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Integrating new technologies for striga control : towards ending the witch-hunt

Author: Gebisa Ejeta; Jonathan Gressel
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Witchweeds (Striga species) decimate agriculture in much of Africa and parts of Asia, attacking the major cereal grains and legumes, and halving the already very low yields of subsistence farmers.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gebisa Ejeta; Jonathan Gressel
ISBN: 9789812707086 9812707085
OCLC Number: 124158236
Description: x, 345 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The striga scourge in Africa : a growing pandemic / Gebisa Ejeta --
Biology of host-parasite interactions in striga species / Patrick J. Rich and Gebisa Ejeta --
Host detection by root parasites : insights from transciptome profiles / John I. Yoder [and others] --
Germination of striga and chemical signaling involved : a target for control methods / Zhongkui Sun, Radoslava Matusova and Harro Bouwmeester --
Chemicals involved in post-germination inhibition of striga by desmodium : opportunities for utilizing the associated allelopathic traits / John A. Pickett [and others] --
Genetic diversity of striga and implications for control and modeling future distributions / Kamal I. Mohamed [and others] --
Dissecting a complex trait to simpler components for effective breeding of sorghum with a high level of striga resistance / Gebisa Ejeta, Patrick J. Rich and Abdallah Mohamed --
Breeding maize for broad-based resistance to Striga hermonthica / Abebe Menkir [and others] --
Molecular markers for analysis of resistance to Striga gesnerioides in cowpea / Michael P. Timko [and others] --
Introgression of genes for striga resistance into African landraces of sorghum / Issoufou Kapran, Cecile Grenier and Gebisa Ejeta --
Success with the low biotech of seed-coated imidazolinone-resistant maize / Fred Kanampiu [and others] --
Marker-assisted selection for striga resistance in sorghum / Cécile Grenier [and others] --
The molecular genetic basis of host resistance to striga species : a way forward / Julie D. Scholes [and others] --
Effects on striga parasitism of transgenic maize armed with RNAi constructs targeting essential S. asiatica genes / Anic de Framond [and others] --
An integrated striga management option offers effective control of striga in Ethiopia / Tesfaye Tesso [and others] --
Integrating crop management practices for striga control / Joel K. Ransom, Abdel Gabar Babiker and George D. Odhiambo --
Cultural and cropping systems approach for striga management--a low cost alternative option in subsistence farming / Fasil Reda and J.A.C. Verkleij --
Field developments on striga control by Desmodium intercrops in a "push-pull" strategy / Zeyaur R. Khan [and others] --
Integrated striga management to meet sorghum demand in Tanzania / Ambonesigwe M. Mbwaga, Charles Riches and Gebisa Ejeta --
Striga economics / Hugo de Groote --
Biocontrol using Fusarium oxysporum; a critical component of integrated striga management / Fen D. Beed [and others] --
Genetically enhancing the virulence and efficacy of plant pathogens for biological control of parasitic plants / David C. Sands [and others] --
Transgenic biocontrol agents to overcome evolutionary barriers / Jonathan Gressel [and others] --
Epilogue: Will there be integrated striga control? / Jonathan Gressel and Brhane Gebrekidan.
Responsibility: edited by Gebisa Ejeta, Jonathan Gressel.
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