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Student honored at bean improvement meeting

Photo of Katelynn Walter


NDSU plant sciences master’s student Katelynn Walter received a Student Recognition Award at the biennial meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative in East Lansing, Michigan, Oct.30-Nov. 1. Her poster, “Pre-Germination Flooding Tolerance in a Middle-American Diversity Panel of Dry Bean,” was named the outstanding poster presentation in the student poster competition.

Walter identified pre-germination flooding tolerant and sensitive dry bean genotypes in this study. She also performed a genome association study, and a significant region on chromosome 6 was found to be associated with germination rate under pre-germination flooding stress.

Walter is from Dickinson, North Dakota. Her graduate program adviser is Juan Osomo, assistant professor and dry edible bean breeder.

The Bean Improvement Cooperative is an organization focused on the exchange of information and materials for the improvement of bean production worldwide. The 2019 meeting will be in Fargo.

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