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Paper Receives Weed Science Society Award

A paper co-authored by Associate Professor Greta Gramig was selected as the Outstanding Paper in Weed Science by the Weed Science Society of America. The award was presented during the annual meeting in early February.
Paper Receives Weed Science Society Award

Greta Gramig

February 21, 2017

A paper co-authored by Associate Professor Greta Gramig was selected as the Outstanding Paper in Weed Science by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). The award is given to authors of a paper judged to be the outstanding contribution in the journal Weed Science, a peer-reviewed journal of the WSSA. The award was presented during the WSSA Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona in early February.

The paper, titled “Field Application of Glyphosate Induces Molecular Changes Affecting Vegetative Growth Processes in Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula)”, was co-authored by Munevver Dogramaci, Gramig, James V. Anderson, Wun S. Chao, and Michael E. Foley. Field and laboratory experiments revealed that 1) Large doses of glyphosate triggered the development of leafy spurge shoots from underground adventitious buds and 2) Glyphosate impacted leafy spurge molecular processes involved in biosynthesis or signaling of tryptophan or auxin, gibberellic acid, ethylene, cytokinins, and the cell cycle. The paper is published in Weed Science (Volume 64, Issue 1, March 2016, pp. 87-100) and is available online at http://bit.ly/2kOo1te.

Gramig began working at NDSU in 2008 and leads the weed biology and ecology program in the Department of Plant Sciences. Dogramaci, Anderson, Chao and Foley are researchers in the USDA-ARS Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit in Fargo, ND and have ties to the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences; Dogramaci is a former postdoctoral researcher and Anderson, Chao and Foley are adjunct faculty.

Founded in 1956, the WSSA promotes research, education and outreach; provides science-based information to the public and policymakers; and fosters an awareness of weeds and their impact on our environment. To learn more about the WSSA, visit http://wssa.net.  

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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