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Mesotrione is an herbicide sold under the brand names Callisto and Tenacity. It is a synthetic analog of leptospermone developed to mimic the effects of this natural herbicide. Mesotrione works by inhibiting the plant enzyme 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) which is necessary for carotenoid biosynthesis. Without the protection from carotenoids, the chlorophyll necessary for plant growth is degraded by sunlight.
- Derek Cornes (2005). "Callisto: a very successful maize herbicide inspired by allelochemistry". Fourth World Congress on Alleopathy. The Regional Institute Ltd. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
- "Tenacity Herbicide". Syngenta.