to soil pH, and on soil copper, amorphous iron and phosphate content. Trifluralin adsorption was almost equivalent to glyphosate adsorption, whereas metazachlor, metamitron and sulcotrione adsorption were lower. Trifluralin, metazachlor and metamitron adsorption increased with soil organic carbon content. Sulcotrione was the least adsorbed herbicide in alkaline soils, but its adsorption increased when pH decreased. Ranking the adsorption properties among the five herbicides, glyphosate and trifluralin have the lowest availability and mobility in soils, but the former has the broadest spectrum for weed control. PMID:15951002

  5. Reduced Sensitivity to Slow-Rate Dynamic Auditory Information in Children with Dyslexia

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    Poelmans, Hanne; Luts, Heleen; Vandermosten, Maaike; Boets, Bart; Ghesquiere, Pol; Wouters, Jan

    2011-01-01

    The etiology of developmental dyslexia remains widely debated. An appealing theory postulates that the reading and spelling problems in individuals with dyslexia originate from reduced sensitivity to slow-rate dynamic auditory cues. This low-level auditory deficit is thought to provoke a cascade of effects, including inaccurate speech perception…

  6. Hepatitis C Virus Core Mutations Reduce the Sensitivity of a Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay

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    Tokita, Hajime; Kaufmann, Gilbert R.; Matsubayashi, Mamoru; Okuda, Isao; Tanaka, Tsukasa; Harada, Hideharu; Mukaide, Motokazu; Suzuki, Kazuo; Cooper, David A.

    2000-01-01

    Four of 107 samples obtained from hepatitis C virus (HCV) carriers showed lower HCV core antigen levels in a fluorescence enzyme immunoassay (FEIA) than expected from corresponding HCV RNA levels. Nucleotide sequencing revealed a mutation in the HCV core region (Thr49Pro) that appears to have reduced the FEIA sensitivity.

  7. Identificação de biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate em pomares de maçã Identification of glyphosate-resistant ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum biotypes in apple orchards

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    L. Vargas

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida de amplo espectro utilizado há mais de 15 anos em pomares de maçã na região de Vacaria-RS, para manejo da vegetação nas linhas da cultura. São realizadas, em geral, três a quatro aplicações por ciclo e a dose normalmente utilizada é de 720 a 1.080 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate (2 a 3 L ha-1 do produto comercial. O azevém (Lolium multiflorum é uma planta daninha comum em pomares e, tradicionalmente, sensível ao glyphosate. Entretanto, nos últimos anos a ocorrência de plantas de azevém que, após receberem o tratamento com glyphosate, não manifestam sintomas significativos de toxicidade sugere que elas adquiriram resistência ao produto. Assim, com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta de uma população de plantas de azevém ao glyphosate, foram realizados três experimentos: um em campo e dois em casa de vegetação. No experimento em campo os tratamentos avaliados constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 e 11.520 g e.a. ha-1, e os herbicidas paraquat, glufosinate, haloxyfop e diclofop foram empregados como produtos-padrão, aplicados em dois estádios vegetativos do azevém. No experimento em casa de vegetação, os tratamentos constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g e.a. ha-1 mais os herbicidas testemunhas, aplicados sobre plantas do biótipo considerado resistente e de um sensível. No segundo experimento realizado em casa de vegetação foram avaliados tratamentos contendo glyphosate (720, 1.440, 2.880, 720 + 720 e 720 + 1.440 g e.a. ha-1, em aplicações únicas e seqüenciais, mais os herbicidas paraquat, glufosinate, haloxyfop, clethodim, sethoxydim, diclofop, fenoxaprop, fluazifop, paraquat + diuron, atrazine + simazine, trifluralin e metolachlor. A toxicidade dos tratamentos herbicidas foi avaliada aos 15, 30 e 45 DAT (dias após tratamento. Os resultados obtidos nos experimentos em campo e em casa de vegetação, de forma geral, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é facilmente controlado com o herbicida glyphosate e pelos demais herbicidas pós-emergentes avaliados, independentemente do estádio vegetativo. Demonstram, ainda, que o biótipo resistente apresenta-se, igualmente ao biótipo sensível, altamente suscetível aos herbicidas com mecanismo de ação distinto daquele do glyphosate. No entanto, o biótipo resistente apresenta baixa resposta ao herbicida glyphosate, mesmo se este for empregado em altas doses, evidenciando ter adquirido resistência a esse produto.Glyphosate is a wide spectrum herbicide used for over 15 years in apple orchards in Vacaria-RS for weed control in rows of trees. Usually, 3 to 4 applications per year are made at a rate of 720 to 1080 g a.e. glyphosate ha-1 (2 to 3 L ha-1 of commercial product. Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum is a common weed in orchards and traditionally sensitive to glyphosate. However, in the last years, some ryegrass plants have not been found to show significant toxicity symptoms after treatment with glyphosate, suggesting that they acquired resistance to this product. To evaluate the response of a ryegrass plant population to glyphosate, one field and two greenhouse experiments were carried out. The field experiment treatments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0; 360; 720; 1,440; 2,880; 5,760 and 11,520 g a.e. ha-1, in addition to the herbicides paraquat, glufosinate-ammonium, haloxyfop and diclofop-methyl as standards, sprayed at two different vegetative growth stages of ryegrass. The greenhouse experiments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0; 360; 720; 1,440; 2,880 and 5,760 g a.e. ha-1 plus the above listed check herbicides sprayed on biotypes considered resistant and on plants of one susceptible biotype. In the second greenhouse experiment, glyphosate rates (720; 1,440; 2,880; 720 + 720 and 720 + 1,440 g a.e. ha-1 were sprayed in single and sequential applications, in addition to the herbicides paraquat, glufosinate-ammonium, haloxyfop, clethodim, sethoxydim, diclofop-methyl, fenoxaprop, fluazifop, paraquat + diuron,

  8. Sugarcane tolerance to ratoon eradication with glyphosate determined by physiological responses / Tolerância da soqueira da cana-de-açúcar à erradicação com glyphosate determinada por respostas fisiológicas

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    M.A., Silva; M.T., Arantes; R., Oliver; M.C., Brunelli.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a tolerância de cultivares de cana-de-açúcar à erradicação de soqueiras com diferentes doses de glyphosate por meio de respostas fisiológicas. Para isso, um ensaio foi desenvolvido no delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso em esquema fatorial 4 x [...] 4 (cultivares x doses), totalizando 16 tratamentos com quatro repetições. Foram utilizados os cultivares IAC91-5155, IACSP93-3046, IAC86-2480 e IAC87-3396 tratados com as doses de glyphosate 0, 1.920, 2.400, e 2.880gha-1. As variáveis analisadas foram porcentagem de perfilhos mortos, eficiência quântica do FSII (Fv/Fm) e índice SPAD. Há diferenças entre cultivares de cana-de-açúcar quanto à eliminação de perfilhos e a respostas fisiológicas a diferentes doses de glyphosate. A dose de 2.880gha-1 foi a mais eficiente em eliminar perfilhos de cana-de-açúcar. Os cultivares IAC86-2480, IAC87-3396 e IACSP93-3046 foram os mais sensíveis, e o IAC91-5155 tolerou por mais tempo os danos promovidos no aparato fotossintético à dessecação das soqueiras pelo glyphosate. Devido às respostas diferenciadas, manejos distintos devem ser considerados para a eliminação das soqueiras de diferentes cultivares. Abstract in english This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of sugarcane cultivars to ratoon eradication under different glyphosate rates by means of physiological responses. Therefore, a trial was carried out in randomized complete blocks with 4 x 4 factorial design (cultivars x rates) totaling 16 treatments with f [...] our replicates. The cultivars IAC91-5155, IACSP93-3046, and IAC86-2480 and IAC87-3396 and the glyphosate rates 0 g ha-1; 1,920 g ha-1; 2,400 g ha-1; 2,880 g ha-1 were tested. The variables analyzed were percentage of tiller mortality, quantum efficiency of PSII (Fv/Fm) and SPAD index. The results showed that there are differences among sugarcane cultivars for tiller eradication and for physiological responses with glyphosate different rates. The rate of 2,880 g ha-1 was the most efficient in eliminating sugarcane tillers. The cultivars IAC86-2480, IAC87-3396 and IACSP93-3046 were the most sensitive and the IAC91-5155 tolerated, for a longer period of time, the damage to the photosynthetic apparatus of the ratoons caused by glyphosate desiccation. Due to different responses, different managements should be considered for eliminating ratoons of different cultivars.

  9. Bioassay and Characterization of Several Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri Biotypes with Varying Tolerances to Glyphosate

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    Robert E. Hoagland

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The wide distribution of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri in the southern US became a serious weed control problem prior to the extensive use of glyphosate-resistant crops. Currently glyphosate-resistant populations of Palmer amaranth occur in many areas of this geographic region creating an even more serious threat to crop production. Investigations were undertaken using four biotypes (one glyphosate-sensitive, one resistant from Georgia and two of unknown tolerance from Mississippi of Palmer amaranth to assess bioassay techniques for the rapid detection and level of resistance in populations of this weed. These plants were characterized with respect to chlorophyll, betalain, and protein levels and immunological responses to an antibody of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS the target site of glyphosate. Only slight differences were found in four biotypes grown under greenhouse conditions regarding extractable soluble protein and chlorophyll content, but one biotype was found to be devoid of the red pigment, betalain. Measurement of early growth (seedling shoot elongation of seedlings was a useful detection tool to determine glyphosate resistance. A leaf disc bioassay (using visual ratings and/or chlorophyll analysis and an assay for shikimate accumulation were effective methods for determining herbicide resistance levels. The two unknown biotypes were found to be resistant to this herbicide. Some differences were found in the protein profiles of the biotypes, and western blots demonstrated a weak labeling of antibody in the glyphosate-sensitive biotype, whereas strong labeling occurred in the resistant plants. This latter point supports research by others, that increased copy number of the EPSPS gene (and increased EPSPS protein levels is the resistance mechanism in this species. Results indicate the utility of certain bioassays for the determination of resistance and provide useful comparative information on the levels of inherent constituents among closely related plants.

  10. Monitoring glyphosate and AMPA concentrations in wells and drains using the sorbicell passive sampler

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    Vendelboe, Anders Lindblad; de Jonge, Hubert

    Glyphosate is one of the world’s most extensively used weed control agents. Glyphosate, and its metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), are suspected to be hazardous to human health and the aquatic environment. In Denmark, the extensive use has resulted in an increasing number of occurrences in groundwater wells and tile drains, stressing the need for extensive monitoring of this compound in the environment. Traditionally, monitoring programs are based on grab sampling which is time consuming and expensive due to the need for frequent sampling events. Using a passive sampling device, the SorbiCell, will decrease the workload and number of samples freeing up funds for larger monitoring programs. When installed in a well the SorbiCell will continuously sample the water giving either a flux-weighed or time-weighted average measurement of the glyphosate/AMPA concentration throughout the sampling period. It may therefore be possible to measure lower concentrations as the glyphosate/AMPA sorbed in the SorbiCell is an accumulated measurement. Also, glyphosate/AMPA associated with sudden flush events will be detected by the SorbiCells, while such events may pass between two consecutive grab samples. To document the ability of the SorbiCell to capture glyphosate/AMPA, a series of laboratory flow experiments were carried out. Sorption and release from the flow cells is tested with two influent solutions (0.15 µg/l and 5 µg/l), one of demineralized water and the other with drain water from the Silstrup site (part of the Danish Pesticide Leaching Assessment Program, PLAP), spiked with 14C marked glyphosate. Two different volumes of effluent were then eluted through Sorbicell’s with two different capacities. The concentration of glyphosate/AMPA was continuously measured in both the influent and effluent. The aim of the study is to test and verify if the glyphosate/AMPA sensitive SorbiCell is an efficient and reliable, and cost-effective technology for groundwater and drainwater monitoring of pesticides.

  11. Associações entre o herbicida glyphosate e inseticidas na cultura da soja Roundup Ready® / Associations among glyphosate and insecticides in Roundup Ready® soybean

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    F.A., Petter; S.O., Procópio; A., Cargnelutti Filho; A.L.L., Barroso; L.P., Pacheco; A.F., Bueno.

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da associação do herbicida glyphosate com 10 inseticidas de diferentes grupos químicos sobre a cultura da soja Roundup Ready® (cultivar Monsoy 8585 RR®), o controle de plantas daninhas e o controle da lagarta-da-soja (Anticarsia gemmatalis). O expe [...] rimento foi realizado em lavoura no município de Nova Xavantina - MT, no período de novembro de 2005 a abril de 2006, em solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distrófico. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 11 x 2, sendo os fatores constituídos por 11 tratamentos inseticidas [lambdacyhalothrin (3,75 g ha-1); permethrin (12,50 g ha-1); methamidophos (300,00 g ha-1); chlorpyriphos (240,00 g ha-1); acephate (150,00 g ha-1); endosulfan (175,00 g ha-1); methomyl (107,50 g ha-1); lufenuron (7,50 g ha-1); triflumuron (14,40 g ha-1); spinosad (24,00 g ha-1); e testemunha sem inseticida], com ou sem a adição (mistura em tanque) de 960 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate, formando 22 tratamentos, conduzidos em quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram aplicados 30 dias depois da emergência da cultura. A mistura do herbicida glyphosate com o inseticida chlorpyriphos causou fitotoxicidade inicial à cultura da soja RR®. O controle das plantas daninhas Chamaesyce hirta, Alternanthera tenella, Euphorbia heterophylla e Cenchrus echinatus não foi afetado pelas misturas de glyphosate com todos os inseticidas avaliados. A adição do glyphosate à calda de aplicação prejudicou a eficiência inicial dos inseticidas methomyl, methamidophos, chlorpyriphos e acephate no controle de Anticarsia gemmatalis, porém incrementou o controle dessa praga quando associado aos inseticidas spinosad, lambdacyhalothrin e lufenuron. A combinação de glyphosate com os inseticidas methamidophos, chlorpyriphos, lufenuron, triflumuron e spinosad proporcionou os maiores níveis de produtividade de grãos da soja RR®. Abstract in english This research aimed to evaluate the effects of the association of the herbicide glyphosate with 10 different insecticides of several chemical groups on Roundup Ready® soybean (Monsoy 8585 RR®), weeds, and on velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis). The experiment was carried out under field c [...] onditions at Nova Xavantina-MT, from November 2005 to April 2006 in soil classified as Dystrophic Red Latosol. Trial design was a factorial randomized complete block having 11 insecticide treatments: [lambdacyhalothrin (3,75 g ha-1); permethrin (12,50 g ha-1); methamidophos (300,00 g ha-1); chlorpyriphos (240,00 g ha-1); acephate (150,00 g ha-1); endosulfan (175,00 g ha-1); methomyl (107,50 g ha-1); lufenuron (7,50 g ha-1); triflumuron (14,40 g ha-1); spinosad (24,00 g ha-1); and untreated without insecticide] with and without addiction (tank mixture) of 960 g a.e. ha-1 of glyphosate, totalling 22 treatments. Each treatment had four replications. Treatments were applied 30 days after soybean emergence. Tank mixture of glyphosate and insecticide caused phytotoxicity to soybean. The control of the weeds Chamaesyce hirta, Alternathera tenella, Euphorbia heterophylla and Cenchrus echinatus was not affected by the glyphosate mixture. Tank mixture of glyphosate with the insecticides methomyl, methamidophos, chlorpyriphos and acephate reduced their control of Anticarsia gemmatalis. However, the control performance of the insecticides spinosad, lambdacyhalothrin and lufenuron was increased. The combination of glyphosate with the insecticides methamidophos, chlorpyriphos, lufenuron, triflumuron and spinosad provided the highest soybean yields.

  12. Associações entre o herbicida glyphosate e inseticidas na cultura da soja Roundup Ready® Associations among glyphosate and insecticides in Roundup Ready® soybean

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    F.A. Petter

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da associação do herbicida glyphosate com 10 inseticidas de diferentes grupos químicos sobre a cultura da soja Roundup Ready® (cultivar Monsoy 8585 RR®, o controle de plantas daninhas e o controle da lagarta-da-soja (Anticarsia gemmatalis. O experimento foi realizado em lavoura no município de Nova Xavantina - MT, no período de novembro de 2005 a abril de 2006, em solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distrófico. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 11 x 2, sendo os fatores constituídos por 11 tratamentos inseticidas [lambdacyhalothrin (3,75 g ha-1; permethrin (12,50 g ha-1; methamidophos (300,00 g ha-1; chlorpyriphos (240,00 g ha-1; acephate (150,00 g ha-1; endosulfan (175,00 g ha-1; methomyl (107,50 g ha-1; lufenuron (7,50 g ha-1; triflumuron (14,40 g ha-1; spinosad (24,00 g ha-1; e testemunha sem inseticida], com ou sem a adição (mistura em tanque de 960 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate, formando 22 tratamentos, conduzidos em quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram aplicados 30 dias depois da emergência da cultura. A mistura do herbicida glyphosate com o inseticida chlorpyriphos causou fitotoxicidade inicial à cultura da soja RR®. O controle das plantas daninhas Chamaesyce hirta, Alternanthera tenella, Euphorbia heterophylla e Cenchrus echinatus não foi afetado pelas misturas de glyphosate com todos os inseticidas avaliados. A adição do glyphosate à calda de aplicação prejudicou a eficiência inicial dos inseticidas methomyl, methamidophos, chlorpyriphos e acephate no controle de Anticarsia gemmatalis, porém incrementou o controle dessa praga quando associado aos inseticidas spinosad, lambdacyhalothrin e lufenuron. A combinação de glyphosate com os inseticidas methamidophos, chlorpyriphos, lufenuron, triflumuron e spinosad proporcionou os maiores níveis de produtividade de grãos da soja RR®.This research aimed to evaluate the effects of the association of the herbicide glyphosate with 10 different insecticides of several chemical groups on Roundup Ready® soybean (Monsoy 8585 RR®, weeds, and on velvetbean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis. The experiment was carried out under field conditions at Nova Xavantina-MT, from November 2005 to April 2006 in soil classified as Dystrophic Red Latosol. Trial design was a factorial randomized complete block having 11 insecticide treatments: [lambdacyhalothrin (3,75 g ha-1; permethrin (12,50 g ha-1; methamidophos (300,00 g ha-1; chlorpyriphos (240,00 g ha-1; acephate (150,00 g ha-1; endosulfan (175,00 g ha-1; methomyl (107,50 g ha-1; lufenuron (7,50 g ha-1; triflumuron (14,40 g ha-1; spinosad (24,00 g ha-1; and untreated without insecticide] with and without addiction (tank mixture of 960 g a.e. ha-1 of glyphosate, totalling 22 treatments. Each treatment had four replications. Treatments were applied 30 days after soybean emergence. Tank mixture of glyphosate and insecticide caused phytotoxicity to soybean. The control of the weeds Chamaesyce hirta, Alternathera tenella, Euphorbia heterophylla and Cenchrus echinatus was not affected by the glyphosate mixture. Tank mixture of glyphosate with the insecticides methomyl, methamidophos, chlorpyriphos and acephate reduced their control of Anticarsia gemmatalis. However, the control performance of the insecticides spinosad, lambdacyhalothrin and lufenuron was increased. The combination of glyphosate with the insecticides methamidophos, chlorpyriphos, lufenuron, triflumuron and spinosad provided the highest soybean yields.

  13. Pre-harvest desiccation with glyphosate and quality of stored soybean seeds

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    Mariana Zampar Toledo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Seeds from non-genetically modified soybean cultivars harvested after chemical desiccation of plants with glyphosate may produce abnormal seedlings; these may show phytotoxicity symptoms that could persist even after some time of storage due to accumulation of toxic residues. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of stored soybean seeds harvested after chemical desiccation of plants with glyphosate at R7 stage. Seeds from soybean cultivar ‘Conquista’ were produced with and without desiccation with glyphosate, at the dose 2.0 L ha-1, applied at physiological maturity stage. Seed quality was evaluated right after harvest and after eight months of storage by tests of moisture content, mass, germination and vigor. The experimental design was the completely randomized block with four replications. Data was submitted to variance analysis and means were compared by the Tukey test (p ? 0.05 as a 2 x 2 factorial. The results show deleterious effects of glyphosate used as desiccant for early harvest of soybean seeds from conventional cultivars. Accelerating plant senescence leads to production of seeds with lower germination and decreased seedling development, although the percentage of abnormal seedlings is reduced after 8 months of storage possibly due to degradation of toxic residues of glyphosate and/or derivates.

  14. Effect of soil aeration and phosphate addition on the microbial bioavailability of carbon-14-glyphosate.

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    Kanissery, Ramdas G; Welsh, Allana; Sims, Gerald K

    2015-01-01

    The adsorption, desorption, degradation, and mineralization of C-glyphosate [-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] were examined in Catlin (a fine-silty, mixed, superactive, mesic Oxyaquic Argiudoll), Flanagan (a fine, smectitic, mesic Aquic Argiudoll), and Drummer (a fine-silty, mixed, superactive, mesic Typic Endoaquoll) soils under oxic and anoxic soil conditions. With the exception of the Drummer soil, soil aeration did not significantly alter the adsorption pattern of C-glyphosate to soils. Herbicide desorption was generally enhanced with anaerobiosis in all the soil types. Anoxic soils demonstrated slower microbial degradation and mineralization kinetics of C-glyphosate than oxic soils in all the soil types studied. Phosphate additions significantly reduced the adsorption of C-glyphosate to soils irrespective of soil aeration and confirmed the well-established competitive adsorption theory. The addition of soil phosphate stimulated degradation only in anoxic soils. The results from this research highlight the importance of soil redox conditions as an important factor affecting the bioavailability and mobility of glyphosate in soils. PMID:25602328

  15. Glyphosate as a tool to produce shikimic acid in plants / Glyphosate como ferramenta para produzir ácido chiquímico em plantas

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    M.B., Matallo; S.D.B., Almeida; D.A.S., Franco; A.L., Cerdeira; D.L.P., Gazzeiro.

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    Full Text Available O fosfato de oseltamivir, ingrediente ativo do antiviral Tamiflu®, é um potente inibidor viral produzido a partir do ácido chiquímico e extraído da semente de Ilicium verum, sua mais importante fonte natural. Tendo como sítio de ação a enzima 5 enolpiruvilchiquimato-3-fosfato sintase (EPSPs), o glyp [...] hosate é o único composto capaz de inibir a sua atividade, com o consequente acúmulo do ácido chiquímico nas plantas. Plantas de milho e soja foram pulverizadas com subdoses de glyphosate (0,0 a 230,4 ge.a.ha-1), determinando-se o teor de ácido chiquímico na massa seca dessas plantas por HPLC aos 3,7 e 10 dias após aplicação. Os resultados mostraram acúmulo de ácido chiquímico na massa seca dessas plantas, com aumento de até 969% no milho e 33.000% na soja, com picos de concentração aos 3 DAT. A praticabilidade industrial do processo de obtenção do ácido chiquímico, aliada às condições edafoclimáticas favoráveis ao plantio de milho e soja em diversos países, favorece o uso de subdoses de glyphosate na biossíntese de ácido chiquímico, com potencial para ser explorado como indutor na produção do fosfato de oseltamivir com baixo impacto ambiental. Abstract in english Oseltamivir phosphate is a potent viral inhibitor produced from shikimic acid extracted from seeds of Ilicium verum, the most important natural source. With the site of action 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSP), glyphosate is the only compound capable of inhibiting its activity with [...] the consequent accumulation of shikimic acid in plants. Corn and soybean plants were sprayed with reduced rates of glyphosate (0.0 to 230.4 g a.i. ha¹) and shikimic acid content in the dry mass was determined by HPLC 3, 7 and 10 days after application. Results showed shikimic acid accumulation in dry mass with increases of up to 969% in corn and 33,000% on soybeans, with peak concentrations 3 days after treatment (DAT). Industrial feasibility for shikimic acid production, combined with favorable climatic conditions for growing corn and soybean in virtually all over Brazil, favor the use of reduced rates of glyphosate in shikimic acid biosynthesis, with potential for use as an inducer in exploration of alternative sources for production of oseltamivir phosphate with low environmental impact.

  16. Leaf anatomy and morphometry in three eucalypt clones treated with glyphosate Anatomia e morfometria foliar em clones de eucalipto tratados com glyphosate

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    LD. Tuffi Santos

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the effects of simulated drift of glyphosate on the morphoanatomy of three eucalypt clones and to correlate the intoxication symptoms on a microscopic scale with those observed in this visual analysis. The effects of glyphosate drift were proportional to the five doses tested, with Eucalyptus urophylla being more tolerant to the herbicide than E. grandis and urograndis hybrid. The symptoms of intoxication which were similar for the different clones at 7 and 15 days after application were characterized by leaf wilting, chlorosis and curling and, at the highest rates, by necrosis, leaf senescence and death. Anatomically glyphosate doses higher than 86.4 g.ha-1 caused cellular plasmolysis, hypertrophy and hyperplasia, formation of the cicatrization tissue and dead cells on the adaxial epidermis. The spongy parenchyma had a decrease, and the palisade parenchyma and leaf blade thickness had an increase. The increased thickness in leaf blade and palisade parenchyma may be related to the plant response to glyphosate action, as a form of recovering the photosynthetically active area reduced by necroses and leaf senescence caused by the herbicide.Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos da deriva simulada de glyphosate na morfoanatomia de três clones de eucalipto e correlacionar os sintomas de intoxicação em escala microscópica com aqueles observados à vista desarmada. Os efeitos da deriva do glyphosate foram proporcionais às doses testadas, sendo Eucalyptus urophylla mais tolerante ao herbicida que E. grandis e o híbrido urograndis. Os sintomas de intoxicação foram semelhantes para os diferentes clones testados, tanto aos 7 quanto aos 15 dias após a aplicação, sendo caracterizados, morfologicamente, por murcha, clorose e enrolamento foliar e, no caso das maiores doses, por necrose, senescência foliar e morte das plantas de eucalipto. Anatomicamente, doses de glyphosate superiores a 86,4 g.ha-1 provocaram plasmólise, hipertrofia e hiperplasia celular, formação de tecido de cicatrização e morte das células da face adaxial da epiderme. Observou-se diminuição na espessura do parênquima lacunoso e aumento na espessura do parênquima paliçádico e da lâmina foliar. O aumento na espessura da folha e do parênquima paliçádico podem estar relacionados à resposta das plantas ao glyphosate, como forma de compensar a área fotossinteticamente reduzida pelas necroses e senescência causadas pelo herbicida.

  17. Detection of the onset of glyphosate-induced soybean plant injury through chlorophyll fluorescence signal extraction and measurement

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    Zhao, Feng; Guo, Yiqing; Huang, Yanbo; Reddy, Krishna N.; Zhao, Yanhua; Molin, William T.

    2015-01-01

    In this study, chlorophyll fluorescence (ChlF) was used to detect the onset of soybean plant injury from treatment of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide. Thirty-six pots of nonglyphosate-resistant soybean were randomly divided into three groups and treated with different doses of glyphosate solutions. The three treatment groups were control (CTRL) group (with no glyphosate treatment), 0.25X group (treated with 0.217 kg.ae/ha solution of glyphosate), and 0.5X group (treated with 0.433 kg.ae/ha solution of glyphosate). Three kinds of fluorescence measurements, steady-state fluorescence spectra, Kautsky effect parameters, and ChlF-related spectral indices were extracted and generated from the measurements in the glyphosate treatment experiment. The mean values of these fluorescence measurements for each of the CTRL group, the 0.25X group, and the 0.5X group were calculated. Glyphosate-induced leaf injury was then analyzed by examining the separability of these mean values at 6, 24, 48, and 72 hours after the treatment (HAT). Results indicate that the peak position of far-red ChlF shows an obvious blue shift for glyphosate-treated soybean, and peak values of steady-state fluorescence spectra for the three groups can be significantly distinguished from each other at 48 HAT and later. Four Kautsky effect parameters, Fv, Fv/Fm, Area, and PI, are parameters sensitive to glyphosate treatment, showing some differences between the CTRL group and treated groups at 24 HAT, and significant differences among the three groups at and beyond 48 HAT. Moreover, ChlF-related spectral indices, R6832/(R675.R690) and R690/R655, are also shown to be useful in detection of the glyphosate injury, though they are less effective than the steady-state fluorescence spectra and the Kautsky effect parameters. Based on the presented results, it can be concluded that glyphosate-induced soybean injury can be detected in a timely manner by the ChlF measurements, and this method has the potential to be further developed into practical use.

  18. Identificação de biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate em pomares de maçã / Identification of glyphosate-resistant ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) biotypes in apple orchards

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    L., Vargas; E.S., Roman; M.A., Rizzardi; V.C., Silva.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O glyphosate é um herbicida de amplo espectro utilizado há mais de 15 anos em pomares de maçã na região de Vacaria-RS, para manejo da vegetação nas linhas da cultura. São realizadas, em geral, três a quatro aplicações por ciclo e a dose normalmente utilizada é de 720 a 1.080 g e.a. ha-1 de glyphosat [...] e (2 a 3 L ha-1 do produto comercial). O azevém (Lolium multiflorum) é uma planta daninha comum em pomares e, tradicionalmente, sensível ao glyphosate. Entretanto, nos últimos anos a ocorrência de plantas de azevém que, após receberem o tratamento com glyphosate, não manifestam sintomas significativos de toxicidade sugere que elas adquiriram resistência ao produto. Assim, com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta de uma população de plantas de azevém ao glyphosate, foram realizados três experimentos: um em campo e dois em casa de vegetação. No experimento em campo os tratamentos avaliados constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 e 11.520 g e.a. ha-1), e os herbicidas paraquat, glufosinate, haloxyfop e diclofop foram empregados como produtos-padrão, aplicados em dois estádios vegetativos do azevém. No experimento em casa de vegetação, os tratamentos constaram de doses crescentes de glyphosate (0, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880 e 5.760 g e.a. ha-1) mais os herbicidas testemunhas, aplicados sobre plantas do biótipo considerado resistente e de um sensível. No segundo experimento realizado em casa de vegetação foram avaliados tratamentos contendo glyphosate (720, 1.440, 2.880, 720 + 720 e 720 + 1.440 g e.a. ha-1), em aplicações únicas e seqüenciais, mais os herbicidas paraquat, glufosinate, haloxyfop, clethodim, sethoxydim, diclofop, fenoxaprop, fluazifop, paraquat + diuron, atrazine + simazine, trifluralin e metolachlor. A toxicidade dos tratamentos herbicidas foi avaliada aos 15, 30 e 45 DAT (dias após tratamento). Os resultados obtidos nos experimentos em campo e em casa de vegetação, de forma geral, evidenciam que o biótipo sensível é facilmente controlado com o herbicida glyphosate e pelos demais herbicidas pós-emergentes avaliados, independentemente do estádio vegetativo. Demonstram, ainda, que o biótipo resistente apresenta-se, igualmente ao biótipo sensível, altamente suscetível aos herbicidas com mecanismo de ação distinto daquele do glyphosate. No entanto, o biótipo resistente apresenta baixa resposta ao herbicida glyphosate, mesmo se este for empregado em altas doses, evidenciando ter adquirido resistência a esse produto. Abstract in english Glyphosate is a wide spectrum herbicide used for over 15 years in apple orchards in Vacaria-RS for weed control in rows of trees. Usually, 3 to 4 applications per year are made at a rate of 720 to 1080 g a.e. glyphosate ha-1 (2 to 3 L ha-1 of commercial product). Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is a c [...] ommon weed in orchards and traditionally sensitive to glyphosate. However, in the last years, some ryegrass plants have not been found to show significant toxicity symptoms after treatment with glyphosate, suggesting that they acquired resistance to this product. To evaluate the response of a ryegrass plant population to glyphosate, one field and two greenhouse experiments were carried out. The field experiment treatments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0; 360; 720; 1,440; 2,880; 5,760 and 11,520 g a.e. ha-1), in addition to the herbicides paraquat, glufosinate-ammonium, haloxyfop and diclofop-methyl as standards, sprayed at two different vegetative growth stages of ryegrass. The greenhouse experiments had increasing rates of glyphosate (0; 360; 720; 1,440; 2,880 and 5,760 g a.e. ha-1) plus the above listed check herbicides sprayed on biotypes considered resistant and on plants of one susceptible biotype. In the second greenhouse experiment, glyphosate rates (720; 1,440; 2,880; 720 + 720 and 720 + 1,440 g a.e. ha-1) were sprayed in single and sequential applications, in addition to the herbicides paraquat, glufosinate-ammonium, haloxyfop, clethodim, sethoxydim, diclofop-met

  19. Severe adverse effects related to dermal exposure to a glyphosate-surfactant herbicide

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    Mariager, T. P.; Madsen, P V

    2013-01-01

    This is a case of severe chemical burns following prolonged accidental exposure to a glyphosate-surfactant herbicide. The patient developed local swelling, bullae and exuding wounds. Neurological impairment followed affecting finger flexion and sensation with reduced nerve conduction. Imaging revealed oedema of the soft tissue and juxta-articular osteopenia, and a causal relationship to exposure is suggested.

  20. Opposing effects of reduced kidney mass on liver and skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity in obese mice.

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    Chin, Siew Hung; Item, Flurin; Wueest, Stephan; Zhou, Zhou; Wiedemann, Michael S F; Gai, Zhibo; Schoenle, Eugen J; Kullak-Ublick, Gerd A; Al-Hasani, Hadi; Konrad, Daniel

    2015-04-01

    Reduced kidney mass and/or function may result in multiple metabolic derangements, including insulin resistance. However, underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Herein, we aimed to determine the impact of reduced kidney mass on glucose metabolism in lean and obese mice. To that end, 7-week-old C57BL/6J mice underwent uninephrectomy (UniNx) or sham operation. After surgery, animals were fed either a chow (standard) diet or a high-fat diet (HFD), and glucose homeostasis was assessed 20 weeks after surgery. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance was similar in sham-operated and UniNx mice. However, insulin-stimulated glucose disposal in vivo was significantly diminished in UniNx mice, whereas insulin-stimulated glucose uptake into isolated skeletal muscle was similar in sham-operated and UniNx mice. Of note, capillary density was significantly reduced in skeletal muscle of HFD-fed UniNx mice. In contrast, hepatic insulin sensitivity was improved in UniNx mice. Furthermore, adipose tissue hypoxia-inducible factor 1? expression and inflammation were reduced in HFD-fed UniNx mice. Treatment with the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan improved glucose tolerance and hepatic insulin sensitivity in HFD-fed sham-operated but not UniNx mice. In conclusion, UniNx protects from obesity-induced adipose tissue inflammation and hepatic insulin resistance, but it reduces muscle capillary density and, thus, deteriorates HFD-induced skeletal muscle glucose disposal. PMID:25325737

  1. MapReduce Based Personalized Locality Sensitive Hashing for Similarity Joins on Large Scale Data.

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    Wang, Jingjing; Lin, Chen

    2015-01-01

    Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) has been proposed as an efficient technique for similarity joins for high dimensional data. The efficiency and approximation rate of LSH depend on the number of generated false positive instances and false negative instances. In many domains, reducing the number of false positives is crucial. Furthermore, in some application scenarios, balancing false positives and false negatives is favored. To address these problems, in this paper we propose Personalized Locality Sensitive Hashing (PLSH), where a new banding scheme is embedded to tailor the number of false positives, false negatives, and the sum of both. PLSH is implemented in parallel using MapReduce framework to deal with similarity joins on large scale data. Experimental studies on real and simulated data verify the efficiency and effectiveness of our proposed PLSH technique, compared with state-of-the-art methods. PMID:26089861

  2. Fuzzy Controller Based Dvr To Mitigate Power Quaity And Reduce The Harmonics Distortion Of Sensitive Load

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    SANDESH JAIN; PROF.SHIVENDRA SINGH THAKUR; Phulambrikar, Prof S. P.

    2013-01-01

    PI controller is very common in the control of DVRs. However, one disadvantage of this conventional controller is its inability to still working well under a wider range of operating conditions. So, as a solution fuzzy controller is proposed. This paper discusses the design and simulation of dynamic voltage restorer for improve power quality and reduce the harmonics distortion of sensitive load. Power quality problem is an occur as a non-standard voltage, current and frequency. Electronics de...

  3. Reducing the sensitivity of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to line-frequency source variations

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    Bosch, R. A.; Julian, R. L.

    2002-03-01

    Audio-frequency variations of the electron beam size and position produce noise when performing Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation from an electron storage ring. The undesirable sensitivity of FTIR spectroscopy to periodic line-frequency source variations may be decreased when a line trigger initiates the motion of the interferometer mirror. Several methods of reducing line-frequency noise are described.

  4. Reduced Transverse Relaxation Rate (RR2) for Improved Sensitivity in Monitoring Myocardial Iron in Thalassemia

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    Cheung, Jerry S.; Au, Wing-yan; Ha, Shau-yin; Kim, Daniel; Jensen, Jens H.; Zhou, Iris Y.; Cheung, Matthew M.; Wu, Yin; Guo, Hua; Khong, Pek-lan; Brown, Truman R.; Brittenham, Gary M.; Wu, Ed X.

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    Purpose: To evaluate the reduced transverse relaxation rate (RR2), a new relaxation index which has been shown recently to be primarily sensitive to intracellular ferritin iron, as a means of detecting short-term changes in myocardial storage iron produced by iron-chelating therapy in transfusion-dependent thalassemia patients. Materials and Methods: A single-breathhold multi-echo fast spin-echo sequence was implemented at 3 Tesla (T) to estimate RR2 by acquiring signal decays with interecho ...

  5. Differential response of two sourgrass populations to glyphosate

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    São Paulo State University, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil; Bruna Pires da Silva; Paulo Roberto Fidelis Giancotti; Leonardo Bianco de Carvalho; Pedro Luis da Costa Aguiar Alves

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    The repetitive use of glyphosate may cause increase on the resistance of sourgrass (Digitaria insularis) through mechanisms of natural selection. The aim of this study was to verify the response of two populations of sourgrass (one collected from nonagricultural area and the other one from area suspected of glyphosate resistance) to increasing doses of glyphosate. The experimental design was completely randomized with four repetitions. For both populations, glyphosate was sprayed at 10 doses ...

  6. Molecular basis of glyphosate resistance: Different approaches through protein engineering

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    Pollegioni, Loredano; Schonbrunn, Ernst; Siehl, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethyl-glycine) is the most-used herbicide in the world: glyphosate-based formulations exhibit broad-spectrum herbicidal activity with minimal human and environmental toxicity. The extraordinary success of this simple small molecule is mainly due to the high specificity of glyphosate towards the plant enzyme enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase in the shikimate pathway leading to biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids. Starting in 1996, transgenic glyphosate-resistan...

  7. PHYSIOLOGY OF GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT PALMER AMARANTH (AMARANTHUS PALMERI)

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    Populations of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) that have increased tolerance to glyphosate have been detected in Georgia. These populations are not controlled by glyphosate rates of four to ten times of that required to control glyphosate-susceptible biotypes. Laboratory studies were initiate...

  8. Glyphosate Effects on Sugarcane Metabolism and Growth

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    Caio Antonio Carbonari

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In sugarcane, it is used as a herbicide when applied at its field rate, but it is also used as ripener when applied as low doses. However, the effects of glyphosate on plant metabolism and sugarcane growth are not fully understood. This study aimed to evaluate the metabolic changes and the effects on sugarcane plant growth caused by the application of different doses of glyphosate. Sugarcane plants were grown in a greenhouse and subjected to glyphosate applications at doses of 7.2; 18; 36; 72; 180; 360 and 720 g a.e. ha-1. Plants grown without an herbicide application were used as a control. Plants from each treatment were collected at 2, 7, 14, and 21 days after treatment (DAT application to quantify the levels of shikimic acid, quinic acid, shikimate-3-phosphate, glyphosate, ?-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA, phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan. Visual evaluations of plant intoxication were performed at the same time as the collection of plants, and the quantification of their shoot dry biomass was performed at 21 DAT. At doses of glyphosate greater than 72 g a.e. ha-1, increases in the levels of shikimic acid, quinic acid, and shikimate-3-phosphate occurred and AMPA was detected in the plants. Initially, glyphosate caused increases in the plant levels of phenylalanine and tyrosine at doses of 72 and 180 g a.e. ha-1, although a decrease in the levels of aromatic amino acids subsequently occurred at and above the doses of 72 or 180 g a.e. ha-1. The doses ranging from 7.2 to 36 g a.e. ha-1 promoted an increase in plant shoot biomass, and doses greater than 72 g a.e. ha-1 caused significant reductions in dry mass.

  9. Glyphosate translocation in herbicide tolerant plants / Translocação do glyphosate em plantas tolerantes ao herbicida

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    L, Galon; E.A, Ferreira; I, Aspiazú; G, Concenço; A.F, Silva; A.A, Silva; L, Vargas.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a translocação de glyphosate em plantas tolerantes (Ipomoea nil, Tridax procumbens e Spermacoce latifolia) e suscetível (Bidens pilosa) a esse herbicida. As avaliações de absorção e translocação do 14C-glyphosate em I. nil e B. pilosa foram efetuadas às 6, 12, 36 e [...] 72 horas após a aplicação do herbicida (HAT), e em T. procumbens e S. latifolia, às 72 HAT. As plantas foram coletadas e fracionadas em: folha de aplicação, demais folhas, caules e raízes; em T. procumbens e S. latifolia, avaliou-se a presença do produto na inflorescência da planta. Em S. latifolia, aproximadamente 88% do glyphosate permaneceu na folha de aplicação, e pequena quantidade translocou para as raízes. Todavia, em T. procumbens, 75% do herbicida permaneceu na folha que recebeu a aplicação, observando-se maior translocação na inflorescência em relação às raízes. Conclui-se que a menor translocação do glyphosate observada em S. latifolia e T. procumbens pode ser um dos fatores responsáveis pela maior tolerância dessas espécies ao herbicida, ao passo que em I. nil a metabolização, a exsudação radicular ou a compartimentalização podem favorecer a tolerância, já que grande quantidade do produto atingiu as raízes da espécie. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to evaluate glyphosate translocation in glyphosate-tolerant weed species (I. nil, T. procumbens and S. latifolia) compared to glyphosate-susceptible species (B. pilosa). The evaluations of 14C-glyphosate absorption and translocation were performed at 6, 12, 36 and 72 [...] hours after treatment (HAT) in I. nil and B. pilosa, and only at 72 HAT in the species T. procumbens and S. latifolia. The plants were collected and fractionated into application leaf, other leaves, stems, and roots. In S. latifolia, approximately 88% of the glyphosate remained in the application leaf and a small amount was translocated to roots at 72 HAT. However, 75% of the herbicide applied on T. procumbens remained in the leaf that had received the treatment, with greater glyphosate translocation to the floral bud. It was concluded that the smaller amount of glyphosate observed in S. latifolia and T. procumbens may partly account for their higher tolerance to glyphosate. However, I. nil tolerance to glyphosate may be associated with other factors such as metabolization, root exudation or compartmentalization, because a large amount of the herbicide reached the roots of this species.

  10. Influence of glyphosate on Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (Rhizoctonia solani) in glyphosate-resistant sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.)

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    Previous greenhouse studies with a non-commercial glyphosate-resistant sugarbeet variety indicated that susceptibility to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot could increase after glyphosate was applied. Greenhouse and field experiments were conducted in 2008 and 2009 to determine if glyphosate influenced...

