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Research Article

Genetic Architecture of Delayed Senescence, Biomass, and Grain Yield under Drought Stress in Cowpea

  • Wellington Muchero,

    Affiliation: Department of Nematology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

    Current address: Plant Systems Biology, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Philip A. Roberts mail,

    philip.roberts@ucr.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Nematology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Ndeye N. Diop,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

    Current address: Generation Challenge Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Tescoco, Mexico

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  • Issa Drabo,

    Affiliation: Institut de l’environment et des Rechercheres Agricole, Kamboinse, Burkina Faso

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  • Ndiaga Cisse,

    Affiliation: Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research, Bambey, Senegal

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  • Timothy J. Close,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • Satoru Muranaka,

    Affiliation: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Ousmane Boukar,

    Affiliation: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Jeffrey D. Ehlers

    Affiliation: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

    Current address: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: July 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070041
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Wellington Muchero, Philip A. Roberts
Department of Nematology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
Ndeye N. Diop, Timothy J. Close, Jeffrey D. Ehlers
Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America
Issa Drabo
Institut de l’environment et des Rechercheres Agricole, Kamboinse, Burkina Faso
Ndiaga Cisse
Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research, Bambey, Senegal
Satoru Muranaka, Ousmane Boukar
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Email: philip.roberts@ucr.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WM PAR JDE TJC ID SM OB NC. Performed the experiments: WM JDE ID SM NC OB NND. Analyzed the data: WM PAR. Wrote the paper: WM PAR JDE TJC.