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Bailey, K.L. (2014) The Bioherbicide Approach to Weed Control Using Plant Pathogens. In: Abrol, D.P., Ed., Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspectives, Elsevier, San Diego, 245-266.
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-398529-3.00014-2

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  • TITLE: Interaction of Glufosinate and Colletotrichum truncatum on Ammonia Levels and Glutamine Synthetase Activity in Hemp Sesbania

    AUTHORS: Robert E. Hoagland, C. Douglas Boyette, Robin H. Jordan, Kenneth C. Stetina

    KEYWORDS: Bioherbicide, Hemp Sesbania, Glutamine Synthetase, Ammonia, Glufosinate, Colletotrichum truncatum

    JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.9 No.11, October 29, 2018

    ABSTRACT: The use of microbes and microbial products as bioherbicides has been studied for several decades, and combinations of bioherbicides and herbicides have been examined to discover possible synergistic interactions to improve weed control efficacy. Bioassays were conducted to assess possible interactions of the herbicide glufosinate [2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl) butanoic acid] and Colletotrichum truncatum (CT), a fungal bioherbicide to control hemp sesbania (Sesbania exaltata)]. Glufosinate acts as a glutamine synthetase (GS) inhibitor that causes elevated ammonia levels, but the mode of action of CT is unknown. GS has also been implicated in plant defense in certain plant-pathogen interactions. The effects of spray applications of glufosinate (1.0 mM) orbioherbicide (8.0 × 104 conidia ml-1), applied alone or in combination were monitored (88 h time-course) on seedling growth, GS activity and ammonia levels in hypocotyl tissues under controlled environmental conditions. Growth (elongation and fresh weight) and extractable GS activity were inhibited in tissues by glufosinate and glufosinate plus CT treatments as early as 16 h, but CT treatment did not cause substantial growth reduction or GS inhibition until after ~40 h. Generally, ammonia levels in hemp sesbania tissues under these various treatments were inversely correlated with GS activity. Localization of hemp sesbania GS activity on electrophoretic gels indicated a lack of activity after 30 h in glufosinate and glufosinate plus CT-treated tissue. Untreated control tissues contained much lower ammonia levels at 24, 64, and 88 h after treatment than treatments with CT, glufosinate or their combination. CT alone caused elevated ammonia levels only after 64 - 88 h. Glufosinate incorporated in agar at 0.25 mM to 2.0 mM, caused a 10% - 45% reduction of CT colony radial growth, compared to fungal growth on agar without glufosinate, and the herbicide also inhibited sporulation of CT. Although no synergistic interactions were found in the combinations of CT and glufosinate at the concentrations used, further insight on the biochemical action of CT and its interactions with this herbicide on hemp sesbania was achieved.