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Effects of Auxin and Source of Explants on Callus Induction of Tropical Maize
Induction of callus from explants is a critical process in regeneration, micropropagation and transformation of plants. Formation of callus from plant tissues on culture is affected by different factors. This study sought ...
How well do malaria tests correlate with disease severity? Comparison of parasite density in children with mild and severe malaria
Background. Accurate diagnosis of malaria is key to proper management and control and an ideal diagnostic parameter that correlates to disease outcome is required. The former would be helpful in correctly identifying ...
Morphological Characterisation of Selected Ugandan Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L) Varieties for Food and Feed
(OMICS International, 2016)
Sweet potato Ipomoea batatas L. (Lam.) is a symbol in the fight for a global nutrition plan that can save millions of children and help build a healthier and more productive future. However, characterisation of sweet ...
Novel Sources of Witchweed (Striga) Resistance from Wild Sorghum Accessions
(Frontiers Media, 2017)
Sorghum is a major food staple in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but its production is constrained by the parasitic plant Striga that attaches to the roots of many cereals crops and causes severe stunting and loss of yield. ...
Habits of a highly successful cereal killer, Striga
Molecular Characterization and Genetic Variation of Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.,) in Selected Legume Production Areas of Eastern Kenya
Root-knot nematodes are sedentary endoparasites of plant roots and the primary nematode pathogens of most cultivated crops worldwide, including legumes. Root- Knot Nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne is the most economically ...
Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers linked to drought tolerant traits in selected Sudanese rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes
(Academic Journals, 2018)
Rice growth and productivity are affected by biotic and abiotic stresses; key among them being drought. Conventional breeding for drought tolerance is slowed down by the complex nature of mechanisms underlying this stress ...
Striga parasitizes transgenic hairy roots of Zea mays and provides a tool for studying plant-plant Interactions.
(Plant Methods, 2012)
Background Striga species are noxious root hemi-parasitic weeds that debilitate cereal production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Control options for Striga are limited and developing Striga resistant crop germplasm is ...
Proximate Characterization of Selected Ugandan Sweetpotato (Ipomoea Batata L.) Varieties for Food and Feed
(OMICS International, 2016)
Sweet potato Ipomoea batatas L. (Lam.) is a symbol in the fight for a global nutrition plan that can save millions of children and help build a healthier and more productive future. Sweet potato is relied on as a source ...
Application and Evaluation of the Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification assay for the Detection of Aflatoxigenic Fungi Contaminants of Rice Grains in Kenya
(Longdom Publishing, 2020)
Aflatoxigenic fungi are most common filamentous fungi that synthesis aflatoxins and represent the major fungal pathogens to agricultural products. Aflatoxins remain a major threat to global food security, these molecules ...