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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative

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Bringing you the need-to-know in herbicide resistance with our fortnightly newsletter, AHRI insight.

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Encouraging more crop, less weeds sustainably through a wide range of research activities.

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What is AHRI?


Welcome to The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) homepage! Before you dig into all our publications and podcasts, you might be wondering who we are and what we do. AHRI was a GRDC initiative which launched in 1998 under the guidance of Professor Stephen Powles. In 2018, we celebrated 20 years of GRDC funding, operating as a research group out of the University of Western Australia. You can get a great overview of what we’re all about by watching the video on the right. You can also learn more in this Outlooks on Pest Management article here.

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A new glyphosate resistance mechanism with similarities to cancer drug resistance

Tue, 13 Apr 2021

AHRI researchers have identified a new glyphosate resistance mechanism which has similarities to cancer drug resistance in humans.

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Publications An ABCC-type transporter endowing glyphosate resistance in plants

Tue, 13 Apr 2021

ABC transporter genes are present in plants and now a specific ABC transporter has been shown to endow resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, in a similar way to the way these ABC transporters can give resistance to anti-cancer drugs in humans. This is the first time that a plant ABC transporter has been found responsible for herbicide resistance. 


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