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Stay green traits of hybrids of maize (Zea mays L.) below and above ear during grain filling and their association with grain yields in winter in subtropical foot plain of Nepalese Himalaya

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.920v2/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Nav Raj Adhikari conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, collected data of standing plants and after harvest..

Surya Kant Ghimire reviewed drafts of the paper.

Shrawan Kumar Sah reviewed drafts of the paper.

Keshab Babu Koirala conceived and designed the experiments.


The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Examination Division of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science of Tribhuvan University, Nepal approved the research work in presence of their representatives, chair man and members of the PhD Advisory Committee when the first author NR Adhikari defended his proposal.


The University Grant Commission of Nepal funded small research grants (385/2011) for the PhD research program of the first author NR Adhikari. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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