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GROUP C1/5 RESISTANT PROSTRATE PIGWEED
(Amaranthus blitoides)


Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)

Israel
INTRODUCTION PROSTRATE PIGWEED
Prostrate Pigweed (Amaranthus blitoides) is a dicot weed in the Amaranthaceae family.  In Israel this weed first evolved resistance to Group C1/5 herbicides in 1983 and infests Cropland, and Roadsides.   Group C1/5 herbicides are known as Photosystem II inhibitors (Inhibition of photosynthesis at photosystem II).  Research has shown that these particular biotypes are resistant to atrazine, and simazine and they may be cross-resistant to other Group C1/5 herbicides.

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QUIK STATS (last updated Sep 15, 2000 )

Common NameProstrate Pigweed
SpeciesAmaranthus blitoides
GroupPhotosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)
Herbicidesatrazine, and simazine
LocationIsrael
Year1983
Situation(s)Cropland, and Roadsides
Contributors - (Alphabetically)Baruch Rubin 
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NOTES ABOUT THIS BIOTYPE

AREAS FOUND

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ACADEMIC ASPECTS

Confirmation Tests

Field, Greenhouse, and Laboratory trials comparing a known susceptible Prostrate Pigweed biotype with this Prostrate Pigweed biotype have been used to confirm resistance. For further information on the tests conducted please contact the local weed scientists that provided this information.
 
Genetics

Genetic studies on Group C1/5 resistant Prostrate Pigweed have not been reported to the site.  There may be a note below or an article discussing the genetics of this biotype in the Fact Sheets and Other Literature
 
Mechanism of Resistance

The mechanism of resistance for this biotype is either unknown or has not been entered in the database.  If you know anything about the mechanism of resistance for this biotype then please update the database.
 
Relative Fitness

Triazine resistant weeds often exhibit a lower relative fitness when compared to susceptible biotypes.  The most common mutation conferring triazine resistance (Ser 264 to Gly mutation of the psbA gene) also causes a reduction in CO2 fixation, quantum yield, and seed and biomass production.  There is no record in this database referring specifically to fitness studies on Group C1/5 resistant Prostrate Pigweed from Israel.
 
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CONTRIBUTING WEED SCIENTISTS

BARUCH RUBIN
Professor
Hebrew University Of Jerusalem
Inst. Plant Sci. & Genetics In Agriculture
Faculty Of Agric.
Food & Environm.
Rehovot, 76100, Israel
Israel
Email Baruch Rubin

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, The Weed Science Society of America, and weed scientists in Israel have been instrumental in providing you this information. Particular thanks is given to Baruch Rubin for providing detailed information.
Herbicide Resistant Prostrate Pigweed Globally
(Amaranthus blitoides)
Herbicide Resistant Prostrate Pigweed Globally
(Amaranthus blitoides)
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Herbicide Resistant Prostrate Pigweed Globally
(Amaranthus blitoides)
#CountryFirstYearSituationActive IngredientsSite of Action
1 IsraelIsrael 1983 Cropland, and Roadsides atrazine, and simazine 23 Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)
9Amaranthus blitoidesProstrate Pigweed100
2 IsraelIsrael 1991 Forests, and Roadsides atrazine, chlorsulfuron, and simazine 23 Multiple Resistance: 2 Sites of Action
ALS inhibitors (B/2)
Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)
9Amaranthus blitoidesProstrate Pigweed108
3 SpainSpain 1986 Orchards simazine 38 Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)
9Amaranthus blitoidesProstrate Pigweed183
4 United States (Michigan) United StatesMichigan2012 Mint terbacil 45 Photosystem II inhibitors (C1/5)
9Amaranthus blitoidesProstrate Pigweed5736
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