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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1008191 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS Genetics A novel rice grain size gene OsSNB was identified by genome-wide association study in natural population

    May 31, 2019 Xiaosong Ma, Fangjun Feng, Yu Zhang, Ibrahim Eid Elesawi, Kai Xu, Tianfei Li, Hanwei Mei, Hongyan Liu, Ningning Gao, Chunli Chen, Lijun Luo, Shunwu Yu

    Increasing agricultural productivity is one of the most important goals of plant science research and imperative to meet the needs of a…

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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1009316 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS Genetics Natural variations of TFIIAγ gene and LOB1 promoter contribute to citrus canker disease resistance in Atalantia buxifolia

    January 25, 2021 Xiaomei Tang, Xia Wang, Yue Huang, Ling Ma, Xiaolin Jiang, Muhammad Junaid Rao, Yuantao Xu, Ping Yin, Meng Yuan, Xiuxin Deng, Qiang Xu

    Citrus canker caused by Xanthom*onas citri subsp. citri (Xcc) is one of the most devastating diseases in citrus industry worldwide. Most…

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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1009213 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS Genetics Gene regulatory effects of a large chromosomal inversion in highland maize

    December 3, 2020 Taylor Crow, James Ta, Saghi Nojoomi, M. Rocío Aguilar-Rangel, Jorge Vladimir Torres Rodríguez, Daniel Gates, Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Ruairidh Sawers, Daniel Runcie

    Chromosomal inversions play an important role in local adaptation. Inversions can capture multiple locally adaptive functional variants in…


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    10.1371/journal.pone.0241147 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Simulating adaptation strategies to offset potential impacts of climate variability and change on maize yields in Embu County, Kenya

    November 5, 2020 Sridhar Gummadi, M. D. M. Kadiyala, K. P. C. Rao, Ioannis Athanasiadis, Richard Mulwa, Mary Kilavi, Gizachew Legesse, Tilahun Amede

    In this study, we assessed the possible impacts of climate variability and change on growth and performance of maize using multi-climate,…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0245697 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Wheat rust epidemics damage Ethiopian wheat production: A decade of field disease surveillance reveals national-scale trends in past outbreaks

    February 3, 2021 M. Meyer, N. Bacha, T. Tesfaye, Y. Alemayehu, E. Abera, B. Hundie, G. Woldeab, B. Girma, A. Gemechu, T. Negash, T. Mideksa, J. Smith, M. Jaleta, D. Hodson, C. A. Gilligan

    Wheat rusts are the key biological constraint to wheat production in Ethiopia—one of Africa’s largest wheat producing countries. The…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0244694 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Population dynamics of sugarcane borers, Diatraea spp., under different climatic scenarios in Colombia

    January 15, 2021 Julián Andrés Valencia Arbeláez, Alberto Soto Giraldo, Gabriel Jaime Castaño Villa, Luis Fernando Vallejo Espinosa, Melba Ruth Salazar Gutierrez, Germán Vargas

    Seasonal temperature and precipitation patterns on a global scale are main factors to which insects and plants adapt through natural…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0251669 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Construction of a high-density genetic map and QTL analysis for yield, yield components and agronomic traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

    May 14, 2021 Rutwik Barmukh, Khela Ram Soren, Praveen Madugula, Priyanka Gangwar, P. S. Shanmugavadivel, Chellapilla Bharadwaj, Aravind K. Konda, Sushil K. Chaturvedi, Aditi Bhandari, Kritika Rajain, Narendra Pratap Singh, Manish Roorkiwal, Rajeev K. Varshney

    Unravelling the genetic architecture underlying yield components and agronomic traits is important for enhancing crop productivity. Here,…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0214569 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Factors influencing the efficiency of cocoa farms: A study to increase income in rural Indonesia

    April 4, 2019 Effendy, M. Fardhal Pratama, Rustam Abdul Rauf, Made Antara, Muhammad Basir-Cyio, Mahfudz, Muhardi

    Indonesia is the fifth largest cocoa-producing country in the world, and an increase in cocoa farming efficiency can help farmers to…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0219742 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE The dynamics of coffee production in Brazil

    July 23, 2019 Bruno Volsi, Tiago Santos Telles, Carlos Eduardo Caldarelli, Marcia Regina Gabardo da Camara

    Coffee is a crop of significant importance for Brazilian agrobusiness. There is evidence that both the geographic distribution of coffee…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0209093 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Agroecological coffee management increases arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi diversity

