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Title: Uses of thaxtomin and thaxtomin compositions as herbicides

There is a need for a selective, low-risk herbicide that can be used to control weeds in cereal cultures and turf. The present invention discloses that a bacterial secondary metabolite, thaxtomin and optionally another herbicide is an effective herbicide on broadleaved, sedge and grass weeds. Thaxtomin A and structurally similar compounds can be used as natural herbicides to control the germination and growth of weeds in cereal, turf grass, Timothy grass and pasture grass cultures with no phytotoxicity to these crops. As a natural, non-toxic compound, thaxtomin can be used as a safe alternative for weed control in both conventional and organic farming and gardening systems.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1337694
Assignee:
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Davis, CA CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,526,247
Application Number:
14/447,617
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 31
Research Org:
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Works referenced in this record:

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journal, January 2008

More chemistry of the thaxtomin phytotoxins
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