  11. Eficiência fotossintética e uso da água em plantas de eucalipto pulverizadas com glyphosate Photosynthetic efficiency and water use in eucalyptus plants sprayed with glyphosate

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    A.F.L. Machado

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a eficiência fotossintética e o uso da água por plantas de clones de eucalipto submetidas ao herbicida glyphosate. O experimento foi realizado em esquema fatorial 4 x 5, com quatro clones de eucalipto (57, 386, 1203 e 1213 e quatro doses de glyphosate (43,2; 86,2; 129,6; e 172,8 g ha-1 e uma testemunha sem herbicida, considerada dose zero, com quatro repetições. Aos 7, 14, 21 e 28 dias após aplicação do herbicida (DAA foi avaliada a intoxicação das plantas, e aos 7 e 21 DAA, o fluxo de gases pelos estômatos (U - mmol s-1, a atividade fotossintética (A - mmol m-2 s-1, a condutância estomática (Gs - mol m-1 s-1, a transpiração (E - mol H2O m-2 s-1 e a eficiência do uso da água (QUE - mol CO2 mol H2O-1. Aos 50 DAA, as plantas de eucalipto foram coletadas e colocadas em estufa de ventilação forçada a 70 ºC até atingirem massa constante. Aos 21 DAA, o clone 1203 comportou-se como mais sensível ao herbicida. Não houve diferença entre clones para as variáveis fisiológicas avaliadas. Aos 21 DAA constatou-se que, com o incremento da dose de glyphosate, houve redução na condutância estomática, na taxa de fluxo de gases pelos estômatos, na taxa fotossintética e na eficiência do uso da água. Plantas dos clones 1213 e 1203 apresentaram maior acúmulo de massa seca. O aumento da dose do glyphosate promoveu menor acúmulo de massa seca das plantas de eucalipto. O glyphosate afetou negativamente o crescimento e a eficiência fotossintética e de uso da água dos clones estudados.The objective of this study was to assess the photosynthetic efficiency and water use by eucalyptus clones submitted to the herbicide glyphosate. The experiment was performed in a 4 x 5 factorial, with four eucalyptus clones (57, 386, 1203 and 1213, four doses of glyphosate (43.2, 86.2, 129.6 and 172.8 g ha-1 and a control without herbicide, considered zero dose, with four replications. At 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after herbicide application (DAA, plant intoxication was evaluated and at 7 and 21 DAA, stomatal gas flow (U - mmol s-1, photosynthetic activity (A -mmol m-2 s-1, stomatal conductance (Gs - mol m-1 s-1, transpiration (E - mol H2O m-2 s-1 and water use efficiency (WUE - mol CO2 mol H2O-1. At 50 DAA, the eucalyptus plants were collected and placed in a forced-ventilation oven at 70 °C until constant weight to determine dry mass. At 21 DAA, clone 1203 was found to be the most sensitive to the herbicide. There was no difference among the clones for the assessed physiological variables. At 21DAA, it was verified that increasing doses of glyphosate led to a reduction in stomatal conductance, stomatal gas flow rate, photosynthetic rate and water use efficiency. Plants of clones 1213 and 1203 showed a higher accumulation of dry mass. Increasing doses of glyphosate promoted less accumulation of dry mass in the eucalyptus plants. Glyphosate negatively affected growth, photosynthetic efficiency and water use of the evaluated clones.

  12. Eficiência fotossintética e uso da água em plantas de eucalipto pulverizadas com glyphosate / Photosynthetic efficiency and water use in eucalyptus plants sprayed with glyphosate

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    A.F.L., Machado; L.R., Ferreira; L.D.T., Santos; F.A., Ferreira; R.G., Viana; M.S., Machado; F.C.L., Freitas.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a eficiência fotossintética e o uso da água por plantas de clones de eucalipto submetidas ao herbicida glyphosate. O experimento foi realizado em esquema fatorial 4 x 5, com quatro clones de eucalipto (57, 386, 1203 e 1213) e quatro doses de glyphosate (43,2; 8 [...] 6,2; 129,6; e 172,8 g ha-1) e uma testemunha sem herbicida, considerada dose zero, com quatro repetições. Aos 7, 14, 21 e 28 dias após aplicação do herbicida (DAA) foi avaliada a intoxicação das plantas, e aos 7 e 21 DAA, o fluxo de gases pelos estômatos (U - mmol s-1), a atividade fotossintética (A - mmol m-2 s-1), a condutância estomática (Gs - mol m-1 s-1), a transpiração (E - mol H2O m-2 s-1) e a eficiência do uso da água (QUE - mol CO2 mol H2O-1). Aos 50 DAA, as plantas de eucalipto foram coletadas e colocadas em estufa de ventilação forçada a 70 ºC até atingirem massa constante. Aos 21 DAA, o clone 1203 comportou-se como mais sensível ao herbicida. Não houve diferença entre clones para as variáveis fisiológicas avaliadas. Aos 21 DAA constatou-se que, com o incremento da dose de glyphosate, houve redução na condutância estomática, na taxa de fluxo de gases pelos estômatos, na taxa fotossintética e na eficiência do uso da água. Plantas dos clones 1213 e 1203 apresentaram maior acúmulo de massa seca. O aumento da dose do glyphosate promoveu menor acúmulo de massa seca das plantas de eucalipto. O glyphosate afetou negativamente o crescimento e a eficiência fotossintética e de uso da água dos clones estudados. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to assess the photosynthetic efficiency and water use by eucalyptus clones submitted to the herbicide glyphosate. The experiment was performed in a 4 x 5 factorial, with four eucalyptus clones (57, 386, 1203 and 1213), four doses of glyphosate (43.2, 86.2, 129.6 and 1 [...] 72.8 g ha-1) and a control without herbicide, considered zero dose, with four replications. At 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after herbicide application (DAA), plant intoxication was evaluated and at 7 and 21 DAA, stomatal gas flow (U - mmol s-1), photosynthetic activity (A -mmol m-2 s-1), stomatal conductance (Gs - mol m-1 s-1), transpiration (E - mol H2O m-2 s-1) and water use efficiency (WUE - mol CO2 mol H2O-1). At 50 DAA, the eucalyptus plants were collected and placed in a forced-ventilation oven at 70 °C until constant weight to determine dry mass. At 21 DAA, clone 1203 was found to be the most sensitive to the herbicide. There was no difference among the clones for the assessed physiological variables. At 21DAA, it was verified that increasing doses of glyphosate led to a reduction in stomatal conductance, stomatal gas flow rate, photosynthetic rate and water use efficiency. Plants of clones 1213 and 1203 showed a higher accumulation of dry mass. Increasing doses of glyphosate promoted less accumulation of dry mass in the eucalyptus plants. Glyphosate negatively affected growth, photosynthetic efficiency and water use of the evaluated clones.

  13. Growth and Yield of Glyphosate-Resistant Corn under Different Timing of Glyphosate Application

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    N. Desmarwansyah; E. Purba

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    A field experiment was conducted in 2002 in Langkat, North Sumatra, to determine the effects of glyphosate application timing on the growth and grain yield of glyphosate-resistant corn. Glyphosate at 1,500 g ha-1 was applied at twelve different treatments namely at the V3 stage, the V4 stage, the V5 stage, the V6 stage, the V7 stage, the V8 stage, the V9 stage, the V10 stage, the V12 stage, the V3 stage followed by at the V7 stage, the V3 stage followed by at V12 stage and the V4 stage...

  14. STUDY OF CHRONIC TOXICITY OF THE GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE IN SEEDS OF CORN,

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    Ana Cláudia Rebessi

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate is an agrochemical from the group of phosphonates, which is widely used as a herbicide. Although it kills almost any plant, it can be used to eliminate weeds during the growth of crops that are resistant to glyphosate. This research aimed to evaluate the toxicological effects of the herbicide in a study using as test organism seeds of maize (Zea mays, okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L. Moench and arugula (Eruca sativa. The toxicological testing was to use a paper towel dampened with a sample of glyphosate and twenty seeds evenly distributed in containers with lids, left in a dry and airy place, and watered once a day for 5 days. It was possible to check the toxic effect of glyphosate for corn seeds at concentrations above 90 mg.L-1, for okra seeds at concentrations above 75 mg L-1 and arugula seeds in concentrations above 2 mg L - 1. Thus it was concluded that the seeds studied showed a high sensitivity with the possibility to be applied in toxicity testing, representing a simple and low cost.

  15. Possible glyphosate tolerance mechanism in pitted morningglory (Ipomoea lacunosa L.).

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    Ribeiro, Daniela N; Nandula, Vijay K; Dayan, Franck E; Rimando, Agnes M; Duke, Stephen O; Reddy, Krishna N; Shaw, David R

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    Natural tolerance of Ipomoea lacunosa to glyphosate has made it problematic in the southeastern U.S. since the adoption of glyphosate-resistant crops. Experiments were conducted to determine (i) the variability in tolerance to glyphosate among accessions, (ii) if there is any correlation between metabolism of glyphosate to aminomethylphosponic acid (AMPA) or sarcosine and the level of tolerance, and (iii) the involvement of differential translocation in tolerance to glyphosate. Fourteen I. lacunosa accessions had GR50 values ranging from 58 to 151 grams of acid equivalent per hectare (ae/ha) glyphosate, a 2.6-fold variability in tolerance to glyphosate. There was no evidence of the most tolerant (MT) accession metabolizing glyphosate to AMPA more rapidly than the least tolerant (LT) accession. Metabolism to sarcosine was not found. (14)C-glyphosate absorption was similar in the two accessions. LT accession translocated more (14)C-glyphosate than MT accession at 24 and 48 h after treatment. Differential translocation partly explains glyphosate tolerance in MT accession. PMID:25625294

  16. Glyphosate como regulador de crescimento em arroz de terras altas / Use of glyphosate as growth regulator in upland rice

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    Douglas de Castilho, Gitti; Orivaldo, Arf; Igor Balbi Guirão, Peron; José Roberto, Portugal; Daiene Camila Dias Chaves, Corsini; Ricardo Antônio Ferreira, Rodrigues.

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    Full Text Available O acamamento de algumas cultivares de arroz, no momento da colheita, acarreta perdas significativas na produtividade e, além disto, manejos de água e nitrogênio inadequados, em condições de alta tecnologia, agravam, ainda mais, o problema. O uso de reguladores vegetais é uma das alternativas para se [...] reduzir o acamamento, entretanto, as informações sobre o assunto são escassas. O trabalho objetivou avaliar o uso de subdoses de glyphosate (26 g ha-1, 52 g ha-1, 78 g ha-1, 104 g ha-1, 130 g ha-1, 156 g ha-1 e 182 g ha-1) sobre as características agronômicas, desenvolvimento e produtividade do arroz de terras altas irrigado por aspersão, aplicadas na época da diferenciação floral. O experimento foi desenvolvido no município de Selvíria (MS), durante os anos agrícolas 2008/2009 e 2009/2010. O aumento das subdoses de glyphosate, aplicadas na época da diferenciação floral da cultivar Primavera, reduziu a altura de plantas, o tamanho das panículas e, consequentemente, a produtividade. Subdoses iguais ou superiores a 78 g ha-1 eliminaram o acamamento de plantas. Abstract in english The lodging of some rice cultivars at harvest time can lead to significant losses in yield, and the inappropriate water and nitrogen management, under high-tech conditions, can aggravate the problem. The use of vegetal regulators is an alternative to reduce lodging, however, information on this topi [...] c are rare. The study aimed to evaluate the application of glyphosate sub doses (26 g ha-1, 52 g ha-1, 78 g ha-1, 104 g ha-1, 130 g ha-1, 156 g ha-1, and 182 g ha-1) on agronomical traits, development, and yield of upland rice crops irrigated by aspersion, during the floral differentiation period. The experiment was carried out in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, through the agricultural years of 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. The increase of glyphosate sub doses, at the floral differentiation period of the Primavera cultivar, reduced the plants height, panicle size, and, consequently, yield. Sub doses higher than or equal to 78 g ha-1 eliminated the plants lodging process.

  17. Aplicação foliar de manganês em soja transgênica tolerante ao glyphosate Foliar application of manganese in transgenic soybean tolerant to glyphosate

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    Claudir José Basso

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O amarelecimento da soja Roundup Ready após aplicação do glyphosate pode estar associado à deficiência momentânea de manganês. Por isso, com a hipótese de que soja tolerante ao glyphosate necessitaria de uma adição suplementar de manganês, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar diferentes manejos na aplicação foliar de manganês sobre alguns parâmetros da soja. Foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos, um no município de Taquaruçú do Sul e outro em Boa Vista das Missões, RS, no ano agrícola 2009/2010. Foram testados os seguintes tratamentos: 1 sem aplicação de glyphosate, com controle manual das plantas daninhas e sem aplicação foliar de manganês (testemunha; 2 sem aplicação de glyphosate, com controle manual das plantas daninhas e uma aplicação foliar de manganês sete dias após esse controle manual das plantas daninhas; 3 com aplicação de glyphosate e sem aplicação foliar de manganês; 4 aplicação de glyphosate em mistura com manganês; 5 aplicação de glyphosate mais uma aplicação foliar de manganês sete dias após aplicação do glyphosate; 6 aplicação de glyphosate mais aplicação foliar de manganês parcelada em duas épocas, aos 7 e 14 dias após aplicação do glyphosate; 7 aplicação de glyphosate e uma aplicação foliar de manganês aos 14 dias após aplicação de glyphosate. A aplicação de glyphosate foi realizada no estádio V5 da soja, na dose de 720g L-1 e.a, enquanto a dose de Mn utilizada foi 2,0L ha-1 de uma formulação contendo 14% (m/v de manganês solúvel. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para as variáveis estatura de plantas e altura de inserção da primeira vagem. A aplicação de glyphosate não afetou a absorção e o teor foliar de manganês e nitrogênio na cultura da soja. Mesmo com aumento no teor foliar de manganês com a suplementação de manganês, não houve incremento na produtividade da soja. Isso mostra que em solos com teores de Mn acima do suficiente a aplicação do herbicida glifosato não requer a suplementação foliar de manganês em soja geneticamente modificada tolerante a esse herbicida.The yellowing of Roundup Ready soybean after glyphosate application, can be associated to a momentary manganese deficiency. Because of that, with the hypothesis that glyphosate tolerant soybean would need supplementary addition of manganese, the objective of this research was to evaluate different managements in the foliar application of manganese in some soybean parameters. It was developed two experiments, one at Taquaruçú do Sul and other at Boa Vista das Missões, RS in the year of 2009/2010. It was tested the following treatments: 1 without glyphosate application with manual weed control and without manganese foliar application (untreated check; 2 without glyphosate application with manual weed control and one manganese foliar application at 7 days after this manual weed control; 3 with glyphosate application and without manganese foliar application; 4 glyphosate application in mixture with manganese; 5 glyphosate application added of one manganese foliar application at 7 days after glyphosate application; 6 glyphosate application added of manganese foliar application split in two times, at 7 and 14 days after glyphosate application; 7 glyphosate application and one of manganese foliar application at 14 days after glyphosate application. The glyphosate application was realized in the V5 soybean stage, using 720g L-1 i.e, while the used dose of Mn was 2.0L ha-1 of a formulation with 14% (m/v of Mn. There were no significant difference among the treatments to plant height and height insertion of the first legume. The glyphosate application did not affect the absorption and the foliar amount of manganese and nitrogen in soybean crop. Even with the increase in foliar manganese amount, there was no increasing in soybean productivity. This shows that in soils with Mn levels above of the sufficient, it is not necessary foliar manganese addition in genetically modified soybean tolerant to glyphosate.

  18. Post-treatment with plant extracts used in Brazilian folk medicine caused a partial reversal of the antiproliferative effect of glyphosate in the Allium cepa test

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    Viviane, Dal-Souto Frescura; Andrielle, Wouters Kuhn; Haywood Dail, Laughinghouse Iv; Juçara, Terezinha Paranhos; Solange, Bosio Tedesco.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Species of the genus Psychotria are used for multiple purposes in Brazilian folk medicine, either as water infusions, baths or poultices. This study was aimed to evaluate the genotoxic and antiproliferative effects of infusions of Psychotria brachypoda and P. birotula on the Allium cepa test. Exposu [...] re to distilled water was used as a negative control, while exposure to glyphosate was used as a positive control. The interaction of extracts (as a post-treatment) with the effects of glyphosate was also studied. Results showed that glyphosate and the extracts of both P. brachypoda and P. birotula reduced the mitotic index as compared with the negative control (distilled water). Surprisingly, however, both extracts from P. brachypoda and P. birotula caused a partial reversal of the antiproliferative effect of glyphosate when used as a post-treatment. Glyphosate also induced the highest number of cells with chromosomal alterations, which was followed by that of P. birotula extracts. However, the extracts from P. brachypoda did not show any significant genotoxic effect. Post-treatment of glyphosate-treated samples with distilled water allowed a partial recovery of the genotoxic effect of glyphosate, and some of the Psychotria extracts also did so. Notably, post-treatment of glyphosate-treated samples with P. brachypoda extracts induced a statistically significant apoptotic effect. It is concluded that P. brachypoda extracts show antiproliferative effects and are not genotoxic, while extracts of P. birotula show a less potent antiproliferative effect and may induce chromosomal abnormalities. The finding of a partial reversion of the effects of glyphosate by a post-treatment with extracts from both plants should be followed up.

  19. Klebsiella oxytoca with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine isolated from a diabetic foot ulcer.

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    Vali, Leila; Dashti, Ali A; El-Shazly, Sherief; Jadaon, Mehrez M

    2015-05-01

    In most hospitals, chlorhexidine is used as skin antiseptic prior to clinical procedures, in dressings and when bathing patients. We hereby report, for the first time, the isolation of a clinical Klebsiella oxytoca isolate with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine from a foot ulcer of a diabetic patient, which is a common and serious complication associated with diabetes. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of the K. oxytoca isolate to chlorhexidine was found to be 30mg/L and the Minimum Bactericidal Concentration was 60mg/L. An increased resistance to ethidium bromide (MIC 200mg/ L) was also observed. Molecular tests revealed that the isolate contained blaCTXM15, blaTEM-1 and blaSHV. The other resistant genes detected were qnrB1 and aac(6')-Ib-cr. The resistant determinants were located on a class I integron integrase (intI1) containing qacE gene. DNA sequencing showed homology to K. oxytoca plasmid pACM1. Identification of K. oxytoca with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine raises concern regarding dilution standards in hospitals. Adherence to the hospitals' infection control policies should be strictly monitored to avoid continuous low level exposure of bacteria to biocides, specifically in developing countries. PMID:25835102

  20. Klebsiella oxytoca with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine isolated from a diabetic foot ulcer

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    Leila Vali

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In most hospitals, chlorhexidine is used as skin antiseptic prior to clinical procedures, in dressings and when bathing patients. We hereby report, for the first time, the isolation of a clinical Klebsiella oxytoca isolate with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine from a foot ulcer of a diabetic patient, which is a common and serious complication associated with diabetes. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of the K. oxytoca isolate to chlorhexidine was found to be 30 mg/L and the Minimum Bactericidal Concentration was 60 mg/L. An increased resistance to ethidium bromide (MIC 200 mg/ L was also observed. Molecular tests revealed that the isolate contained blaCTXM15, blaTEM-1 and blaSHV. The other resistant genes detected were qnrB1 and aac(6?-Ib-cr. The resistant determinants were located on a class I integron integrase (intI1 containing qacE gene. DNA sequencing showed homology to K. oxytoca plasmid pACM1. Identification of K. oxytoca with reduced sensitivity to chlorhexidine raises concern regarding dilution standards in hospitals. Adherence to the hospitals’ infection control policies should be strictly monitored to avoid continuous low level exposure of bacteria to biocides, specifically in developing countries.

  1. Evaluation of reduced allergenicity of irradiated peanut extract using splenocytes from peanut-sensitized mice

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    Peanut (PN) allergy is one of the most serious forms of IgE-mediated food hypersensitivity. Gamma irradiation has been widely used for the preservation of food. The results of our previous studies showed that the IgE-binding capacity to several antigens were profoundly reduced after gamma irradiation. In this study, we evaluated the changes of allergenecity and cytokine production profiles after exposure of irradiated PN extract in a PN-allergy mouse model. Mice were sensitized to PN extract by intragastric administration on days 0, 1, 2, and 7, and then challenged on day 21. Four weeks later, we evaluated the cytokine production patterns and proliferation responses of splenocytes that were stimulated with intact PN extract, compared to 10 and 50 kGy irradiated PN extract. When the cells were stimulated with 10 kGy of irradiated PN extract, a higher level of production of IFN-? and IL-10 cytokines was observed. However, stimulation with 50 kGy of irradiated PN extract resulted in a higher level of production of only IFN-? cytokines. In addition, the Th1/Th2 ratio increased in response to treatment with gamma-irradiated PNs. The results of this study show that the allergenicity of PN extracts could be reduced by gamma irradiation which caused downregulation of Th2 lymphocyte activity in the PN-sensitized mice.

  2. Leaching of glyphosate and AMPA under two soil management practices in Burgundy vineyards (Vosne-Romanee, 21-France)

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    Some drinking water reservoirs under the vineyards of Burgundy are contaminated with herbicides. Thus the effectiveness of alternative soil management practices, such as grass cover, for reducing the leaching of glyphosate and its metabolite, AMPA, through soils was studied. The leaching of both molecules was studied in structured soil columns under outdoor conditions for 1 year. The soil was managed under two vineyard soil practices: a chemically treated bare calcosol, and a vegetated calcosol. After 680 mm of rainfall, the vegetated calcosol leachates contained lower amounts of glyphosate and AMPA (0.02% and 0.03%, respectively) than the bare calcosol leachates (0.06% and 0.15%, respectively). No glyphosate and only low amounts of AMPA (<0.01%) were extracted from the soil. Glyphosate, and to a greater extent, AMPA, leach through the soils; thus, both molecules may be potential contaminants of groundwater. However, the alternative soil management practice of grass cover could reduce groundwater contamination by the pesticide. - Glyphosate and AMPA leached in greater amounts through a chemically treated bare calcosol than through a vegetated calcosol

  3. Histamine reduces flash sensitivity of on ganglion cells in the primate retina.

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    Akimov, Nikolay P; Marshak, David W; Frishman, Laura J; Glickman, Randolph D; Yusupov, Rafail G

    2010-07-01

    PURPOSE. In Old World primates, the retina receives input from histaminergic neurons in the posterior hypothalamus. They are a subset of the neurons that project throughout the central nervous system and fire maximally during the day. The contribution of these neurons to vision, was examined by applying histamine to a dark-adapted, superfused baboon eye cup preparation while making extracellular recordings from peripheral retinal ganglion cells. METHODS. The stimuli were 5-ms, 560-nm, weak, full-field flashes in the low scotopic range. Ganglion cells with sustained and transient ON responses and two cell types with OFF responses were distinguished; their responses were recorded with a 16-channel microelectrode array. RESULTS. Low micromolar doses of histamine decreased the rate of maintained firing and the light sensitivity of ON ganglion cells. Both sustained and transient ON cells responded similarly to histamine. There were no statistically significant effects of histamine in a more limited study of OFF ganglion cells. The response latencies of ON cells were approximately 5 ms slower, on average, when histamine was present. Histamine also reduced the signal-to-noise ratio of ON cells, particularly in those cells with a histamine-induced increase in maintained activity. CONCLUSIONS. A major action of histamine released from retinopetal axons under dark-adapted conditions, when rod signals dominate the response, is to reduce the sensitivity of ON ganglion cells to light flashes. These findings may relate to reports that humans are less sensitive to light stimuli in the scotopic range during the day, when histamine release in the retina is expected to be at its maximum. PMID:20207974

  4. Effect of reducing groundwater on the retardation of redox-sensitive radionuclides

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    Rose TP

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Laboratory batch sorption experiments were used to investigate variations in the retardation behavior of redox-sensitive radionuclides. Water-rock compositions were designed to simulate subsurface conditions at the Nevada Test Site (NTS, where a suite of radionuclides were deposited as a result of underground nuclear testing. Experimental redox conditions were controlled by varying the oxygen content inside an enclosed glove box and by adding reductants into the testing solutions. Under atmospheric (oxidizing conditions, radionuclide distribution coefficients varied with the mineralogic composition of the sorbent and the water chemistry. Under reducing conditions, distribution coefficients showed marked increases for 99Tc (from 1.22 at oxidizing to 378 mL/g at mildly reducing conditions and 237Np (an increase from 4.6 to 930 mL/g in devitrified tuff, but much smaller variations in alluvium, carbonate rock, and zeolitic tuff. This effect was particularly important for 99Tc, which tends to be mobile under oxidizing conditions. A review of the literature suggests that iodine sorption should decrease under reducing conditions when I- is the predominant species; this was not consistently observed in batch tests. Overall, sorption of U to alluvium, devitrified tuff, and zeolitic tuff under atmospheric conditions was less than in the glove-box tests. However, the mildly reducing conditions achieved here were not likely to result in substantial U(VI reduction to U(IV. Sorption of Pu was not affected by the decreasing Eh conditions achieved in this study, as the predominant sorbed Pu species in all conditions was expected to be the low-solubility and strongly sorbing Pu(OH4. Depending on the aquifer lithology, the occurrence of reducing conditions along a groundwater flowpath could potentially contribute to the retardation of redox-sensitive radionuclides 99Tc and 237Np, which are commonly identified as long-term dose contributors in the risk assessment in various radionuclide environmental contamination scenarios. The implications for increased sorption of 99Tc and 237Np to devitrified tuff under reducing conditions are significant as the fractured devitrified tuff serves as important water flow path at the NTS and the horizon for a proposed repository to store high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.

  5. Aplicação foliar de manganês em soja transgênica tolerante ao glyphosate / Foliar application of manganese in transgenic soybean tolerant to glyphosate

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    Claudir José, Basso; Antônio Luis, Santi; Fabiane Pinto, Lamego; Eduardo, Girotto.

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    Full Text Available O amarelecimento da soja Roundup Ready após aplicação do glyphosate pode estar associado à deficiência momentânea de manganês. Por isso, com a hipótese de que soja tolerante ao glyphosate necessitaria de uma adição suplementar de manganês, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar diferentes manejos na [...] aplicação foliar de manganês sobre alguns parâmetros da soja. Foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos, um no município de Taquaruçú do Sul e outro em Boa Vista das Missões, RS, no ano agrícola 2009/2010. Foram testados os seguintes tratamentos: 1) sem aplicação de glyphosate, com controle manual das plantas daninhas e sem aplicação foliar de manganês (testemunha); 2) sem aplicação de glyphosate, com controle manual das plantas daninhas e uma aplicação foliar de manganês sete dias após esse controle manual das plantas daninhas; 3) com aplicação de glyphosate e sem aplicação foliar de manganês; 4) aplicação de glyphosate em mistura com manganês; 5) aplicação de glyphosate mais uma aplicação foliar de manganês sete dias após aplicação do glyphosate; 6) aplicação de glyphosate mais aplicação foliar de manganês parcelada em duas épocas, aos 7 e 14 dias após aplicação do glyphosate; 7) aplicação de glyphosate e uma aplicação foliar de manganês aos 14 dias após aplicação de glyphosate. A aplicação de glyphosate foi realizada no estádio V5 da soja, na dose de 720g L-1 e.a, enquanto a dose de Mn utilizada foi 2,0L ha-1 de uma formulação contendo 14% (m/v) de manganês solúvel. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para as variáveis estatura de plantas e altura de inserção da primeira vagem. A aplicação de glyphosate não afetou a absorção e o teor foliar de manganês e nitrogênio na cultura da soja. Mesmo com aumento no teor foliar de manganês com a suplementação de manganês, não houve incremento na produtividade da soja. Isso mostra que em solos com teores de Mn acima do suficiente a aplicação do herbicida glifosato não requer a suplementação foliar de manganês em soja geneticamente modificada tolerante a esse herbicida. Abstract in english The yellowing of Roundup Ready soybean after glyphosate application, can be associated to a momentary manganese deficiency. Because of that, with the hypothesis that glyphosate tolerant soybean would need supplementary addition of manganese, the objective of this research was to evaluate different m [...] anagements in the foliar application of manganese in some soybean parameters. It was developed two experiments, one at Taquaruçú do Sul and other at Boa Vista das Missões, RS in the year of 2009/2010. It was tested the following treatments: 1) without glyphosate application with manual weed control and without manganese foliar application (untreated check); 2) without glyphosate application with manual weed control and one manganese foliar application at 7 days after this manual weed control; 3) with glyphosate application and without manganese foliar application; 4) glyphosate application in mixture with manganese; 5) glyphosate application added of one manganese foliar application at 7 days after glyphosate application; 6) glyphosate application added of manganese foliar application split in two times, at 7 and 14 days after glyphosate application; 7) glyphosate application and one of manganese foliar application at 14 days after glyphosate application. The glyphosate application was realized in the V5 soybean stage, using 720g L-1 i.e, while the used dose of Mn was 2.0L ha-1 of a formulation with 14% (m/v) of Mn. There were no significant difference among the treatments to plant height and height insertion of the first legume. The glyphosate application did not affect the absorption and the foliar amount of manganese and nitrogen in soybean crop. Even with the increase in foliar manganese amount, there was no increasing in soybean productivity. This shows that in soils with Mn levels above of the sufficient, it is not necessary foliar manganese addition in genet

  6. Quantifying sublethal effects of glyphosate and Roundup® to Daphnia magna using a fluorescence based enzyme activity assay and video tracking

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    Roslev, Peter; R. Hansen, Lone

    Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is the active ingredient in a range of popular broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide formulations. The toxicity of this herbicide to non-target aquatic organisms such as Daphnia magna is often evaluated using conventional toxicity assays that focus on endpoints such as immobility and mortality. In this study, we investigated sublethal effects of glyphosate and Roundup® to D. magna using video tracking for quantifying behavioral changes, and a novel fluorescence based assay for measuring in vivo hydrolytic enzyme activity (FLEA assay). Roundup® exposure resulted in concentration-dependent inhibition of alkaline phosphatase activity in D. magna. The inhibition of alkaline phosphatase by Roundup® was temperature-dependent with lowest inhibition at 14 °C and greater inhibition at 20 and 26 °C. Exposure of D. magna to sublethal concentrations of glyphosate resulted in behavioral effects quantified as decreases in average swimming velocity and distance moved whereas the inactive time in defined arenas increased. Exposure of D. magna to binary mixtures of glyphosate and copper (Cu) attenuated acute metal toxicity. The results suggest that a combination of assays targeting in vivo enzyme activity and behavioral changes may be applied as a quantitative and sensitive tool for detecting sublethal effects of glyphosate and Roundup® to D. magna. The inhibitory effect of Roundup® on alkaline phosphatase in non-target organisms warrants further investigations.

  7. Interação de glyphosate com carfentrazone-ethyl Glyphosate - carfentrazone-ethyl interaction

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    R.C. Werlang; A.A. Silva

    2002-01-01

    Foi conduzido um experimento em condições controladas para determinar a interação do carfentrazone-ethyl em mistura no tanque com o herbicida glyphosate, no controle de seis espécies de plantas daninhas. Glyphosate aplicado isoladamente na dose de 720 g ha-1 foi eficaz no controle de Amaranthus hybridus (100%), Desmodium tortuosum (100%), Bidens pilosa (99%), Eleusine indica (96%), Digitaria horizontalis (100%) e Commelina benghalensis (93%) aos 21 DAA. Carfentrazone-ethyl aplicado isola...

  8. Simplified analysis of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in water, vegetation, and soil by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

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    A simple, fast, efficient, and sensitive method was developed for analysis of glyphosate and its degradate, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), in water, vegetation, and soil. Aqueous extracts were passed through reverse phase and cation exchange columns and directly injected into a tandem mass spect...

  9. AUXIN-PRODUCING BACTERIA AND UREASE ACTIVITY IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT SOYBEAN

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    Repeated use of glyphosate on glyphosate-resistant crops has raised concerns regarding the potential environmental impacts of this herbicide. Glyphosate may affect microbial production of plant-growth-regulating compounds including hydrogen cyanide, phytohormones including auxins, and other unidenti...

  10. Influence of late emerging weeds in glyphosate-resistant corn

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    Nader Soltani

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Fifteen field trials were conducted from 2009 to 2011 in Ontario, Canada and Michigan, USA to determine how long glyphosate-resistant corn needs to be kept weed-free after emergence to prevent yield loss. Data were separated into two environments based on when yield loss first occurred after glyphosate application. In Environment 1 (4/15 sites yield was not reduced when corn was kept weed-free until the 4-leaf stage. However, in Environment 2 (11/15 sites there was no yield loss when corn was kept weed-free up to the 2-leaf stage. The most prominent weeds were velvetleaf, redroot pigweed, common ragweed, common lambsquarters and foxtail species. While later emerging weeds did not necessarily impact corn yield, weeds emerging after the 2- and 4-leaf corn stage likely produced seed that was added to the soil seed bank. Weeds emerging after 6-, 8-, and 10-leaf corn growth stages were small (low biomass/seedlings and most likely did not reach reproductive maturity. Based on this research, corn must be maintained weed-free up to the 4-leaf stage. Any weeds emerging after that did not influence corn yield.

  11. Comparative Action of Glyphosate as a Trigger of Energy Drain in Eubacteria

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    1987-01-01

    Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, each possessing a 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate synthase that is sensitive to inhibition by glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine], provide a good cross-section of organisms exemplifying the biochemical diversity of the aromatic pathway targeted by this potent antimicrobial compound. The pattern of growth inhibition, the alteration in levels of aromatic-pathway enzymes, and the accumulation of early-pathway metabolites aft...

  12. Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors.

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    Thongprakaisang, Siriporn; Thiantanawat, Apinya; Rangkadilok, Nuchanart; Suriyo, Tawit; Satayavivad, Jutamaad

    2013-09-01

    Glyphosate is an active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide and it is believed to be less toxic than other pesticides. However, several recent studies showed its potential adverse health effects to humans as it may be an endocrine disruptor. This study focuses on the effects of pure glyphosate on estrogen receptors (ERs) mediated transcriptional activity and their expressions. Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects only in human hormone-dependent breast cancer, T47D cells, but not in hormone-independent breast cancer, MDA-MB231 cells, at 10?¹² to 10??M in estrogen withdrawal condition. The proliferative concentrations of glyphosate that induced the activation of estrogen response element (ERE) transcription activity were 5-13 fold of control in T47D-KBluc cells and this activation was inhibited by an estrogen antagonist, ICI 182780, indicating that the estrogenic activity of glyphosate was mediated via ERs. Furthermore, glyphosate also altered both ER? and ? expression. These results indicated that low and environmentally relevant concentrations of glyphosate possessed estrogenic activity. Glyphosate-based herbicides are widely used for soybean cultivation, and our results also found that there was an additive estrogenic effect between glyphosate and genistein, a phytoestrogen in soybeans. However, these additive effects of glyphosate contamination in soybeans need further animal study. PMID:23756170

  13. Características fisiológicas de biótipos de Conyza bonariensis Resistentes ao glyphosate cultivados sob competição / Physiological characteristics of Conyza bonariensis biotypes resistant to glyphosate cultivated under competition

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    L., Galon; E.A., Ferreira; G., Concenço; A.A., Silva; D.V., Silva; A.F., Silva; I, Aspiazú; L., Vargas.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A resistência de plantas daninhas a herbicidas está relacionada a modificações metabólicas, enzimáticas, fisiológicas e/ou anatômicas. Aliado a essas mudanças, a planta pode aumentar ou diminuir as atividades fisiológicas, o que, consequentemente, pode afetar o seu crescimento e desenvolvimento. Ass [...] im, biótipos resistentes podem apresentar melhor adaptação ecológica em ambientes de cultivo e tornar-se predominantes devido à eliminação das plantas sensíveis. Em condições de seleção natural, biótipos com maior adaptação ecológica apresentam maior produção que biótipos menos adaptados. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se o efeito da competição em características fisiológicas de biótipos de Conyza bonariensis suscetíveis e resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate. Os tratamentos constaram de plantas de dois biótipos de C. bonariensis - um comprovadamente resistente e um suscetível ao glyphosate, dispostas em modelo aditivo de estudo de competição. No centro da unidade experimental foram semeadas três sementes do biótipo considerado como o tratamento: resistente (R) ou suscetível (S), sendo essa planta rodeada por 0 (testemunha sem competição), 1, 2, 3, 4, ou 5 plantas do biótipo oposto. O biótipo suscetível apresentou-se mais tolerante à competição com plantas do biótipo oposto no tocante às características fisiológicas avaliadas. O biótipo resistente de buva apresenta desvantagem fisiológica em relação ao suscetível e, consequentemente, menor potencial de adaptabilidade na ausência do fator de seleção - o herbicida glyphosate. Abstract in english The resistance of weeds to herbicides is related to metabolic, enzymatic, physiological and anatomical changes. Coupled with these changes, plants can increase or decrease their physiological activities, which can affect their growth and development. Thus, resistant biotypes may have a higher ecolog [...] ical adaptation in these environments and become predominant due to the elimination of sensitive plants. Under natural selection conditions, biotypes with greater ecological adaptation show higher production than less adapted biotypes. Thus, the aim of this work was to assess the effect of competition on the physiological characteristics of Conyza bonariensis biotypes susceptible and resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. The treatments consisted of plants of two biotypes of C. bonariensis - one proven to be resistant and one susceptible to glyphosate. In the center of the experimental unit, three seeds of the C. bonariensis biotype considered for treatment - resistant (R) or susceptible (S) - were sown , with the plant being surrounded by 0 (no competition), 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 plants of the opposite biotype. The susceptible biotype presented a higher tolerance to competition with plants of the opposite biotype regarding the physiological characteristics evaluated. The resistant biotype of C. bonariensis has a physiological disadvantage compared to the susceptible one and, therefore, less potential for adaptability in the absence of the selection factor - the herbicide glyphosate.

  14. Investigating the mechanisms of glyphosate resistance in Lolium multiflorum.

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    Perez-Jones, Alejandro; Park, Kee-Woong; Polge, Nick; Colquhoun, Jed; Mallory-Smith, Carol A

    2007-07-01

    Evolved resistance to the herbicide glyphosate has been reported in eleven weed species, including Lolium multiflorum. Two glyphosate-resistant L. multiflorum populations were collected, one from Chile (SF) and one from Oregon, USA (OR), and the mechanisms conferring glyphosate resistance were studied. Based on a Petri dish dose-response bioassay, the OR and the SF populations were two and fivefold more resistant to glyphosate when compared to the susceptible (S) population, respectively; however, based on a whole-plant dose-response bioassay, both OR and SF populations were fivefold more resistant to glyphosate than the S population, implying that different resistance mechanisms might be involved. The S population accumulated two and three times more shikimic acid in leaf tissue 96 h after glyphosate application than the resistant OR and SF populations, respectively. There were no differences between the S and the glyphosate-resistant OR and SF populations in 14C-glyphosate leaf uptake; however, the patterns of 14C-glyphosate translocation were significantly different. In the OR population, a greater percentage of 14C-glyphosate absorbed by the plant moved distal to the treated section and accumulated in the tip of the treated leaf. In contrast, in the S and in the SF populations, a greater percentage of 14C-glyphosate moved to non-treated leaves and the stem. cDNA sequence analysis of the EPSP synthase gene indicated that the glyphosate-resistant SF population has a proline 106 to serine amino acid substitution. Here, we report that glyphosate resistance in L. multiflorum is conferred by two different mechanisms, limited translocation (nontarget site-based) and mutation of the EPSP synthase gene (target site-based). PMID:17323079

  15. Toxicity of formulated glyphosate (glyphos) and cosmo-flux to larval Colombian frogs 1. Laboratory acute toxicity.

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    Bernal, M H; Solomon, K R; Carrasquilla, G

    2009-01-01

    The spraying of coca (Erythroxylum coca) with glyphosate in Colombia has raised concerns about possible impacts on amphibians. There are few toxicity data for species other than those from temperate regions, and these have not been generated with the combination of formulated glyphosate (Glyphos) and the adjuvant, Cosmo-Flux (coca mix) as used in coca control in Colombia. In order to characterize toxicity of the spray mixture to frogs from Colombia, Gosner stage-25 tadpoles of Scinax ruber, Dendropophus microcephalus, Hypsiboas crepitans, Rhinella granulosa, Rhinella marina, Rhinella typhonius, Centrolene prosoblepon, and Engystomops pustulosus were exposed to the coca mix at concentrations of glyphosate ranging from 1 to 4.2 mg a.e./L diluted in dechlorinated tap water in glass containers. Cosmo-Flux was added to Glyphos in the proportion of 2.3% v/v, as used in aerial application for coca control. Exposures were for 96 h at 23 +/- 1.5 degrees C with 12:12-h light/dark cycle. Test solutions were renewed every 24 h. Concentrations, measured within the first hour and at 24 and 96 h using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (Abraxis, LLC), ranged from 70 to 130% of nominal values. LC50 values ranged from 1200 to 2780 microg glyphosate acid equivalents (a.e.)/L for the 8 species tested. Data suggest that sensitivity to Roundup-type formulations of glyphosate in these species is similar to that observed in other tropical and temperate species. In addition, sensitivity of larval amphibians to Roundup-type formulations spans a relatively narrow range. Finally, toxicity of the mixture as used to spray coca was likely driven by the surfactant in the glyphosate formulation, as the addition of Cosmo-Flux did not enhance toxicity above those reported for Vision = Roundup. PMID:19672764

  16. Reduced baroreflex sensitivity and pulmonary dysfunction in alcoholic cirrhosis: effect of hyperoxia

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    MØller, SØren; Iversen, J.S.

    2010-01-01

    Patients with cirrhosis exhibit impaired regulation of the arterial blood pressure, reduced baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), and prolonged QT interval. In addition, a considerable number of patients have a pulmonary dysfunction with hypoxemia, impaired lung diffusing capacity (Dl(CO)), and presence of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS). BRS is reduced at exposure to chronic hypoxia such as during sojourn in high altitudes. In this study, we assessed the relation of BRS to pulmonary dysfunction and cardiovascular characteristics and the effects of hyperoxia. Forty-three patients with cirrhosis and 12 healthy matched controls underwent hemodynamic and pulmonary investigations. BRS was assessed by cross-spectral analysis of variabilities between blood pressure and heart rate time series. A 100% oxygen test was performed with the assessment of arterial oxygen tensions (Pa(O(2))) and alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient. Baseline BRS was significantly reduced in the cirrhotic patients compared with the controls (4.7 +/- 0.8vs. 10.3 +/- 2.0 ms/mmHg; P <0.001). The frequency-corrected QT interval was significantly prolonged in the cirrhotic patients (P <0.05). There was no significant difference in BRS according to presence of HPS, Pa(O(2)), Dl(CO), or Child-Turcotte score, but BRS correlated with metabolic and hemodynamic characteristics. After 100% oxygen inhalation, BRS and the QT interval remained unchanged in the cirrhotic patients. In conclusion, BRS is significantly reduced in patients with cirrhosis compared with controls, but it is unrelated to the degree of pulmonary dysfunction and portal hypertension. Acute hyperoxia does not significantly revert the low BRS or the prolonged QT interval in cirrhosis.

  17. Enthalpic partitioning of the reduced temperature sensitivity of O2 binding in bovine hemoglobin

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    Weber, Roy E; Fago, Angela

    2014-01-01

    The oxygenation enthalpy of the heme groups of hemoglobin (Hb) is inherently exothermic, resulting in decreased Hb-O2 affinity with rising temperature. However, oxygenation is coupled with endothermic dissociation of allosteric effectors (e.g. protons, chloride ions and organic phosphates) from the protein moiety, which thus reduces the overall oxygenation enthalpy. The evolution of Hbs with reduced temperature sensitivity ostensibly safeguards O2 unloading in cold extremities of regionally-heterothermic vertebrates permitting energy-saving reductions in heat loss. Ungulate (e.g. bovine) Hbs have long served as a model system in this regard in that they exhibit numerically low oxygenation enthalpies that are thought to correlate with the presence of an additional Cl(-) binding site (compared to human Hb) comprised of three cationic residues at positions 8, 76 and 77 of the ?-chains of Hb. However, ungulate Hbs also exhibit distinctive amino acid exchanges at the N-termini of the ?-chains that stabilize the low-affinity deoxystructure of the Hb, mimicking the action of organic phosphates. In order to assess the relative contributions from these two effects, we measured the temperature sensitivity of Hb-O2 affinity in bovine and human Hbs in the absence and presence of Cl(-) ions under strictly controlled pH conditions. The data indicate that Cl(-)-binding accounts for a minority (~30%) of the total reduction in the oxygenation enthalpy manifested in bovine compared to human Hb, whereas the majority of this reduction is ascribable to structural differences, including increased ?-chain hydrophobicity that would increase the heat of oxygenation-linked conformational change in bovine Hb.

  18. Sensitive detection of rutin based on ?-cyclodextrin-chemically reduced graphene/Nafion composite film

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    Highlights: ? ?-CD-graphene composite obtained via a simple sonication-induced assembly. ? Accelerating electron transfer on electrode to amplify the electrochemical signal. ? A highly sensitive electrochemical sensor for rutin detection. ? Good selectivity and reproducibility for the detection of rutin in real samples. - Abstract: An electrochemical sensor based on chemically reduced graphene (CRG) was developed for the sensitive detection of rutin. To construct the base of the sensor, a novel composite was initially fabricated and used as the substrate material by combining CRG and ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD) via a simple sonication-induced assembly. Due to the high rutin-loading capacity on the electrode surface and the upstanding electric conductivity of graphene, the electrochemical response of the fabricated sensor was greatly enhanced and displayed excellent analytical performance for rutin detection from 6.0 x 10-9 to 1.0 x 10-5 mol L-1 with a low detection limit of 2.0 x 10-9 mol L-1 at 3?. Moreover, the proposed electrochemical sensor also exhibited good selectivity and acceptable reproducibility and could be used for the detection of rutin in real samples. Therefore, the present work offers a new way to broaden the analytical applications of graphene in pharmaceutical analysis.

