Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 9, Issue 1,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Diversity and health traits of local landraces of runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.) from Spain


Author(s):

Daniel Palmero 1, Concepción Iglesias 1, Miguel de Cara 2, Julio César Tello 2, Francisco Camacho 2*

Recieved Date: 2010-10-10, Accepted Date: 2011-01-12

Abstract:

The present work achieves a complete morphological and health characterization of five local runner bean cultivars, coming from an organic farm in Oteruelo del Valle (Madrid, Spain). A distinctness analysis of the local landraces and 12 different varieties inscribed in the European Union Common Catalogue was carried out. The results show a complete varietal description for each variety and allow differentiating the material selected by local farmers from the rest of the commercial varieties based in morphological and agronomical traits. A total of 1600 seeds were analyzed from the local landraces from which they obtained 10 different fungal genera.

Keywords:

Seed health, damping off, genetic resources, organic agriculture


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 290-295


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