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    • Interspecific RNA interference of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS-like disrupts Cuscuta pentagona plant parasitism. 

      Alakonya, Amos E.; Kumar, R; Koenig, D; Kimura, S; Townsley, B; Runo, S.M.; Garces, HM; Kang, J; Yanez, A; David-Schwartz, R; Machuka, Jesse; Sinha, N (Plant Cell., 2012-07)
      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 ...
    • A new double right border binary vector for producing marker-free transgenic plants. 

      Runo, S.M.; Matheka, J. M.; Anami, Sylvester; Gethi, James; Omer, Rasha A; Alakonya, Amos E.; Machuka, Jesse (BMC Research Notes, 2013-11-08)
      Once a transgenic plant is developed, the selectable marker gene (SMG) becomes unnecessary in the plant. In fact, the continued presence of the SMG in the transgenic plant may cause unexpected pleiotropic effects as well ...