Genetic variation in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) using seed protein markers

Henok Ayelign, Eleni Shiferaw, Faris Hailu
2020 Acta Universitatis Sapientiae: Agriculture and Environment  
AbstractThe genetic diversity of common bean accessions were assessed using seed storage protein markers. At regional level, accessions from the two major growing regions showed the highest level of gene diversity (H = 0.322, I = 0.485, and H = 0.312, I = 0.473), which can be exploited for the future improvement of the crop. Based on phaseolin, the major storage protein in common bean, the majority of the accessions (86%) were grouped under Mesoamerican gene pool. Seed proteins were also used
more » ... ns were also used to differentiate various Phaseolus species, indicating the usefulness of seed storage proteins in species identification in this genus.
doi:10.2478/ausae-2020-0005 fatcat:6cfp3limmzbcbfbhr2nsvikqmi