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Witchweed’s Suicidal Germination: Can Slenderleaf Help?
The parasitic plant Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth. is stimulated to germinate by biomolecules (strigolactones) produced in the roots of host and some non-host plants. Non-hosts induce Striga’s suicidal germination and ...
Modern Breeding Approaches for Durable Resistance against the Parasitic Plant Striga
(Africa Focus, 2019)
Crop losses caused by parasitic plants of the genus Striga pose a great danger to the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa. The parasite attaches to host crops and siphons nutrients leading to severe ...
Tissue Culture Protocols for the Obligate Parasitic Plant Striga Hermonthica and Implications for Host-Parasite Co-Cultivation
(Springer Nature, 2019)
Striga is a genus of parasitic plants that poses great danger to livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by limiting production of staple cereals. The parasite attaches to the roots of the crop ...