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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Plant Germplasm and Technology Exchange between the USDA-ARS and Guangxi Subtropical Crops Research Institute

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Title: Development of improved tepary germplasm

Authors
item Porch, Timothy
item Beaver, James -

Submitted to: Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2012
Publication Date: March 15, 2012
Citation: Porch Clay, T.G., Beaver, J.S. 2012. Development of improved tepary germplasm. Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting Abstracts. 55:123-124.

Interpretive Summary: Heat and drought are major constraints to legume production worldwide, while use of tepary, a desert native species of the U.S. Southwest and Mexico with elevated levels of abiotic stress tolerance, remains limited partly due to poor seed, production, and cooking characteristics. In an effort to generate tepary germplasm with wider adoptability, breeding lines are being developed with improved seed size and growth habit, while maintaining common bacterial blight resistance, and drought and heat tolerance.

Technical Abstract: Heat and drought are major constraints to legume production worldwide, while use of tepary, a desert native species of the U.S. Southwest and Mexico with elevated levels of abiotic stress tolerance, remains limited partly due to poor seed, production, and cooking characteristics. In an effort to generate tepary germplasm with wider adoptability, breeding lines are being developed with improved seed size and growth habit, while maintaining common bacterial blight resistance, and drought and heat tolerance.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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