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A virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) system for functional genomics in the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background Striga hermonthica is a hemiparasitic weed that infects cereals in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) resulting in up to 100% grain yield loss. This significant loss in grain yields is a major contributor to food insecurity ...
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 ...
New Pre-Attachment Striga Resistant Sorghum Adapted to African Agro-Ecologies
(Pest Management Science, 2021)
Background: Pre-attachment resistance to the parasitic plants Striga hermonthica and S. asiatica occurs in sorghum mutants designated low germination stimulant 1 (lgs1). However, only a few of these mutants have been ...