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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

<em>Orobanche</em> menace in crop plants: Host resistance as a potential tool to control

Author(s):

K Baghyalakshmi, K Sarala, K Prabhakararao and D Damodar Reddy

Abstract:
<em>Orobanche,</em><strong> ‘</strong>the total root parasite’ known for more than a century, causes large losses in the agriculture production system in most countries of Asian, African and European continents. A large number of crops such as tomato, sunflower, tobacco, hemp, many legumes and crucifers are<em> </em>parasitized by<em> Orobanche </em>spp. The cultural practices and application of herbicide were the measures being adopted for control of this weed which is usually involves high cost. Control through resistance breeding is the most cost effective approach to eradicate the weed. To breed any cultivar against <em>Orobanche</em>, it is first important to understand the host and weed complex completely. Here in this review attempts have been made to review the life cycle of parasite, host weed interaction, resistance breeding strategies in few crops and thus coming out with future research perspective for developing host plants resistant to <em>Orobanche</em>.

Pages: 93-102  |  1658 Views  646 Downloads

How to cite this article:
K Baghyalakshmi, K Sarala, K Prabhakararao and D Damodar Reddy. <em>Orobanche</em> menace in crop plants: Host resistance as a potential tool to control. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):93-102.

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