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Walter Honored at Bean Improvement Meeting

Plant Sciences master’s student Katelynn Walter received a Student Recognition Award at the biennial meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative. Her poster was named the Outstanding Poster Presentation in the student poster competition.

November 14, 2017

Plant Sciences master’s student Katelynn Walter received a Student Recognition Award at the biennial meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative held in East Lansing, Michigan, October 30 through November 1, 2017. 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-wide association study (GWAS), and a significant region on chromosome 6 was found to be associated with germination rate under the pre-germination flooding stress.

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

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. For more information, visit http://bic.css.msu.edu/.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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