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Luwbia Aranda, Timothy G. Porch, Mark J. Bassett, Laura Lara, and Perry B. Cregan

The seedcoat colors and patterns of common bean cultivars are major attributes enabling consumers to identify various dry bean market classes ( Ernest et al., 2005 ). Some of the important market classes have seedcoat patterns that are partly

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Xiaoxu Yang, Chang Liu, Zhishan Yan, Youjun Fan, Guojun Feng, and Dajun Liu

daylength, which influence flowering time with changes in seasons. Common bean is a tropical facultative SD legume that is currently grown in tropical and temperate zones. The observation underscores how domestication and modern breeding practices can alter

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, James J. Luby, Chengyan Yue, David S. Bedford, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki A. McCracken

, M.E. Kelly, J.D. 1997 Marker-assisted selection to improve drought resistance in common bean Crop Sci. 37 1 1998 2004 Slater, A.T. Cogan, N.O. Forster, J.W. 2013 Cost analysis of the application of marker-assisted selection in potato breeding Mol

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Mark J. Bassett and Phillip N. Miklas

parent 5–593. The Florida dry bean breeding line 5–593 has the seedcoat genotype T P [ C r ] Z J G B V Rk ( Bassett, 2007 ), which expresses shiny, unpatterned black seedcoats. Details of the backcross procedure for developing genetic tester stocks

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Mark J. Bassett and Phillip N. Miklas

dry bean breeding line 5-593 has the seed coat genotype T P [ C r ] Z J G B V Rk Asp ( Bassett, 1994a ; Bassett et al., 1999 ), which expresses shiny ( J Asp ), unpatterned black seed coats. Details of the backcross procedure for developing

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Richard L. Fery, Blair Buckley, and Dyremple B. Marsh

breeding program to incorporate the superior yield and seed characteristics of Asian “vegetable cowpeas” into American snap-type southernpeas. Traditionally, home gardeners and farmers in the southern United States have grown southernpeas to produce both

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Thomas Björkman and Stephen Reiners

. Satisfactory stands require high P availability to seedlings, but bioavailability to chilling-sensitive crops like snap bean is low in cold soil even when soil tests show excessive P ( Grant et al., 2001 ; Lorenz and Vittum, 1980 ). The 1981–2010 mean

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Rukundo Placide, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing, and Daphrose Gahakwa

productivity and ensure food security. Improved and resilient crop cultivars and their production technologies are among these strategies ( Brown and Funk, 2008 ). Participatory plant breeding is usually conducted to ensure adoption of newly developed crop

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C. Fred Andrus

associate plant pathologist for the USDA in Washington, D.C., and Beltsville, MD. In 1938, he transferred to the USDA Southeastern Regional Vegetable Breeding Laboratory (later called the U.S. Vegetable Breeding Laboratory and now know as the U.S. Vegetable

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Antoni Almirall, Lluís Bosch, Roser Romero del Castillo, Ana Rivera, and Francesc Casañas

The cultivar Croscat is a common bean inbred line developed by the Fundació Miquel Agustí from the ‘Tavella Brisa’ landrace. This landrace is adapted to the climate (Mediterranean with Atlantic components) and soil (volcanic soil with high levels