Supplementary Material for Thudi et al. (2014)

Erratum to published paper entitled "Genetic Dissection of Drought and Heat Tolerance in Chickpea through Genome-Wide and Candidate Gene-Based Association Mapping Approaches" PLoS ONE 9(5): e96758 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0096758

Reference:

Mahendar Thudi, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Abhishek Rathore, Pooran Mal Gaur, Lakshmanan Krishnamurthy, Manish Roorkiwal, Spurthi Nagesh Nayak, Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, NVPR Gangarao, Asnake Fikre, Paul Kimurto, Prakash Sharma, MS Sheshashayee, Satoshi Tobita, Junichi Kashiwagi, Osamu Ito, Rajeev Kumar Varshney (2014) Genetic Dissection of Drought and Heat Tolerance in Chickpea through Genome-Wide and Candidate Gene-Based Association Mapping Approaches. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96758 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0096758

Comment

Authors have noticed some errors crept in data presentation in the Table S3 for minimum, mean and maximum values for traits like Root length density, Plant height, Days to 50% flowering, 100 seed weight, Biomass, pods per pant, seeds per pod, seeds per plant and dry matter weight.

For instance the maximum, minimum and mean values for the trait pods per plant 2000-01 crop season were wrongly pasted in seeds per plant 2000-01 crop season column. Similarly, the minimum and maximum values of total dry matter weight were pasted wrongly for yield in grams 2009-10 crop season. Authors had only one season data for heat screening at Kanpur location but in the Online Table (Table S3) we have twice hence we have removed another season data in the corrected Table S3.

These errors have occured due to the rearranging of the traits as well as due to merging of the cells while classification of these traits and not due to problem with the analysis. The genome wide association analysis results including all tables and figures are not affected by these changes.

Please see below the corrected Table S3

Table S3: Summary statistics of root traits, morphological, phenological, transpiration efficiency related traits, yield and yield component traits evaluated on reference set and mini-core collection