Revenge of the Weeds The Scientist Revenge of the Weeds revenge of the weeds 12970

Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.

It’s a story suited for a Hollywood horror film, yet it’s also a tenet of evolutionary biology. Introduce a toxin to a system, and you inevitably select for resistant survivors. These few individuals gain a reproductive advantage and multiply; sometimes they can’t be stopped with even the most potent chemicals.

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