© 1982

Biochemistry and Physiology of Herbicide Action


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 19-113
  3. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 114-119
  4. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 120-122
  5. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 123-141
  6. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 142-147
  7. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 159-176
  8. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 177-183
  9. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 184-189
  10. Carl Fedtke
    Pages 190-191
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 193-202

About this book


Herbicides are part of modern agricultural production systems and therefore contribute significantly to the economy of agricultural products. At the same time, herbicides are potent and specific inhibitors of plant metabolism and may therefore be used as valuable tools in basic plant physiological research. A well-known example is the photosynthesis-inhibiting herbicide diuron, known to plant physiologists as DCMU, which has become one of the essentials in modern photosynthesis research. Similarly, knowledge in other areas of plant metabolism may be advanced by the use of herbicides as specific inhibitors. This book describes the effects of herbicides on the metabolism of higher plants from the viewpoint of the plant physiologist. The material of this book is therefore, as far as possible, divided into areas of metabolism. This book intends (1) to present the reader with current knowledge and views in the area of herbicide modes of action and (2) to promote the future use of herbicides as metabolic inhibitors in plant physiological research to the advantage of both, the pesticide and the plant sciences. I wish to express my thanks to my colleagues and friends Prof. N. Amrhein, Prof. E. Elstner, Dr. L. Eue, Dr. J. Konze, Dr. K. Liirssen, Dr. W.Oettmeier, Dr. H. Quader, Dr. R. R. Schmidt, Dr. R. H. Shimabukuro, Dr. J. Stetter, Prof.


Pflanzenstoffwechsel Photosynthesis Phototoxicity Plant Metabolism Unkrautbekämpfungsmittel biochemistry metabolism physiology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Leverkusen, BayerwerkFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biochemistry and Physiology of Herbicide Action
  • Authors Carl Fedtke
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11231-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68377-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68375-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Biochemistry, general
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