publication . Article . 2005

Collection, Characterization and Use of Genetic Bariation in Chilean Bean Germplasm (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Bascur B.,Gabriel; Tay U.,Juan;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2005
  • Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA
Recently performed studies on the type of seed protein present from several origins and their morphological traits have shown that the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is native to America, being a species without a specific center of origin and with two areas of domestication: Central America and South America. In this last center, three strains were determined, one of them is called "the Chilean strain", which as noted is a sub-center of genetic diversity for this species. With the purpose of collecting and preserving the genetic diversity present in the Chilean ecotypes, a germplasm collection was made, from Arica to Chiloe, visiting 207 locations in 28 ex...
free text keywords: germplasm, Chilean strain, genetic variation, morphologic characterization, Phaseolus vulgaris L., germoplasma, raza Chile, variabilidad genética, caracterización morfológica
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