    January 8, 2019 Paulo Prates Júnior, Bruno Coutinho Moreira, Marliane de Cássia Soares da Silva, Tomas Gomes Reis Veloso, Sidney Luiz Stürmer, Raphael Bragança Alves Fernandes, Eduardo de Sá Mendonça, Maria Catarina Megumi Kasuya

    Agroecology aims to maintain ecosystem services by minimizing the impact of agriculture and promoting the use of biological potential.…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0210557 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Tree diversity and its ecological importance value in organic and conventional cocoa agroforests in Ghana

    January 11, 2019 Michael Asigbaase, Sofie Sjogersten, Barry H. Lomax, Evans Dawoe

    Cocoa agroforestry systems have the potential to conserve biodiversity and provide environmental or ecological benefits at various nested…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0224763 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE A global overview of cassava genetic diversity

    November 6, 2019 Morag E. Ferguson, Trushar Shah, Peter Kulakow, Hernan Ceballos

    Although numerous studies of diversity have been conducted in cassava, there is no comprehensive assessment of global genetic diversity.…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0214810 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Genetic diversity and population structure of early-maturing tropical maize inbred lines using SNP markers

    April 9, 2019 Gloria Boakyewaa Adu, Baffour Badu-Apraku, Richard Akromah, Ana Luisa Garcia-Oliveira, Frederick Justice Awuku, Melaku Gedil

    Information on genetic diversity and population structure are very important in any breeding programme for the improvement of traits of…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0234350 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Genetic diversity of Pantoea stewartii subspecies stewartii causing jackfruit-bronzing disease in Malaysia

    June 12, 2020 Nuraizat Abidin, Siti Izera Ismail, Ganesan Vadamalai, Mohd Termizi Yusof, Mansor Hakiman, Daljit Singh Karam, Noor Wahida Ismail-Suhaimy, Rohaya Ibrahim, Dzarifah Zulperi

    Jackfruit-bronzing is caused by bacteria Pantoea stewartii subspecies stewartii (P. stewartii subsp. stewartii), showing symptoms of…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0220601 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Black Sigatoka in bananas: Ecoclimatic suitability and disease pressure assessments

    August 14, 2019 Tania Yonow, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Catherine Abadie, Ross E. Darnell, Noboru Ota, Darren J. Kriticos

    Black leaf streak disease, or black Sigatoka, is caused by the fungus Pseudocercospora fijiensis, and has been identified as a major…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0238724 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Detection and characterization of fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum) causing wheat blast disease on rain-fed grown wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Zambia

    September 21, 2020 Batiseba Tembo, Rabson M. Mulenga, Suwilanji Sichilima, Kenneth K. M’siska, Moses Mwale, Patrick C. Chikoti, Pawan K. Singh, Xinyao He, Kerry F. Pedley, Gary L. Peterson, Ravi P. Singh, Hans J. Braun

    Wheat blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum (MoT) is a threat to wheat production especially in the warmer-humid…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0224041 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Understanding spatial patterns of soils for sustainable agriculture in northern Ethiopia’s tropical mountains

    October 22, 2019 Jan Nyssen, Sander Tielens, Tesfamichael Gebreyohannes, Tigist Araya, Kassa Teka, Johan Van de Wauw, Karen Degeyndt, Katrien Descheemaeker, Kassa Amare, Mitiku Haile, Amanuel Zenebe, Neil Munro, Kristine Walraevens, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Jean Poesen, Amaury Frankl, Alemtsehay Tsegay, Jozef Deckers

    Knowledge of the geographical distribution of soils is indispensable for policy and decision makers to achieve the goal of increasing…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0214182 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Development of a model estimating root length density from root impacts on a soil profile in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br). Application to measure root system response to water stress in field conditions

    July 22, 2019 Awa Faye, Bassirou Sine, Jean-Louis Chopart, Alexandre Grondin, Mikael Lucas, Abdala Gamby Diedhiou, Pascal Gantet, Laurent Cournac, Doohong Min, Alain Audebert, Aboubacry Kane, Laurent Laplaze

    Pearl millet is able to withstand dry and hot conditions and plays an important role for food security in arid and semi-arid areas of…

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    10.1371/journal.pone.0216708 CC BY 4.0

    PLOS ONE Soil nutrient adequacy for optimal cassava growth, implications on cyanogenic glucoside production: A case of konzo-affected Mtwara region, Tanzania

    May 13, 2019 Matema L. E. Imakumbili, Ernest Semu, Johnson M. R. Semoka, Adebayo Abass, Geoffrey Mkamilo

    Soils in areas affected by konzo (a cassava cyanide intoxication paralytic disorder) are predominantly infertile and probably unable to…

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