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Title: Trenchant microbiological-based approach for the control of striga: Current practices and future prospects.
Authors: Olowe, Olumayowa Mary.
Akanmu, Akinlolu Olalekan.
Ayangbenro, Ayansina Segun.
Fadiji, Ayomide Emmanuel .
Bitire, Tope Daniel..
Odhiambo, Jude Julius Owuor.
Kutu, Funso Rahael
Babalola, Olubukola Oluranti.
North-West University
North-West University
North-West University
North-West University
North-West University
University of Venda
University of Mpumalanga
North-West University
Keywords: Parasitic weed.;Soil microbes.;Metagenomics.;Biological control.;Chemical control.
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Frontiers
Abstract: Striga species are obligate parasitic weeds most of which are members of the Orobanchaceae family. They are commonly associated with staple crops and constitute threats to food security, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. They pose deleterious impacts on staple cereal crops like maize and pearl millet, resulting in 7–10 billion dollars yield losses or, in extreme infestations, entire crop losses. Farmers’ limited knowledge about the weed (genetics, ecology, nature of the damage caused, complex life cycle, interactions with its host and associated microbes) and their attitude toward its control have negatively a􀀀ected its management and sustainability. With the present Striga management such as mechanical, chemicals, cultural and biological measures, it is extremely di cult to achieve its active management due to nature of the association between host plants and parasites, which requires highly selective herbicides. The use of soil microbes has not been well explored in the management of Striga infection in African countries. However, many soil microorganisms have been considered viable biological control techniques for fighting parasitic weeds, due to their vast action and roles they play in the early stage of host-Striga interaction. Their application for pest control is well perceived to be cost- e􀀀ective and eco-friendly. In this review, we gave a comprehensive overview of major knowledge gaps and challenges of smallholders in Striga management and highlighted major potentials of microbial-based approach with respect to the mechanisms of host-Striga-microbe interactions, and themetagenomics roles on Strigamanagement that include understanding themicrobe andmicrobial systems of Striga-infested soil.
Description: Published version
DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2023.1073339
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