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27.01.2019 |

Is soil contamination by a glyphosate commercial formulation truly harmless to non-target plants? – Evaluation of oxidative damage and antioxidant responses in tomato


• Glyphosate exposure greatly impaired tomato's growth and development.

• Increased doses of glyphosate led to oxidative stress, especially in roots.

• Proline, ascorbate and glutathione levels were changed upon glyphosate exposure.

• Glyphosate stimulated the response of the enzymatic AOX system in a dose-dependent manner.

• Soil contamination by glyphosate can pose a serious threat to non-target plants.