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Published June 10, 2010, 08:04 AM

NDSU researcher to head $4M study seeking better beans

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is part of a $4 million, four-year federal study to improve the nutrition and economic value of the common bean.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is part of a $4 million, four-year federal study to improve the nutrition and economic value of the common bean.

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Jim Kelly is participating in the study, backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The project involves 26 researchers from 16 U.S. institutions. North Dakota State University’s Phillip McClean heads the project.

The research seeks to develop breeder-friendly genomic research tools to select for traits such as yield, plant shape, processing quality, drought tolerance, disease resistance and nutrition.

Common beans include black, navy, pinto, great northern, kidney and snap beans. They’re the mostly widely eaten legumes.

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Online: study details

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