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Research Project: Screening of the NPGS Tepary Bean Collection for Response to the Common Bean Weevil

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Project Number: 6090-21000-059-006-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2022

Objective:
This proposal seeks to characterize the response to the two weevil species through evaluation of the Tepary Diversity Panel (TDP; primarily composed of the tepary bean NPGS collection) using a standardized phenotypic screening method, and through GWAS analysis of the bruchid response.

Approach:
A. Characterize wild and cultivated P. acutifolius response to common bean weevil. B. Characterize wild and cultivated P. acutifolius response to the Mexican bean weevil (Zabrotes subfasciatus). C. GWAS analysis.