Research Techniques

This web page was developed to provide a review of techniques that are widely accepted and have been successfully used to breed common beans for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. The goal is to provide an overview of appropriate techniques for breeding common beans for a particular trait and to cite references where researchers, graduate students or technicians can obtain more detailed information. We have also included more general information concerning the evaluation of common beans for the benefit of those who are new to the bean research community. Finally, we identified cultivars and breeding lines that can be used as sources of resistance for particular stresses.