  19. Manejo de Conyza bonariensis resistente ao herbicida glyphosate / Management of Glyphosate-resistant Conyza bonariensis

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    J.M., Paula; L., Vargas; D., Agostinetto; M.A., Nohatto.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available C. bonariensis (Conyza bonariensis) é uma planta daninha da família Asteraceae, amplamente distribuída no Brasil, com presença marcante nos Estados do Rio Grande do Sul e do Paraná. Biótipos de C. bonariensis resistentes ao glyphosate foram identificados nos Estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná e Sã [...] o Paulo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes manejos de inverno e na pré-semeadura da soja sobre a população de plantas de C. bonariensis resistente ao herbicida glyphosate. Os resultados evidenciaram que a população de C. bonariensis é maior em áreas mantidas sem cultivo (pousio) do que naquelas áreas cultivadas com trigo ou aveia-preta durante o inverno. Observou-se que o trigo e a aveia-preta exercem efeito supressor sobre a população de C. bonariensis, proporcionando maior facilidade de controle com herbicida na pré-semeadura da cultura usada em sucessão. O controle de C. bonariensis resistente ao herbicida glyphosate foi satisfatório quando se utilizaram herbicidas pós-emergentes na cultura do trigo e glyphosate + 2,4-D ou glyphosate + diuron + paraquat na pré-semeadura da soja. Abstract in english Horseweed (Conyza bonariensis), which belongs to the Asteraceae family, is a weed species widely spread in Brazil. Horseweed biotypes resistant to glyphosate, the main herbicide used in Roundup Ready soybean fields, were identified in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Parana. The aim of this study [...] was to evaluate the effect of different winter and pre-sowing management techniques on soybean plant population of C. bonariensis resistant to glyphosate. The results showed that the population of C. bonariensis is larger in areas maintained fallow than in areas planted with wheat or oats during the winter. Wheat and oats were found to exert a suppressive effect on the population of C. bonariensis, providing greater ease of control with herbicide before seeding in the culture used in succession. The control of glyphosate-resistant C. bonariensis was satisfactory when post-emergence herbicides were used in wheat crop and glyphosate and 2,4-D or glyphosate paraquat diuron in pre-planting soybeans.

  20. Deriva simulada de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre maracujazeiro amarelo Drift simulation of glyphosate commercial formulations on yellow passion fruit growth

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    A. Wagner Júnior

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos da deriva de formulações comerciais de glyphosate no desenvolvimento de plantas jovens de maracujazeiro amarelo. O trabalho foi realizado em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, durante o período de março a abril de 2007. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 3 x 4 + 1, em que três foram as formulações de glyphosate e cinco foram as doses utilizadas acrescidas de testemunha sem herbicida. O trabalho foi conduzido com cinco repetições, sendo cada planta considerada como parcela experimental. As formulações comerciais aplicadas foram Roundup Transorb®, Roundup Original® e Zapp QI®, utilizando-se as seguintes doses (g e.a ha-1: 43,2; 86,4; 172,8; e 345,6 g ha-1. Aos 28 dias após a aplicação (DAA, avaliaram-se os comprimentos da parte aérea, da raiz e total (cm; o diâmetro do caule (mm; o número de folhas e de ramificações primárias; a massa seca da parte aérea e da raiz das plantas (g; e a área foliar por planta (cm². Aos 7, 14 e 28 DAA, avaliou-se, visualmente, a porcentagem de intoxicação das plantas. O glyphosate em deriva simulada, independentemente das formulações utilizadas, ocasionou injúrias no maracujazeiro amarelo, acarretando redução no crescimento e desenvolvimento das plantas. As formulações Roundup Transorb® e Roundup Original® foram mais prejudiciais às plantas que o Zapp Qi®. O maracujazeiro amarelo mostrou-se suscetível à deriva, devendo o glyphosate ser usado com cuidado, de maneira a atingir somente as plantas daninhas a serem controladas.The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of drift simulation of commercial formulations of glyphosate on the growth of young plants of yellow passion fruit. The work was carried out at the Plant Science Department of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (MG, Brazil, from March to April 2007. The experiment was arranged in a completely randomized block design, with five replications, in a factorial 3 x 4 + 1, consisting of three glyphosate formulations and five doses, (one being the control without herbicide. Each plot was constituted by one plant. The applied doses of glyphosate were 43.2; 86.4; 172.8 and 345.6 g ha-1, using the commercial formulations: Roundup Transorb®, Roundup Original® and Zapp QI®. After 28 days of application, aerial part, root and total length (cm, stem diameter (mm, number of leaves and primary ramifications, aerial part and root dry mass,(g and the foliar area per plant (cm² were evaluated. After 7, 14 and 28 application days, intoxication percentage of the plants was also evaluated. Regardless of the formulations used, glyphosate drift simulation caused injury to the yellow passion fruit, reducing plant growth. The herbicides Roundup Transorb® and Roundup Original® were more harmful than Zapp Qi®. The yellow passion fruit was susceptible to drift simulation; thus, glyphosate must be used carefully, so as to reach only the weeds to be controlled.

  1. Deriva simulada de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre maracujazeiro amarelo / Drift simulation of glyphosate commercial formulations on yellow passion fruit growth

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    A., Wagner Júnior; L.D., Tuffi Santos; C.E.M., Santos; J.O.C., Silva; L.D., Pimentel; C.H., Bruckner; F.A., Ferreira.

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos da deriva de formulações comerciais de glyphosate no desenvolvimento de plantas jovens de maracujazeiro amarelo. O trabalho foi realizado em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, durante o período de março [...] a abril de 2007. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 3 x 4 + 1, em que três foram as formulações de glyphosate e cinco foram as doses utilizadas acrescidas de testemunha sem herbicida. O trabalho foi conduzido com cinco repetições, sendo cada planta considerada como parcela experimental. As formulações comerciais aplicadas foram Roundup Transorb®, Roundup Original® e Zapp QI®, utilizando-se as seguintes doses (g e.a ha-1): 43,2; 86,4; 172,8; e 345,6 g ha-1. Aos 28 dias após a aplicação (DAA), avaliaram-se os comprimentos da parte aérea, da raiz e total (cm); o diâmetro do caule (mm); o número de folhas e de ramificações primárias; a massa seca da parte aérea e da raiz das plantas (g); e a área foliar por planta (cm²). Aos 7, 14 e 28 DAA, avaliou-se, visualmente, a porcentagem de intoxicação das plantas. O glyphosate em deriva simulada, independentemente das formulações utilizadas, ocasionou injúrias no maracujazeiro amarelo, acarretando redução no crescimento e desenvolvimento das plantas. As formulações Roundup Transorb® e Roundup Original® foram mais prejudiciais às plantas que o Zapp Qi®. O maracujazeiro amarelo mostrou-se suscetível à deriva, devendo o glyphosate ser usado com cuidado, de maneira a atingir somente as plantas daninhas a serem controladas. Abstract in english The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of drift simulation of commercial formulations of glyphosate on the growth of young plants of yellow passion fruit. The work was carried out at the Plant Science Department of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (MG), Brazil, from March to April 2007. [...] The experiment was arranged in a completely randomized block design, with five replications, in a factorial 3 x 4 + 1, consisting of three glyphosate formulations and five doses, (one being the control without herbicide). Each plot was constituted by one plant. The applied doses of glyphosate were 43.2; 86.4; 172.8 and 345.6 g ha-1, using the commercial formulations: Roundup Transorb®, Roundup Original® and Zapp QI®. After 28 days of application, aerial part, root and total length (cm), stem diameter (mm), number of leaves and primary ramifications, aerial part and root dry mass,(g) and the foliar area per plant (cm²) were evaluated. After 7, 14 and 28 application days, intoxication percentage of the plants was also evaluated. Regardless of the formulations used, glyphosate drift simulation caused injury to the yellow passion fruit, reducing plant growth. The herbicides Roundup Transorb® and Roundup Original® were more harmful than Zapp Qi®. The yellow passion fruit was susceptible to drift simulation; thus, glyphosate must be used carefully, so as to reach only the weeds to be controlled.

  2. High-sensitive C-reactive protein is associated with reduced lung function in young adults

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    Rasmussen, F; Mikkelsen, D

    2009-01-01

    Systemic inflammation has been associated with reduced lung function. However, data on the interrelationships between lung function and inflammation are sparse, and it is not clear if low-grade inflammation leads to reduced lung function. Associations between high-sensitive C-reactive protein (CRP) and spirometric lung function were assessed in a population-based cohort of approximately 1,000 Danes aged 20 yrs. In males, the average decline in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) in the highest CRP quintile was 23 mL.yr(-1) versus 1.6 mL.yr(-1) in the lowest quintile. In females, the average decline was 6.2 mL.yr(-1) in the highest CRP quintile versus an increase of 1.8 mL.yr(-1) in the lowest CRP quintile. In a multiple regression analysis adjusted for sex, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness, smoking, asthma, airway hyperresponsiveness and serum eosinophil cationic protein, higher levels of CRP at age 20 yrs were associated with a greater reduction in both FEV(1) and forced vital capacity between ages 20 and 29 yrs. The findings show that higher levels of C-reactive protein in young adults are associated with subsequent decline in lung function, suggesting that low-grade systemic inflammation in young adulthood may lead to impaired lung function independently of the effects of smoking, obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness, asthma and eosinophilic inflammation.

  3. Metabolism of glyphosate in Pseudomonas sp. strain LBr.

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    Jacob, G S; Garbow, J. R.; Hallas, L. E.; Kimack, N M; Kishore, G M; Schaefer, J.

    1988-01-01

    Metabolism of glyphosate (N-phosphonomethylglycine) by Pseudomonas sp. strain LBr, a bacterium isolated from a glyphosate process waste stream, was examined by a combination of solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance experiments and analysis of the phosphonate composition of the growth medium. Pseudomonas sp. strain LBr was capable of eliminating 20 mM glyphosate from the growth medium, an amount approximately 20-fold greater than that reported for any other microorganism to date. The bact...

  4. PHYTO-MICROBIAL DEGRADATION OF GLYPHOSATE IN RIYADH AREA

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    ABDEL-MEGEED A.; SADIK M.W.; AL-SHAHRANI H.O.; Ali, H M

    2013-01-01

    Greenhouse studies were conducted to determine the ability of plant Amaranth, Amaranthus caudate and two isolated bacterial strains from rhizosphere region for cleaning up glyphosate residues in soil and plants. The analytical study of the biodegradation of glyphosate was carried out in the laboratory conditions. Amaranth, Amaranthus caudate and two isolated bacterial strains namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus megaterium could degrade glyphosate in 5 days. These results suggested that...

  5. Refractory cardiopulmonary failure after glyphosate surfactant intoxication: a case report

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    Chang Chia-Chu; Chang Chirn-Bin

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Glyphosate is an herbicide considered to be of low toxicity to humans because its effects are specific to plants. However, fatal reactions to glyphosate have been reported after the ingestion of large amounts. Pulmonary edema, shock, and arrhythmia were the reported causes of mortality. Case presentation We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who was admitted to the emergency department unconsciousness after ingestion of glyphosate surfactant in a suicide attempt. Meta...

  6. Surface modifications of photoanodes in dye sensitized solar cells: enhanced light harvesting and reduced recombination

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    Saxena, Vibha; Aswal, D. K.

    2015-06-01

    In a quest to harvest solar power, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have potential for low-cost eco-friendly photovoltaic devices. The major processes which govern the efficiency of a DSSC are photoelectron generation, injection of photo-generated electrons to the conduction band (CB) of the mesoporous nanocrystalline semiconductor (nc-SC); transport of CB electrons through nc-SC and subsequent collection of CB electrons at the counter electrode (CE) through the external circuit; and dye regeneration by redox couple or hole transport layer (HTL). Most of these processes occur at various interfaces of the photoanode. In addition, recombination losses of photo-generated electrons with either dye or redox molecules take place at the interfaces. Therefore, one of the key requirements for high efficiency is to improve light harvesting of the photoanode and to reduce the recombination losses at various interfaces. In this direction, surface modification of the photoanode is the simplest method among the various other approaches available in the literature. In this review, we present a comprehensive discussion on surface modification of the photoanode, which has been adopted in the literature for not only enhancing light harvesting but also reducing recombination. Various approaches towards surface modification of the photoanode discussed are (i) fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)/nc-SC interface modified via a compact layer of semiconductor material which blocks exposed sites of FTO to electrolyte (or HTL), (ii) nc-SC/dye interface modification either through acid treatment resulting in enhanced dye loading due to a positively charged surface or by depositing insulating/semiconducting blocking layer on the nc-SC surface, which acts as a tunneling barrier for recombination, (iii) nc-SC/dye interface modified by employing co-adsorbents which helps in reducing the dye aggregation and thereby recombination, and (iv) dye/electrolyte (or dye/HTL) interface modification using additives which provides surface passivation as well as positive movement of the nc-SC Fermi level owing to negative charge at the surface and hence improves light harvesting and reduced recombination. Finally, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches towards high-efficiency DSSCs.

  7. Manejo de tiririca e trapoeraba com glyphosate em ambientes sombreados Commelina benghalensis and Cyperus rotundus treated with glyphosate in shaded environments

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    A Santos Júnior

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Plantas daninhas mantidas em ambientes com redução da intensidade luminosa apresentam alterações morfofisiológicas marcantes, que podem alterar seu comportamento reprodutivo e a tolerância a herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência. Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a eficiência de doses de glyphosate no manejo da trapoeraba (Commelina benghalensis e da tiririca (Cyperus rotundus cultivadas em diferentes níveis de sombreamento. O trabalho foi composto por dois ensaios, referentes a cada uma das espécies, com o mesmo delineamento experimental, sendo constituídos em esquema fatorial 5 x 3, com cinco doses de herbicida (0, 540, 810, 1.080 ou 1.350 g ha-1 de glyphosate, três ambientes de cultivo (0, 30 ou 50% de sombra e quatro repetições. As parcelas experimentais foram compostas por um vaso com duas plantas de tiririca ou de trapoeraba. As avaliações de controle ocorreram aos 10, 20 e 30 dias após a aplicação (DAA, por meio de observações visuais. Aos 30 DAA, foi determinada a massa seca da parte aérea de cada espécie. A produtividade de tubérculos foi observada pela contagem direta desses propágulos presentes nas raízes das plantas de tiririca. Já a sua viabilidade foi avaliada por teste de germinação em leito de areia e por tetrazólio no caso dos não germinados. O controle das espécies foi mais eficiente em ambientes sombreados, contribuindo para a redução de até 25% da dose recomendada para ambas, obtendo-se controle de 81% para trapoeraba e 100% para tiririca. Já a matéria seca da parte aérea, a produtividade e a viabilidade dos tubérculos foram afetadas pelo aumento do nível de sombra e pela dose de glyphosate. A diminuição da intensidade luminosa - comum no sub-bosque de culturas arbóreas e arbustivas ou quando do adensamento de cultivos - representa prática interessante na supressão da trapoeraba e da tiririca e potencializa a ação de controle do glyphosate.Weeds maintained in reduced light intensity environments present remarkable morpho-physiological changes that may alter their reproductive behavior and tolerance to post-emergence herbicides. Our goal was to evaluate the efficiency of glyphosate doses in the management of Commelina benghalensis and Cyperus rotundus grown at different levels of shading. The work consisted of two trials for each species with the same experimental design, in a 5 x 3 factorial design with five herbicide doses (0, 540, 810, 1.080, and 1.350 gha-1 of glyphosate, three cultivation environments (0, 30, or 50% of shading and four replicates. Experimental plots consisted of a vase with two plants of either C. benghalensis or C. rotundus. Control evaluations were carried out 10, 20, and 30 days after application (DAA through visual observations. Tuber productivity was verified by direct counting of these propagules present in the roots of C. rotundus plants, while tuber viability was evaluated by germination test in a sand bed, and by tetrazolium, for the non-germinated tubers. Species control was more efficient in shade environments, contributing to a reduction of up to 25% of the recommended dose for the treated species, and resulting in a control of 81% for C. benghalensis and 100% for C. rotundus. Aerial part dry biomass and productivity and viability of tubers were affected by increase in shade level and glyphosate dose. Reduced light intensity - common in the under-story of tree and shrub cultures or in culture density - is an interesting practice aiming at suppressing C. benghalensis and C. rotundus, acting as a potential control of glyphosate.

  8. Manejo de tiririca e trapoeraba com glyphosate em ambientes sombreados / Commelina benghalensis and Cyperus rotundus treated with glyphosate in shaded environments

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    A, Santos Júnior; L.D, Tuffi Santos; G.A, Costa; E.A, Barbosa; G.L.D, Leite; V.D, Machado; L.R, Cruz.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Plantas daninhas mantidas em ambientes com redução da intensidade luminosa apresentam alterações morfofisiológicas marcantes, que podem alterar seu comportamento reprodutivo e a tolerância a herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência. Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a eficiência de doses de glyphosate [...] no manejo da trapoeraba (Commelina benghalensis) e da tiririca (Cyperus rotundus) cultivadas em diferentes níveis de sombreamento. O trabalho foi composto por dois ensaios, referentes a cada uma das espécies, com o mesmo delineamento experimental, sendo constituídos em esquema fatorial 5 x 3, com cinco doses de herbicida (0, 540, 810, 1.080 ou 1.350 g ha-1 de glyphosate), três ambientes de cultivo (0, 30 ou 50% de sombra) e quatro repetições. As parcelas experimentais foram compostas por um vaso com duas plantas de tiririca ou de trapoeraba. As avaliações de controle ocorreram aos 10, 20 e 30 dias após a aplicação (DAA), por meio de observações visuais. Aos 30 DAA, foi determinada a massa seca da parte aérea de cada espécie. A produtividade de tubérculos foi observada pela contagem direta desses propágulos presentes nas raízes das plantas de tiririca. Já a sua viabilidade foi avaliada por teste de germinação em leito de areia e por tetrazólio no caso dos não germinados. O controle das espécies foi mais eficiente em ambientes sombreados, contribuindo para a redução de até 25% da dose recomendada para ambas, obtendo-se controle de 81% para trapoeraba e 100% para tiririca. Já a matéria seca da parte aérea, a produtividade e a viabilidade dos tubérculos foram afetadas pelo aumento do nível de sombra e pela dose de glyphosate. A diminuição da intensidade luminosa - comum no sub-bosque de culturas arbóreas e arbustivas ou quando do adensamento de cultivos - representa prática interessante na supressão da trapoeraba e da tiririca e potencializa a ação de controle do glyphosate. Abstract in english Weeds maintained in reduced light intensity environments present remarkable morpho-physiological changes that may alter their reproductive behavior and tolerance to post-emergence herbicides. Our goal was to evaluate the efficiency of glyphosate doses in the management of Commelina benghalensis and [...] Cyperus rotundus grown at different levels of shading. The work consisted of two trials for each species with the same experimental design, in a 5 x 3 factorial design with five herbicide doses (0, 540, 810, 1.080, and 1.350 gha-1 of glyphosate), three cultivation environments (0, 30, or 50% of shading) and four replicates. Experimental plots consisted of a vase with two plants of either C. benghalensis or C. rotundus. Control evaluations were carried out 10, 20, and 30 days after application (DAA) through visual observations. Tuber productivity was verified by direct counting of these propagules present in the roots of C. rotundus plants, while tuber viability was evaluated by germination test in a sand bed, and by tetrazolium, for the non-germinated tubers. Species control was more efficient in shade environments, contributing to a reduction of up to 25% of the recommended dose for the treated species, and resulting in a control of 81% for C. benghalensis and 100% for C. rotundus. Aerial part dry biomass and productivity and viability of tubers were affected by increase in shade level and glyphosate dose. Reduced light intensity - common in the under-story of tree and shrub cultures or in culture density - is an interesting practice aiming at suppressing C. benghalensis and C. rotundus, acting as a potential control of glyphosate.

  9. Effect of glyphosate on growth of four freshwater species of phytoplankton: a microplate bioassay.

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    Vendrell, E; Ferraz, D Gómez de Barreda; Sabater, C; Carrasco, J M

    2009-05-01

    The acute toxicity of glyphosate herbicide was tested on the four species of freshwater phytoplankton, Scenedesmus acutus, Scenedesmus subspicatus, Chlorella vulgaris and Chlorella saccharophila. Herbicide concentrations eliciting a 50% growth reduction over 72 h (EC(50)) ranged from 24.5 to 41.7 mg L(-1), whilst a 10% growth inhibition is achieved by herbicide concentrations ranging from 1.6 to 3.0 mg L(-1), difficult to find neither in paddy fields (it is not used in rice) nor in the lake of the Albufera Natural Park. Chorella species are less sensitive to the herbicide than Scenedesmus species. It can be concluded that glyphosate has a low potential risk for the tested organisms. PMID:19266135

  10. Translocação do glyphosate em biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) Glyphosate translocation in Italian ryegrass biotypes (Lolium multiflorum)

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    E.A Ferreira; Santos, J. B.; A.A. Silva; J. A. de Oliveira; Vargas, L

    2006-01-01

    Foram avaliadas neste trabalho a absorção foliar e a translocação do glyphosate por biótipos de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) sensíveis e resistentes a esse herbicida. Para isso, aplicou-se 14C-glyphosate utilizando-se uma microsseringa de precisão, adicionando-se 10 µL da calda sobre a face adaxial da primeira folha com lígula totalmente visível, quando as plantas de azevém se apresentavam com três perfilhos. A quantidade de glyphosate absorvido e translocado foi avaliada em inter...

  11. Controle de plantas daninhas na cultura de soja resistente ao glyphosate Weed control in glyphosate tolerant soybean crop

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    Núbia Maria Correia; Julio Cezar Durigan

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo da pesquisa foi avaliar o controle de plantas daninhas em área cultivada com soja resistente ao herbicida glyphosate, sem a utilização de práticas complementares de manejo de plantas daninhas. Foram desenvolvidos experimentos, em condições de campo, nos anos agrícolas 2005/2006 e 2006/2007 em Jaboticabal (SP). Foram avaliadas duas cultivares de soja resistentes ao glyphosate (CD 214 RR e M-SOY 8008 RR), oito tratamentos de herbicidas (glyphosate, em aplicação única, nas d...

  12. Distribuição de glyphosate e acúmulo de nutrientes em biótipos de azevém Glyphosate distribution and nutrient accumulation in ryegrass biotypes

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    E.A Ferreira; A.A. Silva; M.R. Reis; Santos, J. B.; J. A. de Oliveira; Vargas, L; K.R. Khouri; A.A. Guimarães

    2008-01-01

    Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar o acúmulo de nutrientes e a translocação de glyphosate em biótipos de azevém. Para isso, foram montados dois ensaios: no primeiro aplicou-se 14C-glyphosate, adicionando 10 µL da calda sobre a face adaxial da primeira folha com lígula totalmente visível, quando as plantas de azevém apresentavam três perfilhos. A quantidade de glyphosate absorvido, translocado e exsudado foi avaliada 64 horas após aplicação, por meio da medição da radiação em...

  13. Intoxicação de espécies de eucalipto submetidas à deriva do glyphosate Intoxication of eucalypt species under glyphosate drift

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    L.D Tuffi Santos; F.A Ferreira; FERREIRA, L. R.; W.M. Duarte; R.A.S. Tiburcio; Santos, M. V.

    2006-01-01

    O glyphosate é o herbicida mais utilizado em áreas de reflorestamento de eucalipto. Nessas áreas tem sido freqüente a verificação de sintomas de intoxicação devido à deriva. Entretanto, trabalhos de pesquisa e observações de campo indicam comportamento diferencial entre as espécies e os clones de eucalipto quando em contato com o glyphosate. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos da deriva simulada de glyphosate, por meio de doses reduzidas, no crescimento de ci...

  14. Sensitivity study of reduced models of the activated sludge process, for the purposes of parameter estimation and process optimisation: benchmark process with ASM1 and UCT reduced biological models

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    S, du Plessis; R, Tzoneva.

    Full Text Available The problem of derivation and calculation of sensitivity functions for all parameters of the mass balance reduced model of the COST benchmark activated sludge plant is formulated and solved. The sensitivity functions, equations and augmented sensitivity state space models are derived for the cases o [...] f ASM1 and UCT reduced biological models. Matlab software for sensitivity function calculation and sensitivity model simulation is developed. The results are described and discussed. The behaviour of the sensitivity functions is used to determine which parameters of the reduced model need to be estimated in order to fit the reduced model behaviour to the real data for the process behaviour.

  15. Seeking Energy System Pathways to Reduce Ozone Damage to Ecosystems through Adjoint-based Sensitivity Analysis

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    Capps, S. L.; Pinder, R. W.; Loughlin, D. H.; Bash, J. O.; Turner, M. D.; Henze, D. K.; Percell, P.; Zhao, S.; Russell, M. G.; Hakami, A.

    2014-12-01

    Tropospheric ozone (O3) affects the productivity of ecosystems in addition to degrading human health. Concentrations of this pollutant are significantly influenced by precursor gas emissions, many of which emanate from energy production and use processes. Energy system optimization models could inform policy decisions that are intended to reduce these harmful effects if the contribution of precursor gas emissions to human health and ecosystem degradation could be elucidated. Nevertheless, determining the degree to which precursor gas emissions harm ecosystems and human health is challenging because of the photochemical production of ozone and the distinct mechanisms by which ozone causes harm to different crops, tree species, and humans. Here, the adjoint of a regional chemical transport model is employed to efficiently calculate the relative influences of ozone precursor gas emissions on ecosystem and human health degradation, which informs an energy system optimization. Specifically, for the summer of 2007 the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model adjoint is used to calculate the location- and sector-specific influences of precursor gas emissions on potential productivity losses for the major crops and sensitive tree species as well as human mortality attributable to chronic ozone exposure in the continental U.S. The atmospheric concentrations are evaluated with 12-km horizontal resolution with crop production and timber biomass data gridded similarly. These location-specific factors inform the energy production and use technologies selected in the MARKet ALlocation (MARKAL) model.

  16. Moderately reduced graphene oxide as transparent counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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    Moderately reduced graphene oxide (GO) films were fabricated by simple and fast thermal treatment of solution processed GO, and their application as an alternative to conventional Pt counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) was investigated. GO without thermal treatment and thermally treated GO at 150 °C showed low efficiency of ?0.5%, whereas cell performance was significantly improved by applying thermal treatment over 250 °C. In particular, the DSSC with GO thermally treated at 350 °C exhibited the highest performance with open-circuit voltage (VOC) of 0.66 V, short-circuit current density (JSC) of 16.35 mA/cm2, F.F. of 33.33%, and overall power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.60%. Moderate reduction of GO by simple thermal treatment over 250 °C was confirmed through the measurements of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscope (AFM). Enhancement of efficiency after high temperature thermal treatment might be attributed to the improved electrical conductivities and higher catalytic activities, resulting from the reduction of GO.

  17. Scopolamine reduces sensitivity to auditory gaps in the rat, suggesting a cholinergic contribution to temporal acuity.

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    Ison, J R; Bowen, G P

    2000-07-01

    Prior research [Caine et al., 1981] suggested that scopolamine, a central cholinergic antagonist, may increase gap thresholds in young human listeners. If confirmed, an effect of scopolamine on gap detection might help to explain why both aged humans and aged laboratory animals have less sensitive temporal acuity on gap detection tests, as they may be presumed to have less effective cholinergic mechanisms. Here we measured the effect of scopolamine on gap detection in rats (n=8) using reflex modification audiometry, which depends on the fact that brief gaps in noise presented immediately prior to a loud noise inhibit the acoustic startle reflex. Scopolamine increased the gap threshold and reduced reflex inhibition produced by gaps that were presented at and beyond about 40 ms prior to the startle reflex, but not at shorter lead times. A peripheral antagonist had no effect at long lead times. These data indicate that central cholinergic mechanisms are involved in relatively high level perceptual processing of gaps. This conclusion is consistent with the hypothesis that temporal acuity may be compromised in the aged listener because of deficits in the efficacy of these central mechanisms. PMID:10867290

  18. Suscetibilidade de genótipos de Lolium multiflorum ao herbicida glyphosate / Susceptibility of Lolium multiflorum genotypes to glyphosate

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    C.A., Dors; P.J., Christoffoleti; D.M., Sanchotene; A.C.R., Dias; P.A., Manfron; S.H.B., Dornelles.

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o grau de tolerância dos genótipos diploides e tetraploides de L. multiflorum (azevém) ao herbicida glyphosate. Para isso, foram instalados quatro experimentos, sendo um para cada estádio fenológico do azevém (duas folhas, quatro perfilhos, pré-florescimento e [...] formação de grãos). Utilizou-se delineamento em blocos casualizados com arranjo fatorial 2 x 6 (dois genótipos e seis doses do herbicida glyphosate: 240, 480, 960, 1.920, 3.840 e 7.680 g e.a. ha-1) e uma testemunha sem aplicação de glyphosate, com quatro repetições. Os parâmetros analisados foram porcentagem de controle e fitomassa seca da parte aérea das plantas. Os resultados foram submetidos à análise de variância e, em seguida, ajustados para modelo de curva de dose-resposta do tipo logística, sendo desses modelos calculados valores de controle correspondentes a 50, 80, 90 e 99%. Os genótipos de azevém diploide apresentaram suscetibilidade diferencial ao herbicida glyphosate, sendo o genótipo tetraploide mais tolerante ao herbicida que o diploide. O grau diferencial de tolerância, medido pelo fator de tolerância diferencial entre os genótipos, foi de 1,6 vez a dose de glyphosate no genótipo tetraploide em relação ao diploide. Os estádios fenológicos de desenvolvimento das plantas de ambos os genótipos afetaram o grau de tolerância ao glyphosate. A variável fitomassa seca das plantas apresentou a mesma tendência diferencial entre os genótipos diploides e tetraploides que o parâmetro porcentagem visual de controle. Abstract in english This work aimed to evaluate the degree of tolerance of Italian ryegrass genotypes to the herbicide glyphosate. Thus, four experiments were installed, one for each phenological stage (two leaves, four tillers, pre-flowering, and grain formation). The treatments consisted of the combination of the two [...] genotypes and six rates of glyphosate (240; 480; 960; 1,920; 3,840 and 7,680 g a.e. ha-1) and a check without glyphosate application, in a complete randomized block design and four replications. The parameters analyzed were control percentage and shoot dry biomass. Results were submitted to analysis of variance and subsequently adjusted to non-linear log of dose-response curves, and from these models control values were calculated at 50, 80, 90 and 99%. The Italian ryegrass genotypes presented differential susceptibility to the herbicide glyphosate, with the tetraploid genotype being more tolerant to the herbicide than the diploid. The degree of differential tolerance, measured by the differential tolerance factor between the genotypes, is 1.6 times the glyphosate dose in the tetraploid genotype compared to the diploid genotype. The phenological stages of plant development of both the genotypes studied affected the degree of tolerance to glyphosate. The variable shoot dry biomass presented the same differential tendency between the diploid and tetraploid genotypes presented by the parameter visual control percentage.

  19. Metallic complexes with glyphosate: a review

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    We present studies involving metallic ions and the herbicide glyphosate. The metallic complexes of Cu(II), Zn(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), Cd(II), Pb(II), Cr(III), Fe(III), Co(III), ammonium, sodium, Ag(I), alkaline earth metals and of some lanthanides ions are described. The complexes are discussed in terms of their synthesis, identification, stability and structural properties, based on data from the current literature. (author)

  20. Architecturally sensitive retrofitting of PV to a residential block in Greece to reduce its carbon footprint

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    Panopoulou, Ismini

    Photovoltaic power is a unique energy source, with wide distribution potential, which can be integrated within the fabric of individual buildings, transforming the power generation in a less large-scale and regionally located issue. As a result, photovoltaic power is a free, clean and silent electrical supply that can be introduced into cities and residential areas. Over the past years, grid-connected, distributed photovoltaic power systems have become an explosively growing sector worldwide. This trend is expected to be continued in the future and solar systems may become a common building element of building construction. In Greece, where the main focus of the project is concentrated, the extended sunshine and the incentives of the new Renewable Energy Sources law of 2006, give a different perspective in photovoltaic investments. In the case study of Vera Water Residence complex in Athens, the viability of an architecturally sensitive retrofitting of PV was examined, from both financial and environmental aspects. The project was concentrated in one of the complex's buildings which was modelled in TAS simulator in order for the annual heating and cooling loads to be estimated. A closer to the reality estimation of electricity demand was made through the annual electricity bills of the building. The proposed building integrated photovoltaic system was designed in terms of following and respecting the aesthetics of the existing architecture of the complex while being as efficient as possible. The annual energy output and C02 emissions reductions were then calculated through RETScreen software analysis according to the location of the project and the characteristics of the PV system. Finally, an economic analysis has been included to the study, considering the installation cost, the annual savings and the embodied energy of the system, in order for the payback period of the investment to be determined. Finally, a small sensitivity analysis concerning the effect of different factors influencing the feasibility of the PV investment was carried out and as it was expected it had significant effect on the initially calculated the payback period value. The expected future increase of fuel prices and the reduction of the investment's initial cost due to government grants, added to the prospect of new future tax incentive and subsidies, have made the prospect of the project more attractive while significantly reducing the payback period.

  1. Synthesis of 15N labeled glyphosate

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    Amongst the actually commercialized herbicides the Glyphosate is the most used in Brazil. Its efficiency as well as the others herbicides against undesirable weeds is harmed by its final composts left at the environment. Although studies has being carried out to improve the knowledge about the herbicides behavior at the environment its complexity has led them towards innumerous to new significant research work where the use of radiolabeled composts (radiative tracers) are recommended to evaluate their bio-availability in the soil. However is the use, the manipulation and the storage of radiolabeled composts is requires an extra care under chemical safety point of view. The use of non radiolabeled composts is a world tendency especially for field researches. Under this context the presented work describes a method for the synthesis of 15N labeled glyphosate. The 15N-herbicide was undertaken by phosphometilation with the phosphit dialquil and 15N-glycine. The tests where carried out through a micro scale production plant and of equimolars amounts. At these conditions it's was possible to reach approximately a 20% of yield. At the conclusion of a best operational condition its expected to offer another important toll that shall be used in glyphosate behavior at the environment and undesirably weeds. (author)

  2. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas Strain P818, Isolated from Glyphosate-Polluted Soil

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    Cao, Gaoyi; Liu, Yunjun; Liu, Guiming; Wang, Jianhua; WANG, GUOYING

    2013-01-01

    Pseudomonas strain P818 was isolated from glyphosate-polluted soil in China. This bacterium presents a capacity for high glyphosate tolerance. We present the draft genome sequence of the strain Pseudomonas P818. The genes involved in the glyphosate tolerance were identified. This genomic information will facilitate the study of glyphosate tolerance mechanisms.

  3. Atividade de glutationa S-transferase na degradação do herbicida glyphosate em plantas de milho (Zea mays Glutathione S-transferase activity on the degradation of the herbicide glyphosate in maize (Zea mays plants

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    A.C. Cataneo

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available A glutationa S-transferase (GST, EC 2.5.1.18 desempenha um papel importante na resposta do estresse causado por herbicidas nas plantas; é considerada uma enzima de desintoxicação, por metabolizar grande variedade de compostos xenobióticos, por meio da conjugação destes com glutationa reduzida, formando substâncias de baixa toxicidade. O milho (Zea mays foi escolhido neste trabalho por apresentar problemas de injúrias quando submetido ao controle químico de plantas daninhas, por meio do uso de herbicidas. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo determinar as alterações na atividade desta enzima em plantas de milho submetidas ao tratamento pelo herbicida glyphosate. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 4x4, com quatro tratamentos herbicidas (glyphosate nas concentrações de 1.000, 2.500 e 5.000 ppm e as plantas-controle tratadas com água e quatro estádios de desenvolvimento (9, 16, 23 e 30 dias após a emergência, com cinco repetições. O herbicida foi aplicado na parte aérea das plântulas de milho. A parte aérea foi coletada às 24, 48 e 72 horas após a aplicação do herbicida e utilizada para a determinação da atividade da GST e do teor de lipoperóxidos. Foi verificado que os teores de lipoperóxidos não foram alterados pelo tratamento com o glyphosate, porém a atividade de GST aumentou na maioria dos tratamentos utilizados, indicando ter ação na degradação do herbicida glyphosate em plantas de milho.Glutathione S-transferase (GST, EC 2.5.1.18 plays an important role in the response to stress caused by herbicides in plants; it is considered to be a detoxifying enzyme since it metabolizes a great variety of xenobiotic compounds, by combining them with reduced glutathione, forming substances of low toxicity. Maize (Zea mays was chosen in this work for showing injury problems when submitted to weed chemical control. This research aimed to determine the alterations in the activity of this enzyme in glyphosate-treated maize plants. The experimental design was completely randomized, in a 4 x 4 factorial arrangement, with four treatments (glyphosate at concentrations of 1,000, 2,500 and 5,000 ppm and control plant treated with water and four developmental stages (9, 16, 23 and 30 days after emergence, with five replicates. The herbicide was applied on the maize plant shoots, which were collected at 24, 48 and 72 hours after herbicide application and utilized for determining the GST activity and lipoperoxide content. It was verified that glyphosate does not change the lipoperoxide content, but increases GST activity for most treatments utilized, indicating its action in the degradation of glyphosate in maize plants.

  4. Atividade de glutationa S-transferase na degradação do herbicida glyphosate em plantas de milho (Zea mays) / Glutathione S-transferase activity on the degradation of the herbicide glyphosate in maize (Zea mays) plants

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    A.C., Cataneo; G.F.G., Déstro; L.C., Ferreira; K.L., Chamma; D.C.F., Sousa.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available A glutationa S-transferase (GST, EC 2.5.1.18) desempenha um papel importante na resposta do estresse causado por herbicidas nas plantas; é considerada uma enzima de desintoxicação, por metabolizar grande variedade de compostos xenobióticos, por meio da conjugação destes com glutationa reduzida, form [...] ando substâncias de baixa toxicidade. O milho (Zea mays) foi escolhido neste trabalho por apresentar problemas de injúrias quando submetido ao controle químico de plantas daninhas, por meio do uso de herbicidas. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo determinar as alterações na atividade desta enzima em plantas de milho submetidas ao tratamento pelo herbicida glyphosate. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 4x4, com quatro tratamentos herbicidas (glyphosate nas concentrações de 1.000, 2.500 e 5.000 ppm e as plantas-controle tratadas com água) e quatro estádios de desenvolvimento (9, 16, 23 e 30 dias após a emergência), com cinco repetições. O herbicida foi aplicado na parte aérea das plântulas de milho. A parte aérea foi coletada às 24, 48 e 72 horas após a aplicação do herbicida e utilizada para a determinação da atividade da GST e do teor de lipoperóxidos. Foi verificado que os teores de lipoperóxidos não foram alterados pelo tratamento com o glyphosate, porém a atividade de GST aumentou na maioria dos tratamentos utilizados, indicando ter ação na degradação do herbicida glyphosate em plantas de milho. Abstract in english Glutathione S-transferase (GST, EC 2.5.1.18) plays an important role in the response to stress caused by herbicides in plants; it is considered to be a detoxifying enzyme since it metabolizes a great variety of xenobiotic compounds, by combining them with reduced glutathione, forming substances of l [...] ow toxicity. Maize (Zea mays) was chosen in this work for showing injury problems when submitted to weed chemical control. This research aimed to determine the alterations in the activity of this enzyme in glyphosate-treated maize plants. The experimental design was completely randomized, in a 4 x 4 factorial arrangement, with four treatments (glyphosate at concentrations of 1,000, 2,500 and 5,000 ppm and control plant treated with water) and four developmental stages (9, 16, 23 and 30 days after emergence), with five replicates. The herbicide was applied on the maize plant shoots, which were collected at 24, 48 and 72 hours after herbicide application and utilized for determining the GST activity and lipoperoxide content. It was verified that glyphosate does not change the lipoperoxide content, but increases GST activity for most treatments utilized, indicating its action in the degradation of glyphosate in maize plants.

  5. Prepubertal exposure to commercial formulation of the herbicide glyphosate alters testosterone levels and testicular morphology.

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    Romano, R M; Romano, M A; Bernardi, M M; Furtado, P V; Oliveira, C A

    2010-04-01

    Glyphosate is a herbicide widely used to kill weeds both in agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes. Its reproductive toxicity is related to the inhibition of a StAR protein and an aromatase enzyme, which causes an in vitro reduction in testosterone and estradiol synthesis. Studies in vivo about this herbicide effects in prepubertal Wistar rats reproductive development were not performed at this moment. Evaluations included the progression of puberty, body development, the hormonal production of testosterone, estradiol and corticosterone, and the morphology of the testis. Results showed that the herbicide (1) significantly changed the progression of puberty in a dose-dependent manner; (2) reduced the testosterone production, in semineferous tubules' morphology, decreased significantly the epithelium height (P glyphosate is a potent endocrine disruptor in vivo, causing disturbances in the reproductive development of rats when the exposure was performed during the puberty period. PMID:20012598

  6. Central fuel banking to reduce the number of proliferation sensitive enrichment activities

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    Central fuel banking is a complex international political, economic and technical concept that aims to reduce uncontrolled spreading of uranium enrichment technology in the world in order to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons. This paper first gives an outline of the notions: 'non-proliferation', the 'front-end' of the fuel cycle, the scope of fuel baking, nuclear fuel and the 60 years of enrichment technology. Enrichment technology is highly concentrated in the nuclear weapon states and other developed countries, but this is not exclusive any more. The technology is spreading. The global demand for enrichment services - parallel to massive nuclear investments in the civil sector and the ageing of older facilities - is constantly growing. Proliferation sensitivity calls for an effective and comprehensive non-proliferation regime. The solution may be multilateralizing the nuclear fuel cycle. After a historical overview, the proposals on multilateral nuclear approaches are presented. The assessment of the proposals is complex in the dimensions of: the non-proliferation aim, the assurance of supply aspect and other variables such as legal issues and non-nuclear inducements. A general evaluation and the recommendations of the Expert Panel of the IAEA are introduced outlining a plan on a middle- and long-term basis. The conclusion of the paper stresses the importance and challenge in finding the 'new balance' between obligations and interests of the members of the glons and interests of the members of the global community stating that the answers will have a significant impact on the nuclear indus- try, world wide economics and security policy. (orig.)

  7. Reduced baroreflex sensitivity in alcoholic cirrhosis: relations to hemodynamics and humoral systems.

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    MØller, SØren; Iversen, Jens S

    2007-01-01

    In cirrhosis, arterial vasodilatation leads to central hypovolemia and activation of the sympathetic nervous and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems. As the liver disease and circulatory dysfunction may affect baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), we assessed BRS in a large group of patients with cirrhosis and in controls who were all supine and some after 60 degrees passive head-up and 30 degrees head-down tilting in relation to central hemodynamics and activity of the sympathetic nervous and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems. One-hundred and five patients (Child classes A/B/C: 21/55/29) and 25 (n=11 + 14) controls underwent a full hemodynamic investigation. BRS was assessed by cross-spectral analysis of variabilities between blood pressure and heart rate time series. The median BRS was significantly lower in the supine cirrhotic patients, 3.7 (range 0.3-30.7) ms/mmHg than in matched controls (n=11): 14.3 (6.1-23.6) ms/mmHg, P<0.001. A stepwise multiple-regression analysis revealed that serum sodium (P=0.044),heart rate (P=0.027), and central circulation time (P=0.034) independently correlated with BRS. Head-down tilting had no effects on BRS, but, after head-up tilting, BRS was similar in the patients (n=23) and controls (n=14). In conclusion, BRS is reduced in cirrhosis in the supine position and relates to various aspects of cardiovascular dysfunction, but no further reduction was observed in parallel with the amelioration of the hyperdynamic circulation after head-up tilting. The results indicate that liver dysfunction and compensatory mechanisms to vasodilatation may be involved in the low BRS, which may contribute to poor cardiovascular adaptation in cirrhosis. Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Jun

  8. Reduced baroreflex sensitivity in alcoholic cirrhosis: relations to hemodynamics and humoral systems

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    MØller, SØren; Iversen, Jens S

    2007-01-01

    In cirrhosis, arterial vasodilatation leads to central hypovolemia and activation of the sympathetic nervous and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems. As the liver disease and circulatory dysfunction may affect baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), we assessed BRS in a large group of patients with cirrhosis and in controls who were all supine and some after 60 degrees passive head-up and 30 degrees head-down tilting in relation to central hemodynamics and activity of the sympathetic nervous and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems. One-hundred and five patients (Child classes A/B/C: 21/55/29) and 25 (n=11 + 14) controls underwent a full hemodynamic investigation. BRS was assessed by cross-spectral analysis of variabilities between blood pressure and heart rate time series. The median BRS was significantly lower in the supine cirrhotic patients, 3.7 (range 0.3-30.7) ms/mmHg than in matched controls (n=11): 14.3 (6.1-23.6) ms/mmHg, P<0.001. A stepwise multiple-regression analysis revealed that serum sodium (P=0.044),heart rate (P=0.027), and central circulation time (P=0.034) independently correlated with BRS. Head-down tilting had no effects on BRS, but, after head-up tilting, BRS was similar in the patients (n=23) and controls (n=14). In conclusion, BRS is reduced in cirrhosis in the supine position and relates to various aspects of cardiovascular dysfunction, but no further reduction was observed in parallel with the amelioration of the hyperdynamic circulation after head-up tilting. The results indicate that liver dysfunction and compensatory mechanisms to vasodilatation may be involved in the low BRS, which may contribute to poor cardiovascular adaptation in cirrhosis. Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Jun

  9. Glyphosate Applied at Low Doses Can Stimulate Plant Growth

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    Glyphosate blocks the shikimic acid pathway, inhibiting the production of aromatic amino acids and several secondary compounds derived from these amino acids. Non-target plants can be exposed to low doses of glyphosate by herbicide drift of spray droplets and contact with treated weeds. Previous s...

