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  • Ismail Dweikat



Project TitleDevelopment of multiple ALS-resistance sorghum germplasms
Track Code1469
Short Description

This technology is two different sorghum mutants that exhibit resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides.

Tagsagriculture, sorghum, Acetolactate synthase (ALS)-resistance, weed control, plant breeding
Posted DateOct 4, 2017 1:54 PM


Ismail Dweikat

Technology Description

This technology is two herbicide resistant sorghum mutants. The sorghum mutants exhibit resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides selected from the group consisting of sulfonylureas, imidazolinones, triazolophyrimides, and pyrimidinylthiobensozates. The sorghum mutants could be used in breeding to develop sorghum hybrids, varieties, or lines which are resistant to ALS inhibiting herbicides.

Inventive Feature(s)

• Sorghum mutants exhibit resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides


• Provide weed control methods for sorghum
• Provide effective ALS mutants for breeding programs

Potential Application(s)

•  Agricultural Industry
-  Weed Control
-  Plant Breeding

Intellectual Property

Issued Patent US9,365,862


Ismail Dweikat. “ALS Mutants Sequence in Shattercane (Sorghum Bicolor).” International Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 14-18, 2012

Rodrigo Werle Kevin Begcy, Ismail Dweikat, et alIndependent Evolution of Acetolactate Synthase-inhibiting Herbicide Resistance in Weedy Sorghum Populations across Common Geographic Regions” Weed Science. 65 (1): 164-176, 2017

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Jeewan Jyot, Ph.D.
Senior Technology Manager
Phone: 402-472-1783

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