Integrating New Technologies for Striga Control: Towards Ending the Witch-Hunt

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Gebisa Ejeta, Jonathan Gressel
World Scientific, 2007 - Science - 345 pages
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The striga scourge in Africa / Gebisa Ejeta -- Biology of host-parasite interactions in striga species / Patrick J. Rich and Gebisa Ejeta -- Host detection by root parasites / John I. Yoder ... [et al.] -- Germination of striga and chemical signaling involved / Zhongkui Sun, Radoslava Matusova and Harro Bouwmeester -- Chemicals involved in post-germination inhibition of striga by desmodium / John A. Pickett ... [et al.] -- Genetic diversity of striga and implications for control and modeling future distributions / Kamal I. Mohamed ... [et al.] -- Dissecting a complex trait to simpler components for effective breeding of sorghum with a high level to striga resistance / Gebisa Ejeta, Patrick J. Rich and Abdallah Mohamed -- Breeding maize for broad-based resistance to Striga hermonthica / Abebe Menkir ... [et al.] -- Molecular markers for analysis of resistance to Striga gesnerioides in cowpea / Michael P. Timko ... [et al.] -- 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 ... [et al.] -- Marker-assisted selection for striga resistance in sorghum / CÚcile Grenier ... [et al.] -- The molecular genetic basis of host resistance to striga species / Julie D. Scholes ... [et al.] -- Effects on striga parasitism of transgenic maize armed with RNAi constructs targeting essential S. asiatica genes / Anic de Framond ... [et al.] -- An integrated striga management option offers effective control of striga in Ethiopia / Tesfaye Tesso ... [et al.] -- 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 / Fasil Reda and J.A.C. Verkleij -- Field developments on striga control by Desmodium intercrops in a "push-pull" strategy / Zeyaur R. Khan ...[et al.] -- Integrated striga management to meet sorghum demand in Tanzania / Mbonesigwe M. Mbwaga, Charles Riches and Gebisa Ejeta -- Striga economics / Hugo de Groote -- Biocontrol using Fusarium oxysporum / Fen D. Beed ... [et al.] -- Genetically enhancing the virulence and efficacy of plant pathogens for biological control of parasitic plants / David C. Sands ... [et al.] -- Transgenic biocontrol agents to overcome / Jonathan Gressel ... [et al.] -- Epilogue: Will there be integrated striga control? / Jonathan Gressel and Brhane Gebrekidan

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Section II Biology and Chemistry The Needed Basics
Section III Knowledgebased Breeding Translating Information to Products
Opening New Frontiers
The First and Essential Line of Control and Policy Considerations
Untapped Potential?
Section VII Epilogue

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