DL-phosphinothricin is a freely soluble broad spectrum herbicide also known as glufosinate ammonium.
|Mechanism of Action||DL-phosphinothricin interferes with the synthesis of the amino acid, glutamine.Toxicity of DL-phosphinothricin arises from glutamine shortages which can lead to an inability to detoxify ammonia and suppress photosynthesis activity.|
|Plant Biology Applications||DL-Phosphinothricin is a broad spectrum herbicide used to inhibit growth of unwanted plants. As an herbicide, DL-Phosphinothricin can be used as selection marker as well since resistance can be transferred by genetic transformation. McPhee and co-workers (2004) used glufosinate ammonium for selecting successfully transformed Pea plantlets.|
You W. and Barker A.V., 2002, Herbicidal actions of root-applied glufosinate ammonium on tomato plants. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci 127(2):200-204. 2002
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