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Bayer CropScience and Syngenta Codevelop Herbicide with Alternative Mode of Action

5:02 AM MDT | April 7, 2011 | Alex Scott

Bayer CropScience and Syngenta say they are codevelopment a soybean that is resistant to p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) herbicides. The planned product would be a new tool for combating weed resistance, the companies say.   The engineered HPPD herbicide-resistant soybean is in early development, with launch in North America expected in the second half of the decade. HPPD is an enzyme in plants. The inhibition of HPPD in plants through the application of a herbicide leads to the disruption of photosynthesis and subsequent bleaching of foliage and...

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