Introgressing resistance to Fusarium root rot in selected farmer preferred Andean bean genotypes from Meso-American line and mapping of associated resistance quantitative trait loci

Two populations of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) from K20 x MLB-49-89A and K132 x MLB-49-89A were assessed for resistance to Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli. Additionally, 35 SSR markers were screened for polymorphisism in the parents. The results showed that improvement of Andean varieties for resistance to Fusarium root rot was possible using American line MLB-49-89A. The SSR study identified a major QTL for resistance to Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli.
Deux populations des haricots (Phaseolus vulgaris) de K20 x MLB-49-89A et K132 x MLB-49-89A ont été évaluées pour la résistance à Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli. En plus, 35 marqueurs de SSR ont été examinés pour le polymorphisme dans les parents. Les résultats ont prouvé que l’amélioration des variétés andines pour la résistance à la putréfaction de racine de Fusarium était possible en utilisant la Ligne Américaine MLB-49-89A. L’étude de SSR a identifié un QTL important pour la résistance à Fusarium solani f.sp. phaseoli.
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