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

common ones grown in the U.S. High Plains. The lower pods of common dry bean grown in the field are very close to the ground. Because of this, the conventional practice in dry bean production in the U.S. High Plains is to harvest by first undercutting

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alefsi David Sánchez-Reinoso, Gustavo Adolfo Ligarreto-Moreno, and Hermann Restrepo-Díaz

The common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a small farmers’ crop in Latin America ( Beebe et al., 2008 ). In Colombia, P. vulgaris reached a production of 62,974 tons during the first half of 2015 ( Fenalce, 2015 ). It is also a family