  10. Risks and Benefits of Glyphosate-Resistant Crops

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    Glyphosate is the most important herbicide since 2,4-D, and biotechnology has magnified its importance. It has a unique target site in the shikimate pathway, 5-enolpyruvyl-shikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). Since transgenic, glyphosate-resistant crops (GRCs) were introduced over ten years ago...

  11. Evaluation of Glyphosate for Managing Giant Reed (Arundo donax)

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    Giant reed is an invasive plant of riparian habitats throughout California and the United States. Two herbicides approved for controlling giant reed in California are glyphosate and imazapyr. Sources indicate that 1.5% to 5% glyphosate solutions are effective at controlling giant reed. Imazapyr has ...

  12. Heterodera glycines Population Development on Soybean Treated with Glyphosate

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    Soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a major yield limiting pest in all major soybean producing countries. In the last decade genetically modified soybean tolerant to glyphosate has become widely planted and postemergence application of glyphosate has increased exponentially. Genetically m...

  13. Characterization of glyphosate resistance in cloned Amaranthus palmeri plants

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    Glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth from Georgia (GA) possesses multiple copies of the target site, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) of this herbicide. Cloned plants of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth biotypes from Mississippi (MS) were compared with GA populations using le...

  14. Appetitive Sensitization by Amphetamine does not Reduce its Ability to Produce Conditioned Taste Aversion to Saccharin

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    Scott-railton, John; Arnold, Gretchen; Vezina, Paul

    2006-01-01

    Previous exposure to amphetamine attenuates its ability to induce conditioned taste aversion (CTA). Because amphetamine, unlike emetic agents like LiCl, possesses appetitive properties that sensitize when it is administered repeatedly, the present study assessed the contribution of sensitization to this US pre-exposure effect (US-PEE). It was found that not all sensitizing regimens of systemic amphetamine injections produce a US-PEE. In addition, previous exposure to amphetamine in the VTA, w...

  15. DISPERSION OF GLYPHOSATE IN SOILS UNDERGOING EROSION

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    Gorana Todorovic Rampazzo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Different physical, chemical and biological processes influence the behaviour of organic contaminants in soils. A better understanding of the organic pollutant behaviour in soils would improve the environmental protection. One possible way for better attenuation of the risk of pollution in agriculture can be achieved through ta better-specified pesticide management based on the adaptation of the pesticide type and application rates to the specific environmental characteristics of the area of application. Nowadays, one of the actually most applied herbicide world wide is glyphosate. Glyphosate is highly water soluble and traces have been found in surface and groundwater systems. For a better understanding of the natural influence of erosion processes on glyphosate behaviour and dispersion under heavy rain conditions after application in the field, two erosion simulation experiments were conducted on two different locations in Austria with completely different soil types in September 2008. The results of the experiments showed that under normal practical conditions (e.g. no rainfall is expected immediatly after application, the potential adsorption capacity of the Kirchberg soil (Stagnic Cambisol, with about 16.000 ppm Fe-oxides is confirmed compared to the low adsorption Chernosem soil (about 8.000 ppm pedogenic Fe-oxides.  Considering the enormous difference in the run-off amounts between the two sites Pixendorf and Kirchberg soils it can be concluded how important the soil structural conditions and vegetation type and cover are for the risks of erosion and, as a consequence, pollution of neighbouring waters. In the rainfall experiments under comparable simulation conditions, the amount of run-off was about 10 times higher at Kirchberg, owing to its better infiltration rate, than at the Pixendorf site. Moreover, the total loss of glyphosate (NT+CT through run-off at the Kirchberg site was more than double that at Pixendorf, which confirms the importance of the chemical and mineralogical nature of soils in the abatement and absorbency of glyphosate, and the poor results in case of erosive precipitations whwn soil structure and permeability are not favourable.

  16. Simultaneous substitution of Gly96 to Ala and Ala183 to Thr in 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase gene of E. coli (k12) and transformation of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) in order to make tolerance to glyphosate.

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    Kahrizi, Danial; Salmanian, Ali Hatef; Afshari, Afsoon; Moieni, Ahmad; Mousavi, Amir

    2007-01-01

    Glyphosate is a non-selective broad-spectrum herbicide that inhibits 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). This is a key enzyme in the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway of microorganisms and plants. The manipulation of bacterial EPSPS gene in order to reduce its affinity for glyphosate, followed by its transfer to plants is one of the most effective approaches for the production of glyphosate-tolerant plants. In this study, we chose to focus on amino acid residues glycine96 and alanine183 of the E. coli (k12) EPSPS enzyme. These two amino acids are important residues for glyphosate binding. We used site directed mutagenesis (SDM) to induce point mutations in the E. coli EPSPS gene, in order to convert glycine96 to alanine (Gly96Ala) and alanine183 to threonine (Ala183Thr). After confirming the mutation by sequencing, the altered EPSPS gene was transferred to rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. The transformed explants were screened in shoot induction medium containing 25 mg L-1 kanamycin. Glyphosate tolerance was assayed in putative transgenic plants. Statistical analysis of data showed that there was a significant difference between the transgenic and control plants. It was observed that transgenic plants were resistant to glyphosate at a concentration of 10 mM whereas the non-transformed control plants were unable to survive 1 mM glyphosate. The presence and copy numbers of the transgene were confirmed with PCR and Southern blotting analysis, respectively. PMID:16874527

  17. Comparison of Glyphosate Formulations for Weed Control and Tolerance in Maize (Zea mays L. and Soybean [Glycine max (L. Merr.

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    Kris J. Mahoney

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Twenty-two field experiments (six maize (Zea mays L. and five soybean [Glycine max (L. Merr.] using low glyphosate doses to assess weed control and six maize and five soybean using high glyphosate doses to assess tolerance were conducted from 2010 to 2012 at two locations in southern Ontario, Canada to compare the commercially available glyphosate formulations of Roundup Weather MAX?, Clearout?41 Plus, and Wise Up? (WeatherMAX, Clearout, and WiseUp, respectively. Inmaize and soybean, control of velvetleaf, pigweed species, common lambs quarters, and green foxtail 4 weeks after treatment (WAT using 900 g·ae·ha-1 ranged from at least 85% to 99%, regardless of formulation. By 8 WAT with 900 g·ae·ha-1, control of these weeds generally declined, but still ranged from 82% to 97% across all formulations. At harvest, maize yields were similar to the weed-free control for 900 g·ae·ha-1 of glyphosate as WeatherMAX and Clearout; however, reduced weed control with WiseUp resulted in an 8.8% yield loss. For soybean, yields were similar to the weed-free control, regardless of formulation or dose. In the tolerance experiments, 2.1% and 2.8% injury was observed 4 WAT for maize treated with 3600 g·ae·ha-1 of glyphosate as WeatherMAX and WiseUp, respectively. However, maize yields were unaffected by glyphosate formulation or dose. In soybean, visible injury of 8.5%, 4.5%, and 3.7% was observed 1 WAT with 5400 g·ae·ha-1 of glyphosate as WeatherMAX, WiseUp, and Clearout, respectively; by 8 WAT, visible injury was similar to the untreated control, regardless of formulation or dose. The early injury from 5400 g·ae·ha-1 of glyphosate resulted in 8.5%, 4.6%, and 5.5% yield loss for the WeatherMAX, WiseUp, and Clearout formulations, respectively.

  18. Preplant and Postemergence Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed in Corn

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    Kimberly D. Belfry

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    Full Text Available Glyphosate-resistant (GR giant ragweed has recently been identified in southwestern Ontario and has the potential to be a significant problem for regional corn producers. Eight field trials [four with preplant (PP and four with postemergence (POST herbicides] were conducted from 2013 to 2014 on various Ontario farms infested with GR giant ragweed to determine the efficacy of PP and POST tank-mixes in corn. Glyphosate tank-mixed with atrazine, dicamba, dicamba/atrazine, mesotrione plus atrazine, flumetsulam, isoxaflutole plus atrazine, saflufenacil/dimethenamid-P, S-metolachlor/atrazine and rimsulfuron applied PP provided up to 54%, 95%, 93%, 95%, 40%, 89%, 91%, 50% and 93% control of GR giant ragweed and reduced dry weight 69%, 100%, 99%, 100%, 30%, 92%, 98%, 66% and 99%, respectively. POST application of glyphosate alone and tank-mixed with 2,4-D ester, atrazine, dicamba, dicamba/diflufenzopyr, dicamba/atrazine, bromoxynil plus atrazine, prosulfuron plus dicamba, mesotrione plus atrazine, topramezone plus atrazine, tembotrione/thiencarbazone-methyl and glufosinate provided up to 31%, 84%, 39%, 94%, 89%, 86%, 83%, 78%, 72%, 43%, 63% and 58% GR giant ragweed and reduced dry weight 55%, 99%, 72%, 99%, 99%, 98%, 96%, 96%, 93%, 89%, 91% and 95%, respectively. In general, PP control of GR giant ragweed was greater than POST applied herbicides evaluated. Based on these results, glyphosate tank-mixes containing dicamba or mesotrione plus atrazine applied PP, and dicamba applied POST will provide the most consistent control of GR giant ragweed in corn.

  19. Identification of Glyphosate Resistance in Lolium rigidum Gaudin

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    Danijela Pavlovi?

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate resistance was found in Lolium rigidum Gaudin (Rigid ryegrass, LOLRI inSouth Africa. Suspected glyphosate-resistant L. rigidum populations were collected andgrown under greenhouse conditions. The plants were sprayed with a range of doses of glyphosate35 days after planting and shoot dry biomass was determined 17 days after herbicidetreatment. Based on the dose-response experiment conducted in the greenhouse,one population of L. rigidum suspected to be resistant to glyphosate was approximately 5.3fold more resistant than susceptible population. The other population was 2.8 fold moreresistant than susceptible population. Difference between the two suspected resistant populationswas 1.9 fold. All plants were treated with glyphosate (1000 g a.i. ha-1 and shikimicacid was extracted 2, 4 and 6 days after treatment. The plants of susceptible populationsaccumulated more shikimic acid than other two populations.

  20. Glyphosate tolerance of soybean mutant gained after boarding on satellite

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    Glyphosate-tolerant germplasm and genetic variation characteristics of SP2 and SP3 soybean varieties boarded on Shijian No.8 satellite were analyzed after treated by herbicide glyphosate in the field. Abundant variations of traits were produced, and the resistance within and among cultivars were different in their offspring of space mutagenesis. Plant height and maturity were used as index to screen glyphosate tolerant materials. Space mutation increased of soybean 661 SP3 of Zhongpin, and one glyphosate-resistance variant was screened from Zhongpin 661 SP3. It showed that glyphosate tolerance was different among offspring of different space mutagenesis soybean materials. It is feasible to systemically screen elite traits soybean by applying space mutation breeding. (authors)

  1. Refractory cardiopulmonary failure after glyphosate surfactant intoxication: a case report

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    Chang Chia-Chu

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Glyphosate is an herbicide considered to be of low toxicity to humans because its effects are specific to plants. However, fatal reactions to glyphosate have been reported after the ingestion of large amounts. Pulmonary edema, shock, and arrhythmia were the reported causes of mortality. Case presentation We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who was admitted to the emergency department unconsciousness after ingestion of glyphosate surfactant in a suicide attempt. Metabolic acidosis, refractory respiratory failure, and shock developed during hospitalization. Despite aggressive supportive care, the patient died in the hospital. Conclusion The toxicokinetics of glyphosate surfactant is complicated. Respiratory failure, metabolic acidosis, tachycardia, elevated creatinine, and hyperkalemia are poor prognostic factors if presented. Physicians should consider using hemodialysis early to improve the outcome of patients with glyphosate surfactant intoxication.

  2. Effect of different doses of glyphosate in soybean

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Brazil ranks second in production of conventional soybeans and third in production of transgenic soybeans. The main advantage of transgenic soybean is resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, but the continued use of exaggeration and even of the same herbicide on soybean can significantly decrease acquired resistance. This work aimed to evaluate the effects of different doses of glyphosate can result in soybean. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse on the Campus of UFMT in Sinop-MT, and evaluated five doses of glyphosate in transgenic soybeans intercropped with two conventional soybeans. The characters were evaluated for phytotoxicity scores and length of the root system. It was found that, regardless of the amount of glyphosate applied occur symptoms of phytotoxicity in conventional and transgenic soybean. Whereas the most damage will be in conventional soybean, and transgenic soybean little affected by the action of the herbicide.Key words: Glycine max, glyphosate, phytotoxicity

  3. Research on the weed control degree and glyphosate soil biodegradation in apple plantations (Pioneer variety)

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    Ersilia ALEXA; Roxana MICU; Monica NEGREA; Renata SUMALAN; Olimpia IORDANESCU

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    In this study we follow control degree of glyphosate herbicide on weeds in apple plantations (Pioneer variety) of the Research Station Timisoara. It was also followed glyphosate biodegradation capacity in the soil by determining the amount of CO2 released by the action of microorganisms on C14 glyphosate marked isotope. Laboratory analysis of glyphosate residues in soil was made using a Liquid Scintillation TRIATHLER. Glyphosate biodegradation ability in the presence of soil microorganisms is...

  4. Does a Culturally Sensitive Smoking Prevention Program Reduce Smoking Intentions among Aboriginal Children? A Pilot Study

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    McKennitt, Daniel W.; Currie, Cheryl L.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine if a culturally sensitive smoking prevention program would have short-term impacts on smoking intentions among Aboriginal children. Two schools with high Aboriginal enrollment were selected for the study. A grade 4 classroom in one school was randomly assigned to receive the culturally sensitive smoking…

  5. Photoelectrochemical sensitization and spectroscopic properties of reduced and oxidized forms of a chlorophyll analogue

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    The photoelectrochemical sensitization of a large bandgap semiconductor has been achieved via excitation of a sensitizer, chlorophyllin (CPLN). The redox states that control the net charge transfer are characterized by pulse radiolysis. The spectroscopic and kinetic details of the pulse radiolytically generated CPLN.+ and CPLN.- are reported. (author)

  6. Effect of Glyphosate-boron Application on Seed Composition and Nitrogen Metabolism in Glyphosate-resistant Soybean

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    Information is limited on the effect of combined foliar application of glyphosate (Gly) and boron (B) on seed composition and nitrogen metabolism in glyphosate resistant soybean (Glycine max(L.)Merr.). Therefore, the objective of this two-year field study was to evaluate the effects of single foliar...

  7. Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines.

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    Gasnier, Céline; Dumont, Coralie; Benachour, Nora; Clair, Emilie; Chagnon, Marie-Christine; Séralini, Gilles-Eric

    2009-08-21

    Glyphosate-based herbicides are the most widely used across the world; they are commercialized in different formulations. Their residues are frequent pollutants in the environment. In addition, these herbicides are spread on most eaten transgenic plants, modified to tolerate high levels of these compounds in their cells. Up to 400 ppm of their residues are accepted in some feed. We exposed human liver HepG2 cells, a well-known model to study xenobiotic toxicity, to four different formulations and to glyphosate, which is usually tested alone in chronic in vivo regulatory studies. We measured cytotoxicity with three assays (Alamar Blue, MTT, ToxiLight), plus genotoxicity (comet assay), anti-estrogenic (on ERalpha, ERbeta) and anti-androgenic effects (on AR) using gene reporter tests. We also checked androgen to estrogen conversion by aromatase activity and mRNA. All parameters were disrupted at sub-agricultural doses with all formulations within 24h. These effects were more dependent on the formulation than on the glyphosate concentration. First, we observed a human cell endocrine disruption from 0.5 ppm on the androgen receptor in MDA-MB453-kb2 cells for the most active formulation (R400), then from 2 ppm the transcriptional activities on both estrogen receptors were also inhibited on HepG2. Aromatase transcription and activity were disrupted from 10 ppm. Cytotoxic effects started at 10 ppm with Alamar Blue assay (the most sensitive), and DNA damages at 5 ppm. A real cell impact of glyphosate-based herbicides residues in food, feed or in the environment has thus to be considered, and their classifications as carcinogens/mutagens/reprotoxics is discussed. PMID:19539684

  8. Interaction of a bioherbicide and glyphosate for controlling hemp sesbania in glyphosate-resistant soybean

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    The bioherbicidal fungus Colletotrichum truncatum (Schwein.) Andrus & Moore was tested at different inoculum concentrations alone, and in combination with, prior to, or following treatment with different rates of glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] (Roundup UltraTM) for control of hemp sesbania ...

  9. Uso de aminoácido exógeno na prevenção de injúrias causadas por glyphosate na soja RR Use of exogenous amino acid to prevent glyphosate injury in glyphosate-resistant soybean

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    L.H.S. Zobiole; R.S. Oliveira Jr; J Constantin; D.F Biffe; Kremer, R. J.

    2010-01-01

    O aumento da área cultivada de soja resistente ao glyphosate (RR) no Brasil é resultado do benefício dessa tecnologia no manejo de plantas daninhas. No entanto, a expansão da área de soja RR aumentou significativamente o uso de glyphosate e consequentemente, em alguns casos, têm sido observados sintomas de injúrias na soja RR conhecidos como yellow flashing ou amarelecimento das folhas superiores. Nesse sentido, dois experimentos, em diferentes anos, foram conduzidos em delineamento in...

  10. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: Manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies.

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    Samsel, Anthony; Seneff, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    Manganese (Mn) is an often overlooked but important nutrient, required in small amounts for multiple essential functions in the body. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup(®)-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum Mn. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup(®), has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact of Mn on physiology, and its association with gut dysbiosis as well as neuropathologies such as autism, Alzheimer's disease (AD), depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease (PD), and prion diseases. Glutamate overexpression in the brain in association with autism, AD, and other neurological diseases can be explained by Mn deficiency. Mn superoxide dismutase protects mitochondria from oxidative damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction is a key feature of autism and Alzheimer's. Chondroitin sulfate synthesis depends on Mn, and its deficiency leads to osteoporosis and osteomalacia. Lactobacillus, depleted in autism, depend critically on Mn for antioxidant protection. Lactobacillus probiotics can treat anxiety, which is a comorbidity of autism and chronic fatigue syndrome. Reduced gut Lactobacillus leads to overgrowth of the pathogen, Salmonella, which is resistant to glyphosate toxicity, and Mn plays a role here as well. Sperm motility depends on Mn, and this may partially explain increased rates of infertility and birth defects. We further reason that, under conditions of adequate Mn in the diet, glyphosate, through its disruption of bile acid homeostasis, ironically promotes toxic accumulation of Mn in the brainstem, leading to conditions such as PD and prion diseases. PMID:25883837

  11. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: Manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies

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    Samsel, Anthony; Seneff, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    Manganese (Mn) is an often overlooked but important nutrient, required in small amounts for multiple essential functions in the body. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup®-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum Mn. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact of Mn on physiology, and its association with gut dysbiosis as well as neuropathologies such as autism, Alzheimer's disease (AD), depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease (PD), and prion diseases. Glutamate overexpression in the brain in association with autism, AD, and other neurological diseases can be explained by Mn deficiency. Mn superoxide dismutase protects mitochondria from oxidative damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction is a key feature of autism and Alzheimer’s. Chondroitin sulfate synthesis depends on Mn, and its deficiency leads to osteoporosis and osteomalacia. Lactobacillus, depleted in autism, depend critically on Mn for antioxidant protection. Lactobacillus probiotics can treat anxiety, which is a comorbidity of autism and chronic fatigue syndrome. Reduced gut Lactobacillus leads to overgrowth of the pathogen, Salmonella, which is resistant to glyphosate toxicity, and Mn plays a role here as well. Sperm motility depends on Mn, and this may partially explain increased rates of infertility and birth defects. We further reason that, under conditions of adequate Mn in the diet, glyphosate, through its disruption of bile acid homeostasis, ironically promotes toxic accumulation of Mn in the brainstem, leading to conditions such as PD and prion diseases. PMID:25883837

  12. Utilização de glifosato para o controle de ferrugem da soja / Glyphosate application on soybean rust control

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    Rafael Moreira, Soares; Dionísio Luiz Pisa, Gazziero; Daniela Alves dos Santos, Morita; Mônica Lúcia, Ciliato; Allan Misael, Flausino; Leandro Cezar Menezes, Santos; Tatiani, Janegitz.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de glifosato sobre a germinação de esporos de Phakopsora pachyrhizi e no controle da ferrugem da soja, aplicado preventiva e erradicativamente, em condições controladas. A germinação de esporos foi avaliada tendo-se vertido, em meio de cultura, soluções [...] de esporos com diferentes concentrações do glifosato (0, 100, 1.000, 10.000 e 20.000 ppm) e fungicidas. Para avaliar o controle da ferrugem, plantas foram pulverizadas com glifosato, com variação da dose e do momento, tendo-se medido a severidade da doença. Houve efeito do produto sobre os esporos do fungo, o que reduziu sua germinação. As pulverizações em plantas, em casa de vegetação, mostraram um efeito do produto sobre a ferrugem, quando aplicado preventivamente, porém com período de proteção curto e fungitoxicidade inferior à do fungicida tebuconazole. O uso do glifosato, avaliado nesse ensaio, não deve ser visto como medida de manejo de ferrugem, e não interfere nas práticas habituais de controle da ferrugem da soja. Abstract in english The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of glyphosate on the germination of Phakopsora pachyrhizi spores, and on soybean rust control; applications were either preventive or eradicative under controlled conditions. The germination of spores was evaluated by pouring spores solutions on [...] culture medium, with different concentrations of glyphosate (0, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 20,000 ppm) and fungicides. For the rust control evaluation, plants were sprayed with glyphosate, varying doses and moments, and estimating the disease severity. The product reduced spores germination. Plants sprayed in greenhouse conditions, showed effect of the product on rust, when applied preventively, but with short protection period and lower fungus toxicity than tebuconazole fungicide. The use of glyphosate, evaluated in this trial, must not be taken as a rust management measure, and should not interfere in usual practices for soybean rust control.

  13. Utilização de glifosato para o controle de ferrugem da soja Glyphosate application on soybean rust control

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    Rafael Moreira Soares

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de glifosato sobre a germinação de esporos de Phakopsora pachyrhizi e no controle da ferrugem da soja, aplicado preventiva e erradicativamente, em condições controladas. A germinação de esporos foi avaliada tendo-se vertido, em meio de cultura, soluções de esporos com diferentes concentrações do glifosato (0, 100, 1.000, 10.000 e 20.000 ppm e fungicidas. Para avaliar o controle da ferrugem, plantas foram pulverizadas com glifosato, com variação da dose e do momento, tendo-se medido a severidade da doença. Houve efeito do produto sobre os esporos do fungo, o que reduziu sua germinação. As pulverizações em plantas, em casa de vegetação, mostraram um efeito do produto sobre a ferrugem, quando aplicado preventivamente, porém com período de proteção curto e fungitoxicidade inferior à do fungicida tebuconazole. O uso do glifosato, avaliado nesse ensaio, não deve ser visto como medida de manejo de ferrugem, e não interfere nas práticas habituais de controle da ferrugem da soja.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of glyphosate on the germination of Phakopsora pachyrhizi spores, and on soybean rust control; applications were either preventive or eradicative under controlled conditions. The germination of spores was evaluated by pouring spores solutions on culture medium, with different concentrations of glyphosate (0, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 20,000 ppm and fungicides. For the rust control evaluation, plants were sprayed with glyphosate, varying doses and moments, and estimating the disease severity. The product reduced spores germination. Plants sprayed in greenhouse conditions, showed effect of the product on rust, when applied preventively, but with short protection period and lower fungus toxicity than tebuconazole fungicide. The use of glyphosate, evaluated in this trial, must not be taken as a rust management measure, and should not interfere in usual practices for soybean rust control.

  14. Glyphosate em mistura com herbicidas alternativos para o manejo de plantas daninhas / Glyphosate combined with alternative herbicides for vegetation management

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    P.A., Monquero; P.J., Christoffoleti; C.T.D., Santos.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso intensivo de glyphosate como herbicida não-seletivo tem selecionado espécies de plantas daninhas tolerantes. Dessa forma, é importante que sejam estudadas misturas de tanque com herbicidas de mecanismos de ação alternativos e que apresentem efeitos sinergísticos ou aditivos. Por essa razão, fo [...] i instalado um experimento inteiramente casualizado, composto por 13 tratamentos e 4 repetições, em casa de vegetação da Universidade de São Paulo - ESALQ/USP, Piracicaba-SP, com as plantas daninhas Richardia brasiliensis, Commelina benghalensis, Amaranthus hybridus, Galinsoga parviflora e Ipomoea grandifolia em misturas de tanque dos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl, sulfentrazone, carfentrazone, bentazon ou flumioxazin com glyphosate. As interações foram aditivas para as plantas daninhas I. grandifolia e C. benghalensis, e os herbicidas flumioxazin, sulfentrazone e carfentrazone aplicados isoladamente e em mistura com glyphosate foram os que proporcionaram os melhores níveis de controle. A interação de glyphosate com sulfentrazone foi antagônica em R. brasiliensis; a mistura de glyphosate com os demais herbicidas estudados foi aditiva, sendo os tratamentos com mistura de glyphosate e chlorimuron-ethyl ou flumioxazin os mais eficazes. Em A. hybridus, os tratamentos que apresentaram melhores níveis de controle foram o glyphosate e carfentrazone, aplicados isoladamente, e a mistura de glyphosate com flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl e bentazon, sendo estes interações aditivas. No caso de G. parviflora, os tratamentos com flumioxazin e sulfentrazone apresentaram controle total, o mesmo acontecendo com as misturas de glyphosate com carfentrazone, flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl ou bentazon. Abstract in english The intensive use of glyphosate as a non-selective herbicide for weed vegetation management has selected some tolerant weed species. Thus, it is important to study the synergistic or antagonic or additive effects of tank mixtures of glyphosate combined with alternative mechanism of action herbicides [...] . An experiment was developed in a randomized complete design, using 12 treatments and four replications, under greenhouse conditions at University of São Paulo - USP/ESALQ - Piracicaba-SP, Brazil, with the weeds Richardia brasiliensis, Commelina benghalensis, Amaranthus hybridus, Galinsoga parviflora and Ipomoea grandifolia and applying glyphosate combined with the herbicides chlorimuron-ethyl, carfentrazone, bentazon, sulfentrazone and flumioxazin. The interactions were additive for the weeds I. grandifolia and C. benghalensis but the herbicides flumioxazin, sulfentrazone and carfentrazone sprayed alone and in mixture with glyphosate gave better control results. The interaction of glyphosate with sulfentrazone was antagonic in R. brasiliensis, whereas the glyphosate mixed with other herbicides was additive; however, the treatments using glyphosate and chlorimuron-ethyl or flumioxazin were more efficient in weed control. In A. hybridus, the best control results were glyphosate and carfentrazone alone and glyphosate mixed with flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl and bentazon, all additives. In the case of G. parviflora, flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron and bentazon with glyphosate and flumioxazin and sulfentrazone gave excellent control.

  15. Glyphosate em mistura com herbicidas alternativos para o manejo de plantas daninhas Glyphosate combined with alternative herbicides for vegetation management

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    P.A. Monquero

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso intensivo de glyphosate como herbicida não-seletivo tem selecionado espécies de plantas daninhas tolerantes. Dessa forma, é importante que sejam estudadas misturas de tanque com herbicidas de mecanismos de ação alternativos e que apresentem efeitos sinergísticos ou aditivos. Por essa razão, foi instalado um experimento inteiramente casualizado, composto por 13 tratamentos e 4 repetições, em casa de vegetação da Universidade de São Paulo - ESALQ/USP, Piracicaba-SP, com as plantas daninhas Richardia brasiliensis, Commelina benghalensis, Amaranthus hybridus, Galinsoga parviflora e Ipomoea grandifolia em misturas de tanque dos herbicidas chlorimuron-ethyl, sulfentrazone, carfentrazone, bentazon ou flumioxazin com glyphosate. As interações foram aditivas para as plantas daninhas I. grandifolia e C. benghalensis, e os herbicidas flumioxazin, sulfentrazone e carfentrazone aplicados isoladamente e em mistura com glyphosate foram os que proporcionaram os melhores níveis de controle. A interação de glyphosate com sulfentrazone foi antagônica em R. brasiliensis; a mistura de glyphosate com os demais herbicidas estudados foi aditiva, sendo os tratamentos com mistura de glyphosate e chlorimuron-ethyl ou flumioxazin os mais eficazes. Em A. hybridus, os tratamentos que apresentaram melhores níveis de controle foram o glyphosate e carfentrazone, aplicados isoladamente, e a mistura de glyphosate com flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl e bentazon, sendo estes interações aditivas. No caso de G. parviflora, os tratamentos com flumioxazin e sulfentrazone apresentaram controle total, o mesmo acontecendo com as misturas de glyphosate com carfentrazone, flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl ou bentazon.The intensive use of glyphosate as a non-selective herbicide for weed vegetation management has selected some tolerant weed species. Thus, it is important to study the synergistic or antagonic or additive effects of tank mixtures of glyphosate combined with alternative mechanism of action herbicides. An experiment was developed in a randomized complete design, using 12 treatments and four replications, under greenhouse conditions at University of São Paulo - USP/ESALQ - Piracicaba-SP, Brazil, with the weeds Richardia brasiliensis, Commelina benghalensis, Amaranthus hybridus, Galinsoga parviflora and Ipomoea grandifolia and applying glyphosate combined with the herbicides chlorimuron-ethyl, carfentrazone, bentazon, sulfentrazone and flumioxazin. The interactions were additive for the weeds I. grandifolia and C. benghalensis but the herbicides flumioxazin, sulfentrazone and carfentrazone sprayed alone and in mixture with glyphosate gave better control results. The interaction of glyphosate with sulfentrazone was antagonic in R. brasiliensis, whereas the glyphosate mixed with other herbicides was additive; however, the treatments using glyphosate and chlorimuron-ethyl or flumioxazin were more efficient in weed control. In A. hybridus, the best control results were glyphosate and carfentrazone alone and glyphosate mixed with flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron-ethyl and bentazon, all additives. In the case of G. parviflora, flumioxazin, sulfentrazone, chlorimuron and bentazon with glyphosate and flumioxazin and sulfentrazone gave excellent control.

  16. Glyphosate Control of Orange and Brown Rusts in Glyphosate-Sensitive Sugarcane Cultivars

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    Technical Abstract: Brown and orange rust diseases cause substantial yield reductions on sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) in Florida and other regions where sugarcane is grown. Brown rust caused by Puccinia melanocephala Syd. & P. Syd has been present in Florida since 1978 and orange rust caused by Pucci...

  17. The occurrence of glyphosate, atrazine, and other pesticides in vernal pools and adjacent streams in Washington, DC, Maryland, Iowa, and Wyoming, 2005-2006

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    Battaglin, W.A.; Rice, K.C.; Focazio, M.J.; Salmons, S.; Barry, R.X.

    2009-01-01

    Vernal pools are sensitive environments that provide critical habitat for many species, including amphibians. These small water bodies are not always protected by pesticide label requirements for no-spray buffer zones, and the occurrence of pesticides in them is poorly documented. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of glyphosate, its primary degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid, and additional pesticides in vernal pools and adjacent flowing waters. Most sampling sites were chosen to be in areas where glyphosate was being used either in production agriculture or for nonindigenous plant control. The four site locations were in otherwise protected areas (e.g., in a National Park). When possible, water samples were collected both before and after glyphosate application in 2005 and 2006. Twenty-eight pesticides or pesticide degradation products were detected in the study, and as many as 11 were identified in individual samples. Atrazine was detected most frequently and concentrations exceeded the freshwater aquatic life standard of 1.8 micrograms per liter (??g/l) in samples from Rands Ditch and Browns Ditch in DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. Glyphosate was measured at the highest concentration (328 ??g/l) in a sample from Riley Spring Pond in Rock Creek National Park. This concentration exceeded the freshwater aquatic life standard for glyphosate of 65 ??g/l. Aminomethylphosphonic acid, triclopyr, and nicosulfuron also were detected at concentrations greater than 3.0 ??g/l. ?? Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

  18. Characterization of glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus tuberculatus populations.

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    Lorentz, Lothar; Gaines, Todd A; Nissen, Scott J; Westra, Philip; Strek, Harry J; Dehne, Heinz W; Ruiz-Santaella, Juan Pedro; Beffa, Roland

    2014-08-13

    The evolution of glyphosate-resistant weeds has recently increased dramatically. Six suspected glyphosate-resistant Amaranthus tuberculatus populations were studied to confirm resistance and determine the resistance mechanism. Resistance was confirmed in greenhouse for all six populations with glyphosate resistance factors (R/S) between 5.2 and 7.5. No difference in glyphosate absorption or translocation was observed between resistant and susceptible individuals. No mutation at amino acid positions G101, T102, or P106 was detected in the EPSPS gene coding sequence, the target enzyme of glyphosate. Analysis of EPSPS gene copy number revealed that all glyphosate-resistant populations possessed increased EPSPS gene copy number, and this correlated with increased expression at both RNA and protein levels. EPSPS Vmax and Kcat values were more than doubled in resistant plants, indicating higher levels of catalytically active expressed EPSPS protein. EPSPS gene amplification is the main mechanism contributing to glyphosate resistance in the A. tuberculatus populations analyzed. PMID:24956036

  19. What have the mechanisms of resistance to glyphosate taught us?

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    Shaner, Dale L; Lindenmeyer, Richard Bradley; Ostlie, Michael H

    2012-01-01

    The intensive use of glyphosate alone to manage weeds has selected populations that are glyphosate resistant. The three mechanisms of glyphosate resistance that have been elucidated are (1) target-site mutations, (2) gene amplification and (3) altered translocation due to sequestration. What have we learned from the selection of these mechanisms, and how can we apply those lessons to future herbicide-resistant crops and new mechanisms of action? First, the diversity of glyphosate resistance mechanisms has helped further our understanding of the mechanism of action of glyphosate and advanced our knowledge of plant physiology. Second, the relatively rapid evolution of glyphosate-resistant weed populations provides further evidence that no herbicide is invulnerable to resistance. Third, as new herbicide-resistant crops are developed and new mechanisms of action are discovered, the weed science community needs to ensure that we apply the lessons we have learned on resistance management from the experience with glyphosate. Every new weed management system must be evaluated during development for its potential to select for resistance, and stewardship programs should be in place when the new program is introduced. PMID:21842528

  20. Genotoxic effects of glyphosate or paraquat on earthworm coelomocytes.

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    Muangphra, Ptumporn; Kwankua, Wimon; Gooneratne, Ravi

    2014-06-01

    The potential genotoxicity (nuclear anomalies, damage to single-strand DNA) and pinocytic adherence activity of two (glyphosate-based and paraquat-based) commercial herbicides to earthworm coelomocytes (immune cells in the coelomic cavity) were assessed. Coelomocytes were extracted from earthworms (Pheretima peguana) exposed to concentrations glyphosate-based or paraquat-based herbicides on filter paper for 48 h. Three assays were performed: Micronucleus (light microscopy count of micronuclei, binuclei, and trinuclei), Comet (epifluorescent microscope and LUCIA image analyzer measure of tail DNA %, tail length, and tail moment), and Neutral Red (to detect phagocytic or pinocytic activity). The LC50 value for paraquat was 65-fold lower than for glyphosate indicating that paraquat was far more acutely toxic to P. peguana. There were significant (P glyphosate at 25 × 10(-1) (10(-3) LC50) and paraquat at 39 × 10(-5) (10(-4) LC50) ?g cm(-2) filter paper. In earthworms exposed to glyphosate, no differences in tail DNA%, tail length, and tail moment of coelomocytes were detected. In contrast, for paraquat at 10(-1) LC50 concentration, there were significant (P glyphosate or paraquat at 10(-3) LC50 concentration. This study showed that, at concentrations well below field application rates, paraquat induces both clastogenic and aneugenic effects on earthworm coelomocytes whereas glyphosate causes only aneugenic effects and therefore does not pose a risk of gene mutation in this earthworm. PMID:22644885

  1. Level of UV-B radiation influences the effects of glyphosate-based herbicide on the spotted salamander.

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    Levis, Nicholas A; Johnson, Jarrett R

    2015-07-01

    Glyphosate-based herbicides are the number one pesticide in the United States and are used commonly around the world. Understanding the affects of glyphosate-based herbicides on non-target wildlife, for example amphibians, is critical for evaluation of regulations pertaining to the use of such herbicides. Additionally, it is important to understand how variation in biotic and abiotic environmental conditions, such as UV-B light regime, could potentially affect how glyphosate-based herbicides interact with non-target species. This study used artificial pond mesocosms to identify the effects of generic glyphosate-based herbicide (GLY-4 Plus) on mortality, cellular immune response, body size, and morphological plasticity of larvae of the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) under conditions that reflect moderate (UVM) and low (UVL) UV-B light regimes. Survival within a given UV-B level was unaffected by herbicide presence or absence. However, when herbicide was present, survival varied between UV-B levels with higher survival in UVM conditions. Herbicide presence in the UVM treatments also decreased body size and reduced cellular immune response. In the UVL treatments, the presence of herbicide increased body size and affected tail morphology. Finally, in the absence of herbicide, body size and cellular immune response were higher in UVM treatments compared to UVL treatments. Thus, the effects of herbicide on salamander fitness were dependent on UV-B level. As anthropogenic habitat modifications continue to alter landscapes that contain amphibian breeding ponds, salamanders may increasingly find themselves in locations with reduced canopy cover and increased levels of UV light. Our findings suggest that the probability of surviving exposure to the glyphosate-based herbicide used in this study may be elevated in more open canopy ponds, but the effects on other components of fitness may be varied and unexpected. PMID:25794558

  2. Exsudação radicular de glyphosate por Brachiaria decumbens e seus efeitos em plantas de eucalipto Radicular exudation of glyphosate by Brachiaria decumbens and its effects on eucalypt plant

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    L.D Tuffi Santos; Santos, J. B.; F.A Ferreira; J. A. de Oliveira; S. Bentivenha; A.F.L Machado

    2008-01-01

    Plantas de eucalipto com sintomas de intoxicação por glyphosate são comuns em áreas em que esse herbicida é usado. Uma das possíveis formas de contato com glyphosate é por meio da exsudação radicular do produto, por plantas daninhas tratadas, e subseqüente absorção pelas plantas de eucalipto. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a exsudação de glyphosate por Brachiaria decumbens e seus efeitos sobre plantas de eucalipto, por meio da aplicação de 14C-glyphosate misturado à c...

  3. Multiple resistance to glyphosate and pyrithiobac in Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) from Mississippi and response to flumiclorac

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    Greenhouse and laboratory studies were conducted to confirm and quantify glyphosate resistance, to investigate interactions between flumiclorac and glyphosate mixtures on weed control, to determine patterns of absorption and translocation of glyphosate applied alone and in combination with flumiclor...

  4. Glyphosate and dicamba herbicide tank mixture effects on native plant and non-genetically engineered soybean seedlings.

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    Olszyk, David; Pfleeger, Thomas; Lee, E Henry; Plocher, Milton

    2015-07-01

    Crops engineered to contain genes for tolerance to multiple herbicides may be treated with several herbicides to manage weeds resistant to each herbicide. Thus, nearby non-target plants may be subjected to increased exposure to several herbicides used in combination. Of particular concern are native plants, as well as adjacent crops which have not been genetically engineered for tolerance to herbicides. We evaluated responses of seven species of native plants grown in a greenhouse and treated less than field application rates of glyphosate and/or dicamba: Andropogon gerardii, Asclepias syriaca, Eutrochium purpureum, Oenothera biennis, Polyganum lapathifolium, Solidago canadensis and Tridens flavus, and non-herbicide resistant soybean (Glycine max, Oregon line M4). Herbicide concentrations were 0.03 or 0.1 × field application rates of 1122 g ha(-1) active ingredient (a.i) (831 g ha(-1) acid glyphosate) for glyphosate and 562 g ha(-1) a.i. for dicamba. In general, plant growth responses to combinations of glyphosate and dicamba were less than the sum of growth responses to the individual herbicides (i.e., antagonistic effect), primarily when one or both herbicides alone caused a large reduction in growth. E. purpureum, P. lapathifolium and S. canadensis were the most sensitive species to both herbicides, while A. gerardii was the most tolerant, with no response to either herbicide. The combinations of herbicides resulted in responses most similar to that from dicamba alone for G. max and from glyphosate alone for T. flavus. The results of this study indicated the need for more data such as effects on native plants in the field to assess risks to non-target plants from combinations of herbicides. PMID:25821135

  5. EPSPS amplification in glyphosate-resistant spiny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus): a case of gene transfer via interspecific hybridization from glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri

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    Amaranthus spinosus, a common weed of pastures, is a close relative of Amaranthus palmeri, a problematic agricultural weed with widespread glyphosate resistance. These two species have been known to hybridize, allowing for transfer of glyphosate resistance. Glyphosate-resistant A. spinosus was rec...

  6. Glyphosate catabolism by Pseudomonas sp. strain PG2982.

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    Shinabarger, D L; Braymer, H. D.

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    The pathway for the degradation of glyphosate (N-phosphonomethylglycine) by Pseudomonas sp. PG2982 has been determined by using metabolic radiolabeling experiments. Radiorespirometry experiments utilizing [3-14C]glyphosate revealed that approximately 50 to 59% of the C-3 carbon was oxidized to CO2. Fractionation of stationary-phase cells labeled with [3-14C]glyphosate revealed that from 45 to 47% of the assimilated label is distributed to proteins and that the amino acids methionine and serin...

  7. In Vitro Cytotoxic Effect of Glyphosate Mixture Containing Surfactants

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    Song, Ho-yeon; Kim, Young-hee; Seok, Su-jin; Gil, Hyo-wook; Hong, Sae-yong

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    We investigated whether glyphosate influences the cellular toxicity of the surfactants TN-20 and LN-10 on the mouse fibroblast-like cells, alveolar epithelial cells, and a heart cell line. The cytotoxicity of TN-20 and LN-10 (0.4-100 µM), in the presence or absence of glyphosate was determined by assessing membrane integrity. TN-20 toxicity was significantly lower in the presence of 50 µM glyphosate for the fibroblast-like cell (6.25 µM; 3.9% ± 3.4% vs -4.8% ± 0.7%), for the alveolar cel...

  8. Resistência de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis ao herbicida glyphosate Glyphosate-resistance in Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensis

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    M.S. Moreira

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, por meio de curvas de dose-resposta, a ocorrência de biótipos resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate em populações de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis, bem como propor tratamentos alternativos para esses biótipos. Os experimentos foram realizados em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se três populações de cada espécie: duas com suspeita de resistência ao herbicida glyphosate, coletadas em pomares de laranja localizados em duas regiões diferentes do Estado de São Paulo; e uma suscetível, coletada em área sem histórico de aplicação do herbicida. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Para cada espécie, os tratamentos foram resultado da combinação fatorial entre as três populações e os tratamentos herbicidas (oito doses de glyphosate ou cinco tratamentos alternativos. As doses de glyphosate foram (g e.a. ha¹: 90, 180, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 e testemunha sem aplicação. Como alternativas de controle, foram testados os seguintes tratamentos (g ha-1: glyphosate + 2,4-D (1.440 + 1.005, glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 2,4, glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 3,6, glyphosate + metribuzin (1.440 + 480 e testemunha sem aplicação. A partir dos resultados, comprovou-se a existência de populações de ambas as espécies com biótipos resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate, com diferentes níveis de resistência. Todos os tratamentos herbicidas alternativos controlaram de forma eficiente as três populações de cada espécie.The objective of this research was to evaluate, through dose-response curves, the occurrence of glyphosate-resistant biotypes in populations of Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensis; as well as to propose alternative treatments to these biotypes. The experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, using three populations of each species: two with suspicion of resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, and collected in orange orchards located in two different São Paulo state regions; and a susceptible one, collected in an area without herbicide application history. The experimental design adopted was randomized blocks, with four replicates. For each species, the treatments were the result of a factorial combination among the three populations and the herbicide treatments (eight rates of glyphosate or five alternative treatments. The glyphosate rates used were (g e.a. ha-1: 90, 180, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 and checks without application. As control alternative, the following treatments (g ha-1 were tested: glyphosate + 2,4-D (1.440 + 1.005, glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 2,4, glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 3,6, glyphosate + metribuzin (1440 + 480 and checks without application. The results obtained proved the existence of populations of both species with glyphosate-resistant biotypes, with different levels of resistance. All the alternative herbicide treatments controlled efficiently the three populations of each species.

