DIVERSITY IN COMMON BEAN LANDRACES (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) FROM BULGARIA AND PORTUGAL

2005, 6 (4)   p. 443-448

Tsvetelina STOILOVA, Graca PEREIRA, M de SOUSA, Valdemar CARNIDE

Abstract

The genetic diversity of landraces is thought to be the economic valuable part of global biodiversity and is considered of paramount importance for future world production. The investigation was performed on 30 common bean landraces (Ph. vulgaris L.) from different geographic origin of Portugal and Bulgaria. The morphological characterization was done according to the IPGRI descriptors (Rome, Italy). Twenty morphological traits were studied in Portuguese and Bulgarian landraces of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Accessions number 99E059(BG), 99E0123(BG), PH2(PT) and PH23(PT) are of special interest for breeding purposes.

Keywords

phaseolus vulgaris, diversity, landraces, evaluation.

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