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Analysis of processes at the haustorial interfaces between Cuscuta reflexa and its hosts
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2014-08-27)
The genus Cuscuta comprises a group of holoparasitic dicotyledonous angiosperms that cause damage to many economically important crops. Parasitic plants form physical and physiological connections (haustoria) with the parenchyma and vascular vessels of compatible host plants. These connections provide them with water, mineral nutrients and organic compounds. Over time, this life style has led to ...