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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of 'verano' White Bean

Authors
item Beaver, J - UNIV OF P.R., MAYAGUEZ
item Porch, Timothy
item Zapata, M - UNIV OF P.R., MAYAGUEZ

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2008
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Citation: Beaver, J.S., Porch, T.G., Zapata, M. 2008. Registration of 'verano' white bean. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2:187-189.

Interpretive Summary: A small white common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar, ‘Verano,’ was developed for production of green-shelled beans in Puerto Rico. Due to the hot and humid climatic conditions, Verano was developed for adaptation to environmental stress and with resistance to multiple diseases. Verano is resistant to two viral diseases, Bean golden yellow mosaic virus (BGYMV) and Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV), and to one bacterial disease, common bacterial blight. In addition, Verano yields well under high temperature stress conditions. Verano was developed and released cooperatively by the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Verano is expected to improve yield and seed quality of green-shelled common bean production in Puerto Rico. Verano will also be useful to breeding programs in other areas where high temperature, common bacterial blight, or viruses limit bean production.

Technical Abstract: ‘Verano’, a multiple disease resistant white bean cultivar (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) adapted to the humid tropics, was developed and released in 2007 cooperatively by the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Verano has tolerance to high temperature and resistance to Bean golden yellow mosaic virus (BGYMV), a whitefly [Bemisisa tabaci (Gennadius)]-transmitted begomovirus, Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and common bacterial blight [caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli (Smith) Dye]. The release of Verano is expected to improve yield and seed quality of green-shelled beans produced in Puerto Rico. Verano possesses traits that may be useful to breeding programs where high temperature or common bacterial blight limit bean production.

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