The book provides comprehensive information on a wide range of topics from biology, physiology, genetics to the use of genomic tools in weed science. The book covers information at a more advanced level than the previously published books in weed science. It covers not only weed genetics and genomics research, but also weed management from an ecological perspective. Furthermore, the book also gives a broad coverage of novel mechanisms of weed resistance to herbicides. More importantly, it includes next generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatics of herbicide resistant genes in weeds.

chapter 1|11 pages


Advancement of Weed Science as an Important Discipline of Agriculture
ByAruna Varanasi, Mithila Jugulam

chapter 2|15 pages

Targeting Weed Seedbanks

Implications for Weed Management
ByPrashant Jha, Rakesh K. Godara, Amit J. Jhala

chapter 3|18 pages

Effect of Environmental Factors on Weed Germination and Management

ByNeha Rana, Aruna V. Varanasi, Brent A. Sellers

chapter 4|18 pages

A New Approach to Weed Control in Cropping Systems

ByMichael Walsh, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

chapter 5|24 pages

Evolution of Weed Resistance to Herbicides

What Have We Learned After 70 Years?
ByStephen O. Duke, Ian Heap

chapter 6|36 pages

Inter-specific Gene Flow from Herbicide-Tolerant Crops to their Wild Relatives

ByAmit J. Jhala, Debalin Sarangi, Parminder Chahal, Ashish Saxena, Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Prashant Jha

chapter 7|21 pages

Crop Selectivity and Herbicide Safeners

Historical Perspectives and Development, Safener-Regulated Gene Expression, Signaling, and New Research Directions
ByDean E. Riechers, Jerry M. Green

chapter 9|17 pages

Recent Advances in Target Site Herbicide Resistance Mechanisms

ByChristopher Preston

chapter 10|12 pages

Gene Amplification and Herbicide Resistance

Application of Molecular Cytogenetic Tools
ByMithila Jugulam, Karthik Putta, Vijay K. Varanasi, Dal-Hoe Koo

chapter 11|33 pages

Applications of Genomics in Weed Science

ByMithila Jugulam, Todd A. Gaines, Patrick J. Tranel, Margaret B. Fleming, Eric L. Patterson, Anita Küpper, Karl Ravet, Darci A. Giacomini, Susana Gonzalez, Roland Beffa