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Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments

Rajeev K. Varshney1,35, Chengcheng Shi2,35, Mahendar Thudi1, Cedric Mariac3, Jason Wallace4, Peng Qi4,
He Zhang2, Yusheng Zhao5, Xiyin Wang4, Abhishek Rathore1, Rakesh K. Srivastava1, Annapurna Chitikineni1,
Guangyi Fan2, Prasad Bajaj1, Somashekhar Punnuri6, S. K. Gupta1, Hao Wang7, Yong Jiang5, Marie Couderc3,
Mohan A. V. S. K. Katta1, Dev R. Paudel8, K. D. Mungra9, Wenbin Chen2, Karen R. Harris-Shultz10,
Vanika Garg1, Neetin Desai11,12, Dadakhalandar Doddamani1, Ndjido Ardo Kane13, Joann A. Conner14,
Arindam Ghatak11,15, Palak Chaturvedi11, Sabarinath Subramaniam16,17, Om Prakash Yadav18,
Cécile Berthouly-Salazar3,19, Falalou Hamidou20,21, Jianping Wang8, Xinming Liang2, Jérémy Clotault3,22,
Hari D. Upadhyaya1, Philippe Cubry3, Bénédicte Rhoné3,23, Mame Codou Gueye13, Ramanjulu Sunkar24,
Christian Dupuy25, Francesca Sparvoli26, Shifeng Cheng2, R. S. Mahala27, Bharat Singh6, Rattan S. Yadav28,
Eric Lyons16, Swapan K. Datta29, C. Tom Hash20, Katrien M. Devos4, Edward Buckler7,30,
Jeffrey L. Bennetzen4, Andrew H. Paterson4, Peggy Ozias-Akins14, Stefania Grando1, Jun Wang2,
Trilochan Mohapatra31, Wolfram Weckwerth11,32, Jochen C. Reif5, Xin Liu2,33, Yves Vigouroux3,22,
Xun Xu2,33,34


1International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
2BGI-Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
3Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), Montpellier, France
4University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
5Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany
6Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia, USA
7Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
8University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
9Junagadh Agricultural University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
10United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Tifton, Georgia, USA
11Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
12Amity University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
13Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Dakar, Senegal
14University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, USA
15School of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, D.Y. Patil University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
16University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
17Phoenix Bioinformatics, Redwood City, California, USA
18Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
19Laboratoire Mixte International Adaptation des Plantes et Microorganismes Associés aux Stress Environnementaux, Centre de Recherche de Bel Air, Dakar, Senegal
20ICRISAT Sahelian Center, Niamey, Niger
21Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger
22University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
23Laboratoire de biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
24Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
25Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAf), Paris, France
26CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, Milan, Italy
27Pioneer Hi-Bred Private Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
28Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, UK
29Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
30USDA-ARS, Ithaca, New York, USA
31Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India
32Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
33BGI-Qingdao, Qingdao, China
34China National GeneBank (CNGB), Shenzhen, China
35Both authors contributed equally to this work
Correspondence should be addressed to RKV (r.k.varshney@cgiar.org), XL (liuxin@genomics.org.cn),
YV (yves.vigouroux@ird.fr), XX (xuxun@genomics.org.cn)
 
Full research article published in Nature Biotechnology:10.1038/nbt.3943.

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