common bean

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Related to common bean: turtle bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, pinto beans, Navy Beans, haricot beans
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Noun1.common bean - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or podscommon bean - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
genus Phaseolus, Phaseolus - herbs of warm regions including most American beans
bush bean - a bean plant whose bushy growth needs no supports
frijol, frijole, kidney bean - the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)
green bean - a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods
wax bean - a common bean plant grown for its edible golden pod
2.common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
bean, edible bean - any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
kidney bean - large dark red bean; usually dried
navy bean, pea bean, white bean - white-seeded bean; usually dried
pinto bean - mottled or spotted bean of southwestern United States; usually dried
frijole - Mexican bean; usually dried
black bean, turtle bean - black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried
fresh bean - beans eaten before they are ripe as opposed to dried
flageolet, haricot - a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried
common bean, common bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris - the common annual twining or bushy bean plant grown for its edible seeds or pods
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Common bean is a strategic crop for meeting the world s food and nutrition security as well as economic empowerment.
Larvae-injured common bean plants are yellowed and their leaves progressively dry (Amante & Figueiredo Junior 1971).
In addition to yield and other agronomic features, the evaluation of genetic materials for improved common bean seed quality is necessary in the production of the crop since a cultivar with poor bean quality may be rejected by processors and consumers regardless of agronomic superiority [7].
The Gates Foundation is reportedly funding additional research by Purdue to determine if PICS (now dubbed Purdue Improved Crop Storage) can help control "storage insect pests of other crops including maize, sorghum, wheat, rice, peanut, common bean, hibiscus seed, mung bean, pigeon pea, and bambara groundnut.
The topics include the genetic basis of disease resistance in maize, molecular breeding for Striga resistance in sorghum, the organization of genes conferring resistance to anthracnose in the common bean, enabling tools for the modern breeding of cowpea for biotic stress resistance, marker-assisted selection for disease resistance in lettuce, and the genetics and gene-mapping of disease resistance in brassicas.
Genetic breeding is a strategy often used to increase the mineral concentration in common bean seeds.
Two projects funded by the foundation were highlighted as the case: the HOPE project (Harnessing Opportunities for Productivity Enhancement of Sorghum and Millets) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia which seeks to increase by 30% the productivity of sorghum and millets in 200,000 farmers' fields; and the Tropical Legumes I & II project which aims to enhance productivity of six legume crops (groundnut, cowpea, common bean, chickpea, pigeonpea and soybean) by at least 20% through improved cultivars and management practices and the development of markets and value chains.
Epidemiological studies showed a strong association between increased consumption of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)--which includes black beans, pintos, and others--and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including type II diabetes.
After many years of exploiting existing diversity within the genus Phaseolus (beans), ARS researchers in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, have been able to combine genes for resistance to heat, drought, and disease and have released two high-yielding, stress-tolerant black bean varieties; two heat-tolerant kidney bean lines; and rust-resistant, heat-tolerant common bean lines.
Phaseolin protein variability in wild forms and landraces of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).