  9. Resistência de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis ao herbicida glyphosate / Glyphosate-resistance in Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensis

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    M.S., Moreira; M., Nicolai; S.J.P., Carvalho; P.J., Christoffoleti.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, por meio de curvas de dose-resposta, a ocorrência de biótipos resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate em populações de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis, bem como propor tratamentos alternativos para esses biótipos. Os experimentos foram realizados em casa de vege [...] tação, utilizando-se três populações de cada espécie: duas com suspeita de resistência ao herbicida glyphosate, coletadas em pomares de laranja localizados em duas regiões diferentes do Estado de São Paulo; e uma suscetível, coletada em área sem histórico de aplicação do herbicida. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Para cada espécie, os tratamentos foram resultado da combinação fatorial entre as três populações e os tratamentos herbicidas (oito doses de glyphosate ou cinco tratamentos alternativos). As doses de glyphosate foram (g e.a. ha¹): 90, 180, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 e testemunha sem aplicação. Como alternativas de controle, foram testados os seguintes tratamentos (g ha-1): glyphosate + 2,4-D (1.440 + 1.005), glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 2,4), glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 3,6), glyphosate + metribuzin (1.440 + 480) e testemunha sem aplicação. A partir dos resultados, comprovou-se a existência de populações de ambas as espécies com biótipos resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate, com diferentes níveis de resistência. Todos os tratamentos herbicidas alternativos controlaram de forma eficiente as três populações de cada espécie. Abstract in english The objective of this research was to evaluate, through dose-response curves, the occurrence of glyphosate-resistant biotypes in populations of Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensis; as well as to propose alternative treatments to these biotypes. The experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, using [...] three populations of each species: two with suspicion of resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, and collected in orange orchards located in two different São Paulo state regions; and a susceptible one, collected in an area without herbicide application history. The experimental design adopted was randomized blocks, with four replicates. For each species, the treatments were the result of a factorial combination among the three populations and the herbicide treatments (eight rates of glyphosate or five alternative treatments). The glyphosate rates used were (g e.a. ha-1): 90, 180, 360, 720, 1.440, 2.880, 5.760 and checks without application. As control alternative, the following treatments (g ha-1) were tested: glyphosate + 2,4-D (1.440 + 1.005), glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 2,4), glyphosate + metsulfuron (1.440 + 3,6), glyphosate + metribuzin (1440 + 480) and checks without application. The results obtained proved the existence of populations of both species with glyphosate-resistant biotypes, with different levels of resistance. All the alternative herbicide treatments controlled efficiently the three populations of each species.

  10. A Naturally Occurring Novel Allele of Escherichia coli Outer Membrane Protein A Reduces Sensitivity to Bacteriophage?

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    Power, Michelle L.; Ferrari, Belinda C.; Littlefield-Wyer, Jane; Gordon, David M.; Slade, Martin B.; Veal, Duncan A.

    2006-01-01

    A novel Escherichia coli outer membrane protein A (OmpA) was discovered through a proteomic investigation of cell surface proteins. DNA polymorphisms were localized to regions encoding the protein's surface-exposed loops which are known phage receptor sites. Bacteriophage sensitivity testing indicated an association between bacteriophage resistance and isolates having the novel ompA allele. PMID:16980421

  11. A naturally occurring novel allele of Escherichia coli outer membrane protein A reduces sensitivity to bacteriophage.

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    Power, Michelle L; Ferrari, Belinda C; Littlefield-Wyer, Jane; Gordon, David M; Slade, Martin B; Veal, Duncan A

    2006-12-01

    A novel Escherichia coli outer membrane protein A (OmpA) was discovered through a proteomic investigation of cell surface proteins. DNA polymorphisms were localized to regions encoding the protein's surface-exposed loops which are known phage receptor sites. Bacteriophage sensitivity testing indicated an association between bacteriophage resistance and isolates having the novel ompA allele. PMID:16980421

  12. Efeito hormese de glyphosate em feijoeiro / Hormesis effect of glyphosate on common bean cultivars

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    Juliano Costa da, Silva; Orivaldo, Arf; Gustavo Antonio Xavier, Gerlach; Clarice Sayumi, Kuryiama; Ricardo Antonio Ferreira, Rodrigues.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Embora o efeito hormese seja amplamente conhecido, ainda não tem aplicação prática definida para o desenvolvimento da tecnologia agropecuária. Desta forma, propôs-se um estudo, no município de Selvíria (MS), com o objetivo de verificar o efeito da aplicação de baixas doses do herbicida glyphosate (0 [...] g ha-1, 10 g ha-1, 20 g ha-1, 30 g ha-1 e 40 g ha-1 do ingrediente ativo) no desenvolvimento e produtividade de cultivares de feijão (Carioca precoce - tipo I, Juriti - tipo II e Pérola - tipo III) irrigadas por aspersão, no outono-inverno de 2009 e 2010. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com 15 tratamentos dispostos em esquema fatorial 5x3 e quatro repetições. Concluiu-se que a massa de 100 grãos foi reduzida, quando submetida a subdoses mais elevadas de glyphosate, e que a aplicação de subdoses de glyphosate não alterou a produtividade do feijoeiro, quando avaliadas as três cultivares conjuntamente, entretanto, quando cada cultivar foi analisada individualmente, verificou-se aumento na produtividade do feijoeiro de até 10%, para a cultivar Juriti. Abstract in english Although being well-known, the hormesis effect has not yet a defined practical application on the development of agricultural technology. Thus, this study was carried out in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, in order to evaluate the effect of glyphosate applied at low doses (0 g ha-1, 10 g [...] ha-1, 20 g ha-1, 30 g ha-1 and 40 g ha-1 of active ingredient) on the development and yield of bean cultivars (Carioca precoce - type I, Juriti - type II and Pérola - type III), irrigated by aspersion, in the autumn/winter of 2009 and 2010. The experimental design was randomized blocks, with 15 treatments arranged in a 5x3 factorial scheme and four replications. It was possible to conclude that the 100 grains mass decreased when submitted to higher glyphosate sub doses, and that the application of glyphosate sub doses did not affect the common bean yield, when the three cultivars were evaluated altogether, however, when each cultivar was individually analyzed, an increase of up to 10% in yield was observed for the Juriti cultivar.

  13. Concomitant Conjugal Transfer of Reduced-Bacteriophage-Sensitivity Mechanisms with Lactose- and Sucrose-Fermenting Ability in Lactic Streptococci †

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    Murphy, Maeve C.; Steele, James L.; Daly, Charles; Mckay, Larry L.

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    Ten previously reported lactose-positive (Lac+) transconjugants from Streptococcus lactis, S. cremoris, and S. lactis subsp. diacetylactis and one sucrose-positive (Suc+) transconjugant from S. lactis were examined for their sensitivity to prolate- and small isometric-headed bacteriophages. Four of the Lac+ transconjugants showed a 10- to 100-fold reduction in the efficiency of plating (EOP) as well as a reduced plaque size for the prolate phage c2 and were insensitive to the small isometric ...

  14. Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15)-Mediated HER2 Phosphorylation Reduces Trastuzumab Sensitivity of HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer Cells

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    Joshi, Jayashree P.; Brown, Nicole E.; Griner, Samantha E.; Nahta, Rita

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    Resistance to the anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody trastuzumab is a major problem in the treatment of HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer. Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), which is structurally similar to TGF beta, has been reported to stimulate phosphorylation of HER2. We tested the hypothesis that GDF15-mediated phosphorylation of HER2 reduces the sensitivity of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cell lines to trastuzumab. Gene microarray analysis, real-time PCR, and ELISA wer...

  15. Reducing fast-neutron sensitivity of slow-neutron detectors for use in neutron scatterometry

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    Fast-neutron scatterometery relies on measuring the slowing-down, and subsequent scattering, of fast-neutrons for bulk hydrogen analysis; thus taking advantage of the fact that hydrogen is the most effective nuclei for neutron moderation. Accurate detection of small amounts of hydrogen requires, however, a low background counting signal. This report examined a variety of slow-neutron detectors for their low sensitivity to fast neutrons. The results showed that most detection elements were about equal in their relative sensitivity to slow and fast neutrons. However, it was shown that the performance of a detector can be improved when the detection range (determined by the detector's thickness and the density of the reactive material) is small enough so that most fast neutrons pas through the detector without interactions, but is sufficiently large to absorb most slow neutrons. With this process, it was found that detectors employing cadmium or gadolinium can be made to be very insensitive to fast neutrons, while maintaining high sensitivity to slow neutrons

  16. Regional differences in time to pregnancy among fertile women from five Colombian regions with different use of glyphosate.

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    Sanin, Luz-Helena; Carrasquilla, Gabriel; Solomon, Keith R; Cole, Donald C; Marshall, E J P

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to test whether there was an association between the use of glyphosate when applied by aerial spray for the eradication of illicit crops (cocaine and poppy) and time to pregnancy (TTP) among fertile women. A retrospective cohort study (with an ecological exposure index) of first pregnancies was undertaken in 2592 fertile Colombian women from 5 regions with different uses of glyphosate. Women were interviewed regarding potential reproductive, lifestyle, and work history predictors of TTP, which was measured in months. Fecundability odds ratios (fOR) were estimated using a discrete time analogue of Cox's proportional hazard model. There were differences in TTP between regions. In the final multivariate model, the main predictor was the region adjusted by irregular relationship with partner, maternal age at first pregnancy, and, marginally, coffee consumption and self-perception of water pollution. Boyaca, a region with traditional crops and. recently, illicit crops without glyphosate eradication spraying (manual eradication), displayed minimal risk and was the reference region. Other regions, including Sierra Nevada (control area, organic agriculture), Putumayo and Narino (illicit crops and intensive eradication spray program), and Valle del Cauca, demonstrated greater risk of longer TTP, with the highest risk for Valle del Cauca (fOR 0.15, 95% CI 0.12, 0.18), a sugar-cane region with a history of use of glyphosate and others chemicals for more than 30 yr. The reduced fecundability in some regions was not associated with the use of glyphosate for eradication spraying. The observed ecological differences remain unexplained and may be produced by varying exposures to environmental factors, history of contraceptive programs in the region, or psychological distress. Future studies examining these or other possible causes are needed. PMID:19672763

  17. Resistência de genótipos de soja ao herbicida glyphosate / Resistance of soybean genotypes to glyphosate

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    E, Matsuo; T, Sediyama; C.D, Cruz; A.A, Silva; R.C.T, Oliveira; A.P.O, Nogueira; F.D, Tancredi.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a resistência de dez genótipos de soja (Glycine max) ao herbicida glyphosate. Foi adotado o esquema fatorial 10 x 4, no delineamento em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. O fator A foi composto por dez genótipos de soja, e o B, por quatro doses de glyphosate. A aplicação do herbi [...] cida foi realizada no momento em que as plantas de soja apresentavam a segunda folha trifoliolada completamente desenvolvida. Avaliaramse os caracteres: intoxicação das plantas, número de nós da haste principal, altura das plantas e massa seca das plantas. Na avaliação da intoxicação de plantas, tanto aos quatro dias após a aplicação (DAA) do herbicida quanto aos 28 DAA, os genótipos convencionais apresentaram médias superiores estatisticamente em comparação com genótipos resistentes ao glyphosate (RR). Verificou-se que, nas avaliações realizadas ao 0 DAA ou aos 28 DAA sob 0,0 g e.a. ha¹, as respostas dos genótipos foram diferentes em todos os caracteres avaliados, com exceção do número de nós aos 28 DAA. Essas diferenças podem ser atribuídas aos efeitos fisiológicos e ambientais ou a características do próprio material. Nas demais doses, os genótipos RR comportaram-se de maneira desejável em detrimento dos genótipos convencionais. Ao considerar todos os caracteres avaliados, pode-se afirmar que Valiosa RR, BCR945G110, BCR945G114, BCR892G132, BCR892G140, BCR1067G210, BCR1070G244 e M-SOY 8008RR comportaram-se de forma semelhante quanto à resistência ao glyphosate quando submetidos até a dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1 . Abstract in english Resistance of ten soybean genotypes (Glycine max) to the herbicide glyphosate was evaluated. The randomized block experimental design was used under factorial scheme 10 x 4 and four replicates. Factor A was composed of 10 soybean genotypes and factor B of four glyphosate doses. The herbicide was app [...] lied when the second trifoliate leaf of the soybean plants was completely developed. The following characters were evaluated: plant intoxication, number of nodes at the main stem, plant height and dry mass. When evaluating plant intoxication either at four days after application (DAA) of the herbicide and at 28 DAA, the conventional genotypes showed statistically higher averages, compared to the glyphosate-resistant genotypes (RR). In evaluations accomplished at 0 DAA or at 28 DAA under 0.0 g e.a. ha-1, the genotype responses were different for all characters under evaluation, except for the number of nodes at 28 DAA. These differences were attributed to the physiological and environmental effects or to the characteristics of the material itself. At other doses, the behavior of the RR genotypes was superior to that of the conventional ones. Taking into account all characters under evaluation, it can be stated that Valiosa RR, BCR945G110, BCR945G114, BCR892G132, BCR892G140, BCR1067G210, BCR1070G244 and M-SOY 8008RR behaved similarly for glyphosate resistance when subjected to doses up to 2.160 g e.a. ha-1 .

  18. Resistência de azevém (Lolium multiflorum) ao herbicida glyphosate Resistance of italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) to glyphosate

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    Roman, E. S.; Vargas, L.; Rizzardi, M. A.; Mattei, R. W.

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    O azevém é uma gramínea de ciclo anual, constituindo-se com freqüência em planta infestante em lavouras de trigo do Rio Grande do Sul. Em experimentos realizados em casa de vegetação e no campo, foi avaliada a suscetibilidade de dois biótipos de azevém ao herbicida glyphosate, bem como a eficiência de herbicidas de ação total na dessecação de Lolium multiflorum para a semeadura direta de trigo. O delineamento experimental foi completamente casualizado em casa de vegetação e de...

  19. Manejo de Conyza bonariensis resistente ao herbicida glyphosate Management of Glyphosate-resistant Conyza bonariensis

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    Paula, J. M.; Vargas, L.; Agostinetto, D.; Nohatto, M. A.

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    C. bonariensis (Conyza bonariensis) é uma planta daninha da família Asteraceae, amplamente distribuída no Brasil, com presença marcante nos Estados do Rio Grande do Sul e do Paraná. Biótipos de C. bonariensis resistentes ao glyphosate foram identificados nos Estados do Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná e São Paulo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes manejos de inverno e na pré-semeadura da soja sobre a população de plantas de C. bonariensis resistente ao herbicida...

  20. Antagonismo na associação de glyphosate e triazinas Antagonism with glyphosate and triazine combinations

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    Vidal, R. A.; Machry, M.; Hernandes, G. C.; Fleck, N. G.

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    No sistema de semeadura direta, há a necessidade de realizar o controle da vegetação existente na área antes da semeadura da cultura e também de utilizar herbicidas residuais para evitar a infestação de plantas daninhas no período inicial do desenvolvimento da cultura. É interesse dos agricultores utilizar herbicidas dessecantes e residuais simultaneamente, a fim de economizar tempo e recursos financeiros. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a compatibilidade de glyphosate e tria...

  1. Removal of glyphosate herbicide from water using biopolymer membranes.

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    Carneiro, Rafael T A; Taketa, Thiago B; Gomes Neto, Reginaldo J; Oliveira, Jhones L; Campos, Estefânia V R; de Moraes, Mariana A; da Silva, Camila M G; Beppu, Marisa M; Fraceto, Leonardo F

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    Enormous amounts of pesticides are manufactured and used worldwide, some of which reach soils and aquatic systems. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide that is effective against all types of weeds and has been used for many years. It can therefore be found as a contaminant in water, and procedures are required for its removal. This work investigates the use of biopolymeric membranes prepared with chitosan (CS), alginate (AG), and a chitosan/alginate combination (CS/AG) for the adsorption of glyphosate present in water samples. The adsorption of glyphosate by the different membranes was investigated using the pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order kinetic models, as well as the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. The membranes were characterized regarding membrane solubility, swelling, mechanical, chemical and morphological properties. The results of kinetics experiments showed that adsorption equilibrium was reached within 4 h and that the CS membrane presented the best adsorption (10.88 mg of glyphosate/g of membrane), followed by the CS/AG bilayer (8.70 mg of glyphosate/g of membrane). The AG membrane did not show any adsorption capacity for this herbicide. The pseudo-second order model provided good fits to the glyphosate adsorption data on CS and CS/AG membranes, with high correlation coefficient values. Glyphosate adsorption by the membranes could be fitted by the Freundlich isotherm model. There was a high affinity between glyphosate and the CS membrane and moderate affinity in the case of the CS/AG membrane. Physico-chemical characterization of the membranes showed low values of solubility in water, indicating that the membranes are stable and not soluble in water. The SEM and AFM analysis showed evidence of the presence of glyphosate on CS membranes and on chitosan face on CS/AG membranes. The results showed that the glyphosate herbicide can be adsorbed by chitosan membranes and the proposed membrane-based methodology was successfully used to treat a water sample contaminated with glyphosate. Biopolymer membranes therefore potentially offer a versatile method to eliminate agricultural chemicals from water supplies. PMID:25585148

  2. Replacing Fish Oil with Vegetable Oils in Salmon Feed Increases Hepatic Lipid Accumulation and Reduces Insulin Sensitivity in Mice

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    MidtbØ, Lisa Kolden

    2013-01-01

    Background: Due to a growing global aquaculture production, fish oil (FO) and fish meal (FM) are partly replaced with vegetable ingredients in aqua feed for Atlantic salmon. These replacements in the feed lead to an altered fatty acid composition in the salmon fillet. We aimed to investigate how these changes affects obesity development and insulin sensitivity in mice eating the salmon. In addition, we wanted to investigate how the background diet affects the antiobesity effect of FO. Results: Western diets (WDs) were produced containing salmon fed either FO (WD-FO), or with partly replacement (80%) of FO with different vegetable oils (VOs); rape seed oil (WDRO), olive oil (WD-OO) or soybean oil (WD-SO). These diets were given to C57BL/6J mice, and mice had higher hepatic lipid accumulation and lower insulin sensitivity when given WD-SO compared with WD-FO. Mice given WD-SO had higher hepatic levels of diacylglycerol (DAG), ceramides and arachidonic acid (AA)-derived oxylipins compared with mice fed WD-FO. In addition, C57BL/6J mice were fed fish oil-enriched diets with different carbohydrate sources, and we observed that sucrose dose-dependently abrogate the antiobesity effect of fish oil. High-GI starch had a stronger effect on reducing the antiobesity effect of FO compared with low-GI starch. Conclusions: In summary, our results demonstrate that the background diet affects the antiobesity effect of FO and that replacement of FO with SO in aqua feed increased hepatic lipid accumulation and reduces insulin sensitivity. Elevated hepatic levels of DAG, ceramides and AA-derived oxylipins might be a link between the observed hepatic lipid accumulation and the reduced insulin sensitivity.

  3. Evolved glyphosate-resistant weeds around the world: lessons to be learnt.

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    Powles, Stephen B

    2008-04-01

    Glyphosate is the world's most important herbicide, with many uses that deliver effective and sustained control of a wide spectrum of unwanted (weedy) plant species. Until recently there were relatively few reports of weedy plant species evolving resistance to glyphosate. Since 1996, the advent and subsequent high adoption of transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops in the Americas has meant unprecedented and often exclusive use of glyphosate for weed control over very large areas. Consequently, in regions of the USA where transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops dominate, there are now evolved glyphosate-resistant populations of the economically damaging weed species Ambrosia artemissifolia L., Ambrosia trifida L., Amaranthus palmeri S Watson, Amaranthus rudis JD Sauer, Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq) JD Sauer and various Conyza and Lolium spp. Likewise, in areas of transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops in Argentina and Brazil, there are now evolved glyphosate-resistant populations of Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers and Euphorbia heterophylla L. respectively. As transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops will remain very popular with producers, it is anticipated that glyphosate-resistant biotypes of other prominent weed species will evolve over the next few years. Therefore, evolved glyphosate-resistant weeds are a major risk for the continued success of glyphosate and transgenic glyphosate-resistant crops. However, glyphosate-resistant weeds are not yet a problem in many parts of the world, and lessons can be learnt and actions taken to achieve glyphosate sustainability. A major lesson is that maintenance of diversity in weed management systems is crucial for glyphosate to be sustainable. Glyphosate is essential for present and future world food production, and action to secure its sustainability for future generations is a global imperative. PMID:18273881

  4. Reduced sensitivity to emotional prosody in congenital amusia rekindles the musical protolanguage hypothesis.

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    Thompson, William Forde; Marin, Manuela M; Stewart, Lauren

    2012-11-13

    A number of evolutionary theories assume that music and language have a common origin as an emotional protolanguage that remains evident in overlapping functions and shared neural circuitry. The most basic prediction of this hypothesis is that sensitivity to emotion in speech prosody derives from the capacity to process music. We examined sensitivity to emotion in speech prosody in a sample of individuals with congenital amusia, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in processing acoustic and structural attributes of music. Twelve individuals with congenital amusia and 12 matched control participants judged the emotional expressions of 96 spoken phrases. Phrases were semantically neutral but prosodic cues (tone of voice) communicated each of six emotional states: happy, tender, afraid, irritated, sad, and no emotion. Congenitally amusic individuals were significantly worse than matched controls at decoding emotional prosody, with decoding rates for some emotions up to 20% lower than that of matched controls. They also reported difficulty understanding emotional prosody in their daily lives, suggesting some awareness of this deficit. The findings support speculations that music and language share mechanisms that trigger emotional responses to acoustic attributes, as predicted by theories that propose a common evolutionary link between these domains. PMID:23112175

  5. PHYTO-MICROBIAL DEGRADATION OF GLYPHOSATE IN RIYADH AREA

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    Full Text Available Greenhouse studies were conducted to determine the ability of plant Amaranth, Amaranthus caudate and two isolated bacterial strains from rhizosphere region for cleaning up glyphosate residues in soil and plants. The analytical study of the biodegradation of glyphosate was carried out in the laboratory conditions. Amaranth, Amaranthus caudate and two isolated bacterial strains namely Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus megaterium could degrade glyphosate in 5 days. These results suggested that phytoremediation could accelerate the degradation of glyphosate residues in plants and in rhizosphere region as well. Glyphosate had strong effect on bacterial DNA where many DNA bands were affected. This could be explained that the effect of herbicide glyphosate on the protein profile may reflex somehow DNA mutation occurred during the assimilation of those toxic compounds. Therefore, the alteration occurred in both DNA and protein profiles is considered a degree of tolerance that lead to DNA mutation to cope with the assimilation of this compound. Therefore, the phytoremediation way could be a promising tool in program is to protect public health and the environment by ensuring the safety and availability of herbicides and pesticide alternatives.

  6. A glyphosate-based pesticide impinges on transcription

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    Widely spread chemicals used for human benefits may exert adverse effects on health or the environment, the identification of which are a major challenge. The early development of the sea urchin constitutes an appropriate model for the identification of undesirable cellular and molecular targets of pollutants. The widespread glyphosate-based pesticide affected sea urchin development by impeding the hatching process at millimolar range concentration of glyphosate. Glyphosate, the active herbicide ingredient of Roundup, by itself delayed hatching as judged from the comparable effect of different commercial glyphosate-based pesticides and from the effect of pure glyphosate addition to a threshold concentration of Roundup. The surfactant polyoxyethylene amine (POEA), the major component of commercial Roundup, was found to be highly toxic to the embryos when tested alone and therefore could contribute to the inhibition of hatching. Hatching, a landmark of early development, is a transcription-dependent process. Correlatively, the herbicide inhibited the global transcription, which follows fertilization at the 16-cell stage. Transcription inhibition was dose-dependent in the millimolar glyphosate range concentration. A 1257-bp fragment of the hatching enzyme transcript from Sphaerechinus granularis was cloned and sequenced; its transcription was delayed by 2 h in the pesticide-treated embryos. Because transcription is a fundamental basic biological process, the pesticide mabasic biological process, the pesticide may be of health concern by inhalation near herbicide spraying at a concentration 25 times the adverse transcription concentration in the sprayed microdroplets

  7. Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L. in Ontario: Dose Response and Control with Postemergence Herbicides

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    Mark B. Lawton

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L. is competitive with agronomic crops and can cause significant yield losses. Rapid adoption of glyphosate-resistant (GR crops and a concomitant increase in the reliance on glyphosate for weed management has led to the evolution of GR giant ragweed in Ontario, Canada. Field studies were conducted to evaluate the level of resistance in giant ragweed biotypes from Ontario, and to evaluate the effectiveness of various postemer-gence (POST herbicides in soybean (Glycine max L.. The effective dose (ED to provide 50%, 80% and 95% giant ragweed control was up to 1658, 9991 and >43200 g?a.e.?ha–1 4 weeks after application (WAA, respectively. For effective control, growers would need to apply glyphosate 18 times greater than the recommended field application dose. Glyphosate applied at the recommended field dose of 900 g?a.e.?ha–1 provided up to 57% control and resulted in soybean yield equivalent to the weedy check. Cloransulam-methyl applied POST provided up to 99% control, reduced giant ragweed density 98%, reduced giant ragweed shoot dry weight 99% and resulted in soybean yield equivalent to the weedfree check. Chlorimuron-ethyl, fomesafen, imazethapyr and imazethapyr plus bentazon applied alone or with glyphosate did not provide adequate control of GR giant ragweed. Based on these results, some GR giant ragweed biotypes from Ontario have evolved a high level of resistance to glyphosate. Cloransulam-methyl applied POST was the only herbicide that provided adequate control and suggests that additional weed management tactics will need to be implemented in order to effectively manage GR giant ragweed.

  8. Comparative environmental impacts of glyphosate and conventional herbicides when used with glyphosate-tolerant and non-tolerant crops.

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    Mamy, Laure; Gabrielle, Benoît; Barriuso, Enrique

    2010-10-01

    The introduction of glyphosate-tolerant (GT) crops is expected to mitigate the environmental contamination by herbicides because glyphosate is less persistent and toxic than the herbicides used on non-GT crops. Here, we compared the environmental balances of herbicide applications for both crop types in three French field trials. The dynamic of herbicides and their metabolites in soil, groundwater and air was simulated with PRZM model and compared to field measurements. The associated impacts were aggregated with toxicity potentials calculated with the fate and exposure model USES for several environmental endpoints. The impacts of GT systems were lower than those of non-GT systems, but the accumulation in soils of one glyphosate metabolite (aminomethylphosphonic acid) questions the sustainability of GT systems. The magnitude of the impacts depends on the rates and frequency of glyphosate application being highest for GT maize monoculture and lowest for combination of GT oilseed rape and non-GT sugarbeet crops. PMID:20691521

  9. Praziquantel sensitivity of Kenyan Schistosoma mansoni isolates and the generation of a laboratory strain with reduced susceptibility to the drug

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    Ibrahim N. Mwangi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by blood-dwelling flukes of the genus Schistosoma. While the disease may affect as many as 249 million people, treatment largely relies on a single drug, praziquantel. The near exclusive use of this drug for such a prevalent disease has led to concerns regarding the potential for drug resistance to arise and the effect this would have on affected populations. In this study, we use an in vitro assay of drug sensitivity to test the effect of praziquantel on miracidia hatched from eggs obtained from fecal samples of Kenyan adult car washers and sand harvesters as well as school children. Whereas in a previous study we found the car washers and sand harvesters to harbor Schistosoma mansoni with reduced praziquantel sensitivity, we found no evidence for the presence of such strains in any of the groups tested here. Using miracidia derived from seven car washers to infect snails, we used the shed cercariae to establish a strain of S. mansoni with significantly reduced praziquantel sensitivity in mice. This was achieved within 5 generations by administering increasing doses of praziquantel to the infected mice until the parasites could withstand a normally lethal dose. This result indicates that while the threat of praziquantel resistance may have diminished in the Kenyan populations tested here, there is a strong likelihood it could return if sufficient praziquantel pressure is applied.

  10. Aluminum sulfate significantly reduces the skin test response to common allergens in sensitized patients

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    Grier Thomas J

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Avoidance of allergens is still recommended as the first and best way to prevent allergic illnesses and their comorbid diseases. Despite a variety of attempts there has been very limited success in the area of environmental control of allergic disease. Our objective was to identify a non-invasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce indoor allergen loads in atopic persons' homes and public environments. We employed a novel in vivo approach to examine the possibility of using aluminum sulfate to control environmental allergens. Methods Fifty skin test reactive patients were simultaneously skin tested with conventional test materials and the actions of the protein/glycoprotein modifier, aluminum sulfate. Common allergens, dog, cat, dust mite, Alternaria, and cockroach were used in the study. Results Skin test reactivity was significantly reduced by the modifier aluminum sulfate. Our studies demonstrate that the effects of histamine were not affected by the presence of aluminum sulfate. In fact, skin test reactivity was reduced independent of whether aluminum sulfate was present in the allergen test material or removed prior to testing, indicating that the allergens had in some way been inactivated. Conclusion Aluminum sulfate was found to reduce the in vivo allergic reaction cascade induced by skin testing with common allergens. The exact mechanism is not clear but appears to involve the alteration of IgE-binding epitopes on the allergen. Our results indicate that it may be possible to diminish the allergenicity of an environment by application of the active agent aluminum sulfate, thus producing environmental control without complete removal of the allergen.

  11. Shape-controlled ceria-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites toward high-sensitive in situ detection of nitric oxide.

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    Hu, Fang Xin; Xie, Jia Le; Bao, Shu Juan; Yu, Ling; Li, Chang Ming

    2015-08-15

    Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signal molecule released by most cancer cells under drug stimulation or/and disease development but it is extremely challenging to in situ while real-time sensitively detect NO due to its large diffusivity, low concentration and fast decay. Herein, shape-controlled reduced graphene oxide nanocomposing with ceria (rGO-CeO2) was synthesized via hydrothermal reaction to construct a highly sensitive real-time sensing platform for NO detection. The crystal shape of CeO2 nanoparticles in rGO-CeO2 composites significantly affects the sensing performance of rGO-CeO2, of which the regular hexagonal nanocrystal CeO2 achieves the highest sensitivity (1676.06mAcm(-2) M(-1)), a wide dynamic range (18.0nM to 5.6µM) and a low detection limit (9.6nM). This attributes to a synergical effect from high catalytic activity of the specifically shaped CeO2 nanocrystal and good conductivity/high surface area of rGO. This work demonstrates a way by rationally compose individual merit components while well control the nanostructure for a superior synergistic effect to build a smart sensing platform, while offering a great application potential to sensitively real-time detect NO released from living cells for diagnosis or/and studies of complicated biological processes. PMID:25840016

  12. Aplicação foliar de manganês em soja transgênica tolerante ao glyphosate Foliar application of manganese in transgenic soybean tolerant to glyphosate

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    Claudir José Basso; Antônio Luis Santi; Fabiane Pinto Lamego; Eduardo Girotto

    2011-01-01

    O amarelecimento da soja Roundup Ready após aplicação do glyphosate pode estar associado à deficiência momentânea de manganês. Por isso, com a hipótese de que soja tolerante ao glyphosate necessitaria de uma adição suplementar de manganês, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar diferentes manejos na aplicação foliar de manganês sobre alguns parâmetros da soja. Foram desenvolvidos dois experimentos, um no município de Taquaruçú do Sul e outro em Boa Vista das Missões, RS, no ...

  13. Resistência de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis ao herbicida glyphosate Glyphosate-resistance in Conyza canadensis and C. bonariensis

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    Moreira, M. S.; M. Nicolai; S.J.P. Carvalho; P.J Christoffoleti

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, por meio de curvas de dose-resposta, a ocorrência de biótipos resistentes ao herbicida glyphosate em populações de Conyza canadensis e C. bonariensis, bem como propor tratamentos alternativos para esses biótipos. Os experimentos foram realizados em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se três populações de cada espécie: duas com suspeita de resistência ao herbicida glyphosate, coletadas em pomares de laranja localizados em duas regiões diferentes d...

  14. Pisolithus sp. tolerance to glyphosate and isoxaflutole in vitro / Tolerância de pisolithus sp. a glyphosate e isoxaflutole in vitro

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    Mayara Cristina Silva, Fernandes; Lidiomar Soares da, Costa; Paulo Henrique, Grazziotti; Danielle Cristina Fonseca Santos, Grazziotti; José Barbosa dos, Santos; Márcio José, Rossi.

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    Full Text Available Os fungos ectomicorrízicos possuem tolerância diferenciada aos herbicidas e podem promover a sobrevivência e crescimento das plantas de eucalipto. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a tolerância de isolados do fungo ectomicorrízico . Pisolithus sp. aos herbicidas glyphosate e isoxaflutole. Os iso [...] lados avaliados foram D3, D16, D17, Pt24 e UFVJM04 e as concentrações de glyphosate no meio líquido, de 0, 32, 63, 127 e 254 mg L-1, enquanto no meio sólido, de 0, 32, 63, 127, 254, 507 e 1.014 mg L-1. Para o isoxaflutole nos dois meios de cultura, as concentrações foram de: 0, 295, 589, 1.178 e 2.355 mg L-1. Os ensaios foram independentes para cada herbicida e tipo de meio de cultura. A tolerância dos isolados foi dependente do herbicida e da sua concentração em cada meio. O Pt24 foi o mais tolerante ao glyphosate e o UFVJM04, ao isoxaflutole. O glyphosate foi mais tóxico aos isolados de Pisolithus sp. do que o isoxaflutole. Abstract in english The ectomycorrhizal fungi have different tolerance to herbicides and may promote the survival and growth of the eucalypts tree. This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of Pisolithus sp. isolates to glyphosate and isoxaflutole. The isolates evaluated were D3, D16, D17, Pt24 and UFVJM04. Glyphosate [...] concentrations were: 0, 32, 63, 127 and 254 mg L-1 in liquid medium; 0, 32, 63, 127, 254, 507 and 1014 mg L-1 in solid medium. For isoxaflutole, the concentrations were 0, 295, 589, 1178 and 2355 mg L-1 for both media. Assays were independent for each herbicide and culture medium. The tolerance of isolates depended on the herbicide and its concentration in each type of culture medium. Pt24 was the most tolerant to glyphosate and the UFVJM04 to isoxaflutole. Glyphosate was more toxic to isolates of Pisolithus than isoxaflutole.

  15. Efeito de adjuvantes adicionados à calda herbicida contendo glyphosate Effect of adjuvants added to herbicide spray containing glyphosate

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    Leandro Vargas; Fleck, Nilson G.; Da Cunha, Marcos M.; Vidal, Ribas A.

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    Tentativas de aumentar a fitotoxicidade do herbicida glyphosate através da adição de ácido e/ ou de sulfato de amônio à calda tem sido promissoras. A adição dessas substâncias otimiza as propriedades químicas da calda herbicida, superando efeitos negativos do pH elevado e de ions nela presentes. O objetivo desse trabalho foi investigar o efeito da adição de ácido sulfúrico e/ou de sulfato de amônio à calda herbicida, sobre a eficiência do glyphosate misturado em diluente com ...

  16. Crescimento do eucalipto sob efeito da deriva de glyphosate Eucalyptus growth under the effect of glyphosate drift

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    Tuffi Santos, L. D.; Machado, A. F. L.; Viana, R. G.; Ferreira, L. R.; Ferreira, F. A.; Souza, G. V. R.

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    Um dos questionamentos no setor florestal é sobre os possíveis efeitos negativos da deriva de glyphosate sobre plantas de eucalipto ao longo de seu ciclo. Aos 30 dias após a aplicação (DAA) de 1.440 g ha-1 de glyphosate, para controle de plantas daninhas em talhão de Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla (híbrido urograndis) com 120 dias após o transplantio, selecionaram-se 120 plantas ao acaso, que apresentavam graus de intoxicação variáveis. Os tratamentos foram os seguintes interval...

  17. USE OF GLYPHOSATE AS GROWTH REGULATOR IN UPLAND RICE GLYPHOSATE COMO REGULADOR DE CRESCIMENTO EM ARROZ DE TERRAS ALTAS

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    The lodging of some rice cultivars at harvest time can lead to significant losses in yield, and the inappropriate water and nitrogen management, under high-tech conditions, can aggravate the problem. The use of vegetal regulators is an alternative to reduce lodging, however, information on this topic are rare. The study aimed to evaluate the application of glyphosate sub doses (26 g ha-1, 52 g ha-1, 78 g ha-1, 104 g ha-1, 130 g ha-1, 156 g ha-1, and 182 g ha-1 on agronomical traits, development, and yield of upland rice crops irrigated by aspersion, during the floral differentiation period. The experiment was carried out in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil, through the agricultural years of 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. The increase of glyphosate sub doses, at the floral differentiation period of the Primavera cultivar, reduced the plants height, panicle size, and, consequently, yield. Sub doses higher than or equal to 78 g ha-1 eliminated the plants lodging process.

    O acamamento de algumas cultivares de arroz, no momento da colheita, acarreta perdas significativas na produtividade e, além disto, manejos de água e nitrogênio inadequados, em condições de alta tecnologia, agravam, ainda mais, o problema. O uso de reguladores vegetais é uma das alternativas para se reduzir o acamamento, entretanto, as informações sobre o assunto são escassas. O trabalho objetivou avaliar o uso de subdoses de glyphosate (26 g ha-1, 52 g ha-1, 78 g ha

  18. Simultaneous LC-MS/MS analysis of glyphosate, glufosinate, and their metabolic products in beer, barley tea, and their ingredients.

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    Nagatomi, Yasushi; Yoshioka, Toshiaki; Yanagisawa, Mayumi; Uyama, Atsuo; Mochizuki, Naoki

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    Glyphosate and glufosinate are non-selective herbicides that have been extensively used worldwide. Their ionic and water-soluble characteristics often make it difficult to analyze them, especially in food components. A method was developed in this study for the simultaneous analysis of glyphosate, glufosinate, and three metabolic products in beer, barley tea, and their ingredients (malt and corn). The analytical samples were extracted with H2O, purified with a strong anion-exchange solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridge, and then analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) with an anion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column. This method enabled a rapid and sensitive analysis [limit of quantification (LOQ) = 10 µg/kg] of the herbicides to be achieved. PMID:24200782

  19. Alteration of plant physiology by glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid: an overview.

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    Gomes, Marcelo P; Smedbol, Elise; Chalifour, Annie; Hénault-Ethier, Louise; Labrecque, Michel; Lepage, Laurent; Lucotte, Marc; Juneau, Philippe

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    It is generally claimed that glyphosate kills undesired plants by affecting the 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) enzyme, disturbing the shikimate pathway. However, the mechanisms leading to plant death may also be related to secondary or indirect effects of glyphosate on plant physiology. Moreover, some plants can metabolize glyphosate to aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) or be exposed to AMPA from different environmental matrices. AMPA is a recognized phytotoxin, and its co-occurrence with glyphosate could modify the effects of glyphosate on plant physiology. The present review provides an overall picture of alterations of plant physiology caused by environmental exposure to glyphosate and its metabolite AMPA, and summarizes their effects on several physiological processes. It particularly focuses on photosynthesis, from photochemical events to C assimilation and translocation, as well as oxidative stress. The effects of glyphosate and AMPA on several plant physiological processes have been linked, with the aim of better understanding their phytotoxicity and glyphosate herbicidal effects. PMID:25039071

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    In-plant studies in fast flowing full temperature primary reactor water on propensity for intergranular corrosion cracking (IGSCC) in sensitized type 304SS have been performed in the Ringhals 1 BWR. The material was tested by CERT technique using notched specimens. Tests to be presented include approximately 100 CERT specimens. As an aid in test evaluation electrochemical potential measurements were run simultaneously to the CERT tests. Experiments were run both in presently current reactor water chemistry with 200-400 ppb O2, and at three differnet water chemistries of reduced oxygen concentration attained by adding hydrogen to the reactor feed water. IGSCC crack propagation rate decreases with decreasing reactor water oxygen concentration, and at less than 5 ppb O2 in the reactor water IGSCC was found to be completely inhibited in Ringhals 1. Finally it is shown that oxidizing impurities to the reactor water enchance IGSCC of sensitized austenitic stainless steel. (author)

  1. Comparative environmental impacts of glyphosate and conventional herbicides when used with glyphosate-tolerant and non-tolerant crops

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    Mamy, Laure, E-mail: laure.mamy@versailles.inra.f [INRA-AgroParisTech, UMR 1091 Environnement et Grandes Cultures, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon (France); Gabrielle, Benoit, E-mail: benoit.gabrielle@agroparistech.f [INRA-AgroParisTech, UMR 1091 Environnement et Grandes Cultures, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon (France); Barriuso, Enrique, E-mail: barriuso@grignon.inra.f [INRA-AgroParisTech, UMR 1091 Environnement et Grandes Cultures, 78850 Thiverval-Grignon (France)

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    The introduction of glyphosate-tolerant (GT) crops is expected to mitigate the environmental contamination by herbicides because glyphosate is less persistent and toxic than the herbicides used on non-GT crops. Here, we compared the environmental balances of herbicide applications for both crop types in three French field trials. The dynamic of herbicides and their metabolites in soil, groundwater and air was simulated with PRZM model and compared to field measurements. The associated impacts were aggregated with toxicity potentials calculated with the fate and exposure model USES for several environmental endpoints. The impacts of GT systems were lower than those of non-GT systems, but the accumulation in soils of one glyphosate metabolite (aminomethylphosphonic acid) questions the sustainability of GT systems. The magnitude of the impacts depends on the rates and frequency of glyphosate application being highest for GT maize monoculture and lowest for combination of GT oilseed rape and non-GT sugarbeet crops. - The impacts of herbicide applications on glyphosate-tolerant crops could be higher than expected due to the accumulation of a metabolite of glyphosate in soils.

  2. Comparative environmental impacts of glyphosate and conventional herbicides when used with glyphosate-tolerant and non-tolerant crops

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    The introduction of glyphosate-tolerant (GT) crops is expected to mitigate the environmental contamination by herbicides because glyphosate is less persistent and toxic than the herbicides used on non-GT crops. Here, we compared the environmental balances of herbicide applications for both crop types in three French field trials. The dynamic of herbicides and their metabolites in soil, groundwater and air was simulated with PRZM model and compared to field measurements. The associated impacts were aggregated with toxicity potentials calculated with the fate and exposure model USES for several environmental endpoints. The impacts of GT systems were lower than those of non-GT systems, but the accumulation in soils of one glyphosate metabolite (aminomethylphosphonic acid) questions the sustainability of GT systems. The magnitude of the impacts depends on the rates and frequency of glyphosate application being highest for GT maize monoculture and lowest for combination of GT oilseed rape and non-GT sugarbeet crops. - The impacts of herbicide applications on glyphosate-tolerant crops could be higher than expected due to the accumulation of a metabolite of glyphosate in soils.

  3. Degradation of the Phosphonate Herbicide Glyphosate by Arthrobacter atrocyaneus ATCC 13752

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    Pipke, Rüdiger; Amrhein, Nikolaus

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    Of nine authentic Arthrobacter strains tested, only A. atrocyaneus ATCC 13752 was capable of using the herbicide glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] as its sole source of phosphorus. Contrary to the previously isolated Arthrobacter sp. strain GLP-1, which degrades glyphosate via sarcosine, A. atrocyaneus metabolized glyphosate to aminomethylphosphonic acid. The carbon of aminomethylphosphonic acid was entirely converted to CO2. This is the first report on glyphosate degradation by a bacte...

  4. Glyphosate detection with ammonium nitrate and humic acids as potential interfering substances by pulsed voltammetry technique

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    MARTÍNEZ GIL, PABLO; Laguarda Miró, Nicolás; Soto Camino, Juan; Masot Peris, Rafael

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    Pulsed voltammetry has been used to detect and quantify glyphosate on buffered water in presence of ammonium nitrate and humic substances. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide active ingredient in the world. It is a non-selective broad spectrum herbicide but some of its health and environmental effects are still being discussed. Nowadays, glyphosate pollution in water is being monitored but quantification techniques are slow and expensive. Glyphosate wastes are often detected in count...

  5. Adsorção de glifosato sobre solos e minerais Adsorption of glyphosate on soils and minerals

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    Toni, Lui?s R. M.; Henrique de Santana; Zaia, Dimas A. M.

    2006-01-01

    Glyphosate, an enzyme inhibitor herbicide, has been widely used around the world in agriculture. Dr. John Franz from Monsanto Corporation (USA) discovered glyphosate in 1970. It has been showed that glyphosate is strongly adsorbed by inorganic soil components especially aluminium and iron oxides, and the phosphate group is involved in this interaction. The inactivation of glyphosate in soils can last for days or even months depending on soil characteristics. The addition of phosphate from fer...

