Biofortification breeding of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).

Abstract

This paper outlines the steps typical of any crop improvement program, starting with germplasm screening and followed by breeding, but with a focus on the nutritional traits of seed mineral content. Within the breeding step, it emphasizes the use of hybridization to create wide crosses, the strategies for selection that are part of traditional breeding methods and the potential of molecular markers that are part of a modern plant improvement.

Citation

Biozoom (2009) 1: 25-28.

Biofortification breeding of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).

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