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dc.contributor.authorNgare, Innocent Osoro
dc.contributor.authorKoske, James Kibii
dc.contributor.authorGathuku, George Njagi
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T10:14:17Z
dc.date.available2021-01-13T10:14:17Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationNgare, I. O., Koske, J. K., & Gathuku, G. N. (2021). Organogenesis of Dodders, Parasitism, Infestation and Development Phases. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 4(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajgr/2021/v4i130122en_US
dc.identifier.issn2582-2985
dc.identifier.urihttps://journalajgr.com/index.php/AJGR/article/view/30122
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/21191
dc.descriptionA research article published in Asian Journal of Geographical Researchen_US
dc.description.abstractParasitic plants proliferation globally is daunting and a threat to our ecosystems. In this study we explore holoparasites with limitation to dodders (Cuscuta spp. & Cassytha filiformis). An experiment was performed to ascertain anatomical and morphological characteristics of dodder capsule and its stem. We present dodder infestation stages, development phases and close observable internal and external microscopic features. A distinct haustorium trait of dodders is shown by micrographs. The study finds that dodder seeds possess high ecological dispersal character with vast adaptability through morphological analysis. This ramifies their ecological phenotypic plasticity. Externally, dodder stems attack the host phloem through haustoria that suck nutrients from the sap weakening it.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAsian Journal of Geographical Research.en_US
dc.subjectOrganogenesisen_US
dc.subjectdodderen_US
dc.subjectcuscutaen_US
dc.subjectcassythaen_US
dc.subjecthaustoriaen_US
dc.subjectdispersalen_US
dc.titleOrganogenesis of Dodders, Parasitism, Infestation and Development Phasesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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