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Rie Sadohara, James D. Kelly, and Karen A. Cichy

Common beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and offer numerous health benefits to consumers ( Hayat et al., 2014 ; Messina, 2014 ). However, the annual per capita consumption of beans

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Zhanyuan Zhang, Dermot P. Coyne, and Amitava Mitra

Horticulture. 3 Dept. of Plant Pathology and Center for Biotechnology. We thank Eugene Nester for providing the original GUS intron-containing construct and Paul E. Read for providing experimental material necessary for common-bean plant tissue culture work. We

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Alexander D. Pavlista, Dipak K. Santra, James A. Schild, and Gary W. Hergert

cultivars, i.e., common bean and dry edible bean, listed in Table 1 , were obtained from various seed programs such as the University of Idaho, University of Saskatchewan, and Michigan State University and purchased through Kelley Bean Co., Scottsbluff, NE

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Timothy G. Porch, Matthew W. Blair, Patricia Lariguet, Carlos Galeano, Clive E. Pankhurst, and William J. Broughton

Common bean is the principal grain legume used for direct human consumption worldwide ( Broughton et al., 2003 ) and is increasingly recognized for its high nutritional quality. Thus, it is an important target for intensive genomics research such

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Gerardine Mukeshimana, Amy L. Lasley, Wayne H. Loescher, and James D. Kelly

Common bean is an important food legume. Globally, 60% of common bean production is located in drought-prone areas where irrigation is not available or farmers cannot afford the cost associated with irrigation ( Beebe, 2012 ). In addition

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Marko Maras, Barbara Pipan, Jelka Šuštar-Vozlič, Vida Todorović, Gordana Đurić, Mirjana Vasić, Suzana Kratovalieva, Afrodita Ibusoska, Rukie Agić, Zdravko Matotan, Tihomir Čupić, and Vladimir Meglič

Common bean (2n = 2x = 22) is the most important edible food legume for direct human consumption in Europe and in the world as it represents a valuable source of proteins, vitamins, fiber, and minerals ( Broughton et al., 2003 ). The Andean region

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Juan M. Osorno, Carlos G. Muñoz, James S. Beaver, Feiko H. Ferwerda, Mark J. Bassett, Phil N. Miklas, Teresa Olczyk, and Bill Bussey

resources. Plant breeders have developed and released common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) cultivars with resistance to BGYMV ( Beaver and Miklas, 1999 ; Beebe, 1994 ; Rosas et al., 1997 ) and researchers have identified specific resistance genes such as

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Patrick D. O'Boyle, James D. Kelly, and William W. Kirk

Common bacterial blight (CBB) is one of the most serious production problems of common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) worldwide ( Tar'an et al., 2001 ). CBB is a seed-borne disease incited by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas axonopodis pv

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Marko Maras, Jelka Šuštar-Vozlič, Wolfgang Kainz, and Vladimir Meglič

Common bean is by far the most widely consumed grain legume in the world ( Singh, 2001 ). Domestication of common bean took place in two, already diverged ancestral wild gene pools distributed from northern Mexico to Colombia (Mesoamerican gene pool

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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