How do climatic cues influence flowering time in natural populations of wild radish in northern and southern Japan?
Resistance to 2,4-D in wild radish is complex and appears to vary in its mechanism from one population to the next, but new research suggests that lower receptivity at the plasma membrane is part of the answer.
Guest author Danica Goggin finds wild radish is a problem weed in many agricultural regions. It is also very good at concealing its herbicide resistance strategies from inquisitive researchers. But with the introduction of synthetic auxin-resistant transgenic crops in North America, we need to keep chipping away at this plant’s shield of secrecy.