Developing ciprofloxacin analogues against plant DNA gyrase: a novel herbicide mode of action.

Ciprofloxacin has been shown to exhibit potent herbicidal activity through action against plant DNA gyrase, presenting a novel mode of action. Analogues of ciprofloxacin have been prepared with increased herbicidal activity and diminished antibacterial activity, compared to ciprofloxacin, as demonstrated using model systems.