Identification and Deployment of Resistance Genes for Anthracnose, Rust and Drought in Beans for the Highlands Using Modern Molecular Genetics Tools
Michigan State University
Cornell University (US); INIAP (Ecuador); INIAP (Ecuador); ICTA (Guatemala)
James Kelly (US); Eduardo Peralta (Ecuador); Julio Villatoro (Guatemala)
1. Collect isolates of anthracnose, rust and root rot pathogens in Ecuador; anthracnose in Guatemala. 2. Characterize pathogenic variability of anthracnose, rust and root rot isolates collected in Ecuador and Guatemala. 3.Develop drought tolerant recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations for Ecuador, Central America and East Africa.