Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a widely cultivated species of Leguminosae family with an indubitable nutritional and medicinal value. Common bean is the world‘s first most important pulse crop. It acts as a great source of proteins, fibre, carbohydrates, minerals (Fe and Zn), and essential vitamins (such as biotin, vitamin A) which make it a potential staple food to overcome the problem of hunger. Current common bean breeding programs are primary directed towards high yield, biotic and abiotic stress resilience that has increased global production, but less attention has been directed toward improving micronutrient concentrations in seeds.
Reetika Mahajan is presently working as senior research fellow in NRCPB, IARI, New Delhi. She has her Ph.D from SKAUST-Jammu. She has published research papers and review articles in peer reviewed international journals. She has presented many abstracts in national and international conferences.
Sajad Majeed Zargar
Romesh Kumar Salgotra
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Association mapping, Common bean, Iron, SSR markers, population structure, Fe and Zn, Zinc Phaseolus vulgaris L.
SCIENCE / Horticulture