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Acknowledgements

The authors thank G. Atlin, CIMMYT, Mexico, for useful discussions while preparing the manuscript. R.K.V. appreciates help received in various ways from M. Roorkiwal, K. Teshome, M. Pandey, R. Mir, C. Sivakumar and R. Saxena of ICRISAT. Thanks are also due to Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme for their financial support to R.K.V. via the Center of Excellence (CoE) and Theme Leader discretionary grant, respectively.

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  1. Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India.

    • Rajeev K Varshney
  2. CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), c/o International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico, DF, Mexico.

    • Rajeev K Varshney
    •  & Jean-Marcel Ribaut
  3. School of Plant Biology (M084), Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Crawley, Australia.

    • Rajeev K Varshney
  4. United States Department of Agriculture–Agriculture Research Service, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    • Edward S Buckler
  5. Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    • Edward S Buckler
  6. Department of Agroenvironmental Sciences and Technology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

    • Roberto Tuberosa
  7. DuPont Pioneer, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

    • J Antoni Rafalski
  8. Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

    • Peter Langridge

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