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Combining host plant defence with targeted nutrition: key to durable control of hemiparasitic Striga in cereals in sub-Saharan Africa?

Combining host plant defence with targeted nutrition: key to durable control of hemiparasitic Striga in cereals in sub-Saharan Africa?

Mwangangi, Immaculate, Buchi, Lucie ORCID: 0000-0002-1935-6176, Haefele, Stephan, Bastiaans, Lammert, Runo, Steven and Rodenburg, Jonne ORCID: 0000-0001-9059-9253 (2021) Combining host plant defence with targeted nutrition: key to durable control of hemiparasitic Striga in cereals in sub-Saharan Africa? New Phytologist, 230 (6). pp. 2164-2178. ISSN 0028-646X (Print), 1469-8137 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17271)

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Abstract

Host plant defence mechanisms (resistance and tolerance) and plant nutrition are two of the most widely proposed components for the control of hemiparasitic weeds of the genus Striga in tropical cereal production systems. Neither of the two components alone is effective enough to prevent parasitism and concomitant crop losses. This review explores the potential of improved plant nutrition, being the chemical constituent of soil fertility, to fortify the expression of plant inherent resistance and tolerance against Striga. Beyond reviewing advances in parasitic plant research, we assess relevant insights from phytopathology and plant physiology in the broader sense to identify opportunities and knowledge gaps and to develop the way forward regarding research and development of combining genetics and plant nutrition for the durable control of Striga.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2021 New Phytologist Foundation This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Uncontrolled Keywords: defence mechanisms, fertilizer, maize; rice; Striga asiatica; S. hermonthica; sorghum; witchweed
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Ecosystem Services Research Group
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 08:28
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31902

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