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Beans (Phaseolus spp.) – model food legumes
An international consortium called `Phaseomics' is formed to establish the necessary framework of knowledge and materials that will result in disease-resistant, stress-tolerant, high-quality protein and high-yielding beans, which will be instrumental in improving living conditions in deprived regions of Africa and the Americas.
Breeding for micronutrient density in edible portions of staple food crops: conventional approaches
Phenotyping common beans for adaptation to drought
Efforts to improve common bean for drought tolerance are reviewed, referring to genetic diversity for drought response, the physiology of drought tolerance mechanisms, and breeding strategies.
Common bean breeding for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses: From classical to MAS breeding
The combination of root growth and morphology traits, phosphorus uptake mechanisms, root acid exudation, and other traits in alleviating phosphorus deficiency, and identification of numerous QTL of relatively minor effect associated with each trait, reveals the complexity to be addressed in breeding for abiotic stress resistance in common bean.
Development of a genome-wide anchored microsatellite map for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
A total of 150 microsatellite markers developed for common bean were tested for parental polymorphism and used to determine the positions of 100 genetic loci on an integrated genetic map of the species, finding gene-coding microsatellites proved to be less polymorphic than anonymous genomic microSatellites between the parents of two inter-genepool crosses.
Structure of genetic diversity among common bean landraces of Middle American origin based on correspondence analysis of RAPD.
Middle American germplasm of common bean is more complex than previously thought, and contains diversity that remains to be explored for its practical value.
Research on Trace Minerals in the Common Bean
Genetic differences have been expressed over environments and seasons, offering good prospects that genotypes selected in one environment for high iron or zinc will express superior levels of minerals in other environments as well.
QTL analysis of yield traits in an advanced backcross population derived from a cultivated Andean × wild common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cross
This study is the first to attempt to simultaneously obtain a higher yield potential from wild beans and to analyze this trait with single-copy markers.
AFLP Analysis of Gene Pools of a Wild Bean Core Collection
Genetic structure between and within gene pools of a core collection of wild Phaseolus vulgaris L. vulgaris using the technique of amplified restriction polymorphism (AFLP) analysis was evaluated, permitting greater insights into the genetic structure of wild beans than had been possible with other methods of analysis.