Striga weeds are root parasitic plants that affect production of food in sub-Saharan Africa. Striga genus includes species; Striga hermonthica, S. gesnerioides, S. aspera, S. asiatica and S. forbesii with S. hermonthica being the most widely spread in the semi-arid tropical African zones. The most effective Striga control strategy is to exploit natural resistance. Wild grasses contain a resistance mechanism that enables them to resist Striga infection resulting in low Striga quantity in feral grasslands as compared to cultivated cereals. In this study, seven wild sorghums accessions (WSE-1,WSA-1,WSA-2,WSA-3,WSD-1,WSD-2 and WSD-3) were evaluated for post-attachment Striga resistance against three common ecotypes of S. hermonthica weeds in Kenya (Alupe, Kibos and Mbita). Cultivated race N13(resistant) for post Striga germination served as control. The resistant accessions were the WSE-1, WSA-1 and WSA-2 which had lowest mean count (
Mbuvi, D (2021). Genetic Basis Of Striga Hermonthica (Del.) Benth Resistance In Wild Sorghum Accessions. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/genetic-basis-of-striga-hermonthica-del-benth-resistance-in-wild-sorghum-accessions
Mbuvi, Dorothy "Genetic Basis Of Striga Hermonthica (Del.) Benth Resistance In Wild Sorghum Accessions" Afribary. Afribary, 27 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/genetic-basis-of-striga-hermonthica-del-benth-resistance-in-wild-sorghum-accessions. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.
Mbuvi, Dorothy . "Genetic Basis Of Striga Hermonthica (Del.) Benth Resistance In Wild Sorghum Accessions". Afribary, Afribary, 27 May. 2021. Web. 11 Dec. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/genetic-basis-of-striga-hermonthica-del-benth-resistance-in-wild-sorghum-accessions >.
Mbuvi, Dorothy . "Genetic Basis Of Striga Hermonthica (Del.) Benth Resistance In Wild Sorghum Accessions" Afribary (2021). Accessed December 11, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/genetic-basis-of-striga-hermonthica-del-benth-resistance-in-wild-sorghum-accessions