Resistance to Phosphinothricin

Phosphinothricin (also known as glufosinate, sold under trade names BASTA, Buster and Liberty) is a broad spectrum herbicide. In transgenic plants resistance to this herbicide is conferred the insertion into crop plants of the bar gene, isolated from bacteria. The patent ownership and licensing and the biochemical mechanism of this resistance are discussed in this paper.

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