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Abstract

Following reports of an invasive snail causing crop damage in the expansive Mwea irrigation scheme in Kenya, samples of snails and associated egg masses were collected and sent to CABI laboratories in the UK for molecular identification. DNA barcoding analyses using the cytochrome oxidase subunit I ...

Author(s)
Buddie, A. G.; Rwomushana, I.; Offord, L. C.; Kibet, S.; Makale, F.; Djeddour, D.; Cafa, G.; Vincent, K. K.; Muvea, A. M.; Chacha, D.; Day, R. K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 11,
Abstract

Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw (Cactaceae) is invasive in Laikipia County, Kenya, impacting negatively on biodiversity and livelihoods. To control this invasive plant the biocontrol agent Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Dactylopiidae) 'stricta' biotype was released in 2014. A preliminary...

Author(s)
Witt, A. B. R.; Nunda, W.; Makale, F.; Reynolds, K.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
BioControl, 2020, 65, 4, pp 515-523