Emeline Dossa

Screening tropical and sub‑tropical maize germplasm for resistance to Striga hermonthica and S. asiatica and yield‑related traits

Emeline N. Dossa · Hussein Shimelis · Admire I. T. Shayanowako · Mark D. Laing


Our study identifies tropical and sub-tropical maize varieties with dual resistance to Striga asiatica and S. hermonthica, prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This discovery is instrumental in breeding new maize cultivars with stable Striga resistance and enhanced grain yield, presenting a sustainable countermeasure to Striga infestation across SSA.