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Advances in Agriculture
Volume 2014, Article ID 641319, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/641319
Research Article

Response of Short Duration Tropical Legumes and Maize to Water Stress: A Glasshouse Study

1Department of Crop Production Systems in the Tropics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-University, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
2Global Change Ecology (International Elite Graduate Programme), Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geosciences, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany

Received 12 September 2014; Accepted 14 December 2014; Published 31 December 2014

Academic Editor: Mumtaz Cheema

Copyright © 2014 Hossain Sohrawardy and Md. Lokman Hossain. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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