Title

Carbon Partitioning and Herbicide Transport in Glyphosate-treated Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1984

Publication Source

Weed Science Journal

Abstract

Glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] had several effects on carbon translocation in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L. 'Klein E multigerm'): a) import of carbon by sink leaves was inhibited, b) net starch accumulation in source leaves was stopped, and c) carbon export from source leaves in the dark was stopped following 10 h of treatment in the light. During periods when no carbon was exported, glyphosate also was not transported from treated leaves. The limitation of glyphosate transport, resulting from disruption of carbon metabolism, appears important in the study and use of the herbicide.

Inclusive pages

546-551

ISBN/ISSN

0043-1745

Publisher

Weed Science Society of America

Volume

32

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes