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    Documenting the diversity of mechanisms for herbicide resistance in agricultural weeds is helpful for understanding evolutionary processes that contribute to weed management problems. More than 40 species have evolved resistance to glyphosate, and at least 13 species have a target-site mutation at position 106 of EPSPS. In horseweed (Conyza canadensis), this p106 mutation has only been reported in Canada. Here, we sampled seeds from one plant (= biotype) at 24 sites in Ohio and 20 in Iowa, screened these biotypes for levels of resistance, and sequenced their DNA to detect the p106 mutation. Resistance categories were based on 80% survival at five glyphosate doses: S (0×), R1 (1×), R2 (8×), R3 (20×), or R4 (40×). The p106 mutation was not found in the19 biotypes scored as S, R1, or R2, while all 25 biotypes scored as R3 or R4 had the same proline-to-serine substitution at p106. These findings represent the first documented case of target-site mediated glyphosate resistance in horseweed in the United States, and the first to show that this mutation was associated with very strong resistance. We hypothesize that the p106 mutation has occurred multiple times in horseweed and may be spreading rapidly, further complicating weed management efforts.


    Zachery T Beres, Laura A Giese, David M Mackey, Micheal D K Owen, Eric R Page, Allison A Snow. Target-site EPSPS Pro-106-Ser mutation in Conyza canadensis biotypes with extreme resistance to glyphosate in Ohio and Iowa, USA. Scientific reports. 2020 May 05;10(1):7577

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    PMID: 32371909

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