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Science Advances  01 May 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 5, eaaw1947
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw1947

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vol. 5 no. 5

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  • Received for publication November 28, 2018
  • Accepted for publication March 15, 2019
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  1. Nora Scarcelli1,*,
  2. Philippe Cubry1,
  3. Roland Akakpo1,
  4. Anne-Céline Thuillet1,
  5. Jude Obidiegwu2,
  6. Mohamed N. Baco3,
  7. Emmanuel Otoo4,
  8. Bonaventure Sonké5,
  9. Alexandre Dansi6,
  10. Gustave Djedatin6,
  11. Cédric Mariac1,
  12. Marie Couderc1,
  13. Sandrine Causse7,8,
  14. Karine Alix9,
  15. Hâna Chaïr7,8,
  16. Olivier François10 and
  17. Yves Vigouroux1
  1. 1DIADE, Univ Montpellier, IRD, Montpellier, France.
  2. 2National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, PMB 7006, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.
  3. 3University of Parakou, BP 123 Parakou, Bénin.
  4. 4CSIR-Crops Research Institute, P.O. Box 3785, Fumesua-Kumasi, Ghana.
  5. 5University of Yaoundé I, Laboratory of Plant Systematics and Ecology, P.O. Box 047, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
  6. 6National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics of Abomey, Laboratory BIORAVE, Dassa-Zoumè, Benin.
  7. 7Cirad UMR AGAP, F-34398 Montpellier, France.
  8. 8University Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France.
  9. 9GQE–Le Moulon, INRA, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  10. 10University Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble INP, TIMC-IMAG CNRS UMR 5525, 38042 Grenoble Cedex, France.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: nora.scarcelli{at}ird.fr

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