Applications of genomics in weed science

Todd A. Gaines, Patrick J. Tranel, Margaret B. Fleming, Eric L. Patterson, Anita Küpper, Karl Ravet, Darci A. Giacomini, Susana Gonzalez, Roland Beffa

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The information that determines the structure and function of an organism is contained by its DNA. This genetic information guides the production of specific RNA molecules, which in turn guide the production of specific protein molecules. As elucidated by Watson and Crick (1953), genetic information is maintained by a double helix structure, in which two chains having sugar/phosphate backbones are held together by hydrogen-bond pairing of adenine (A) with thymine (T) and guanine (G) with cytosine (C). The specific arrangement of the A, T, G, and C nucleotide bases holds the information that defines an organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds
EditorsMithila Jugulam
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781498737128
ISBN (Print)9781498741392
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Gaines, T. A., Tranel, P. J., Fleming, M. B., Patterson, E. L., Küpper, A., Ravet, K., Giacomini, D. A., Gonzalez, S., & Beffa, R. (2017). Applications of genomics in weed science. In M. Jugulam (Ed.), Biology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds (pp. 185-218). CRC Press.