  6. Differential Effects of Glyphosate and Roundup on Human Placental Cells and Aromatase

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    Richard, Sophie; Moslemi, Safa; Sipahutar, Herbert; Benachour, Nora; Seralini, Gilles-eric

    2005-01-01

    Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide used worldwide, including on most genetically modified plants that have been designed to tolerate it. Its residues may thus enter the food chain, and glyphosate is found as a contaminant in rivers. Some agricultural workers using glyphosate have pregnancy problems, but its mechanism of action in mammals is questioned. Here we show that glyphosate is toxic to human placental JEG3 cells within 18 hr with concentrations lower than those found with agricult...

  7. DNA-DNA homology among lactose- and sucrose-fermenting transconjugants from Lactococcus lactis strains exhibiting reduced bacteriophage sensitivity.

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    Steele, J. L.; Murphy, M. C.; Daly, C.; Mckay, L. L.

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    DNA-DNA homology between a reduced bacteriophage sensitivity (Rbs+) probe and DNA from both Rbs+ and Rbs- Lactococcus lactis strains was examined. Homology was detected between the probe and five plasmids (pCI750, pCC34, pEB56, pNP2, and pJS88) isolated from lactose-positive Rbs+ transconjugants and between the probe and genomic DNA of a sucrose-positive Rbs+ transconjugant. Additionally, hybridizations conducted between the probe and plasmids reported to encode abortive bacteriophage infecti...

  8. [Capillary electrophoresis analysis for glyphosate, glufosinate and aminomethylphosphonic acid with laser-induced fluorescence detection].

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    Cao, Liwei; Liang, Siliu; Tan, Xiaofang; Meng, Jianxin

    2012-12-01

    A sensitive analytical method was developed for the simultaneous determination of glyphosate, glufosinate and aminomethylphosphonic acid by capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection (CE-LIF). 5-(4,6-Dichlorotriazinyl) amino fluorescein (DTAF) was successfully applied to label the herbicides. The optimal derivatization reaction was carried out in boric acid buffer of pH 9.5 at 30 degrees C for 40 min. The baseline separation of the three derivatives could be accomplished using 30 mmol/L boric acid, 15 mmol/L Brij-35 (pH 9.5) as the running buffer. The detection limits (S/N = 3) for the glyphosate, glufosinate and aminomethylphosphonic acid were 3.21, 6.14, 1.99 ng/kg, respectively. Finally, the method was successfully applied to the analysis of environmental samples, and the three compounds were measured without any interference from real samples. The recoveries of the compounds in these samples were 91.3% - 106.0%. The method has the advantages of easiness and sensitivity, and can meet the requirement of the determination of the herbicide and metabolite residues in the environmental samples. PMID:23593890

  9. Palmitoleic acid reduces intramuscular lipid and restores insulin sensitivity in obese sheep

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    Full Text Available Susan K Duckett, Gabriela Volpi-Lagreca, Mariano Alende, Nathan M LongAnimal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USAAbstract: Obese sheep were used to assess the effects of palmitoleic (C16:1 cis-9 acid infusion on lipogenesis and circulating insulin levels. Infusion of 10 mg/kg body weight (BW/day C16:1 intravenously in obese sheep reduced (P<0.01 weight gain by 77%. Serum palmitoleic levels increased (P<0.05 in a linear manner with increasing levels of C16:1 infusion. Cis-11 vaccenic (C18:1 cis-11 acid, a known elongation product of palmitoleic acid, was also elevated (P<0.05 in serum after 14 days and 21 days of infusion. Plasma insulin levels were lower (P<0.05 (10 mg/kg BW/day C16:1 than controls (0 mg/kg BW/day C16:1 at 14 days and 28 days of infusion. Infusion of C16:1 resulted in linear increases in tissue concentrations of palmitoleic, cis-11 vaccenic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosapentaenoic acids in a dose-dependent manner. Total lipid content of the semitendinosus (ST muscle and mesenteric adipose tissue was reduced (P<0.01 in both 5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg BW C16:1 dose levels. Total lipid content and mean adipocyte size in the longissimus muscle was reduced (P<0.05 in the 10 mg/kg BW C16:1 dose level only, whereas total lipid content and adipocyte size of the subcutaneous adipose tissue was not altered. Total lipid content of the liver was also unchanged with C16:1 infusion. Palmitoleic acid infusion upregulated (P<0.05 acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC, fatty acid elongase-6 (ELOVL6, and Protein kinase, AMP-activated, alpha 1 catalytic subunit, transcript variant 1 (AMPK mRNA expressions in liver, subcutaneous adipose, and ST muscle compared to the controls. However, mRNA expression of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4 and carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1b (CPT1B differed between tissues. In the subcutaneous adipose and liver, C16:1 infusion upregulated (P<0.05 GLUT4 and CPT1B, whereas these genes were downregulated (P<0.05 in ST muscle with C16:1 infusion. These results show that C16:1 infusion for 28 days reduced weight gain, intramuscular adipocyte size and total lipid content, and circulating insulin levels. These changes appear to be mediated through alterations in expression of genes regulating glucose uptake and fatty acid oxidation specifically in the muscles.Keywords: adipocytes, longissimus muscle, lipogenesis, insulin level, serum, fatty acid

  10. The free energy cost of reducing noise while maintaining a high sensitivity

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    Living systems need to be highly responsive, and also to keep fluctuations low. These goals are incompatible in equilibrium systems due to the Fluctuation Dissipation Theorem (FDT). Here, we show that biological sensory systems, driven far from equilibrium by free energy consumption, can reduce their intrinsic fluctuations while maintaining high responsiveness. By developing a continuum theory of the E. coli chemotaxis pathway, we demonstrate that adaptation can be understood as a non-equilibrium phase transition controlled by free energy dissipation, and it is characterized by a breaking of the FDT. We show that the maximum response at short time is enhanced by free energy dissipation. At the same time, the low frequency fluctuations and the adaptation error decrease with the free energy dissipation algebraically and exponentially, respectively.

  11. Práticas de manejo e a resistência de Euphorbia heterophylla aos inibidores da ALS e tolerância ao glyphosate no Rio Grande do Sul Management practices x Euphorbia heterophylla resistance to ALS-inhibitors and tolerance to glyphosate in Rio Grande do Sul

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    L. Vargas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização intensiva do glyphosate nas lavouras de soja Roundup Ready® (RR no Rio Grande do Sul (RS, nos últimos anos, pode ter selecionado biótipos de leiteira (Euphorbia heterophylla resistentes ao herbicida. Esse cenário dificultará ainda mais o manejo da espécie, já que permanecem indícios da presença de biótipos resistentes também em herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS. Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a sensibilidade da leiteira a herbicidas inibidores da ALS e ao glyphosate, verificar a distribuição dos biótipos resistentes no RS e determinar os principais fatores agronômicos associados a falhas de controle. Para isso, amostras de sementes de plantas de leiteira foram coletadas em lavouras de soja RR localizadas em 56 municípios do Estado do RS. Por ocasião das coletas, os agricultores responderam a questionário que abordava o manejo das plantas daninhas na área. Usando-se as sementes coletadas, foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação: no primeiro, avaliou-se a resposta de 86 biótipos ao herbicida glyphosate, aplicado na dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1; e, no segundo, a resposta de 73 biótipos ao herbicida imazethapyr, aplicado na dose de 200 g i.a. ha-1. Os resultados obtidos evidenciam que todos os biótipos de leiteira avaliados são suscetíveis ao glyphosate, porém existem biótipos resistentes aos inibidores da ALS. As respostas do questionário indicam que práticas de manejo como uso de subdoses e/ou utilização intensiva do glyphosate e a ausência de rotação de culturas favorecem falhas no controle de leiteira pelo herbicida glyphosate em soja.The intensive use of glyphosate in Roundup Ready® (RR soybean fields in Rio Grande do Sul (RS, in recent years may have selected wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla biotypes resistant to the herbicide. This scenario will further complicate the management of this species, since evidence remains of the presence of herbicide resistant biotypes also in acetolactate synthase (ALS-inhibitors. Thus, the objectives of this work were to evaluate wild poinsettia's sensitivity to the ALS-inhibiting herbicides and glyphosate; to investigate the distribution of resistant biotypes in the state of RS;and to determine the main agronomic factors associated with control failures. Seeds of wild poinsettia plants that survived glyphosate applications were collected from RR soybean fields located in 56 municipalities in the state of RS. On the occasion, the farmers were interviewed through a questionnaire aiming to collect information on the management of the area. Using the seeds collected, two experiments were conducted under greenhouse conditions. The first evaluated the response of 86 biotypes to glyphosate, applied at the rate of 2.160 g ha-1 while the second experiment evaluated the response of the herbicide imazethapyr to 73 biotypes, applied at a dose of 200 g a.i. ha?1. The results show that all the wild poinsettia biotypes evaluated are susceptible to glyphosate, but some are resistant to ALS-inhibitors. The survey responses indicate that management practices such as the use of sub doses and/or intensive use of glyphosate, as well as lack of crop rotation favor failures in wild poinsettia control by glyphosate in soybean.

  12. Práticas de manejo e a resistência de Euphorbia heterophylla aos inibidores da ALS e tolerância ao glyphosate no Rio Grande do Sul / Management practices x Euphorbia heterophylla resistance to ALS-inhibitors and tolerance to glyphosate in Rio Grande do Sul

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    L., Vargas; M.A., Nohatto; D., Agostinetto; M.A., Bianchi; J.M., Paula; E., Polidoro; R.E., Toledo.

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    Full Text Available A utilização intensiva do glyphosate nas lavouras de soja Roundup Ready® (RR) no Rio Grande do Sul (RS), nos últimos anos, pode ter selecionado biótipos de leiteira (Euphorbia heterophylla) resistentes ao herbicida. Esse cenário dificultará ainda mais o manejo da espécie, já que permanecem indícios [...] da presença de biótipos resistentes também em herbicidas inibidores da acetolactato sintase (ALS). Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a sensibilidade da leiteira a herbicidas inibidores da ALS e ao glyphosate, verificar a distribuição dos biótipos resistentes no RS e determinar os principais fatores agronômicos associados a falhas de controle. Para isso, amostras de sementes de plantas de leiteira foram coletadas em lavouras de soja RR localizadas em 56 municípios do Estado do RS. Por ocasião das coletas, os agricultores responderam a questionário que abordava o manejo das plantas daninhas na área. Usando-se as sementes coletadas, foram conduzidos dois experimentos em casa de vegetação: no primeiro, avaliou-se a resposta de 86 biótipos ao herbicida glyphosate, aplicado na dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1; e, no segundo, a resposta de 73 biótipos ao herbicida imazethapyr, aplicado na dose de 200 g i.a. ha-1. Os resultados obtidos evidenciam que todos os biótipos de leiteira avaliados são suscetíveis ao glyphosate, porém existem biótipos resistentes aos inibidores da ALS. As respostas do questionário indicam que práticas de manejo como uso de subdoses e/ou utilização intensiva do glyphosate e a ausência de rotação de culturas favorecem falhas no controle de leiteira pelo herbicida glyphosate em soja. Abstract in english The intensive use of glyphosate in Roundup Ready® (RR) soybean fields in Rio Grande do Sul (RS), in recent years may have selected wild poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla) biotypes resistant to the herbicide. This scenario will further complicate the management of this species, since evidence remain [...] s of the presence of herbicide resistant biotypes also in acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibitors. Thus, the objectives of this work were to evaluate wild poinsettia's sensitivity to the ALS-inhibiting herbicides and glyphosate; to investigate the distribution of resistant biotypes in the state of RS;and to determine the main agronomic factors associated with control failures. Seeds of wild poinsettia plants that survived glyphosate applications were collected from RR soybean fields located in 56 municipalities in the state of RS. On the occasion, the farmers were interviewed through a questionnaire aiming to collect information on the management of the area. Using the seeds collected, two experiments were conducted under greenhouse conditions. The first evaluated the response of 86 biotypes to glyphosate, applied at the rate of 2.160 g ha-1 while the second experiment evaluated the response of the herbicide imazethapyr to 73 biotypes, applied at a dose of 200 g a.i. ha?1. The results show that all the wild poinsettia biotypes evaluated are susceptible to glyphosate, but some are resistant to ALS-inhibitors. The survey responses indicate that management practices such as the use of sub doses and/or intensive use of glyphosate, as well as lack of crop rotation favor failures in wild poinsettia control by glyphosate in soybean.

  13. IDENTIFCATION OF GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT ITALIAN RYEGRASS (LOLIUM MULTIFLORUM) IN OREGON

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    A suspected glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass biotype was collected from a filbert orchard near Portland, OR, where glyphosate was applied multiple times per year for about 15 yr. Greenhouse studies were conducted to determine if this biotype was glyphosate resistant. The plants were sprayed wit...

  14. Effects of phosphate on the adsorption of glyphosate on three different types of Chinese soils.

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    Wang, Yu-Jun; Zhou, Dong-mei; Sun, Rui-juan

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    Glyphosate (GPS) is a non-selective, post-mergence herbicide that is widely used throughout the world. Due to the similar molecular structures of glyphosate and phosphate, adsorption of glyphosate on soil is easily affected by coexisting phosphate, especially when phosphate is applied at a significant rate in farmland. This paper studied the effects of phosphate on the adsorption of glyphosate on three different types of Chinese soils including two variable charge soils and one permanent charge soil. The results indicated that Freundlich equations used to simulate glyphosate adsorption isotherms gave high correlation coefficients (0.990-0.998) with K values of 2751, 2451 and 166 for the zhuanhong soil(ZH soil, Laterite), red soil(RS, Udic Ferrisol) and Wushan paddy soil (WS soil, Anthrosol), respectively. The more the soil iron and aluminum oxides and clay contained, the more glyphosate adsorbed. The presence of phosphate significantly decreased the adsorption of glyphosate to the soils by competing with glyphosate for adsorption sites of soils. Meanwhile, the effects of phosphate on adsorption of glyphosate on the two variable charge soils were more significant than that on the permanent charge soil. When phosphate and glyphosate were added in the soils in different orders, the adsorption quantities of glyphosate on the soils were different, which followed GPS-soil > GPS-P-soil = GPS-soil-P > P-soil-GPS, meaning a complex interaction occurred among glyphosate, phosphate and the soils. PMID:16312989

  15. Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Spreads in the Southern United States (U.S.)

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    Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethyl glycine) is an exceptionally broad-spectrum herbicide that was first registered for use in 1974. Glyphosate is used mainly in conjunction with transgenic, glyphosate-resistant soybean, canola (Brassica napus), cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), and corn (Zea mays) cultivars, ...

  16. Mechanism Of Resistance Of Evolved Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus Palmeri L.)

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    Evolved glyphosate resistance in weedy species represents a challenge for the continued success and utility of glyphosate-resistant crops. The first case of evolved glyphosate resistance in Palmer amaranth was a population from the U.S. state of Georgia, which was previously reported to have amplif...

  17. Manejo de capim pé-de-galinha em lavouras de soja transgênica resistente ao glifosato / Management of goose grass on transgenic soybean, resistant to glyphosate

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    André da Rosa, Ulguim; Leandro, Vargas; Dirceu, Agostinetto; Taísa Dal, Magro; Nixon da Rosa, Westendorff; Marcelo Timm, Holz.

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência de capim pé-de-galinha (Eleusine indica) ao glifosato, em lavouras de soja transgênica; avaliar o efeito de aplicações de glifosato em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento; identificar práticas agronômicas associadas à seleção de biótipos resiste [...] ntes; e avaliar a eficiência dos herbicidas cletodim, fluazifope-P-butílico, clomazona, glufosinato de amônio e glifosato nas plantas resistentes. Plantas escapes ao tratamento com glifosato foram coletadas em 24 propriedades, no Rio Grande do Sul. As plantas foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação, tendo-se avaliado a sua resistência ao glifosato. Os acessos resistentes foram selecionados e avaliados quanto ao efeito da aplicação do glifosato em diferentes estádios de crescimento e quanto à sensibilidade aos herbicidas. Foi aplicado um questionário aos produtores para identificação das práticas agronômicas associadas às falhas no controle. O controle de E. indica pelo glifosato é mais efetivo com a aplicação em estádios iniciais de desenvolvimento. Práticas agronômicas, como uso contínuo de baixas doses do herbicida, aplicação em estádios de desenvolvimento avançados das plantas daninhas (mais de um afilho) e a ausência de rotação de culturas foram relacionadas às falhas de controle observadas. Os herbicidas cletodim, fluazifope-P-butílico e glufosinato de amônio são alternativas eficientes para o controle de E. indica. Abstract in english The objective of this work was to evaluate the resistance of goose grass (Eleusine indica) to glyphosate application in transgenic soybean crops; evaluate the effect of glyphosate applications in different growth stages; identify the main agronomic practices associated with the selection of resistan [...] t biotypes; and evaluate the effect of the herbicides clethodim, fluazifop-p-butyl, clomazone, glufosinate ammonium, and glyphosate on resistant plants. Plants that survived glyphosate application were collected on 24 properties in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Plants were grown in greenhouse and their resistance to glyphosate was evaluated. The resistant accessions were selected and evaluated as to the effect of glyphosate application on different growth stages and to their sensitivity to the herbicides. A questionnaire was given to producers in order to identify agronomic practices associated with control failures. The control of E. indica by glyphosate is more effective at initial growth stages. Agronomic practices, such as continued use of low doses of glyphosate, application on advanced weed growth stages (more than one tiller), and absence of crop rotation were related to the observed control failures. The herbicides clethodim, fluazifop-p-butyl, and glufosinate ammonium are efficient alternatives to control E. indica.

  18. Manejo de capim pé-de-galinha em lavouras de soja transgênica resistente ao glifosato Management of goose grass on transgenic soybean, resistant to glyphosate

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência de capim pé-de-galinha (Eleusine indica ao glifosato, em lavouras de soja transgênica; avaliar o efeito de aplicações de glifosato em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento; identificar práticas agronômicas associadas à seleção de biótipos resistentes; e avaliar a eficiência dos herbicidas cletodim, fluazifope-P-butílico, clomazona, glufosinato de amônio e glifosato nas plantas resistentes. Plantas escapes ao tratamento com glifosato foram coletadas em 24 propriedades, no Rio Grande do Sul. As plantas foram cultivadas em casa de vegetação, tendo-se avaliado a sua resistência ao glifosato. Os acessos resistentes foram selecionados e avaliados quanto ao efeito da aplicação do glifosato em diferentes estádios de crescimento e quanto à sensibilidade aos herbicidas. Foi aplicado um questionário aos produtores para identificação das práticas agronômicas associadas às falhas no controle. O controle de E. indica pelo glifosato é mais efetivo com a aplicação em estádios iniciais de desenvolvimento. Práticas agronômicas, como uso contínuo de baixas doses do herbicida, aplicação em estádios de desenvolvimento avançados das plantas daninhas (mais de um afilho e a ausência de rotação de culturas foram relacionadas às falhas de controle observadas. Os herbicidas cletodim, fluazifope-P-butílico e glufosinato de amônio são alternativas eficientes para o controle de E. indica.The objective of this work was to evaluate the resistance of goose grass (Eleusine indica to glyphosate application in transgenic soybean crops; evaluate the effect of glyphosate applications in different growth stages; identify the main agronomic practices associated with the selection of resistant biotypes; and evaluate the effect of the herbicides clethodim, fluazifop-p-butyl, clomazone, glufosinate ammonium, and glyphosate on resistant plants. Plants that survived glyphosate application were collected on 24 properties in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Plants were grown in greenhouse and their resistance to glyphosate was evaluated. The resistant accessions were selected and evaluated as to the effect of glyphosate application on different growth stages and to their sensitivity to the herbicides. A questionnaire was given to producers in order to identify agronomic practices associated with control failures. The control of E. indica by glyphosate is more effective at initial growth stages. Agronomic practices, such as continued use of low doses of glyphosate, application on advanced weed growth stages (more than one tiller, and absence of crop rotation were related to the observed control failures. The herbicides clethodim, fluazifop-p-butyl, and glufosinate ammonium are efficient alternatives to control E. indica.

  19. Increasing the sensitivity of the visual system reduces kinetotic behaviour of fish under microgravity

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    Anken, Ralf; Hilbig, Reinhard; Knie, Miriam; Weigele, Jochen; Anken, Ralf

    We have shown earlier that some fish of a given batch reveal motion sickness (a kinetosis) at the transition from earth gravity to diminished gravity. The percentual ratios of the various types of behaviour (normal swimming and kinetotic swimming; kinetotic specimens revealed looping responses or spinning movements) highly differed depending on the quality of diminished gravity. At high quality microgravity (HQM, 10-6 g, ZARM drop-tower, Bremen, Germany), kinetoses were exhibited by some 90% of the animals, whereas kinetoses were not as frequently seen at higher G-levels (at 0.03-0.05g during parabolic aircraft flights or during centrifugation in the drop-capsule, only some 15-25% of the animals show kinetoses). In the course of the present study, we further assessed the role of the visual system in maintaining postural control under HQM, when the remaining level of gravity is too low to be used as a vestibular cue. Therefore, larval cichlid fish siblings (Oreochromis mossambicus) were subjected to drop-tower flights at HQM and different kinds of illumination were used. Applying blue light (which leads to an increase of the sensitivity of the visual system and to a general arousal of the animal) resulted in a decrease of kinetotically swimming specimens as compared to white and red light (red light is almost invisible for fish). The final data as well as results from analyses of inner ear otoliths will be communicated at the meeting. We expect that the few fish, which swam normally under white or red light, will have a very low otolith asymmetry (differences in the size of the right versus the left otoliths). Asymmetry may be considerably higher in animals swimming normally under blue light, since these specimens are presumed to rely entirely on visual input; an otolith asymmetry will thus not lead to a computation of erroneous vestibular cues. Acknowledgement: This work was financially supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) (FKZ: 50 WB 0527). The excellent technical assistance of Sandra Schroer is highly appreciated.

  20. Subacute toxicity of copper and glyphosate and their interaction to earthworm (Eisenia fetida)

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    Glyphosate (GPS) and copper (Cu) are common pollutants in soils, and commonly co-exist. Due to the chemical structure of GPS, it can form complexes of heavy metals and interface their bioavailability in soil environment. In order to explore the interactions between GPS and Cu, subacute toxicity tests of Cu and GPS on soil invertebrate earthworms (Eisenia fetida) were conducted. The relative weight loss and whole-worm metal burdens increased significantly with the increasing exposure concentration of Cu, while the toxicity of GPS was insignificant. The joint toxicity data showed that the relative weight loss and the uptake of Cu, as well as the superoxide dismutase, catalase and malondialdehyde activities, were significantly alleviated in the present of GPS, which indicated that GPS could reduce the toxicity and bioavailability of Cu in the soil because of its strong chelating effects. Highlights: •Cu markedly increased the weight loss ratio of earthworm. •Cu decreased the cocoon production of earthworm. •The toxicity of GPS on earthworm was insignificant. •The presence of GPS could reduce the toxicity of Cu on earthworm. -- The presence of glyphosate could reduce the toxicity and bioavailability of Cu in the soil because of its strong chelating effects

  1. Aplicação tardia de glyphosate e estande e desenvolvimento inicial do arroz em sistema de cultivo mínimo Delayed application of glyphosate and stand and initial growth of rice plants (Oryza sativa under a minimum tillage system

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    C.A.C. Crusciol

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    Full Text Available O controle de plantas daninhas na cultura do arroz é ainda um problema, mesmo em cultivo mínimo, em razão do revolvimento do solo na linha de semeadura, que proporciona o reaparecimento de infestantes. Assim, objetivou-se estudar o efeito do atraso da aplicação de glyphosate sobre a formação do estande e o desenvolvimento inicial das plantas de arroz cv. IAC 102 irrigado por inundação. O experimento foi conduzido sob túnel plástico, em caixas d'água de 500 L, contendo NEOSSOLO FLÚVICO Ta Eutrófico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram da aplicação de glyphosate: seis horas antes da semeadura do arroz (testemunha; no início da emergência; três dias após a emergência; e seis dias após, sem e com lâmina d'água. A dose do herbicida foi de 1.920 g i.a. ha-1. Para todas as variáveis analisadas houve efeito significativo dos tratamentos; aos 42 dias após a emergência, constatou-se que a testemunha foi estatisticamente superior, na formação do estande, na altura de plantas, no comprimento de raiz e na massa seca das partes aérea e de raiz, aos demais tratamentos em que ocorreram atrasos na aplicação do glyphosate.Weed control is still one of the most important problems of rice production, even under a reduced-tillage system. The purpose of this research was to study the effect of delayed application of glyphosate on paddy rice cv. IAC 102. The experiment was conducted under plastic tunnels with rice plants growing in water tanks of 500 liters of capacity, containing Alluvial soil. Treatments consisted of glyphosate application on the soil surface six hours before sowing, (control at seedling emergence, three days after, and six days after, combined or not with water flooding. The experimental design was a randomized block with four replications and the herbicide dosage was 1,920 g a.i. ha-1. There was a significant effect of the treatments on the variables studied. The results showed that the control treatment (when glyphosate was applided six hours befores sowing was statistically superior to the other treatments in stand formation, plant height, root length and plant/root dry matter.

  2. Threat-sensitive anti-intraguild predation behaviour: maternal strategies to reduce offspring predation risk in mites.

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    Walzer, Andreas; Schausberger, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Predation is a major selective force for the evolution of behavioural characteristics of prey. Predation among consumers competing for food is termed intraguild predation (IGP). From the perspective of individual prey, IGP differs from classical predation in the likelihood of occurrence because IG prey is usually more rarely encountered and less profitable because it is more difficult to handle than classical prey. It is not known whether IGP is a sufficiently strong force to evolve interspecific threat sensitivity in antipredation behaviours, as is known from classical predation, and if so whether such behaviours are innate or learned. We examined interspecific threat sensitivity in antipredation in a guild of predatory mite species differing in adaptation to the shared spider mite prey (i.e. Phytoseiulus persimilis, Neoseiulus californicus and Amblyseius andersoni). We first ranked the players in this guild according to the IGP risk posed to each other: A. andersoni was the strongest IG predator; P. persimilis was the weakest. Then, we assessed the influence of relative IGP risk and experience on maternal strategies to reduce offspring IGP risk: A. andersoni was insensitive to IGP risk. Threat sensitivity in oviposition site selection was induced by experience in P. persimilis but occurred independently of experience in N. californicus. Irrespective of experience, P. persimilis laid fewer eggs in choice situations with the high- rather than low-risk IG predator. Our study suggests that, similar to classical predation, IGP may select for sophisticated innate and learned interspecific threat-sensitive antipredation responses. We argue that such responses may promote the coexistence of IG predators and prey. PMID:21317973

  3. Weed Control, Environmental Impact and Profitability of Weed Management Strategies in Glyphosate-Resistant Corn

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    Nader Soltani

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Eleven field trials were conducted over a three-year period (2006-2008 at three locations in southwestern Ontario, Canada to evaluate the effect of various weed management strategies in glyphosate-tolerant corn on weed control, crop injury, corn yield, environmental impact and profit margin. No visible injury resulted from the herbicide treatments evaluated. Overall, the effect of all factors assessed were location specific. By 56 days after treatment, depending on location, glyphosate applied at the 7 - 8 leaf stage (LPOST, preemergence (PRE herbicides followed by (fb glyphosate LPOST and sequential glyphosate applications (EPOST (3 - 4 leaf stage followed by LPOST provided more consistent control of annual broadleaf weeds and annual grasses compared to glyphosate applied alone EPOST. Weed control at 56 days after treatment was lower when glyphosate was applied alone LPOST compared to sequential applications of glyphosate or PRE herbicides fb glyphosate. There were no differences in corn yield among the sequential programs evaluated; however, a yield benefit was found when a sequential program was used compared to glyphosate applied alone LPOST. Among the sequential programs the lowest environmental impact was isoxaflutole/atrazine fb glyphosate. The lowest profit margins were associated with atrazine, S-metolachlor/atrazine/benoxacor, dicamba/atrazine and glyphosate LPOST treatments compared to all other treatments. Overall, profit margins tended to be somewhat higher for treatments that included glyphosate applications. Based on these results, the most efficacious and profitable weed management program in corn was a sequential application of glyphosate; however, isoxaflutole/atrazine fb glyphosate was the treatment with the lowest environmental risk while also adding glyphosate stewardship benefits.

  4. Eficácia de glyphosate em plantas de cobertura Efficacy of glyphosate in cover crops

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    P.C. Timossi

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se comparar a eficácia de três dosagens do herbicida glyphosate para a dessecação de Brachiaria decumbens, B. brizantha cv. Marandu e vegetação espontânea, visando a adoção do sistema plantio direto. Utilizou-se delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, num esquema fatorial 3 x 3, com quatro repetições. Testaram-se três tipos de cobertura vegetal e três dosagens de glyphosate (1,44, 2,16 e 2,88 kg ha-1. Aos 7, 14, 21 e 28 dias após a aplicação (DAA, foram feitas avaliações visuais da porcentagem de controle das coberturas vegetais e, aos 45 DAA, avaliações visuais da porcentagem de reinfestação da área. Conclui-se que, para as espécies que compunham a vegetação espontânea, o uso de 1,44 kg ha-1 proporcionou bom controle, sem no entanto evitar rebrotes de Digitaria insularis. Para as braquiárias, a mesma taxa de controle foi observada a partir de 2,16 kg ha-1. A camada de palha das braquiárias sobre o solo não foi capaz de suprimir a emergência de Cyperus rotundus, Alternanthera tenella, Raphanus raphanistrum, Bidens pilosa e Euphorbia heterophylla.This work aimed to compare rates of glyphosate to desiccate Brachiaria decumbens, B. brizantha cv. Marandu and spontaneous plants (weeds, aiming to adopt the no-tillage system. A randomized block experimental design in a factorial scheme was used (3x3, with four replications. The factors consisted of three species of cover crops and three rates of glyphosate (1.44, 2.16 and 2.88 kg ha-1. At 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after application of the herbicide, visual evaluations of the percentage of cover crop control were carried out and at 45 days of the reinfestation percentage of the area. It was concluded that the spontaneous plants presented a good control at 1.44 kg ha-1, without, however, preventing Digitaria insularis sprouts. The same control rate starting at 2.16 kg ha-1 was observed for the Brachiaria species. The straw layer of these cover crops on the soil was not able to suppress the emergence of Cyperus rotundus, Alternanthera tenella, Raphanus raphanistrum, Bidens pilosa and Euphorbia heterophylla.

  5. Momento da chuva após a aplicação e a eficácia dos herbicidas sulfosate e glyphosate aplicados em diferentes formulações Rainfastness and glyphosate and sulfosate efficacy using different formulations

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    A.F.F. Pedrinho Júnior

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar a influência da chuva sobre o desempenho dos herbicidas sulfosate e glyphosate em diferentes formulações, foram conduzidos dois experimentos, um no inverno de 2000 e outro no verão de 2001, na Fazenda Experimental de Ensino e Pesquisa da Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Campus de Jaboticabal-SP. Os experimentos foram instalados segundo o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições, no arranjo fatorial de 4x5+1, ou seja, quatro tratamentos de herbicidas, cinco períodos sem chuva após a aplicação e uma testemunha, que não recebeu chuva. As formulações de glyphosate foram: SAqC (1,0 L ha-1, GrDA (0,5 kg ha-1, SAqC Transorb (0,75 L ha-1, mais o sulfosate SAqC (1,09 L ha¹. Os períodos sem chuva após a aplicação foram de 1, 2, 4, 6 e > 48 horas. Os herbicidas foram aplicados em pós-emergência das plantas daninhas, utilizando-se de um pulverizador costal, à pressão constante (mantida por ar comprimido de 30 lbf pol-2. A chuva foi simulada com um sistema de irrigação por aspersão. A lâmina de água variou entre 18 e 19 mm. Em ambas as épocas, a chuva simulada foi prejudicial à ação dos herbicidas, principalmente quando feita nos menores intervalos após a aplicação. Os sintomas de fitointoxicação apareceram mais rapidamente no verão. A formulação Transorb, comercializada como não sendo afetada pela chuva uma hora após a aplicação, não teve o desempenho esperado, tanto no inverno quanto no verão, para períodos de até seis horas sem chuva após a aplicação. O sulfosate apresentou o melhor controle geral das plantas avaliadas, quando se simulou chuva após seis horas, em ambas as épocas. A formulação GrDA foi a mais afetada pela ação da chuva em ambas as épocas.Two field assays were carried out to evaluate the rainfall effects on sulfosate and glyphosate herbicide activity, using different formulations, under two growing seasons (winter and summer. The experiments were conducted at the FCAV/UNESP Experimental Station, Jaboticabel, Brazil, during 2000/01. The formulations were glyphosate SA (1.0 L ha-1, WG (0.5 L ha-1, Transorb (0.75 L ha-1 and sulfosate SA (1.09 L ha-1. In the field, all the trials were arranged in a randomized block experimental design, with four replications. The treatments were arranged in factorial design 5 x 4 + 1 factors, with five periods between the herbicide spraying and the rain incidence (1, 2, 4, 6 and > 48 h, plus one control treatment. The herbicide treatments were applied using a back spraying, with six nozzles DG 11002, spaced by 0.5 m, at 30 p.s.i. constant pression. Artificial rain was provided by a top irrigation system raining 18-19 mm during one hour. The artificial rain reduced glyphosate action, mainly in the shorter periods between herbicide application and the rain incidence. The herbicide symptoms appeared quicker in the summer trials. The Transorb formulation (advertised as not affected by rain one hour after spraying had the phytointoxication symptoms reduced by the rain up to six hours after spraying, both in the summer and winter. The herbicide sulfosate promoted better control when the rain occurred six hours after spraying, in both seasons.

  6. Notch signalling in the paraxial mesoderm is most sensitive to reduced Pofut1 levels during early mouse development

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    Serth Jürgen

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The evolutionarily conserved Notch signalling pathway regulates multiple developmental processes in a wide variety of organisms. One critical posttranslational modification of Notch for its function in vivo is the addition of O-linked fucose residues by protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (POFUT1. In addition, POFUT1 acts as a chaperone and is required for Notch trafficking. Mouse embryos lacking POFUT1 function die with a phenotype indicative of global inactivation of Notch signalling. O-linked fucose residues on Notch can serve as substrates for further sugar modification by Fringe (FNG proteins. Notch modification by Fringe differently affects the ability of ligands to activate Notch receptors in a context-dependent manner indicating a complex modulation of Notch activity by differential glycosylation. Whether the context-dependent effects of Notch receptor glycosylation by FNG reflect different requirements of distinct developmental processes for O-fucosylation by POFUT1 is unclear. Results We have identified and characterized a spontaneous mutation in the mouse Pofut1 gene, referred to as "compact axial skeleton" (cax. Cax carries an insertion of an intracisternal A particle retrotransposon into the fourth intron of the Pofut1 gene and represents a hypomorphic Pofut1 allele that reduces transcription and leads to reduced Notch signalling. Cax mutant embryos have somites of variable size, showed partly abnormal Lfng expression and, consistently defective anterior-posterior somite patterning and axial skeleton development but had virtually no defects in several other Notch-regulated early developmental processes outside the paraxial mesoderm that we analyzed. Conclusion Notch-dependent processes apparently differ with respect to their requirement for levels of POFUT1. Normal Lfng expression and anterior-posterior somite patterning is highly sensitive to reduced POFUT1 levels in early mammalian embryos, whereas other early Notch-dependent processes such as establishment of left-right asymmetry or neurogenesis are not. Thus, it appears that in the presomitic mesoderm (PSM Notch signalling is particularly sensitive to POFUT1 levels. Reduced POFUT1 levels might affect Notch trafficking or overall O-fucosylation. Alternatively, reduced O-fucosylation might preferentially affect sites that are substrates for LFNG and thus important for somite formation and patterning.

  7. Adsorção de glifosato sobre solos e minerais / Adsorption of glyphosate on soils and minerals

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    Luís R. M., Toni; Henrique de, Santana; Dimas A. M., Zaia.

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Glyphosate, an enzyme inhibitor herbicide, has been widely used around the world in agriculture. Dr. John Franz from Monsanto Corporation (USA) discovered glyphosate in 1970. It has been showed that glyphosate is strongly adsorbed by inorganic soil components especially aluminium and iron oxides, an [...] d the phosphate group is involved in this interaction. The inactivation of glyphosate in soils can last for days or even months depending on soil characteristics. The addition of phosphate from fertilizers can displace glyphosate from the soils and this could be the cause of decreased productivity of some crops.

  8. Adsorção de glifosato sobre solos e minerais Adsorption of glyphosate on soils and minerals

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    Luís R. M. Toni

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate, an enzyme inhibitor herbicide, has been widely used around the world in agriculture. Dr. John Franz from Monsanto Corporation (USA discovered glyphosate in 1970. It has been showed that glyphosate is strongly adsorbed by inorganic soil components especially aluminium and iron oxides, and the phosphate group is involved in this interaction. The inactivation of glyphosate in soils can last for days or even months depending on soil characteristics. The addition of phosphate from fertilizers can displace glyphosate from the soils and this could be the cause of decreased productivity of some crops.

  9. Rapid atmospheric pressure plasma jet processed reduced graphene oxide counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Liu, Hsiao-Wei; Liang, Sheng-Ping; Wu, Ting-Jui; Chang, Haoming; Kao, Peng-Kai; Hsu, Cheng-Che; Chen, Jian-Zhang; Chou, Pi-Tai; Cheng, I-Chun

    2014-09-10

    In this work, we present the use of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as the counter electrode materials in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). rGO was first deposited on a fluorine-doped tin oxide glass substrate by screen-printing, followed by post-treatment to remove excessive organic additives. We investigated the effect of atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) treatment on the DSSC performance. A power conversion efficiency of 5.19% was reached when DSSCs with an rGO counter electrode were treated by APPJs in the ambient air for a few seconds. For comparison, it requires a conventional calcination process at 400 °C for 15 min to obtain comparable efficiency. Scanning electron micrographs show that the APPJ treatment modifies the rGO structure, which may reduce its conductivity in part but simultaneously greatly enhances its catalytic activity. Combined with the rapid removal of organic additives by the highly reactive APPJ, DSSCs with APPJ-treated rGO counter electrode show comparable efficiencies to furnace-calcined rGO counter electrodes with greatly reduced process time. This ultrashort process time renders an estimated energy consumption per unit area of 1.1 kJ/cm(2), which is only one-third of that consumed in a conventional furnace calcination process. This new methodology thus saves energy, cost, and time, which is greatly beneficial to future mass production. PMID:25127290

  10. Doubly imprinted polymer nanofilm-modified electrochemical sensor for ultra-trace simultaneous analysis of glyphosate and glufosinate.

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    Prasad, Bhim Bali; Jauhari, Darshika; Tiwari, Mahavir Prasad

    2014-09-15

    A rapid, selective, and sensitive double-template imprinted polymer nanofilm-modified pencil graphite electrode was fabricated for the simultaneous analysis of phosphorus-containing amino acid-type herbicides (glyphosate and glufosinate) in soil and human serum samples. Since both herbicides respond overlapped oxidation peaks and only glyphosate is prone to nitrosation, n-nitroso glyphosate and glufosinate were used as templates for obtaining the well-resolved quantitative differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetric peaks on the proposed sensor. Toward sensor fabrication, a nano-structured polymer film was first grown directly on the electrode via initial immobilization of gold nanoparticles at its surface. This was followed by linking of monomeric (N-methacryloyl-l-cysteine) molecules through S-Au bonds. Subsequently, these molecules were subjected to free radical polymerization, in the presence of templates, cross linker, initiator, and multiwalled carbon nanotubes as pre-polymer mixture. The modified sensor observed wide linear ranges (3.98-176.23 ng mL(-1) and 0.54-3.96 ng mL(-1)) of simultaneous analysis with detection limits as low as 0.35 and 0.19 ng mL(-1) (S/N=3) for glyphosate and glufosinate, respectively, in aqueous samples. The respective oxidation peak potentials of both analytes were found to be substantially apart by 265 mV. This enabled the simultaneous determination of one target in the presence of other, without any cross reactivity, interferences, and false-positives, in real samples. PMID:24704689

  11. Deriva simulada do glyphosate em cultivares de café Acaiá e Catucaí Simulated glyphosate drift on Acaiá and Catucaí coffee cultivars

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    A.C. França

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar os efeitos da deriva simulada de glyphosate sobre o crescimento inicial de dois cultivares de café de crescimento distinto. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições, sendo os tratamentos distribuídos em esquema fatorial 2x5. No primeiro fator foram alocados os cultivares e, no segundo, as subdoses do glyphosate (0, 57,6; 115,2; 230,4; e 460,8 g ha-1. No dia da aplicação e também aos 45 e 120 dias após aplicação (DAA, avaliaram-se a altura, a área foliar, o diâmetro do caule, o número de ramos plagiotrópicos e de folhas; aos 10, 45 e 120 DAA foram avaliados os sintomas de intoxicação nas plantas e, aos 120 DAA, o acúmulo de massa seca de caule, folhas e raízes. Os sintomas de intoxicação nas plantas de café causados pelo glyphosate foram caracterizados por clorose e estreitamento do limbo foliar nos dois cultivares estudados. Todavia, sintomas mais severos foram verificados no cultivar Acaiá a partir de 10 DAA, como necrose de folhas mais novas da parte mediana da planta. Conclui-se que o cultivar Acaiá é menos tolerante ao glyphosate, quando comparado ao Catucaí, pois apresentou menor crescimento que o Catucaí quando submetidos ao tratamento com o herbicida, ou seja, pode ocorrer tolerância diferencial entre cultivares de crescimento distinto.This study aimed to evaluate the effects of simulated glyphosate drift on the growth of two cultivars with distinct growing patterns. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design, with four repetitions, and the treatments were distributed in a factorial scheme 2x5, with two cultivars in the first factor and the glyphosate subdoses (0, 57.6; 115.2; 230.4 and 460.8 g ha?1 in the second factor. On the day glyphosate was applied and at 45 and 120 days after application (DAA, height, leaf area, stem diameter, and number of plagiotropic branches and leaves were evaluated; at 10, 45 and 120 DAA, plant intoxication symptoms were visually evaluated and at 120 DAA, dry mass accumulation of the stem, leaves, and roots was evaluated. The intoxication symptoms of the coffee plants caused by glyphosate were characterized by chlorosis and leaf narrowing in the two cultivars studied. However, more severe symptoms were verified in the Acaiá cultivars from 10 DAA on, such as necrosis of younger leaves in the median part of the plant. It was concluded that Acaiá cultivar is less tolerant to glyphosate than Catucaí cultivar, since it showed lower growth when submitted to herbicide treatment, i.e., tolerance can vary between cultivars with distinct growing patterns.

  12. Deriva simulada do glyphosate em cultivares de café Acaiá e Catucaí / Simulated glyphosate drift on Acaiá and Catucaí coffee cultivars

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    A.C., França; F.P., Carvalho; C.M.T., Fialho; L., D' Antonino; A.A., Silva; J.B., Santos; L.R., Ferreira.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar os efeitos da deriva simulada de glyphosate sobre o crescimento inicial de dois cultivares de café de crescimento distinto. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições, sendo os tratamentos distribuídos em esquema fatorial 2x5. No pri [...] meiro fator foram alocados os cultivares e, no segundo, as subdoses do glyphosate (0, 57,6; 115,2; 230,4; e 460,8 g ha-1). No dia da aplicação e também aos 45 e 120 dias após aplicação (DAA), avaliaram-se a altura, a área foliar, o diâmetro do caule, o número de ramos plagiotrópicos e de folhas; aos 10, 45 e 120 DAA foram avaliados os sintomas de intoxicação nas plantas e, aos 120 DAA, o acúmulo de massa seca de caule, folhas e raízes. Os sintomas de intoxicação nas plantas de café causados pelo glyphosate foram caracterizados por clorose e estreitamento do limbo foliar nos dois cultivares estudados. Todavia, sintomas mais severos foram verificados no cultivar Acaiá a partir de 10 DAA, como necrose de folhas mais novas da parte mediana da planta. Conclui-se que o cultivar Acaiá é menos tolerante ao glyphosate, quando comparado ao Catucaí, pois apresentou menor crescimento que o Catucaí quando submetidos ao tratamento com o herbicida, ou seja, pode ocorrer tolerância diferencial entre cultivares de crescimento distinto. Abstract in english This study aimed to evaluate the effects of simulated glyphosate drift on the growth of two cultivars with distinct growing patterns. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design, with four repetitions, and the treatments were distributed in a factorial scheme 2x5, with two cultivars in [...] the first factor and the glyphosate subdoses (0, 57.6; 115.2; 230.4 and 460.8 g ha?1) in the second factor. On the day glyphosate was applied and at 45 and 120 days after application (DAA), height, leaf area, stem diameter, and number of plagiotropic branches and leaves were evaluated; at 10, 45 and 120 DAA, plant intoxication symptoms were visually evaluated and at 120 DAA, dry mass accumulation of the stem, leaves, and roots was evaluated. The intoxication symptoms of the coffee plants caused by glyphosate were characterized by chlorosis and leaf narrowing in the two cultivars studied. However, more severe symptoms were verified in the Acaiá cultivars from 10 DAA on, such as necrosis of younger leaves in the median part of the plant. It was concluded that Acaiá cultivar is less tolerant to glyphosate than Catucaí cultivar, since it showed lower growth when submitted to herbicide treatment, i.e., tolerance can vary between cultivars with distinct growing patterns.

