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A depiction of the herbicide molecule (top), which inhibits an enzyme (bottom) that plants need.

Neutralizing weeds’ defence system

Researchers identify a new mechanism to battle herbicide resistance

Plants and unseen soil micro-organisms all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons. By looking for that protective shield in micro-organisms, specifically the genes that can make it, a team