Glufosinate is an important and widely used non-selective herbicide active on a wide range of plant species.
Resistance evolution to glufosinate in weedy plant species, including the global weed Eleusine indica, commonly known as goosegrass, is underway.
At AHRI, Principal Research Fellow, Qin Yu and her team established the molecular basis of target-site glufosinate resistance in goosegrass.
In this first AHRI Snapshots podcast for 2022, Qin Yu joins us to explain the results in the paper: A naturally evolved mutation (Ser-59-Gly) in glutamine synthetase confers glufosinate resistance in plants.
This work reveals a naturally evolving point mutation in glutamine synthetase that confers resistance to glufosinate in Eleusine indica, known as goosegrass.