Andean bean varieties obtained with resistance to Ascochyta and anthracnose through conventional breeding and molecular-marker assisted selection

Published on 13 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 July 2009 | End Date: 31 January 2011


This project aims to train a Colombian student in the application of molecular markers in a practical breeding program. Specific research objectives include:

  • Identifying sources of resistance to Ascochyta¬†and promote their use.
  • Generate F1 populations from crosses between sources of Asaochyta resistance and commercial bean varieties, Bola Rojo and Cargamento.
  • Evaluate segregating populations produced as a result of the above crosses.
  • Conduct phenotypic and genotypic assessments of segregating populations in order to identify molecular markers associated with resistance to Ascochyta and Antracnosis.


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