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Phil McClean (right), plant sciences professor and director of North Dakota State University’s Genomic and Bioinformatics Program, and Juan Osorno, professor and NDSU common bean breeder, helped lead a national effort to map the genome sequence for the common bean genome. Photo taken June 10, in Fargo, N.D., on the campus of North Dakota State University. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)(Embargo to June 17, 2014, 1 a.m.)

NDSU scientists central to nationwide genome sequencing

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FARGO, N.D. — Several North Dakota State University scientists are close to the center of a national project that completed the sequence of the common bean genome. It will greatly speed up the search for genes controlling different traits of interest in dry edible beans and snap beans around the world.


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