Evaluation of Responses of common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris .L) genotypes to Drought Stress Using Different Stress Tolerance Indices

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran


In order to evaluate and select drought tolerance genotypes in common bean and identify the best indices for drought tolerance, an experiment was conducted at research field University of Tehran in Karaj in 2015-2016 growing season. In this study, 102 common bean genotype were evaluated in an augment design under normal irrigated and drought stress (non-irrigation from flowering stage until the end of growing season) condition. Average values of grain yield and drought tolerance indexes and simple correlation coefficients of indexes with irrigation and dry farm yield showed that indices including MP, GMP and STI were the most suitable criteria for screening bean’s genotypes. In 3-dimensional graphs, referring to MP, STI, and GMP indexes and grain yield under dry farming and irrigation condition, 100,63,47,88 and 76 genotypes were identified as genotypes with high production and tolerant to intensive drought in A group. Actually these genotypes yielded most under both irrigation and dry farming conditions.
Cluster analysis based on investigating indices and yield under drought stress and non-stress conditions showed that genotypes was grouped in three clusters and most of drought tolerant genotypes with high yield were grouped in third cluster, while most of sensitive genotypes to drought stress were grouped in the second cluster.


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Volume 50, Issue 2
July 2019
Pages 1-9
  • Receive Date: 19 August 2017
  • Revise Date: 25 February 2018
  • Accept Date: 11 March 2018
  • Publish Date: 22 June 2019