  13. Leaching of Glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic Acid from an Agricultural Field over a Twelve-Year Period

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    Norgaard, Trine; Moldrup, Per

    2014-01-01

    The globally-used herbicide glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) and its most frequently detected metabolite, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), were studied in a unique 12-year field-scale monitoring program. The leaching of glyphosate, AMPA, and soil particles were studied in a shallow drainage system beneath a 1.26 ha field. Five annual glyphosate applications were applied with different autumn application dates. Solute mass flux from the drain system following the five glyphosate applications were compared to determine how different factors affect the leaching of glyphosate, AMPA, and particles. Glyphosate and AMPA leaching were highly event driven, controlled by the time and intensity of the first precipitation event after glyphosate application. A high similarity in time-accumulated curves for drainage and leached pesticide masses suggests near-constant drainage and leaching rates for approximately 150 days. There was no clear relationship between particle-facilitated transport and the transport of glyphosate or AMPA. However, soil particles, glyphosate, and AMPA, all showed distinct, simultaneous concentration curves, indicating common dominant transport mechanisms. Also, soil- water content at the time of application and the level of the groundwater table relative to the drain depth was essential for whether solutes were detected in the drainage runoff. We present a leaching risk chart to illustrate the dependence of glyphosate, AMPA, and soil particle leaching based on precipitation intensity and the timing of rain events after glyphosate application.

  14. No fitness cost of glyphosate resistance endowed by massive EPSPS gene amplification in Amaranthus palmeri.

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    Vila-Aiub, Martin M; Goh, Sou S; Gaines, Todd A; Han, Heping; Busi, Roberto; Yu, Qin; Powles, Stephen B

    2014-04-01

    Amplification of the EPSPS gene has been previously identified as the glyphosate resistance mechanism in many populations of Amaranthus palmeri, a major weed pest in US agriculture. Here, we evaluate the effects of EPSPS gene amplification on both the level of glyphosate resistance and fitness cost of resistance. A. palmeri individuals resistant to glyphosate by expressing a wide range of EPSPS gene copy numbers were evaluated under competitive conditions in the presence or absence of glyphosate. Survival rates to glyphosate and fitness traits of plants under intra-specific competition were assessed. Plants with higher amplification of the EPSPS gene (53-fold) showed high levels of glyphosate resistance, whereas less amplification of the EPSPS gene (21-fold) endowed a lower level of glyphosate resistance. Without glyphosate but under competitive conditions, plants exhibiting up to 76-fold EPSPS gene amplification exhibited similar height, and biomass allocation to vegetative and reproductive organs, compared to glyphosate susceptible A. palmeri plants with no amplification of the EPSPS gene. Both the additive effects of EPSPS gene amplification on the level of glyphosate resistance and the lack of associated fitness costs are key factors contributing to EPSPS gene amplification as a widespread and important glyphosate resistance mechanism likely to become much more evident in weed plant species. PMID:24385093

  15. Chronic Intake of a Phytochemical-Enriched Diet Reduces Cardiac Fibrosis and Diastolic Dysfunction Caused by Prolonged Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

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    Seymour, E. M.; Singer, Andrew A. M.; Maurice R. Bennink; Parikh, Rushi V.; Kirakosyan, Ara; Kaufman, Peter B.; Bolling, Steven F.

    2008-01-01

    Salt-sensitive hypertension is common in the aged population. Increased fruit and vegetable intake reduces hypertension, but its effect on eventual diastolic dysfunction is unknown. This relationship is tested in the Dahl Salt-Sensitive (Dahl-SS) rat model of salt-sensitive hypertension and diastolic dysfunction. Table grape powder contains phytochemicals that are relevant to human diets. For 18 weeks, male Dahl-SS rats were fed one of five diets: low salt (LS), a low salt + grape powder (LSG...

  16. Introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain into p-phenylenediamine attenuates its sensitizing potency and reduces the risk of allergy induction

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    The strong sensitizing potencies of the most important primary intermediates of oxidative hair dyes, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and p-toluylenediamine (PTD, i.e. 2-methyl-PPD) are well established. They are considered as the key sensitizers in hair dye allergic contact dermatitis. While modification of their molecular structure is expected to alter their sensitizing properties, it may also impair their color performance. With introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain we found the primary intermediate 2-methoxymethyl-p-phenylenediamine (ME-PPD) with excellent hair coloring performance but significantly reduced sensitizing properties compared to PPD and PTD: In vitro, ME-PPD showed an attenuated innate immune response when analyzed for its protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation potential. In vivo, the effective concentration of ME-PPD necessary to induce an immune response 3-fold above vehicle control (EC3 value) in the local lymph node assay (LLNA) was 4.3%, indicating a moderate skin sensitizing potency compared to values of 0.1 and 0.17% for PPD and PTD, respectively. Finally, assessing the skin sensitizing potency of ME-PPD under consumer hair dye usage conditions through a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) indicated an allergy induction risk negligible compared to PPD or PTD. - Highlights: • Methoxymethyl side chain in p-phenylenediamine reduces its strong skin sensitizing properties. • Reduced protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation. • Reduced skin sensitizing potency in local lymph node assay (LLNA). • Negligible allergy induction risk under hair dye usage conditions

  17. Introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain into p-phenylenediamine attenuates its sensitizing potency and reduces the risk of allergy induction

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    Goebel, Carsten, E-mail: goebel.c.1@pg.com [The Procter and Gamble Co., Central Product Safety and Communications, Darmstadt (Germany); Troutman, John [The Procter and Gamble Co., Central Product Safety, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Hennen, Jenny [Dept. of Environmental Toxicology, Trier University, Trier (Germany); Rothe, Helga; Schlatter, Harald [The Procter and Gamble Co., Central Product Safety and Communications, Darmstadt (Germany); Gerberick, G. Frank [The Procter and Gamble Co., Central Product Safety, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Blömeke, Brunhilde [Dept. of Environmental Toxicology, Trier University, Trier (Germany)

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    The strong sensitizing potencies of the most important primary intermediates of oxidative hair dyes, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and p-toluylenediamine (PTD, i.e. 2-methyl-PPD) are well established. They are considered as the key sensitizers in hair dye allergic contact dermatitis. While modification of their molecular structure is expected to alter their sensitizing properties, it may also impair their color performance. With introduction of a methoxymethyl side chain we found the primary intermediate 2-methoxymethyl-p-phenylenediamine (ME-PPD) with excellent hair coloring performance but significantly reduced sensitizing properties compared to PPD and PTD: In vitro, ME-PPD showed an attenuated innate immune response when analyzed for its protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation potential. In vivo, the effective concentration of ME-PPD necessary to induce an immune response 3-fold above vehicle control (EC3 value) in the local lymph node assay (LLNA) was 4.3%, indicating a moderate skin sensitizing potency compared to values of 0.1 and 0.17% for PPD and PTD, respectively. Finally, assessing the skin sensitizing potency of ME-PPD under consumer hair dye usage conditions through a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) indicated an allergy induction risk negligible compared to PPD or PTD. - Highlights: • Methoxymethyl side chain in p-phenylenediamine reduces its strong skin sensitizing properties. • Reduced protein reactivity and dendritic cell activation. • Reduced skin sensitizing potency in local lymph node assay (LLNA). • Negligible allergy induction risk under hair dye usage conditions.

  18. Dinâmica do banco de sementes em áreas com aplicação freqüente do herbicida glyphosate Seed bank dynamics in areas with frequent glyphosate application

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    P.A Monquero; P.J Christoffoleti

    2003-01-01

    Embora o herbicida glyphosate seja considerado não-seletivo, várias espécies de plantas daninhas apresentam certo grau de tolerância às doses recomendadas. No Brasil, já existem relatos de seleção de espécies de plantas daninhas tolerantes ao glyphosate em áreas com o uso intensivo deste herbicida. Assim, o objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a influência da aplicação repetitiva do herbicida glyphosate sobre a dinâmica do banco de sementes das plantas daninhas tolerantes: Commel...

  19. Effects of glyphosate and endosulfan on soil microorganisms in soybean crop Efeitos do endosulfan e glyphosate sobre microrganismos do solo na cultura da soja

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    J.L. Pereira; M.C. Picanço; A.A. Silva; E.A. Santos; H.V.V. Tomé; J.B. Olarte

    2008-01-01

    Transgenic soybean, resistant to glyphosate, is the most dominant transgenic crop grown commercially in the world. Research works on herbicide and insecticide mixtures and their effects on microorganisms are rarely reported. This work aimed to study the impact of glyphosate, endosulfan and their mixtures on the microbial soil activity in soybean crop. The experiment was carried out in a complete randomized block design with four treatments and five replications. The treatments were glyphosate...

  20. Características da epiderme foliar de eucalipto e seu envolvimento com a tolerância ao glyphosate Characteristics of eucalypt leaf epidermis and its role in glyphosate tolerance

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    L.D Tuffi Santos; L. Iarema; M. Thadeo; F.A Ferreira; R.M.S.A. Meira

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    Em áreas de reflorestamento, a deriva do glyphosate causa injúrias nas plantas de eucalipto. Trabalhos preliminares de pesquisa e observações de campo apontam para uma tolerância diferencial ao glyphosate entre os genótipos cultivados. Nesse contexto, objetivou-se estudar as estruturas anatômicas da epiderme foliar de cinco espécies de eucalipto, correlacionando com a tolerância ao glyphosate em deriva simulada. Utilizou-se o esquema fatorial, sendo cinco espécies (Eucalyptus urophy...

  1. Micromorfologia foliar na análise da fitotoxidez por glyphosate em Eucalyptus grandis Leaf micromorphology in the analysis of glyphosate toxicity in Eucalyptus grandis

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    Tuffi Santos, L. D.; Sant Anna-santos, B. F.; Meira, R. M. S. A.; Ferreira, F. A.; Tiburcio, R. A. S. T.; Silva, E. C. F.

    2009-01-01

    Foram avaliados os efeitos da deriva de formulações comerciais de glyphosate sobre a superfície foliar e o crescimento de clones de eucalipto. Mudas de seis clones foram submetidas a 129,6 g ha-1 de glyphosate das formulações comerciais Scout®, Roundup NA®, Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI®. Entre os clones não foram identificadas diferenças quanto à tolerância ao glyphosate. Plantas expostas à deriva simulada de Roundup transorb® e Zapp QI® apresentaram, respectivamente, a maior e...

  2. Altering second-order configurations reduces the adaptation effects on early face-sensitive event-related potential components.

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    Vakli, Pál; Németh, Kornél; Zimmer, Márta; Schweinberger, Stefan R; Kovács, Gyula

    2014-01-01

    The spatial distances among the features of a face are commonly referred to as second-order relations, and the coding of these properties is often regarded as a cornerstone in face recognition. Previous studies have provided mixed results regarding whether the N170, a face-sensitive component of the event-related potential, is sensitive to second-order relations. Here we investigated this issue in a gender discrimination paradigm following long-term (5 s) adaptation to normal or vertically stretched male and female faces, considering that the latter manipulation substantially alters the position of the inner facial features. Gender-ambiguous faces were more likely judged to be female following adaptation to a male face and vice versa. This aftereffect was smaller but statistically significant after being adapted to vertically stretched when compared to unstretched adapters. Event-related potential recordings revealed that adaptation effects measured on the amplitude of the N170 show strong modulations by the second-order relations of the adapter: reduced N170 amplitude was observed, however, this reduction was smaller in magnitude after being adapted to stretched when compared to unstretched faces. These findings suggest early face-processing, as reflected in the N170 component, proceeds by extracting the spatial relations of inner facial features. PMID:24971058

  3. Intra-Articular Analgesia and Steroid Reduce Pain Sensitivity in Knee OA Patients : An Interventional Cohort Study

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    JØrgensen, Tanja SchjØdt; Graven-Nielsen, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. To assess the effects of intra-articular therapy on pain sensitivity in the knee and surrounding tissues in knee OA patients. Methods. Twenty-five knee OA patients with symptomatic knee OA were included in this interventional cohort study. Pressure pain thresholds (PPT) were recorded before, immediately after, and two weeks after ultrasound guided intra-articular injection of lidocaine combined with glucocorticosteroid. Computer-controlled and manual pressure algometers were used to assess PPT on the knee, vastus lateralis, tibialis anterior, and the extensor carpi radialis longus muscles (control site). Results. Significantly increased PPTs were found following intra-articular injection, at both the knee (P?reduced pain sensitivity in both the knee and surrounding muscles for at least two weeks.

  4. Glyphosate tolerant volunteer corn control at two development stages / Controle do milho voluntário tolerante ao glyphosate em dois estádios de desenvolvimento

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    N.V., Costa; L.H.S., Zobiole; C.A., Scariot; G.R., Pereira; G., Moratelli.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Os grãos perdidos na colheita de culturas tolerantes ao glyphosate podem originar plantas voluntárias que apresentam restrições ao manejo de dessecação no sistema de plantio direto, bem como causar interferência na cultura sucessora transgênica ou convencional. Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar o [...] controle do milho voluntário tolerante ao glyphosate em dois estádios de desenvolvimento. Dois experimentos foram conduzidos: um para o controle no estádio V5 e outro para o controle no estádio V8 do milho hibrido triplo 2B688 HR (tolerante a lepidópteros e ao glyphosate). Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos avaliados foram: haloxyfop (25 g ha-1), haloxyfop (50 g ha-1), haloxyfop (62 g ha-1), haloxyfop + 2,4-D (25 + 670gha-1), haloxyfop + 2,4-D (50 + 670gha-1), haloxyfop + 2,4-D (62 + 670gha-1), haloxyfop + fluroxypyr (25 + 200gha-1), haloxyfop + fluroxypyr (50 + 200gha-1), haloxyfop + fluroxypyr (62 + 200gha-1), clethodim (84gha-1), clethodim + 2,4-D (84 + 670gha-1), clethodim + fluroxypyr (84 + 200 g ha-1) e uma testemunha sem aplicação. As aplicações no estádio V5 do haloxyfop e do clethodim isolados ou em mistura com 2,4-D e com fluroxypyr apresentaram controle máximo (100%) entre 32 e 39 dias após a aplicação, com exceção da mistura haloxyfop +2,4-D (25 + 670 g ha-1) que não promoveu controle satisfatório. Para o estádio V8, as misturas haloxyfop +2,4-D (50+670gha-1) e haloxyfop +2,4-D (62+670gha-1) demoraram até 6 e 10 dias a mais para atingirem controle satisfatório a excelente, quando comparados com as aplicações isoladas do haloxyfop nas mesmas doses, respectivamente. O clethodim aplicado isolado e em mistura com 2,4-D e com fluroxypyr não apresentou controle satisfatório. Concluiu-se que os herbicidas mostraram controle eficiente em aplicações no estádio V5 das plantas do milho voluntário transgênico, com exceção da mistura haloxyfop + 2,4-D (25 + 670gha-1). Para as aplicações no estádio V8, o haloxyfop isolado e em mistura com fluroxypyr foi o que demonstrou controle excelente em todas as doses avaliadas. A mistura com 2,4-D pode reduzir a eficiência do haloxyfop em baixas doses. O clethodim isolado e em mistura com o 2,4-D ou com fluroxypyr não foi eficiente. Abstract in english The loss of grains during the harvest of glyphosate tolerant corn may generate volunteer plants, which can interfere in the conventional or glyphosate crop in succession. The current work aim to evaluate the control of the volunteer corn glyphosate tolerant under two weed stages. Aimed to evaluate t [...] he control of volunteer glyphosate tolerant corn in two stages of development. There were conducted two experiments with hybrid 2B688 HR (lepidoptera and glyphosate tolerant), the application were at V5 and V8 stage. The experiment was randomized block design with four replicates, using the treatments: haloxyfop at 25, 50 and 62 g ha-1 alone and associated with 2,4-D at 670 g ha-1 or fluroxypyr at 200 g ha-1. The standard was clethodim at 84 g ha-1 with 2,4-D and fluroxypyr at same rates. The applications of haloxyfop and clethodim both isolated or in a mixture with 2,4-D and fluroxypyr at V5 stage showed total control (100%) at 32 and 39 days after the application, except for haloxyfop + 2,4-D (25 + 670 g ha-1) mixture, which did not provided adequate control. At V8 stage, haloxyfop + 2,4-D (50 + 670 g ha-1) and haloxyfop + 2,4-D (62 + 670 g ha-1) mixtures took up to 6 and 10 days or longer to reach adequate to excellent control, when compared to haloxyfop isolated applications in the same doses, respectively. Either isolated clethodim or mixed with 2, 4-D and fluroxypyr did not show adequate control. The treatments showed efficient control on volunteer corn plants at V5 stage, except for haloxyfop + 2, 4-D (25 + 670 g ha-1) mixture. At V8 stage applications, haloxyfop either isolated or mixture with fluroxypyr demonstrated excellent control on every evaluated dose. The mixture with 2, 4-D can reduce haloxyfop effic

  5. Efeito da deriva simulada de glyphosate no crescimento inicial de plantas de pinhão-manso Effect of simulated glyphosate drift on the initial growth of physic nut plants

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    N.V. Costa; E.A.L Erasmo; P.A Queiroz; D.F Dornelas; B.F Dornelas

    2009-01-01

    Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da deriva simulada do herbicida glyphosate no crescimento inicial de plantas de pinhão-manso (Jatropha curcas) em casa de vegetação. Para simulação da deriva de glyphosate, utilizaram-se as seguintes doses: 0,0; 1,4; 2,8; 5,6; 11,3; 22,5; 45,0; 90,0; 180,0; e 360,0 g ha-1 de glyphosate, distribuídas em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. O glyphosate foi aplicado 51 dias após a semeadura, quando as plantas de pinhão-manso apresentavam entre 16 e...

  6. Effects of glyphosate and endosulfan on soil microorganisms in soybean crop Efeitos do endosulfan e glyphosate sobre microrganismos do solo na cultura da soja

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Transgenic soybean, resistant to glyphosate, is the most dominant transgenic crop grown commercially in the world. Research works on herbicide and insecticide mixtures and their effects on microorganisms are rarely reported. This work aimed to study the impact of glyphosate, endosulfan and their mixtures on the microbial soil activity in soybean crop. The experiment was carried out in a complete randomized block design with four treatments and five replications. The treatments were glyphosate 480 SL [540 g of active ingredient (a.i. ha-1], endosulfan 350 EC (525 g a.i. ha-1, the glyphosate 480 SL [540 g of active ingredient (a.i. ha-1] mixed with endosulfan 350 EC (525 g a.i. ha-1 and the control. Microbial activity was evaluated five days after treatment application. Glyphosate application was not an impacting factor for soil CO2 production. Endosulfan application (alone or mixed with glyphosate suppressed CO2 production by microorganisms in the soil. Microbial biomass and microbial quotient were lower in the treatments using endosulfan alone and in those using endosulfan mixed with glyphosate than in the treatments using glyphosate alone and control.A soja resistente ao glyphosate é a cultura transgênica mais cultivada em todo o mundo. Pesquisas envolvendo o impacto de mistura de herbicidas e inseticidas e seus efeitos sobre microrganismos do solo são raramente reportadas. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o impacto do herbicida (glyphosate, do inseticida (endosulfan e da mistura de ambos sobre a atividade microbiana do solo na cultura da soja. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram o herbicida glyphosate 480 SL [540 g de ingrediente ativo (i.a. ha-1], endosulfan 350 EC (525 g i.a. ha-1, a mistura de glyphosate 480 SL (540 g de i.a. ha-1 com endosulfan 350 EC (525 g i.a. ha-1 e a testemunha onde se aplicou água. A atividade microbiana foi avaliada aos cinco dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos. A aplicação de glyphosate não afetou a produção de CO2 pela microbiota do solo. A aplicação de endosulfan (isolado ou em mistura com o glyphosate reduziu a produção de CO2 pelos microrganismos do solo. A biomassa microbiana e o quociente metabólico foram menores nos tratamentos submetidos à aplicação de endosulfan isolado e em mistura com glyphosate, em comparação àqueles submetidos à aplicaçao de glyphosate isolado e à testemunha.

  7. Photodegradation of glyphosate in the ferrioxalate system.

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    Chen, Yong; Wu, Feng; Lin, Yixin; Deng, Nansheng; Bazhin, Nikolai; Glebov, Evgeni

    2007-09-01

    The photoinduced degradation of glyphosate (GLP) in the ferrioxalate system was investigated under irradiation with a 250W metal halide lamp (lambda>/=365nm). The efficiency of orthophosphates release, representing the photodegradation efficiency of GLP, increased with decreasing the initial concentrations of GLP and Fe(III)/oxalate ratios. At acidic pH value in the range of 3.5-5.0, higher efficiency of orthophosphates release up to 60.6% was achieved, while the efficiency dropped to 42.1% at pH 6.0. The photochemical process mainly involved the predominant species of iron(III), namely Fe(C(2)O(4))(2)(-) and Fe(C(2)O(4))(3)(3-), which lead to the formation of hydroxyl radicals in the presence of dissolved oxygen under UV-vis irradiation. Also, the complexation of GLP with Fe(III) obviously increased the light absorption of GLP and facilitated its degradation by direct photolysis. The ninhydrin test for primary amines showed that the GLP was attacked by hydroxyl radicals with CN cleavage to yield aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and CP cleavage to yield sarcosine. The photodegradation may be enhanced by the decomposition of reactive radicals produced through ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) of ferric-GLP complexes. PMID:17374441

  8. Photodegradation of glyphosate in the ferrioxalate system

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    The photoinduced degradation of glyphosate (GLP) in the ferrioxalate system was investigated under irradiation with a 250 W metal halide lamp (? ? 365 nm). The efficiency of orthophosphates release, representing the photodegradation efficiency of GLP, increased with decreasing the initial concentrations of GLP and Fe(III)/oxalate ratios. At acidic pH value in the range of 3.5-5.0, higher efficiency of orthophosphates release up to 60.6% was achieved, while the efficiency dropped to 42.1% at pH 6.0. The photochemical process mainly involved the predominant species of iron(III), namely Fe(C2O4)2- and Fe(C2O4)33-, which lead to the formation of hydroxyl radicals in the presence of dissolved oxygen under UV-vis irradiation. Also, the complexation of GLP with Fe(III) obviously increased the light absorption of GLP and facilitated its degradation by direct photolysis. The ninhydrin test for primary amines showed that the GLP was attacked by hydroxyl radicals with C-N cleavage to yield aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) and C-P cleavage to yield sarcosine. The photodegradation may be enhanced by the decomposition of reactive radicals produced through ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) of ferric-GLP complexes

  9. Chemical control of different Digitaria insularis populations and management of a glyphosate-resistant population / Controle químico de diferentes populações de Digitaria insularis e manejo de uma população resistente ao glyphosate

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    N.M., CORREIA; L.T., ACRA; G., BALIEIRO.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho estudar o controle de diferentes populações de Digitaria insularis pelo herbicida glyphosate, isolado e em mistura, além da combinação de métodos (químico e mecânico) no manejo de plantas adultas resistentes. Três experimentos foram desenvolvidos: um em vasos mantidos em [...] condição ambiente e dois em condição de campo. No experimento em vasos, 12 populações de D. insularis foram pulverizadas com glyphosate isolado (1,44 e 2,16 kg e.a. ha-1) e em mistura (1,44 e 2,16 kg e.a. ha-1) com quizalofop-p-tefuryl (0,12 kg i.a. ha-1). O tratamento de 1,44 kg e.a. ha-1 de glyphosate mais 0,12 kg i.a. ha-1 de quizalofop foi suficiente para o controle adequado (>95%) de todas as populações. A população 11 (área de produção de grãos em Itumbiara - GO) foi considerada sensível ao glyphosate, e as demais, medianamente sensíveis ou tolerantes ao herbicida. Em campo, as plantas de D. insularis de um dos experimentos foram roçadas e, no outro, não. Oito tratamentos com herbicidas [glyphosate isolado (1,44 e 2,16 kg e.a. ha-1) e em mistura (1,44 e 2,16 kg e.a. ha-1) com quizalofop-p-tefuryl a 0,12 kg i.a. ha-1, clethodim a 0,108 kg i.a. ha-1 ou nicosulfuron a 0,06 kg i.a. ha-1] foram avaliados, combinados com ou sem a aplicação sequencial de tratamento padrão, pulverizado 15 dias após a primeira a aplicação. A combinação do controle mecânico com a aplicação de glyphosate (2,16 e 1,44 kg e.a. ha-1) mais quizalofop-p-tefuryl (0,12 kg i.a. ha-1) ou clethodim (0,108 kg i.a. ha-1), associados à aplicação sequencial, foi a estratégia mais eficaz para o manejo de plantas adultas de D. insularis resistentes. Abstract in english This study aimed to control different populations of Digitaria insularis by glyphosate herbicide, isolated and mixed, besides the combination of methods (chemical and mechanical) to manage resistant adult plants. Three experiments were conducted, one in pots which were maintained under non-controlle [...] d conditions and two under field conditions. In the experiment in pots, twelve populations of D. insularis were sprayed with isolated glyphosate (1.44 and 2.16 kg a.e. ha-1) and mixed (1.44 and 2.16 kg a.e. ha-1) with quizalofop-p tefuryl (0.12 kg i.a. ha-1). The treatment of 1.44 kg a.e. ha-1 of glyphosate plus 0.12 kg a.i. ha-1 of quizalofop was sufficient for adequate control (>95%) of all populations. Population 11 (area of grain production in Itumbiara, GO) was considered sensitive to glyphosate. Others populations were moderately sensitive or tolerant to the herbicide. In the field, the plants of D. insularis of one of the experiments were mowed and, in the other, there were not. Eight treatments with herbicides [isolated glyphosate (1.44 and 2.16 kg a.e. ha-1) and mixed (1.44 and 2.16 kg a.e. ha-1) with quizalofop-p-tefuryl at 0.12 kg a.i. ha-1), clethodim at 0.108 kg a.i. ha-1) or nicosulfuron at 0.06 kg a.i. ha-1)] were assessed, in combination with or without sequential application of the standard treatment, sprayed 15 days after the first application. The combination of the mechanic control with the application of glyphosate (2.16 and 1.44 kg a.e. ha-1) plus quizalofop-p-tefuryl (0.12 kg a.i. ha-1) or clethodim (0.108 kg a.i. ha-1), associated to the sequential application, was the most effective strategy for the management of adult plants of resistant D. insularis.

  10. Tracing the origin and mobilization of Glyphosate and AMPA in a vineyard catchment

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    Gassmann, Matthias; Olsson, Oliver; Payraudeau, Sylvain; Imfeld, Gwenaël; Kümmerer, Klaus

    2014-05-01

    Pesticides residues are often found in storm-water runoff in agricultural areas. There are several pathways along which pesticides may be transported from their application point towards the river. Although the primary target of pesticide application is the agricultural area, wind drift transports pesticide droplets to non-target areas. Furthermore, miss-operation of application machines results in the deposition of pesticides at filter strips or roads from where they can be washed off. Therefore, it may be difficult to identify the origin of pesticides in storm-water runoff. However, management of water quality requires that critical source areas are clearly delineated in order to effectively reduce water pollution. In the Rouffach catchment, a 42.7 ha vineyard catchment in France, Glyphosate and its transformation product AMPA occurred frequently and in high concentrations in runoff water during rainfall-runoff events in 2008. In order to identify the source areas of Glyphosate residue pollution and its mobilization, we used here a combination of sampling data analysis techniques and distributed pollutant transfer modelling. Available sampling data allowed for an analysis by Normalized Cumulative Loads (NCL) at a high temporal resolution (10 min). The results imply that pollutant mobilization took place mainly at the beginning of an event. This First Flush suggests a wash off of substances from impervious surfaces such as roads. This assumption was confirmed by local hydrological knowledge about infiltration rates in the vineyard, which were not exceeded by rainfall intensities in most considered events. Additionally, the distributed process-based reactive transport model ZIN-AgriTra was used as a learning tool to evaluate the pesticide mobilization and export processes. The hydrological model was successfully calibrated and validated for long high-resolution time series of discharge data. Pesticide export modelling focused on the first rainfall-runoff event following the first significant Glyphosate application in 2008. Assuming only target Glyphosate application, hardly any export of Ghyphosate and AMPA occurred. Therefore, non-target application at adjacent roads was introduced into the model. By assuming different mobilization processes of substances on the roads, our results show that storage of sorbed pesticides (e.g. road sides, unpaved roads) and storage without sorption (e.g. plant surface, paved roads) significantly contributed to the total pesticide residue export. Concluding, it is likely that the major part of pesticides in runoff of the Rouffach catchment originates from the roads rather than from the vine growing areas and that the mobilization process is a combination of both sorptive and non-sorptive substance storage. Thus, avoiding non-target pesticide application could largely help to mitigate water contamination in this catchment.

  11. Seasonal trends in reduced leaf gas exchange and ozone-induced foliar injury in three ozone sensitive woody plant species

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    Novak, K. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland)]. E-mail: kristopher.novak@wsl.ch; Schaub, M. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland); Fuhrer, J. [Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture FAL, 8046 Zurich (Switzerland); Skelly, J.M. [Department of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Hug, C. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland); Landolt, W. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland); Bleuler, P. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland); Kraeuchi, N. [Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

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    Seasonal trends in leaf gas exchange and ozone-induced visible foliar injury were investigated for three ozone sensitive woody plant species. Seedlings of Populus nigra L., Viburnum lantana L., and Fraxinus excelsior L. were grown in charcoal-filtered chambers, non-filtered chambers and open plots. Injury assessments and leaf gas exchange measurements were conducted from June to October during 2002. All species developed typical ozone-induced foliar injury. For plants exposed to non-filtered air as compared to the charcoal-filtered air, mean net photosynthesis was reduced by 25%, 21%, and 18% and mean stomatal conductance was reduced by 25%, 16%, and 8% for P. nigra, V. lantana, and F. excelsior, respectively. The timing and severity of the reductions in leaf gas exchange were species specific and corresponded to the onset of visible foliar injury. - Reductions in leaf gas exchange corresponded to the onset of ozone-induced visible foliar injury for seedlings exposed to ambient ozone exposures.

  12. Local activation of cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the urinary bladder reduces the inflammation-induced sensitization of bladder afferents

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Systemic administration of cannabinoid agonists is known to reduce pain induced by bladder inflammation and to modulate cystometric parameters in vivo. We have previously reported that intravesical administration of a cannabinoid agonist reduces the electrical activity of bladder afferents under normal conditions. However, the effects of local activation of bladder cannabinoid receptors on afferent activity during inflammation are unknown. This study was aimed to assess the effects of intravesical administration of a cannabinoid agonist on the discharges of afferent fibers in inflamed bladders ex vivo. We also characterized the expression of CB1 receptors in the bladder and their localization and co-expression with TRPV1, a marker of nociceptive afferents. Results Compared to untreated animals, afferent fiber activity in inflamed bladders was increased for intravesical pressures between 10 and 40 mmHg. Local treatment with a non selective cannabinoid agonist (AZ12646915 significantly reduced the afferent activity at intravesical pressures above 20 mmHg. This effect was blocked by AM251 but not by AM630 (selective for CB1 and CB2 respectively. Finally, CB1 was co-expressed with TRPV1 in control and inflamed bladders. Conclusion These results demonstrate that sensitization of bladder afferents induced by inflammation is partly suppressed by intravesical activation of cannabinoid receptors, an effect that appears to be mediated by CB1 receptors. Also, TRPV1 positive fibers were found to co-express CB1, supporting the hypothesis of a direct action of the cannabinoid agonist on nociceptive afferents. Taken together, these results indicate a peripheral modulation by the cannabinoid system of bladder hypersensitivity during inflammation.

  13. Seletividade de glyphosate isolado ou em misturas para soja RR em aplicações sequenciais Selectivity of glyphosate alone or in mixtures for RR soybean in sequential applications

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    D.G Alonso

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O uso de misturas de herbicidas latifolicidas com o glyphosate tem sido uma alternativa para o controle de plantas daninhas resistentes ao glyphosate ou de difícil controle nos cultivos de soja RR. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a seletividade de aplicações sequenciais de glyphosate, isolado ou em mistura com latifolicidas, para a soja RR. As aplicações dos tratamentos foram feitas em plantas de soja cultivar CD214 RR nos estádios de desenvolvimento V1 a V2 e V3 a V4. Os herbicidas e as respectivas doses (g i.a. ha-1 utilizadas foram: glyphosate (g e.a. ha-1 isolado (720/480, 720/720, 960/960 e 1.200/1.200 e as misturas de glyphosate + cloransulam-methyl (720 + 15,12/480 + 15,12, glyphosate + fomesafen (720 + 62,5/480 + 62,5, glyphosate + lactofen (720 + 36/480 + 36, glyphosate + chlorimuron-ethyl (720 + 6,25/480 + 6,25, glyphosate + flumiclorac-pentyl (720 + 15/480 + 15, glyphosate + bentazon (720 + 240/480 + 240 e glyphosate + imazethapyr (720 + 40/480 + 40. O delineamento adotado foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições. As variáveis avaliadas foram: fitointoxicação, altura de plantas, estande, fechamento do dossel, número de vagens por planta, massa de cem grãos e produtividade. Todos os tratamentos promoveram efeitos visuais de fitointoxicação na cultura da soja; todavia, em nenhuma das situações estudadas houve prejuízo no rendimento de grãos.The use of latifolicide mixed with glyphosate has been an alternative to control weeds resistant to glyphosate or difficult to control in RR soybean crops. The aim of this work was to evaluate the selectivity of sequential applications of glyphosate isolated or in mixture with latifolicide herbicides for RR soybean. Treatment applications were carried out on the soybean cultivar plants CD 214 RR at the developmental stages V1 up to V2 and V3 up to V4. The herbicides and respective rates (g a.i. ha-1 evaluated were: glyphosate (g a.e. ha¹ alone (720/480, 720/720, 960/960, and 1.200/1.200 and the mixtures glyphosate + cloransulam-methyl (720+15.12/480+15.12, glyphosate + fomesafen (720 + 62.5/480 + 62.5, glyphosate + lactofen (720 + 36/480 + 36, glyphosate + chlorimuron-ethyl (720 + 6.25/480 + 6.25, glyphosate + flumiclorac-pentyl (720 + 15/480 + 15, glyphosate + bentazon (720 + 240/480 + 240, and glyphosate + imazethapyr (720 + 40/480 + 40. The experimental design was completely randomized in a split-plot scheme with two checks, and four replicates. The variables analyzed were plant intoxication, plant height, stand,crop canopy, number of pods per plant, 100-grain mass, and yield. All the treatments promoted visual effects of plant intoxication on the soybean crop. However, yield loss was not observed in any of the situations studied.

  14. Seletividade de glyphosate isolado ou em misturas para soja RR em aplicações sequenciais / Selectivity of glyphosate alone or in mixtures for RR soybean in sequential applications

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    D.G, Alonso; J, Constantin; R.S, Oliveira Jr; G, Santos; H.A, Dan; A.M, Oliveira Neto.

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    Full Text Available O uso de misturas de herbicidas latifolicidas com o glyphosate tem sido uma alternativa para o controle de plantas daninhas resistentes ao glyphosate ou de difícil controle nos cultivos de soja RR. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a seletividade de aplicações sequenciais de glyphosate, isola [...] do ou em mistura com latifolicidas, para a soja RR. As aplicações dos tratamentos foram feitas em plantas de soja cultivar CD214 RR nos estádios de desenvolvimento V1 a V2 e V3 a V4. Os herbicidas e as respectivas doses (g i.a. ha-1) utilizadas foram: glyphosate (g e.a. ha-1) isolado (720/480, 720/720, 960/960 e 1.200/1.200) e as misturas de glyphosate + cloransulam-methyl (720 + 15,12/480 + 15,12), glyphosate + fomesafen (720 + 62,5/480 + 62,5), glyphosate + lactofen (720 + 36/480 + 36), glyphosate + chlorimuron-ethyl (720 + 6,25/480 + 6,25), glyphosate + flumiclorac-pentyl (720 + 15/480 + 15), glyphosate + bentazon (720 + 240/480 + 240) e glyphosate + imazethapyr (720 + 40/480 + 40). O delineamento adotado foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições. As variáveis avaliadas foram: fitointoxicação, altura de plantas, estande, fechamento do dossel, número de vagens por planta, massa de cem grãos e produtividade. Todos os tratamentos promoveram efeitos visuais de fitointoxicação na cultura da soja; todavia, em nenhuma das situações estudadas houve prejuízo no rendimento de grãos. Abstract in english The use of latifolicide mixed with glyphosate has been an alternative to control weeds resistant to glyphosate or difficult to control in RR soybean crops. The aim of this work was to evaluate the selectivity of sequential applications of glyphosate isolated or in mixture with latifolicide herbicide [...] s for RR soybean. Treatment applications were carried out on the soybean cultivar plants CD 214 RR at the developmental stages V1 up to V2 and V3 up to V4. The herbicides and respective rates (g a.i. ha-1) evaluated were: glyphosate (g a.e. ha¹) alone (720/480, 720/720, 960/960, and 1.200/1.200) and the mixtures glyphosate + cloransulam-methyl (720+15.12/480+15.12), glyphosate + fomesafen (720 + 62.5/480 + 62.5), glyphosate + lactofen (720 + 36/480 + 36), glyphosate + chlorimuron-ethyl (720 + 6.25/480 + 6.25), glyphosate + flumiclorac-pentyl (720 + 15/480 + 15), glyphosate + bentazon (720 + 240/480 + 240), and glyphosate + imazethapyr (720 + 40/480 + 40). The experimental design was completely randomized in a split-plot scheme with two checks, and four replicates. The variables analyzed were plant intoxication, plant height, stand,crop canopy, number of pods per plant, 100-grain mass, and yield. All the treatments promoted visual effects of plant intoxication on the soybean crop. However, yield loss was not observed in any of the situations studied.

  15. Fenologia da trapoeraba como indicador para tolerância ao herbicida glyphosate / Phenology of bengal dayflower as indicator of glyphosate tolerance

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    A.C.R, Dias; S.J.P, Carvalho; P.J, Christoffoleti.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Rotineiramente, tem sido desconsiderada a contribuição do estádio de desenvolvimento das espécies de plantas daninhas nas análises de tolerância ou resistência a herbicidas, o que pode resultar em divergências entre a pesquisa teórica e a aplicação prática dos dados. Nesse sentido, este trabalho foi [...] desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta biológica da trapoeraba (Commelina benghalensis), comparativamente ao capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea), a aplicações de doses do herbicida glyphosate, em seis estádios fenológicos. Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em casa de vegetação, submetendo-se plantas de trapoeraba e capim-marmelada ao esquema fatorial de tratamentos 9 x 6, em que nove foram as doses de glyphosate e seis foram os estádios fenológicos das plantas daninhas, variáveis entre a emissão da primeira folha definitiva e o início do florescimento. Por meio do emprego de curvas de dose-resposta e de regressões polinomiais, concluiu-se que o estádio de desenvolvimento da trapoeraba contribui significativamente para o grau de tolerância da espécie ao herbicida glyphosate, de modo que, comparativamente ao capim-marmelada, plantas de trapoeraba tornam-se quatro vezes mais tolerantes ao glyphosate a cada dez unidades de desenvolvimento fenológico na escala BBCH. Essas considerações possuem importante aplicabilidade prática, justificando medidas de controle químico em estádios iniciais do crescimento da trapoeraba. Abstract in english The importance of the phenological development of weeds has been frequently ignored when analyzing plant-herbicide tolerance or resistance, what may result on divergences between theoretical research and practical data application. Thus, this work was carried out to evaluate the biological response [...] of Bengal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis), comparatively to alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea), to the application of different rates of glyphosate, at six phenological stages. Two experiments were developed under greenhouse conditions, with Bengal dayflower and alexandergrass plants being submitted to a 9 x6 factorial scheme, where nine treatments were the glyphosate rates and six, the weed phenological stages, varying between unfolding of the first true leaf and the beginning of flowering. Using dose-response curves and polynomial regressions, it could be concluded that the Bengal dayflower phenological stages significantly contribute to the species'degree of glyphosate-tolerance, since, compared to alexandergrass, Bengal dayflower plants became four times more tolerant to glyphosate at every ten units of phenological development at the BBCH scale. These considerations have an important practical applicability, justifying chemical control measurements at the initial growth stages of Bengal dayflower.

  16. Translocação dos herbicidas glyphosate e imazamox em plantas de aguapé / Glyphosate and imazamox translocation in water hyacinth plants

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    C.F. de, Campos; H.S., Vitorino; G.S.F. de, Souza; D.C. de, Santana; D., Martins.

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    Full Text Available Entre as diversas plantas daninhas encontradas em ambientes aquáticos, a Eichhornia crassipes é uma das principais, sendo espécie indesejável para muitas atividades. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a translocação de glyphosate e imazamox em plantas de E. crassipes. Foram estudados oito interva [...] los de tempo para o corte das folhas que receberam os herbicidas: 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 e 24 horas após a aplicação (HAA) dos produtos, além de um tratamento sem corte das plantas (testemunha). Utilizaram-se glyphosate na dose de 2.160 g e.a. ha-1 (produto comercial - Rodeo) + 0,5% v v-1 do espalhante adesivo aterbane e imazamox na dose de 290,4 g i.a. ha-1 (produto comercial - Clearcast). Os tratamentos foram instalados em um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. O glyphosate apresentou um controle insatisfatório quando realizado os cortes das folhas em todos os períodos avaliados. O herbicida imazamox não proporcionou controle em até 12 HAA, enquanto que a partir de 24 HAA do herbicida o controle foi eficiente. Não houve uma grande mobilidade da molécula de glyphosate nas plantas de aguapé, sendo necessário um período superior a 24 horas para uma translocação satisfatória. Já para o imazamox um tempo de mínimo de 24 horas após a aplicação do herbicida foi suficiente para que ocorresse a translocação e um posterior controle. Abstract in english Eichhornia crassipes is one of the main weeds found in aquatic environments, being undesirable for many activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the translocation of glyphosate and imazamox in E. crassipes. Eight intervals were studied for cutting leaves that received herbicides: 2, 4, 6, 8 [...] , 12 and 24 hours after application (HAA), and a treatment with no cutting (untreated). The glyphosate dose was 2,160 g a.e. ha-1 (commercial product - Rodeo) + 0.5% v v-1 Aterbane adhesive spreader and imazamox at 290.4 g i.a. ha-1 (commercial product - Clearcast). The treatments were installed in a completely randomized design with four replications. Glyphosate showed a bad control for all the periods of leaf cutting. The imazamox did not provide control within 12 HAA, while from 24 HAA onward the control was effective. There was not a great mobility of the glyphosate molecule in water hyacinth plants, a period above 24 hours being needed for a satisfactory translocation. For imazamox at least 24 hours were needed after herbicide application for the translocation to occur along with subsequent control.

  17. Fenologia da trapoeraba como indicador para tolerância ao herbicida glyphosate Phenology of bengal dayflower as indicator of glyphosate tolerance

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    Full Text Available Rotineiramente, tem sido desconsiderada a contribuição do estádio de desenvolvimento das espécies de plantas daninhas nas análises de tolerância ou resistência a herbicidas, o que pode resultar em divergências entre a pesquisa teórica e a aplicação prática dos dados. Nesse sentido, este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta biológica da trapoeraba (Commelina benghalensis, comparativamente ao capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea, a aplicações de doses do herbicida glyphosate, em seis estádios fenológicos. Dois experimentos foram desenvolvidos em casa de vegetação, submetendo-se plantas de trapoeraba e capim-marmelada ao esquema fatorial de tratamentos 9 x 6, em que nove foram as doses de glyphosate e seis foram os estádios fenológicos das plantas daninhas, variáveis entre a emissão da primeira folha definitiva e o início do florescimento. Por meio do emprego de curvas de dose-resposta e de regressões polinomiais, concluiu-se que o estádio de desenvolvimento da trapoeraba contribui significativamente para o grau de tolerância da espécie ao herbicida glyphosate, de modo que, comparativamente ao capim-marmelada, plantas de trapoeraba tornam-se quatro vezes mais tolerantes ao glyphosate a cada dez unidades de desenvolvimento fenológico na escala BBCH. Essas considerações possuem importante aplicabilidade prática, justificando medidas de controle químico em estádios iniciais do crescimento da trapoeraba.The importance of the phenological development of weeds has been frequently ignored when analyzing plant-herbicide tolerance or resistance, what may result on divergences between theoretical research and practical data application. Thus, this work was carried out to evaluate the biological response of Bengal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis, comparatively to alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea, to the application of different rates of glyphosate, at six phenological stages. Two experiments were developed under greenhouse conditions, with Bengal dayflower and alexandergrass plants being submitted to a 9 x6 factorial scheme, where nine treatments were the glyphosate rates and six, the weed phenological stages, varying between unfolding of the first true leaf and the beginning of flowering. Using dose-response curves and polynomial regressions, it could be concluded that the Bengal dayflower phenological stages significantly contribute to the species'degree of glyphosate-tolerance, since, compared to alexandergrass, Bengal dayflower plants became four times more tolerant to glyphosate at every ten units of phenological development at the BBCH scale. These considerations have an important practical applicability, justifying chemical control measurements at the initial growth stages of Bengal dayflower.

