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Title Integrating New Technologies for Striga Control : Towards Ending the Witch-Hunt / edited by Gebisa Ejeta & Jonathan Gressel.
Imprint New Jersey : World Scientific, 2007.

Subject Weeds -- Integrated control.
Witchweeds -- Integrated control.
Alt Name Ejeta, Gebisa.
Gressel, Jonathan.
Description 1 online resource (x, 345 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 / C├ęcile 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.
Summary 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. Several years of research have provided promising technologies, based on the fundamental biology of the parasite?host associations, for dealing with this scourge. However, there is an apparent realization that these technologies will fail because highly successful weeds such as Striga evolve resistance to all types of controls unless proven methods are integrated with each other for a more sustainabl.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789812771506 (electronic bk.)
9812771506 (electronic bk.)
9789812707086 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9812707085 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 648317029
Additional Format Print version: Integrating new technologies for striga control. New Jersey : World Scientific, 2007 (DLC) 2007016770