Phenotypical Research Concerning Climbing Bean Pods Belonging to the Germplasm Collection from Vegetable Research - Development Station Buzău

  • Neculai MUNTEANU
  • Costel VáŽNÄ‚TORU
  • Vasile STOLERU
  • Bianca ZAMFIR
Keywords: biodiversity, breeding, germplasm collection, local population, Phaseolus vulgaris var. communis


At the Vegetable Research - Development Station (V.R.D.S.) Buzău was made a climbingbean collection (Phaseolus vulgaris var. communis), containing over 50 local populations derivingfrom S - E Romania. The collection realization has as a main purpose the conservation andvalorisation of the germplasm resources from Phaseolus vulgaris species. The results of theexperiment refer to the culture comportment, in open field, of 23 local populations. The researchesdignified a great variability in what it concerns pods characteristics (weight, colour, length, width,thickness, stringiness, curvature degree, distal part etc.). The results obtained confirm the value of thebiological material collected as germplasm sources for breeding and justifies the conservation worksof the biodiversity for this species.