Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomics

C. Neal Stewart, Jr. 
Wiley-Blackwell  August 2009  

Hardcover  272 pp  ISBN 9780813822884      £145.00
Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomics offers a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on genetic and genomics research in weedy and invasive plants. Forward-looking in its approach, the work also assesses the areas of future research necessary to defeat these agricultural pests. This research-based, scholarly work engenders a further understanding of weeds and invasive plants, opening avenues for developing more effective methods of managing them. This volume will be a necessary reference for weed scientists, agrochemical industry researchers, conservation geneticist, and plant biologists.



  • Why should weed scientists care about genomics?.
  • Weedy genomics: know thine enemy.
  • Arabidopsis in not a weed.
  • Weedy model species.
  • Amaranthus genomics: how a wild plant went weedy.
  • Evolutionary genomics of weedy rice.
  • Rhizomatousness: genes important for a weedy syndrome.
  • Perennial traits for weediness: Leafy spurge transcriptomics.
  • Herbicide resistance: target site genes.
  • Herbicide resistance: non-target site gene families.


  • Why should invasives scientists care about genomics?.
  • Invasive plants as models for evolutionary genomics.
  • Genomics of allelopathy in knapweed.
  • Understanding competition between endogenous plants and exotic invaders at the genomic level.
  • Potentially two or more other chapters on invasive plant molecular genetics.


  • Genomics, weeds, and invasives: a synthesis
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