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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. ...
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 ...
Metagenomics Analysis of Cocoa Bean Fermentation Microbiome Identifying Species Diversity and Putative Functional Capabilities
Fermentation of Theobroma cacao L. beans is the most critical stage in the production of cocoa products such as chocolates and its derivatives. There is a limited understanding of the complex response of microbial ...
GWAS Provides Biological Insights into Mechanisms of the Parasitic Plant (Striga) Resistance in Sorghum
Background: Sorghum yields in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are greatly reduced by parasitic plants of the genus Striga (witchweed). Vast global sorghum genetic diversity collections, as well as the availability of modern ...