Individual and combined effects of five quantitative trait loci on resistance to the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica in Sorghum bicolor under field conditions in Mali and Sudan



The resulting unique set of sorghum genotypes introgressed with different quantitative trait loci (genes) for striga resistance offer the exceptional possibility to investigate effects of the five different gene loci individually and in combination. It has therefore a high potential for developmental impact through more targeted plant breeding for striga resistance in sorghum and offers the possibility to identify adapted genotypes of sorghum with stable striga resistance which can be used directly as improved cultivars in four countries of Africa.


Analyse the individual and combined effect of 5 QTL for striga resistance in sorghum for future integrated striga management through MABC, and assist four NARS to verify the value of developed Striga resistant FPSVs to justify release into seed systems in Mali, Eritrea, Kenya and Sudan

Ausführendes Institut:

Universität Hohenheim (UH) Details von Universität Hohenheim


01. 04. 2009 - 31. 12. 2011


60.000 €

Mitwirkende Institutionen:

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Western and Central Africa (ICRISAT - WCA) Details von ICRISAT - WCA



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Angewandte Forschung


  • Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) Details von (BMZ)


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