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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: CHARACTERIZATION, CONVERSION, AND IMPROVEMENT OF COMMON BEAN GERMPLASM

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

2009 Annual Report


4. Accomplishments
1. Release of a cultivar and a germplasm line with multiple stress tolerance. Participated in the release of the cultivar ‘Badillo,’ the first kidney cultivar with resistance to common bacterial blight, in addition to resistance to bean common mosaic virus and endemic races of rust.


Review Publications
Porch, T.G., Ramirez, V.H., Santana, D., Harmsen, E.W. 2009. Evaluation of drought tolerance in common bean germplasm in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 195:328-334.

Ramirez, V.H., Porch, T.G., Harmsen, E.W. 2008. Development of linear models for estimation of leaflet area in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). J. Agric. Univ. P.R. 92(3-4):171-182.

Blair, M.W., Porch, T.G., Cichy, K.A., Galeano, C.H., Lariguet, P., Pankurst, C., Broughton, W. 2007. Induced mutants in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), and their potential use in nutrition quality breeding and gene discovery. Israel Journal of Plants Sciences 55:191-200.

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