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Beans (Phaseolus spp.) – model food legumes
Globally, 800 million people are malnourished. Heavily subsidised farmers in rich countries produce sufficient surplus food to feed the hungry, but not at a price the poor can afford. Even donatingExpand
Breeding for micronutrient density in edible portions of staple food crops: conventional approaches
Abstract Current and past efforts in breeding for industrial quality (processing, malting, baking, extruding, etc.), as opposed to yield, are reviewed as a prelude to discussion of the criteria thatExpand
Common bean breeding for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses: From classical to MAS breeding
SummaryBreeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses of global importance in common bean is reviewed with emphasis on development and application of marker-assisted selection (MAS). TheExpand
Development of a genome-wide anchored microsatellite map for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
A total of 150 microsatellite markers developed for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) were tested for parental polymorphism and used to determine the positions of 100 genetic loci on an integratedExpand
Structure of genetic diversity among common bean landraces of Middle American origin based on correspondence analysis of RAPD.
More than 60% of common bean production worldwide is derived from cultivars of Middle American origin. Understanding the diversity of these will facilitate their use in genetic improvement. TheExpand
Phenotyping common beans for adaptation to drought
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) originated in the New World and are the grain legume of greatest production for direct human consumption. Common bean production is subject to frequent droughtsExpand
Research on Trace Minerals in the Common Bean
The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important grain legume for direct human consumption, being especially important in eastern Africa and in Latin America. The objective of the CentroExpand
QTL analysis of yield traits in an advanced backcross population derived from a cultivated Andean × wild common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cross
Advanced backcross QTL analysis was used to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) for agronomic performance in a population of BC2F3:5 introgression lines created from the cross of a Colombian largeExpand
AFLP Analysis of Gene Pools of a Wild Bean Core Collection
Studies of diversity permit conclusions about the genetic structure of species. Systematically developed core collections are a particularly good tool for such purposes. The objective of this studyExpand
Microsatellite marker diversity in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
A diversity survey was used to estimate allelic diversity and heterozygosity of 129 microsatellite markers in a panel of 44 common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes that have been used asExpand