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RNA Interference as A Resistance Mechanism Against Crop Parasites in Africa: A ‘Trojan Horse’ Approach
(Society of Chemical Industry, 2010)
Biological crop pests cause serious economic losses. In Africa, the most prevalent parasites are insect pests, plant pathogenic root-knot nematodes, viruses and parasitic plants. African smallholder farmers struggle to ...
Physiological and Ecological Warnings That Dodders Pose an Exigent Threat to Farmlands in Eastern Africa
(plant Physiology, 2021)
Invasive holoparasitic plants of the genus Cuscuta (dodder) threaten African ecosystems due to their rapid spread and attack on various host plant species. Most Cuscuta species cannot photosynthesize and hence rely on host ...
Identification of maize lethal necrosis disease causal viruses in maize and suspected alternative hosts through small RNA profiling
(Wiley Online Library, 2020-04)
Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) is a devastating viral disease of maize caused by double infection with Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and any one of the Potyviridae family members. Management of MLND requires ...
Interspecific RNA Interference of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS-Like Disrupts Cuscuta pentagona Plant Parasitism
(The Plant Cell, 2012)
Infection of crop species by parasitic plants is a major agricultural hindrance resulting in substantial crop losses worldwide. Parasitic plants establish vascular connections with the host plant via structures termed ...
KSTP 94, an Open-pollinated Maize Variety Has Postattachment Resistance to Purple Witchweed (Striga hermonthica)
(BioOne Complete, 2018)
Striga spp. are obligate root hemiparasites that constrain cereal production in sub-Saharan Africa. Although purple witchweed [Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth.] and Asiatic witchweed [Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze] infect ...