12. Herbicide Resistance

  1. Professor Andrew H. Cobb and
  2. Dr John P.H. Reade

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327793.ch12

Herbicides and Plant Physiology, Second Edition, Second Edition

Herbicides and Plant Physiology, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cobb, A. H. and Reade, J. P.H. (2010) Herbicide Resistance, in Herbicides and Plant Physiology, Second Edition, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327793.ch12

Author Information

  1. Crop and Environment Research Centre, Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129350

Online ISBN: 9781444327793



  • herbicide resistance;
  • Herbicide Resistance Action Committee's herbicide - Mode of Action groups;
  • herbicide resistance, inheritable ability of plant - surviving herbicide dose, lethal to a member of a normal population of that plant species;
  • mechanisms of herbicide resistance - target site resistance;
  • target site resistance, result of a single point mutation - in gene coding for target site;
  • target site - mediated resistance to ALS inhibiting herbicides;
  • target site-mediated resistance - to cellulose biosynthesis inhibitors;
  • enhanced compartmentalisation;
  • cross-resistance, plant's resistance to herbicides - due to presence of only one resistance mechanism;
  • chronology of herbicide resistance


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mechanisms of herbicide resistance

  • How resistance occurs

  • Chronology of herbicide resistance

  • Herbicide resistance case study – black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides Huds)

  • The future development of herbicide resistance

  • References