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Cropping harsh environments: insights from the pearl millet genome

Rajeev K. Varshney1,*,&, Chengcheng Shi2,*, Mahendar Thudi1, Cedric Mariac3, Jason Wallace4,5, Peng Qi5,
He Zhang2, Arindam Ghatak6,7, Palak Chaturvedi6, Yusheng Zhao8, Xiyin Wang5, Abhishek Rathore1,
Jianping Wang9, Rakesh K. Srivastava1, Annapurna Chitikineni1, Guangyi Fan2, Somashekhar Punnuri10,
S. K. Gupta1, Yong Jiang8, Marie Couderc3, Prasad Bajaj1, Mohan A. V. S. K. Katta1, Dev R. Paudel9,
K. D. Mungra11, Wenbin Chen2, Karen R. Harris-Shultz9,12, Vanika Garg1, Neetin Desai6,13,
Dadakhalandar Doddamani1, Ndjido Kane14, Joann A. Conner15, Sabarinath Subramaniam16,
Om Prakash Yadav17, Cécile Berthouly-Salazar3, Falalou Hamidu18, Xinming Liang2, Jeremy Clotault3,
Hari D. Upadhyaya1, Philippe Cubry3, Bénédicte Rhoné3, Mame Codou Gueye14, Ramanujulu Sunkar19,
Christian Dupuy3, Francesca Sparvoli20, Shifeng Cheng2, R. S. Mahala21, Bharat Singh10, Rattan S. Yadav22,
Eric Lyons16, Swapan K. Datta23,24, C. Tom Hash18, Katrien M. Devos5, Edward Buckler4,25,
Jeffrey L. Bennetzen5, Andrew H. Paterson5, Peggy Ozias-Akins15, Stefania Grando1, Jun Wang2,
Trilochan Mohapatra23, Jochen C. Reif8, Wolfram Weckwerth6, Xin Liu2,&, Yves Vigouroux3,&, Xun Xu2,&


1International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
2BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
3Institut de recherché pour le développement (IRD), Montpellier, France
4Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
5University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
6University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
7D.Y. Patil University, Mumbai, Maharastra, India
8Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany
9University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
10Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia, USA
11Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
12United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Tifton, Georgia, USA
13Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
14Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA), Dakar, Senegal
15University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, USA
16University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
17Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
18ICRISAT- Niamey, Niger
19Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
20Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy
21Pioneer Hi-Bred Private Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
22Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK
23Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India
24Visva-Bharati, Shanti Niketan, West Bengal, India
25USDA-ARS, Ithaca, New York, USA
*Both authors contributed equally to this work
&Correspondence should be addressed to RV (r.k.varshney@cgiar.org), XL (liuxin@genomics.org.cn),
YV (yves.vigouroux@ird.fr), XX (xuxun@genomics.org.cn)
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