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Using Bean populations derived from P. acutifolius to advance toward generation of new bean varieties and discerning the traits and genetic base associated to heat tolerance

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Project Description
In the first phase of the project, new wild accessions from P. acutifolius were identified as tolerant to high temperature, under greenhouse and field conditions, and were crossed to common bean lines to obtain heat tolerant lines with superior agronomic traits as yield and grain type. In this proposal we aim to advance bean families developed in the first phase with two main purposes. One is to continue the breeding process of these families to obtain promising bean lines tolerant to heat stress that could be delivered to partners for further variety release. The second use of genetic resources developed in the first phase of the project is to design a genetic assay suitable for elucidating the genetic base of heat tolerance in one accession of P. acutifolius.
Institute Name
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Colombia
  • Honduras
  • Mozambique
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Bean 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of January 2019
End Date
30th of September 2020
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