Roundup

MSLADE at RNA.BIO.MQ.EDU.AU MSLADE at RNA.BIO.MQ.EDU.AU
Thu Mar 28 19:02:38 EST 1996


I have this vague memory that roundup contains a very strong detergent which is 
has been blamed for toxic effects on animals, eg frogs.  Presumably the detergent is 
needed for the active compound to penitrate the plant's surface.

Cheers, Martin Slade
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>To:            glycosci at net.bio.net
>From:          jiribarn at newstand.syr.edu (Jose  Iribarne)
>Subject:       Re: Roundup
>Date:          28 Mar 1996 13:23:58 GMT
>Reply-to:      jiribarn at mailbox.syr.edu
>
>Henrik Jepsen <studkurs at po.ia.dk> wrote:
>: >I am a student who is interestet in getting some information about the 
>: >formula and the synthesis of Roundup. Do you know something about it or 
>: >where I might be able to get some information.
>
>The active species in the herbicide Roundup is glyphosate. Regards,
>
>Jose Iribarne
>SUNY-ESF
>
>
>
>
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NSW 2109,
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