Research into Germination of Striga Seed by Sorghum Root Exudates

Hess, D E and Ejeta, G and Butler, L G (1991) Research into Germination of Striga Seed by Sorghum Root Exudates. In: Proceedings of the 5th international symposium of parasitic weeds, 24-30 Jun 1991, Nairobi (Kenya).

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This research was undertaken to develop a laboratory assay to permit screening of sorghum lines for low production of sorgoleone, the first germination stimulant of Striga seed to be isolated from host root exudate. Our findings led us to assay for the other substances in sorghum root exudate which control germination of Striga seed. A convenient petri disch assay, described elsewhere, permits host selection for low stimulation of germination. Work to isolate, assay and characterize these compounds is underway at Purdue University

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 08:07
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 12:08
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