Exploring new pathways for target herbicides

Kirill Sukhoverkov

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

A rising tide of herbicide resistance threatens crop productivity. In addition to protecting what tools we have, developing new tools to control weeds is vital to sustain food production. Here I find new herbicide targets, strengthen the effect of existing herbicides, and better explain known modes of action. Specifically, I found re-purposing antimalarial and antibacterial drugs has potential to find new herbicidal targets. I also explored existing herbicides, by finding new synergies and also by understanding their target interaction. I hope combined, this work extends the lifetime of existing herbicides and delays the development of resistance.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mylne, Josh, Supervisor
  • Stubbs, Keith, Supervisor
  • Murcha, Monika, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 7/12/2021 to 25/10/2023. Made publicly available on 25/10/2023.

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