by: Mounia Ennami, Joseph Mbasani-mansi, Fatima Zahra Briache, Nada Oussible, Fatima Gaboun, Lamiae Ghaouti, Loubna Belqadi, Michel Edmond Ghanem, Kamal Aberkani, James Westwood, Rachid Mentag
- Orobanche infections reduce biomass of hosts at the first stages of infection on both contrasting faba bean cultivars.
- It is likely that plant growth-defense tradeoffs have a direct negative impact in host resource allocation.
- Source-sink relationships explained the dry weight diversion from legumes to O. crenata during the last phases of infection.
- O. crenata increase host root dry mater, maintain host vegetative parts; and delay and reduce host reproduction.