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Research Article

A Gap Analysis Methodology for Collecting Crop Genepools: A Case Study with Phaseolus Beans

  • Julián Ramírez-Villegas mail,

    j.r.villegas@cgiar.org

    Affiliation: Decision and Policy Analysis Program, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia

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  • Colin Khoury,

    Affiliation: Global Crop Diversity Trust, Rome, Italy

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  • Andy Jarvis,

    Affiliations: Decision and Policy Analysis Program, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, Adaptation to Progressive Climate Change, Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark, Bioversity International, Regional Office for the Americas, Cali, Colombia

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  • Daniel Gabriel Debouck,

    Affiliation: Genetic Resources Unit, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia

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  • Luigi Guarino

    Affiliation: Global Crop Diversity Trust, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: October 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013497

About the Authors

Julián Ramírez-Villegas, Andy Jarvis
Decision and Policy Analysis Program, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia
Colin Khoury, Luigi Guarino
Global Crop Diversity Trust, Rome, Italy
Andy Jarvis
Adaptation to Progressive Climate Change, Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark
Andy Jarvis
Bioversity International, Regional Office for the Americas, Cali, Colombia
Daniel Gabriel Debouck
Genetic Resources Unit, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia

Corresponding Author

Email: j.r.villegas@cgiar.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRV AJ. Performed the experiments: JRV. Analyzed the data: JRV CK DGD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRV CK AJ DGD LG. Wrote the paper: JRV CK AJ LG. Created the first version of the methodology: JRV. Provided a great deal of input for corrections to issues highlighted by other authors: CK. Provided substantial scientific background: AJ LG. Led to intense discussions and provided critical data for the enhancement of the paper: DGD.