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Common Bean Improvement in The Twenty-First Century

Series: Developments in Plant Breeding Volume: 7

Edited By: Shree P Singh

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108167 | ISBN: 0792358872
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The main theme of this book deals with recent advances in understanding the organization and use of diversity in Phaseolus species, integrated genetic improvement of the common dry bean (P. vulgaris, the world's most important pulse crop), and integrated management of abiotic and biotic production constraints. Combined use of the best of the conventional and modern genetics and breeding technologies and crop management practices for sustained production of this nutritious food are elegantly documented for the first time in this volume. The authors represent a worldwide team of eminent bean researchers. They have prepared a state-of-the-art account on most relevant topics and offer their insights into research directions for the twenty-first century. Food legume researchers in general and those working on beans in particular, advanced degree students, and college professors should find this an excellent reference book and guide for their work.


Contributors. Acknowledgments. Preface. Production and Utilization; S.P. Singh. Diversity in Phaseolus Species in Relation to the Common Bean; D.G. Debouck. Development of an Integrated Linkage Map; P. Gepts. Marker-Assisted Selection; J.D. Kelly, P.N. Miklas. Genetic Transformation; H.-J. Jacobsen. Integrated Genetic Improvement; S.P. Singh. Breeding to Improve Plant Type; A. Vandenberg, T. Nleya. Breeding to Improve Yield; J.D. Kelly, et al. Improvement of Medium-Seeded Race Durango Cultivars; M.A. Brick, K.F. Grafton. Improvement of Small-Seeded Race Mesoamerica Cultivars; S.P. Singh. Improvement of Large-Seeded Race Nueva Granada Cultivars; J.S. Beaver. Improvement of Snap Bean; J.R. Myers, J.R. Baggett. Integrated Management of Abiotic Stresses; M. Thung, I.M. Rao. Integrated Pest Management; H.F. Schwartz, F.B. Peairs. Appendix. Index.

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