super pigweed ie. Roundup-resistant A. palmeri, like sickle cell?
May 3 NY Times article:
By William Neuman and Andrew Pollack
I was thinking: isn't it likely that whatever genetic trait confers survival value on these particular plants in the face of glyphosate (Roundup) might be a weakness in every other circumstance? In other words, isn't it likely that the amaranth plants which survive glyphosate poisoning are weaker than normal amaranth plants in every other regard?