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Title: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE ADAPTATION OF COMMON BEAN TO HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

Author
item Porch, Timothy - Tim
item Griffiths, P - Cornell University - New York

Submitted to: Bean Improvement Cooperative Annual Report
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2012
Publication Date: 3/15/2012
Citation: Porch Clay, T.G., Griffiths, P.D. 2012. Strategies to improve adaptation of common bean to high ambient temperature. Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting Abstracts. 55:9-10.

Interpretive Summary: High ambient temperatures are a significant constraint to low-land tropical and an intermittent constraint to temperate common bean production, while climate change promises a continued warming trend. To offset the effects of this trend, efforts are been made to understand the genetics and the physiological response to temperature stress and to develop multiple stress tolerant germplasm adapted to heat stress and to targeted diseases.

Technical Abstract: High ambient temperatures are a significant constraint to low-land tropical and an intermittent constraint to temperate common bean production, while climate change promises a continued warming trend. To offset the effects of this trend, efforts are been made to understand the genetics and the physiological response to temperature stress and to develop multiple stress tolerant germplasm adapted to heat stress and to targeted diseases.