  18. ACQUIREMENT OF TRANSGENIC COTTON (GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM L. RESISTANT TO HERBICIDE AND INSECT USING GLYPHOSATE-TOLERANT aroAM12 GENE AS A SELECTABLE MARKER

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    Lu Longdou

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    Full Text Available A new binary vector, pAM12-S1m, harboring the aroAM12 gene encoding for 5-enolpyruvyl- shikimate- 3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS and a synthetic recombinant BtS1m toxin gene consisting of 331 N-terminal amino acids of CryIAc and 284 C-terminal amino acids of CryIAb has been constructed. The truncated aroAM12 gene, which was obtained through gene shuffling technology, was ligated with a transit sequence of Arabidopsis EPSPS and expressed in cotton plants driven by cauliflower mosaic virus 35S (CaMV35S promoter. The chimeric BtS1m toxin gene was fused with DNA sequence encoding PR1b secretary signal peptide and expressed under the control of 2E-35S promoter and “?” translation enhancer sequence derived from tobacco mosaic virus. The mutant EPSPS of aroAM12 gene product conferring highly resistant to glyphosate, the active ingredient in herbicide Roundup ® , was used as a dominant selectable marker for cotton plant transformation. The genes were introduced into commercial cultivar Zhongmian12 of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L. by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. The transformants were directly selected on medium supplemented with 80?mol/L glyphosate. In this research, 40 regenerative cotton plantlets were obtained through screening. Integration of aroAM12 and Bts1m genes was confirmed by PCR and Southern blot, the results indicated that all the 40 plants possessed the aroAM12 gene, 28 of which possessed both the aroAM12 and BtS1m genes. Expression of both the genes was established by Western blots. Insect bioassay and glyphosate resistance assay indicated that the transgenic cotton plants obtained were highly resistant to glyphosate and insect. The results of glyphosate resistance and insect bioassay of T1 generation showed that the numbers of resistance and sensitive phenotypes showed Mendelian segregation ratio.

  19. Reduced T cell response in carcinogen-sensitive Donryu rats compared with carcinogen-resistant DRH rats.

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    Mise-Omata, S; Sugiura, T; Higashi, K; Yamashita, U

    1999-12-01

    Carcinogen-resistant DRH rats were developed from carcinogen-sensitive Donryu rats, which showed a high incidence of hepatic tumors when they were exposed to 3'-methyl-4-dimethyl-amino-azobenzene (3'-MeDAB4) or other aminoazo hepatocarcinogens. In order to study the mechanism of the difference of carcinogenesis, we studied the immunological competence of Donryu rats compared with that of DRH rats. Anti-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) antibody and KLH-specific delayed hypersensitivity (DTH) responses after immunization with KLH were reduced in Donryu rats compared with DRH rats. Proliferative responses of spleen cells to KLH and nonspecific mitogens such as conconavalin A (Con A) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) were significantly lower in Donryu rats than in DRH rats. Upon the cross-linking of T cell receptor (TCR) complex using anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (Mab), spleen cells from Donryu rats proliferated poorly. Two other strains of rats, SD and Wistar, exhibited high responsiveness, comparable to that of DRH rats, indicating that the responsiveness of Donryu rats was impaired. The production of interleukin-2 (IL-2) upon stimulation with Con A and the responsiveness of Con A blasts to exogenous IL-2 were also attenuated in Donryu rats. In contrast to T cell responsiveness, natural killer (NK) cell activity of spleen was increased in Donryu rats. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that the expression of CD4 and CD8 on T cells was decreased in Donryu rats, though the expression of other T cell markers such as CD2, CD3 and CD5 was not different. These results indicate that Donryu rats, which have been used in many years for cancer research in Japan, have impaired immunological surveillance mechanisms. This is likely to be one of the factors accounting for the high sensitivity to chemical carcinogens and the high susceptibility to transplanted tumor cells of Donryu rats. PMID:10665643

  20. Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth - A Threat To Conservation Agriculture

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    Glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth is now present in throughout the Southeast. Hundreds of thousands of conservation tillage cotton acres, some currently under USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation program contracts, are at risk of being converted to higher-intensity til...

  1. GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT PALMER AMARANTH (AMARANTHUS PALMERI) CONFIRMED IN GEORGIA

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    Palmer amaranth is among the three most troublesome weeds in Georgia cotton, peanut, and soybean and is among the top five most troublesome weeds in most other southeastern states. A glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth biotype was confirmed in central Georgia. In the field, potassium salt of glyp...

  2. Microchip electrophoresis for fast and interference-free determination of trace amounts of glyphosate and glufosinate residues in agricultural products.

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    Wei, Xuan; Pu, Qiaosheng

    2015-01-01

    Fast screening of herbicide residues is becoming important to ensure food safety, but traditional chromatographic methods may not be suitable for rapid on-site analysis of samples with complicated matrices. Here, we describe a method for rapid and sensitive determination of glyphosate (GLYP) and glufosinate (GLUF) residues in agricultural products by electrophoresis on disposable microchips with laser-induced fluorescence detection. With this method, quantitative analysis of trace amounts of GLYP and GLUF can be achieved with relatively simple sample preparation. PMID:25673479

  3. Fast and Sensitive Detection of Pb2+ in Foods Using Disposable Screen-Printed Electrode Modified by Reduced Graphene Oxide

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    Qiang Cai

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study, reduced graphene oxide (rGO was electrochemically deposited on the surface of screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCE to prepare a disposable sensor for fast detection of Pb2+ in foods. The SEM images showed that the rGO was homogeneously deposited onto the electrode surface with a wrinkled nanostructure, which provided 2D bridges for electron transport and a larger active area for Pb2+ adsorption. Results showed that rGO modification enhanced the activity of the electrode surface, and significantly improved the electrochemical properties of SPCE. The rGO modified SPCE (rGO-SPCE was applied to detect Pb2+ in standard aqueous solution, showing a sharp stripping peak and a relatively constant peak potential in square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV. The linear range for Pb2+ detection was 5~200 ppb (R2 = 0.9923 with a low detection limit of 1 ppb (S/N = 3. The interference of Cd2+ and Cu2+ at low concentrations was effectively avoided. Finally, the rGO-SPCE was used for determination of lead in real tap water, juice, preserved eggs and tea samples. Compared with results from graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (GFAAS, the results based on rGO-SPCE were both accurate and reliable, suggesting that the disposable sensor has great potential in application for fast, sensitive and low-cost detection of Pb2+ in foods.

  4. Decrease of back recombination rate in CdS quantum dots sensitized solar cells using reduced graphene oxide

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    Badawi, Ali

    2015-04-01

    The photovoltaic performance of CdS quantum dots sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) using the 0.2 wt% of reduced graphene oxide and TiO2 nanoparticles (RGO+TiO2 nanocomposite) photoanode is investigated. CdS QDs are adsorbed onto RGO+TiO2 nanocomposite films by the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique for several cycles. The current density–voltage (J–V) characteristic curves of the assembled QDSSCs are measured at AM1.5 simulated sunlight. The optimal photovoltaic performance for CdS QDSSC was achieved for six SILAR cycles. Solar cells based on the RGO+TiO2 nanocomposite photoanode achieve a 33% increase in conversion efficiency (?) compared with those based on plain TiO2 nanoparticle (NP) photoanodes. The electron back recombination rates decrease significantly for CdS QDSSCs based on RGO+TiO2 nanocomposite photoanodes. The lifetime constant (?) for CdS QDSSC based on the RGO+TiO2 nanocomposite photoanode is at least one order of magnitude larger than that based on the bare TiO2 NPs photoanode. Project supported by the Fund from Taif University, Saudi Arabia (Grant No. 1/435/3524).

  5. Glyphosate sorption and desorption in soils with distinct phosphorus levels

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    Prata Fábio

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The sorption of glyphosate by soils occurs due to the inner sphere complex formation with metals of soil oxides, which are related to the soil phosphate adsorption capacity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of increasing rates of phosphorus on sorption and desorption of glyphosate in three soils with different mineralogical attributes. Soils were a Rhodic Kandiudalf, an Anionic Acrudox and a Typic Humaquept. Soil samples were amended with KH2PO4 at equivalent rates of 0; 1,000; 5,000; 20,000 and 50,000 kg ha-1 of P2O5, which are high from the agricultural point of view, but necessary in order to perform sorption and desorption studies. The experimental design consisted of a completely randomized factorial: 2 soils x 5 phosphorus rates and 3 replicates. For the sorption experiments, five glyphosate solutions were employed (0.42; 0.84; 1.68; 3.36 and 6.72 mg L-1, with a 14C radioactivity of 0.233 kBq mL-1. Four steps of the desorption procedure with CaCl2 0.01 mol L-1 and one extraction with Mehlich 3 were performed only at one concentration (0.84 mol L-1. Soil samples were afterwards biologically oxidized to establish the radioactive balance. Glyphosate competes with phosphorus for specific sorption sites, but this competition becomes important when phosphorus is present at rates higher than 1,000 mg dm-3. Moreover, a small amount of applied glyphosate was extracted (<10%, and the extraction increased with increasing soil phosphorus content.

  6. The Site of the Inhibition of the Shikimate Pathway by Glyphosate: II. INTERFERENCE OF GLYPHOSATE WITH CHORISMATE FORMATION IN VIVO AND IN VITRO.

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    Amrhein, N; Deus, B; Gehrke, P; Steinrücken, H C

    1980-11-01

    In the presence of the nonselective herbicide glyphosate (N-[phosphonomethyl]glycine), buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) hypocotyls and cultured cells of Galium mollugo L. accumulate an organic acid, which was identified as shikimate by mass-spectroscopy of its methyl ester. After growth in 0.5 millimolar glyphosate for 10 days, G. mollugo cells contained shikimate in amounts of up to 10% of their dry weight. Synthesis of chorismate-derived anthraquinones in G. mollugo was blocked by glyphosate. Chorismate and o-succinylbenzoate (an anthraquinone precursor) alleviated the inhibition. The conclusion drawn from these experiments, that glyphosate inhibits a step in the biosynthetic sequence from shikimate to chorismate, was substantiated by the finding that glyphosate is a powerful inhibitor of the conversion of shikimate to chorismate in cell-free extracts from Aerobacter aerogenes 62-1. PMID:16661535

  7. The effect of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro.

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    Shehata, Awad A; Schrödl, Wieland; Aldin, Alaa A; Hafez, Hafez M; Krüger, Monika

    2013-04-01

    The use of glyphosate modifies the environment which stresses the living microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to determine the real impact of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro. The presented results evidence that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, Salmonella Gallinarum, Salmonella Typhimurium, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum are highly resistant to glyphosate. However, most of beneficial bacteria as Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, Bifidobacterium adolescentis and Lactobacillus spp. were found to be moderate to highly susceptible. Also Campylobacter spp. were found to be susceptible to glyphosate. A reduction of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract microbiota by ingestion of glyphosate could disturb the normal gut bacterial community. Also, the toxicity of glyphosate to the most prevalent Enterococcus spp. could be a significant predisposing factor that is associated with the increase in C. botulinum-mediated diseases by suppressing the antagonistic effect of these bacteria on clostridia. PMID:23224412

  8. EFECTOS LETALES Y SUBLETALES DEL GLIFOSATO (ROUNDUP® ACTIVO) EN EMBRIONES DE ANUROS COLOMBIANOS / Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Glyphosate (Roundup® Active) to Embryos of Colombian Anurans

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    TEÓFILA MARÍA, TRIANA VELÁSQUEZ; CLAUDIA MARSELA, MONTES ROJAS; MANUEL HERNANDO, BERNAL BAUTISTA.

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available El glifosato es un herbicida usado en la agricultura que puede afectar especies no blanco. El objetivo del trabajo fue determinar los efectos letales (concentración letal media - CL50) y subletales (cambios en el tamaño corporal y desarrollo) del glifosato (Roundup® Activo) sobre embriones de cuatro [...] especies de anuros expuestos durante 96 horas en pruebas de laboratorio y microcosmos. En laboratorio, la especie más tolerante fue Engystomops pustulosus (CL50 = 3033,18 µg a.e./L) y la más sensible Rhinella marina (CL50 = 1421,46 µg a.e./L), la cual mostró una reducción significativa en el tamaño corporal y retrasos en el desarrollo de los individuos. Las demás especies tuvieron un CL50 intermedio (Rhinella humboldti = 2899,36 µga.e./L; Hypsiboas crepitans = 2151,88 µg a.e./L). En todos los casos el CL50 fue menor a la concentración empleada en campo (5392,92 µg a.e./ L) indicando un efecto tóxico alto. En los microcosmos, los embriones de E. pustulosus fueron los más tolerantes (CL50 = 19,41 kg a.e./ha), mientras que los de R. humboldti los más sensibles (CL50 = 10,61 kg a.e./ha). Sin embargo, todas las especies tuvieron un CL50 superiora la concentración asperjada en campo (3,69 kg a.e./ ha), mostrando un efecto tóxico leve, y no hubo diferencias en el tamaño corporalni en el desarrollo de los individuos. Este resultado muestra que el glifosato, en su presentación comercial como Roundup® Activo, genera una mortalidad moderada en los embriones de anuros. Abstract in english Glyphosate is an herbicide widely used in agriculture, which may affect non-target species. The aim of this study was to determine the lethal (Median lethal concentration - LC50) and sublethal effects (changes on body size and development) of glyphosate (Roundup® Active) to embryos of four anuran sp [...] ecies, exposed during 96 hours under laboratory and microcosmtests. Under laboratory conditions, Engystomops pustulosus was the most tolerant species (LC50 = 3033,18 µg a.e./L) and Rhinella marina was the most sensitive (LC50 = 1421,46 µg a.e./L), which also showed a delayed development and significantly reduced body size. The other species had an intermediate LC50 (Rhinella humboldti = 2899,54 µg a.e./L; Hypsiboas crepitans = 2151,88 µg a.e./L). In all cases, the laboratory LC50 was lower than the concentration used in field (5392,92 µg a.e./L), indicating a high toxic effect. In the microcosm tests, embryos of E. pustulosus were the most tolerant (LC50 = 19,41 kg a.e./ha), while R. humboldti were the most sensitive (LC50 = 10,61 kg a.e./ha). In this case, all four study species had a higher LC50 than the concentration sprayed in field (3,69 kg a.e./ ha), so a lower lethal effect, and there were no significant differences in body size and development. This result shows that the glyphosate, as the commercial presentation Roundup® Active, produce a moderate mortality on anuran embryos.

  9. Men who have sex with men sensitivity training reduces homoprejudice and increases knowledge among Kenyan healthcare providers in coastal Kenya

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    Elise M van der Elst

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Healthcare workers (HCWs in Africa typically receive little or no training in the healthcare needs of men who have sex with men (MSM, limiting the effectiveness and reach of population-based HIV control measures among this group. We assessed the effect of a web-based, self-directed sensitivity training on MSM for HCWs (www.marps-africa.org, combined with facilitated group discussions on knowledge and homophobic attitudes among HCWs in four districts of coastal Kenya. Methods: We trained four district “AIDS coordinators” to provide a two-day training to local HCWs working at antiretroviral therapy-providing facilities in coastal Kenya. Self-directed learning supported by group discussions focused on MSM sexual risk practices, HIV prevention and healthcare needs. Knowledge was assessed prior to training, immediately after training and three months after training. The Homophobia Scale assessed homophobic attitudes and was measured before and three months after training. Results: Seventy-four HCWs (68% female; 74% clinical officers or nurses; 84% working in government facilities from 49 health facilities were trained, of whom 71 (96% completed all measures. At baseline, few HCWs reported any prior training on MSM anal sexual practices, and most HCWs had limited knowledge of MSM sexual health needs. Homophobic attitudes were most pronounced among HCWs who were male, under 30 years of age, and working in clinical roles or government facilities. Three months after training, more HCWs had adequate knowledge compared to baseline (49% vs. 13%, McNemar's test p<0.001; this was most pronounced in those with clinical or administrative roles and in those from governmental health providers. Compared to baseline, homophobic attitudes had decreased significantly three months after training, particularly among HCWs with high homophobia scores at baseline, and there was some evidence of correlation between improvements in knowledge and reduction in homophobic sentiment. Conclusions: Scaling up MSM sensitivity training for African HCWs is likely to be a timely, effective and practical means to improve relevant sexual health knowledge and reduce personal homophobic sentiment among HCWs involved in HIV prevention, testing and care in sub-Saharan Africa.

  10. Degradation of the Herbicide Glyphosate by Members of the Family Rhizobiaceae

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    Liu, C.-M.; McLean, P A; Sookdeo, C C; Cannon, F C

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    Several strains of the family Rhizobiaceae were tested for their ability to degrade the phosphonate herbicide glyphosate (isopropylamine salt of N-phosphonomethylglycine). All organisms tested (seven Rhizobium meliloti strains, Rhizobium leguminosarum, Rhizobium galega, Rhizobium trifolii, Agrobacterium rhizogenes, and Agrobacterium tumefaciens) were able to grow on glyphosate as the sole source of phosphorus in the presence of the aromatic amino acids, although growth on glyphosate was not a...

  11. Cancer Incidence among Glyphosate-Exposed Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study

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    DE ROOS, ANNECLAIRE J.; BLAIR, AARON; Rusiecki, Jennifer A.; Hoppin, Jane A; Svec, Megan; Dosemeci, Mustafa; Dale P. Sandler; Alavanja, Michael C

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    Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is one of the most frequently applied pesticides in the world. Although there has been little consistent evidence of genotoxicity or carcinogenicity from in vitro and animal studies, a few epidemiologic reports have indicated potential health effects of glyphosate. We evaluated associations between glyphosate exposure and cancer incidence in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), a prospective cohort study of 57,311 licensed pesticide applicators in...

  12. Clastogenic Effects of Glyphosate in Bone Marrow Cells of Swiss Albino Mice

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    Yogeshwer Shukla; Madhulika Singh; Smita Srivastava; Sahdeo Prasad

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    Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, C3H8NO5P), a herbicide, used to control unwanted annual and perennial plants all over the world. Nevertheless, occupational and environmental exposure to pesticides can pose a threat to nontarget species including human beings. Therefore, in the present study, genotoxic effects of the herbicide glyphosate were analyzed by measuring chromosomal aberrations (CAs) and micronuclei (MN) in bone marrow cells of Swiss albino mice. A single dose of glyphosate ...

  13. Early Detection of Soybean Plant Injury from Glyphosate by Measuring Chlorophyll Reflectance and Fluorescence

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    Yanbo Huang; Thomson, Steven J.; William T. Molin; Reddy, Krishna N.; Haibo Yao

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    Early detection of crop injury from off-target drift of herbicide is critical in crop production. Subtle changes in canopy reflectance could present useful information to detect the onset of crop stress. This study was conducted in a greenhouse to evaluate a portable spectroradiometer and a portable chlorophyll fluorometer for the detection of crop injury caused by glyphosate spray. Non-glyphosate resistant soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) plants were sprayed with glyphosate using a pneumatic t...

  14. BEHAVIOR OF THE NON-SELECTIVE HERBICIDE GLYPHOSATE IN AGRICULTURAL SOIL

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    Abdul Jabbar Al-Rajab; Hakami, Othman M.

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    Glyphosate [N-phosphonomethyl]glycine is a systematic, non-selective, organophosphorus herbicide used worldwide in agriculture and industrial zones. Following its application, residues of glyphosate can threaten soil or aquatic organisms in adjacent water. In this study, we followed the degradation, stabilization, remobilization and leaching of 14C-glyphosate in three agricultural soils in laboratory incubations and in lysimeters under field condition...

  15. Annual Glyphosate Treatments Alter Growth of Unaffected Bentgrass (Agrostis) Weeds and Plant Community Composition

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    Ahrens, Collin W.; Auer, Carol A.

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    Herbicide resistance is becoming more common in weed ecotypes and crop species including turfgrasses, but current gaps in knowledge limit predictive ecological risk assessments and risk management plans. This project examined the effect of annual glyphosate applications on the vegetative growth and reproductive potential of two weedy bentgrasses, creeping bentgrass (CB) and redtop (RT), where the glyphosate resistance (GR) trait was mimicked by covering the bentgrass plants during glyphosate ...

  16. MANAGING GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT PALMER AMARANTH (AMARANTHUS PALMERI) IN GEORGIA COTTON (GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM)

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    Studies were conducted in GA to evaluate control programs on a population of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. Glyphosate at 0.84 (1X use rate), 1.68, and 3.36 kg ae ha-1 controlled the weed >31%. Pendimethalin (0.94 kg ai ha-1) plus fluometuron (1.12 kg ai ha-1) PRE, glyphosate 0.84 kg POST, ...

  17. Import of a precursor protein into chloroplasts is inhibited by the herbicide glyphosate

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    della-Cioppa, Guy; Kishore, Ganesh M.

    1988-01-01

    Import of the precursor to 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (pEPSPS) into chloroplasts is inhibited by the herbicide glyphosate. Inhibition of import is maximal at glyphosate concentrations of ?10 ?m and occurs only when pEPSPS is present as a ternary complex of enzyme–shikimate-3-phosphate–glyphosate. Glyphosate alone had no effect on the import of pEPSPS since it is not known to interact with the enzyme in the absence of shikimate-3-phosphate. Experiments with wild-type an...

  18. Cloning and sequencing of the genes involved in glyphosate utilization by Pseudomonas pseudomallei.

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    Peñaloza-Vazquez, A; Mena, G L; Herrera-Estrella, L.; Bailey, A.M.

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    Thirty-four strains of Pseudomonas pseudomallei isolated from soil were selected for their ability to degrade the phosphonate herbicide glyphosate. All strains tested were able to grow on glyphosate as the only phosphorus source without the addition of aromatic amino acids. One of these strains, P. pseudomallei 22, showed 50% glyphosate degradation in 40 h in glyphosate medium. From a genomic library of this strain constructed in pUC19, we have isolated a plasmid carrying a 3.0-kb DNA fragmen...

  19. Differential effects of glyphosate and roundup on human placental cells and aromatase.

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    Richard, Sophie; Moslemi, Safa; Sipahutar, Herbert; Benachour, Nora; Seralini, Gilles-Eric

    2005-06-01

    Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide used worldwide, including on most genetically modified plants that have been designed to tolerate it. Its residues may thus enter the food chain, and glyphosate is found as a contaminant in rivers. Some agricultural workers using glyphosate have pregnancy problems, but its mechanism of action in mammals is questioned. Here we show that glyphosate is toxic to human placental JEG3 cells within 18 hr with concentrations lower than those found with agricultural use, and this effect increases with concentration and time or in the presence of Roundup adjuvants. Surprisingly, Roundup is always more toxic than its active ingredient. We tested the effects of glyphosate and Roundup at lower nontoxic concentrations on aromatase, the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis. The glyphosate-based herbicide disrupts aromatase activity and mRNA levels and interacts with the active site of the purified enzyme, but the effects of glyphosate are facilitated by the Roundup formulation in microsomes or in cell culture. We conclude that endocrine and toxic effects of Roundup, not just glyphosate, can be observed in mammals. We suggest that the presence of Roundup adjuvants enhances glyphosate bioavailability and/or bioaccumulation. PMID:15929894

  20. Caracteres anatômicos de duas espécies de trapoeraba e a eficiência do glyphosate / Anatomical features of two dayflower species (Commelina spp.) on glyphosate efficacy

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    I.C., Santos; R.M.S.A., Meira; F.A., Ferreira; L.D.T., Santos; G.V., Miranda.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available O gênero Commelina engloba espécies de plantas daninhas de difícil controle em diversas culturas, principalmente onde o herbicida glyphosate tem sido utilizado com elevada freqüência. Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar diferenças entre caracteres anatômicos de Commelina benghalens [...] is e Commelina diffusa, submetidas a crescimento sob condições de sol e sombra, que pudessem influenciar a absorção e translocação deste herbicida. O complexo estomático das duas espécies é semelhante e a folha é anfiestomática. O número de estômatos na epiderme foliar foi maior em C. diffusa (38/mm²) em relação a C. benghalensis (33,66/mm²), na epiderme abaxial (54,86/mm²) em relação à adaxial (16,80/mm²) e sob sol (37,89/mm²) em relação a sombra (33,77/mm²). A epiderme abaxial apresentou maior número de estômatos sob sol. Pêlos secretores, do mesmo tipo, estão presentes nas duas espécies, mas em maior número em C. diffusa. Somente C. benghalensis apresentou pêlos tectores, que são de dois tipos: longos com extremidade afilada e curtos com extremidade curva; os pêlos longos concentram-se na epiderme abaxial e os pêlos curtos, na epiderme adaxial. Apesar de a presença de pêlos na epiderme foliar ser freqüentemente associada à maior absorção de herbicidas, acredita-se que o fator determinante da maior suscetibilidade de C. benghalensis ao glyphosate, em relação a C. diffusa, esteja relacionado à reserva de amido no caule. Enquanto C. benghalensis apresenta poucos e pequenos grãos de amido no parênquima medular, C. diffusa apresenta grandes e numerosos grãos de amido, o que, possivelmente, torna mais lenta a translocação simplástica de herbicidas, reduzindo a quantidade de herbicida acumulada nos pontos de crescimento e permitindo que ela rebrote mesmo após a perda total das folhas. Abstract in english The genus Commelina includes weed species of difficult control in several crops, chiefly when the herbicide glyphosate is used repeatedly. This work was conducted to evaluate the differences between the anatomic features of Commelina benghalensis and Commelina diffusa, grown under sun and shade cond [...] itions, which could influence herbicide absorption and translocation. The stomatal apparatus of the two species is similar and the leaf is amphistomatic. C. diffusa has a greater number of stomata in relation to C. benghalensis. The number of stomatas in the leaf epiderm is greater in C. diffusa (38/mm²) than in C. benghalensis (33.66/mm²), in the abaxial (54.86/mm²) rather than in the adaxial epiderm (16.80/mm²) and under sun (37.89/mm²) rather than shade conditions (33.77/mm²). The abaxial epiderm has a greater number of stomata under sun conditions. Similar secretory hair is present in both species, but in greater number in C. diffusa. Only C. benghalensis presented tector hair: (i) long with slender extremity and (ii) short with curved extremity. Long hair is concentrated in the abaxial epiderm and short hair in the adaxial epiderm. Although the presence of hair in the leaf epiderm is frequently associated to greater herbicide absorption, it is believed that the determinant factor of greater susceptibility of C. benghalensis to glyphosate in comparison to C. diffusa could be related to the starch stock of the stem. While C. benghalensis presents fewer and smaller starch grains in the pith parenchyma, C. diffusa presents larger and numerous starch grains, which may make herbicide simplastic translocation slower, reducing the herbicide accumulated in the growth points, and allowing it to regrowth even after total leaves loss.

  1. Caracteres anatômicos de duas espécies de trapoeraba e a eficiência do glyphosate Anatomical features of two dayflower species (Commelina spp. on glyphosate efficacy

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    I.C. Santos

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available O gênero Commelina engloba espécies de plantas daninhas de difícil controle em diversas culturas, principalmente onde o herbicida glyphosate tem sido utilizado com elevada freqüência. Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar diferenças entre caracteres anatômicos de Commelina benghalensis e Commelina diffusa, submetidas a crescimento sob condições de sol e sombra, que pudessem influenciar a absorção e translocação deste herbicida. O complexo estomático das duas espécies é semelhante e a folha é anfiestomática. O número de estômatos na epiderme foliar foi maior em C. diffusa (38/mm² em relação a C. benghalensis (33,66/mm², na epiderme abaxial (54,86/mm² em relação à adaxial (16,80/mm² e sob sol (37,89/mm² em relação a sombra (33,77/mm². A epiderme abaxial apresentou maior número de estômatos sob sol. Pêlos secretores, do mesmo tipo, estão presentes nas duas espécies, mas em maior número em C. diffusa. Somente C. benghalensis apresentou pêlos tectores, que são de dois tipos: longos com extremidade afilada e curtos com extremidade curva; os pêlos longos concentram-se na epiderme abaxial e os pêlos curtos, na epiderme adaxial. Apesar de a presença de pêlos na epiderme foliar ser freqüentemente associada à maior absorção de herbicidas, acredita-se que o fator determinante da maior suscetibilidade de C. benghalensis ao glyphosate, em relação a C. diffusa, esteja relacionado à reserva de amido no caule. Enquanto C. benghalensis apresenta poucos e pequenos grãos de amido no parênquima medular, C. diffusa apresenta grandes e numerosos grãos de amido, o que, possivelmente, torna mais lenta a translocação simplástica de herbicidas, reduzindo a quantidade de herbicida acumulada nos pontos de crescimento e permitindo que ela rebrote mesmo após a perda total das folhas.The genus Commelina includes weed species of difficult control in several crops, chiefly when the herbicide glyphosate is used repeatedly. This work was conducted to evaluate the differences between the anatomic features of Commelina benghalensis and Commelina diffusa, grown under sun and shade conditions, which could influence herbicide absorption and translocation. The stomatal apparatus of the two species is similar and the leaf is amphistomatic. C. diffusa has a greater number of stomata in relation to C. benghalensis. The number of stomatas in the leaf epiderm is greater in C. diffusa (38/mm² than in C. benghalensis (33.66/mm², in the abaxial (54.86/mm² rather than in the adaxial epiderm (16.80/mm² and under sun (37.89/mm² rather than shade conditions (33.77/mm². The abaxial epiderm has a greater number of stomata under sun conditions. Similar secretory hair is present in both species, but in greater number in C. diffusa. Only C. benghalensis presented tector hair: (i long with slender extremity and (ii short with curved extremity. Long hair is concentrated in the abaxial epiderm and short hair in the adaxial epiderm. Although the presence of hair in the leaf epiderm is frequently associated to greater herbicide absorption, it is believed that the determinant factor of greater susceptibility of C. benghalensis to glyphosate in comparison to C. diffusa could be related to the starch stock of the stem. While C. benghalensis presents fewer and smaller starch grains in the pith parenchyma, C. diffusa presents larger and numerous starch grains, which may make herbicide simplastic translocation slower, reducing the herbicide accumulated in the growth points, and allowing it to regrowth even after total leaves loss.

  2. Late-Season Grass Weed Management with In-Crop and Post-Harvest Herbicides in Twin-Row Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean

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    Krishna N. Reddy

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Emergence of grasses late in the season has become a problem in glyphosate-resistant (GR soybean production in the southern US. A 3-yr field study was conducted from 2011 to 2013 at Stoneville, MS to determine efficacy of post-harvest and pyroxasulfone-based in-crop herbicides on late-season grasses and yield in twin-row glyphosate-resistant soybean. Experiments were conducted in a split-plot arrangement of treatments in a randomized complete block design with fall herbicides (with and without pendimethalin at 1.12 kg ai ha-1 and paraquatat 0.84 kg ai ha-1 as main plots and in-crop herbicides as subplots with four replications. The six in-crop herbicide programs were: glyphosate applied early postemergence (EPOST at 0.84 kg·aeha-1 followed by (fb glyphosate late postemergence (LPOST at 0.84 kg·ha-1 with and without pyroxasulfone preemergence (PRE applied at 0.18 kg ai ha-1, pyroxasulfone PRE fb glyphosate at 0.84 kg·ha-1 LPOST or glyphosate at 0.84 kg·ha-1 + S-metolachlor at 1.68 kg ai ha-1 EPOST, pyroxasulfone PRE fb S-meto- lachlor at 1.12 kg·ha-1 + fomesafen at 0.27 kg ai ha-1 EPOST fb clethodim at 0.14 kg ai ha-1, and a no-herbicide control. Browntop millet, Digitaria spp., and junglerice densities at 2 weeks after LPOST, grass weed dry biomass at harvest, and soybean yield were similar regardless of post- harvest herbicides in all three years. At 2 weeks after LPOST, browntop millet, Digitaria spp. and junglerice densities were greatly reduced in all five in-crop herbicide treatments compared with no herbicide plot in all three years. Grass weed dry biomass in no-herbicide plots was 3346, 6136, and 6916 kg·ha-1 in 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively and the five herbicide treatments reduced grass weed dry biomass by at least 87%, 84%, and 99% in 2011, 2012, and 2013, respectively. Soybean yield was higher with all five in-crop herbicide treatments compared to no herbicide control in all three years. These results indicate that browntop millet, Digitaria spp., and junglerice infestations can be reduced with pyroxasulfone-based in-crop herbicide programs in twin-row GR soybean.

  3. Precipitation sensitivity to alloy composition in Fe-Cr-Mn austenitic steels developed for reduced activation for fusion application

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    Special austenitic steels are being designed in which alloying elements like Mo, Nb, and Ni are replaced with Mn, W, V, Ti, and/or Ta to reduce the long-term radioactivity induced by fusion reactor irradiation. However, the new steels still need to have properties otherwise similar to commercial steels like type 316. Precipitation strongly affects strength and radiation-resistance in austenitic steels during irradiation at 400--600/degree/C, and precipitation is also usually quite sensitive to alloy composition. The initial stage of development was to define a base Fe-Cr-Mn-C composition that formed stable austenite after annealing and cold-working, and resisted recovery or excessive formation of coarse carbide and intermetallic phases during elevated temperature annealing. These studies produced a Fe-12Cr-20Mn-0.25C base alloy. The next stage was to add the minor alloying elements W, Ti, V, P, and B for more strength and radiation-resistance. One of the goals was to produce fine MC precipitation behavior similar to the Ti-modified Fe-Cr-Ni prime candidate alloy (PCA). Additions of Ti+V+P+B produced fine MC precipitation along network dislocations and recovery/recrystallization resistance in 20% cold worked material aged at 800/degree/C for 166h, whereas W, Ti, W+Ti, or Ti+P+B additions did not. Addition of W+Ti+V+P+B also produced fine MC, but caused some ? phase formation and more recrystallization as well. 29 refs., 14 figs., 9 tabs

  4. Electrophoretic deposition of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets on TiO2 nanotube arrays for dye-sensitized solar cells

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    In the present work, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is used to deposit reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheets onto a TiO2 nanotube array for application as photoelectrode in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The as-deposited RGO nanosheets are very uniform and can be obtained with controllable thickness. Due to the enhanced electronic conductivity caused by RGO, the short-circuit current of DSSCs based on RGO-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays is much higher than that of DSSCs based on unmodified TiO2 nanotube arrays. In addition, the short-circuit current (Jsc) increases with longer EPD time for RGO deposition but decreases with increased EPD time later; a peak value of 8.87 mA cm?2 is reached for Jsc at an EPD time of 30 s. Therefore, DSSC based on TiO2 nanotubes (6.8 ?m long) modified using EPD time 30 s delivers the highest energy conversion efficiency of 4.10%, while DSSC consisting of bare nanotubes exhibits efficiency of 2.97% and short-circuit current of 6.24 mA cm?2, which represents a 38.0% enhancement of energy conversion efficiency in DSSC consisting of TiO2 nanotubes modified with RGO compared to that of DSSC based on bare nanotubes. Moreover, RGO-deposition on longer bamboo-type TiO2 nanotube arrays (16.8 ?m long) can further increase the energy conversion efficiencies to 6.01% by utilizing higher surface area of bamboo-type nanotubes for dye loading

  5. Efficacy of Pre-Emergence and Post-Emergence Soybean Herbicides for Control of Glufosinate-, Glyphosate-, and Imidazolinone-Resistant Volunteer Corn

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    Chahal, Parminder S.; Greg Kruger; Humberto Blanco-Canqui; Jhala, Amit J.

    2014-01-01

    Glyphosate-resistant corn and soybean are grown in rotations in the Midwest, including Nebraska. Volunteer corn is a problematic weed in soybean fields because it causes harvest problems, reduces yield and seed quality, and potentially harbors insects, pests, and diseases. Several pre-packaged herbicides have been registered in soybean in recent years, but response of volunteer corn to these herbicides has not yet been documented. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the respons...

  6. Glifosato como desregulador endócrino químico / Glyphosate as an endocrine chemical disruptor

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    Renata Marino Romano

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumoDesreguladores endócrinos são moléculas exógenas ambientais que podem afetar a síntese, secreção, transporte, metabolismo, ligação, ação e catabolismo de hormônios naturais do organismo, podendo exercer seu efeito mesmo quando em mínimas quantidades. O glifosato é um herbicida utilizado no combate às plantas daninhas prejudiciais a diversas culturas, bastante efetivo, não seletivo e pós-emergente que inibe o crescimento da planta através da interferência com a produção de aminoácidos aromáticos essenciais pela inibição da fotossíntese. Em baixas concentrações não tóxicas ele causa efeito de desregulação sobre a enzima aromatase em células de placenta humana in vitro, reduzindo a atividade da enzima aromatase e reduzindo a expressão da proteína StAR (proteína de regulação rápida da esteroidogênese. Acontaminação do solo e da água tanto fluvial como subterrânea, pelo intenso uso do glifosato, pode levar a distúrbios reprodutivos, além da possibilidade da persistência de resíduos destas substâncias no sangue, na carne, no leite, na urina e nas fezes dos animais levando à recontaminação do solo e podendo chegar ao consumo humano. O objetivo desta revisão é apresentar informações atuais sobre a toxicologia do glifosato e a sua importância sobre a saúde humana, suscitando o debate nessa área, uma vez que a legislação brasileira ainda não contempla o controle desse tipo de efeito tóxico.AbstractEndocrine disruptors (EDs are exogenous molecular factors that may affect the synthesis, secretion, transport, metabolism, binding, action, and catabolism of the body’s natural hormones. They are able to produce their effect even when they are present in minimum quantities. Glyphosate is an herbicide used to combat weeds that are harmful to different plants. It is very effective, non-selective and post-emergent, inhibiting the plant growth by interfering with the production of essential aromatic amino acids for the inhibition of photosynthesis. At low and non-toxic concentrations it causes disruption effects upon the aromatase enzyme in human placenta cells in vitro, reducing the activity of this enzyme and reducing the expression of the StAR protein (steroid acute regulatory protein. The contamination of soil and of both surface and underground water due to the intense use of glyphosate may lead to reproductive disorders and also the possibility of the persistence of residues of these substances in blood, meat, milk, urine and animal excrements, leading to the recontamination of the soil and possibly reaching products consumed by humans. The purpose of this review has been to provide current information on the toxicology of glyphosate (formulation Roundup and its importance for human health, raising the debate in this field, since the Brazilian legislation does not address the control of such toxic effects yet.

  7. Efeito de adjuvantes adicionados à calda herbicida contendo glyphosate Effect of adjuvants added to herbicide spray containing glyphosate

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    Leandro Vargas

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Tentativas de aumentar a fitotoxicidade do herbicida glyphosate através da adição de ácido e/ ou de sulfato de amônio à calda tem sido promissoras. A adição dessas substâncias otimiza as propriedades químicas da calda herbicida, superando efeitos negativos do pH elevado e de ions nela presentes. O objetivo desse trabalho foi investigar o efeito da adição de ácido sulfúrico e/ou de sulfato de amônio à calda herbicida, sobre a eficiência do glyphosate misturado em diluente com alto pH e teores elevados de sais. Os tratamentos envolveram cinco doses de glyphosate (variáveis de 180 a 540 g/ha i.a. diluídas em água destilada e, mais glyphosate a 270 g/ha misturado às águas minera is Fonte Azul e Fonte Ijuí em presença de ácido sulfúrico (0,5 1/ha e/ou sulfato de amônio (2 ,5 kg/h a . A fitotoxicidade foi avaliada aos 7, 17 e 27 dias após as aplicações do herbicida sobre a aveia preta. Os resultados demonstraram que a aveia-preta é muito suscetível à ação de glyphosate, mesmo aplicado a 270 g/ha, independente da água utilizada ou da adição de adjuvantes e, que a adição de ácido sulfúrico e/ou de sulfato de amônio à calda não alterou a atividade do herbicida.Attempts to increase phytotoxicity of glyphosat e her bic ide through addition of acid and/or of ammonium sulphate to the spray solution have been promising. Addition of these substances optimize chemical properties of the herbicide spray, overcoming negative effects of high pH and of íons present in it. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of sulphuric acid and/or of ammonium sulphate addition to herbicide spray, on the efficiency of glyphosate mixed in diluents with high pH and high salts content. Glyphosate treatments consisted of five rates (variables from 180 to 540 g/ha a.e., diluted in distilled water, and also glyph osate at 270 g/h a a. e. mix ed in the mineral waters Fonte Azul and Fonte Ijuí. To this herbicide rate, it was added 0,5 1/ha of sulphuric acid and /or 2,5 kg/ha of ammonium sulphate, whose treatments were sprayed over oat plants. Herbicide toxicity was evaluated at 7, 17, and 27 days after applications. Results showed that oats was very susceptible to glyphosate action, even when applied at 270 g/ha, independent of water used or adjuvantes added. It is concluded that addition of sulphuric acid and/or of ammonium sulphate to spray solution do not increase herbicide activity of glyphosate.

  8. Efeito de adjuvantes adicionados à calda herbicida contendo glyphosate / Effect of adjuvants added to herbicide spray containing glyphosate

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    Leandro, Vargas; Nilson G., Fleck; Marcos M. da, Cunha; Ribas A., Vidal.

    Full Text Available Tentativas de aumentar a fitotoxicidade do herbicida glyphosate através da adição de ácido e/ ou de sulfato de amônio à calda tem sido promissoras. A adição dessas substâncias otimiza as propriedades químicas da calda herbicida, superando efeitos negativos do pH elevado e de ions nela presentes. O o [...] bjetivo desse trabalho foi investigar o efeito da adição de ácido sulfúrico e/ou de sulfato de amônio à calda herbicida, sobre a eficiência do glyphosate misturado em diluente com alto pH e teores elevados de sais. Os tratamentos envolveram cinco doses de glyphosate (variáveis de 180 a 540 g/ha i.a.) diluídas em água destilada e, mais glyphosate a 270 g/ha misturado às águas minera is Fonte Azul e Fonte Ijuí em presença de ácido sulfúrico (0,5 1/ha) e/ou sulfato de amônio (2 ,5 kg/h a) . A fitotoxicidade foi avaliada aos 7, 17 e 27 dias após as aplicações do herbicida sobre a aveia preta. Os resultados demonstraram que a aveia-preta é muito suscetível à ação de glyphosate, mesmo aplicado a 270 g/ha, independente da água utilizada ou da adição de adjuvantes e, que a adição de ácido sulfúrico e/ou de sulfato de amônio à calda não alterou a atividade do herbicida. Abstract in english Attempts to increase phytotoxicity of glyphosat e her bic ide through addition of acid and/or of ammonium sulphate to the spray solution have been promising. Addition of these substances optimize chemical properties of the herbicide spray, overcoming negative effects of high pH and of íons present i [...] n it. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of sulphuric acid and/or of ammonium sulphate addition to herbicide spray, on the efficiency of glyphosate mixed in diluents with high pH and high salts content. Glyphosate treatments consisted of five rates (variables from 180 to 540 g/ha a.e.), diluted in distilled water, and also glyph osate at 270 g/h a a. e. mix ed in the mineral waters Fonte Azul and Fonte Ijuí. To this herbicide rate, it was added 0,5 1/ha of sulphuric acid and /or 2,5 kg/ha of ammonium sulphate, whose treatments were sprayed over oat plants. Herbicide toxicity was evaluated at 7, 17, and 27 days after applications. Results showed that oats was very susceptible to glyphosate action, even when applied at 270 g/ha, independent of water used or adjuvantes added. It is concluded that addition of sulphuric acid and/or of ammonium sulphate to spray solution do not increase herbicide activity of glyphosate.

  9. The intensity of non-target site mechanisms influences the level of resistance of sourgrass to glyphosate

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    Flávia Regina da Costa; Leonardo Bianco de Carvalho; Pedro Luis da Costa Aguiar Alves; Rafael De Prado

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    Non-target site mechanisms are involved in the resistance of sourgrass (Digitaria insularis) to glyphosate. Studies on the 14C-glyphosate absorption and translocation as well as the detection of glyphosate and its metabolites in sourgrass plants were carried out under controlled conditions to investigate if the differential response of resistant sourgrass biotypes (R1 and R2) is derived from the intensity of non-target site mechanisms involved in the resistance to glyphosate. Different patter...

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