Inheritance of Tolerance to Drought Stress in Selected Common Bean Genotypes

The levels of tolerance to cyclic drought stress in selected common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) lines were evaluated. Findings from this screening showed significant differences in levels of drought tolerance among the parental lines. The genetics governing drought tolerance in the selected common bean genotypes is being investigated in order to contribute to the generation of knowledge that will enhance further breeding work in Uganda.
Les niveaux de tolérance au stress hydrique cyclique dans certaines lignées communes de haricots (Phaseolus vulgaris) ont été évalués. Les résultats de ce dépistage ont montré des différences significatives dans les niveaux de tolérance à la sécheresse chez les lignées parentales. La génétique régissant la tolérance à la sécheresse dans les génotypes communs sélectionnés des haricots est à l’étude dans le but de contribuer à la production de connaissances qui permettra d’améliorer dans l’avenir le travail de sélection en Ouganda.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Crop Improvement