A non-destructive selection method for faster growth at suboptimal temperature in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

E. Drijfhout, J.C. van Oeveren, R.C. Jansen

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A non-destructive method has been developed to select common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants whose growth is less effected at a suboptimal temperature. Shoot weight was determined at a suboptimal (14°C) and optimal temperature (20°C), 38 days after sowing and accessions identified with a significantly lower than average weight reduction at 14°C compared to their weight at 20°C. Weight of primary leaves and of the shoot was correlated with seed weight at both temperatures, but no correlation was found between shoot weight reduction at 14°C and seed weight.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • vegetative phase
  • suboptimal temperature
  • seed weight
  • growth reduction
  • common bean
  • Phaseolus vulgaris

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