Landraces and wild types

Our group preserves a large and diverse collection of beans. Most of the germplasm conservated are European landraces, many of which have disappeared from cultivation decades ago. The collection also contains important diversity from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala and Argentina where beans where domesticated thousands of years ago, and to a lesser extent, Africa and Asia. The collections also include samples of crop wild relatives, which are important for the flowering studies of the group. 

Some varieties come from the  USDA National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS): Western Regional Plant Introduction Station, Pullman, WA (Consult Phaseolus data through GRIN), CGIAR collection at CIAT, Cali, Colombia (Consult Phaseolus data in the CGIAR system through SINGER), and Center of Genetic Resources o INIA.

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