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Arabidopsis thaliana sku Mutant Seedlings Show Exaggerated Surface-Dependent Alteration in Root Growth Vector
The data suggest that the right-slanting root growth phenotype results from an endogenous structural asymmetry that expresses itself by a directional root-tip rotation that positively correlates with the degree of right- slanted curvature.
Elimination of virus and rapid propagation of disease-free sugarcane (Saccharum spp. cultivar NCo376) using apical meristem culture
A combination of thermotherapy by hot water treatment of stem sections (nodes) and subsequent germination of vegetative buds at 40°C and optimal meristem size were key factors for the production of virus-free plants.
An in vitro mutagenesis protocol for the production of sugarcane tolerant to the herbicide imazapyr
A protocol was developed to induce and identify imazapyr tolerance in sugarcane, which involved induction of somaclonal variation via exposure to 8 or 16 mM ethyl methanesulfonate for 4 h, followed
Resistance to Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane and some phytochemical correlations
Near infra-red (NIR) detectable components of stalk surface wax appear to be more highly correlated with resistance to eldana than any other trait determined in this study.
Interactions between Fusarium species from sugarcane and the stalk borer, Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
In this study, beneficial relationships between Fusarium species in sugarcane and the stalk borer, Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) were demonstrated in vitro. In addition, Fusarium species
In vitro generation of somaclonal variant plants of sugarcane for tolerance to Fusarium sacchari
Key messageA combination of in vitro culture and mutagenesis using ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) followed by culture filtrate-mediated selection produced variant sugarcane plants tolerant and
Beauveria brongniartii on white grubs attacking sugarcane in South Africa.
Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) (Thysanoptera : Thripidae), a new pest in southern African sugarcane : short communication
Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was recorded on sugarcane on mainland Africa for the first time during 2004. Specimens have been collected from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumpalunga
Entomopathogenic nematodes in sugarcane in South Africa.
This study re-investigates the use of EPNs for their effect against E. saccharina and other pests of sugarcane, including thrips, and isolates were used at a high rate and a low rate in a field trial to determine their efficacy against thrips.