Egyptian Cotton Breeding Program
Jun 15, 2019

Breeding & Genetic improvement Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast Breeding-MedMiddleEast

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Hasan Al-Adly

Cotton Research Institute, Giza-Egypt


All the Egyptian cotton varieties belong to Gossypium barbadense L. Egyptian cotton breeding program is unique and depends onbreeding pure progeny lines, therefore Egyptian cotton varieties have higher stability and continues for several years in common agricultural.

Cotton breeding research section CRI- ARC in Egypt is responsible for the production and breeding of cotton varieties .more than 80 cotton varieties were bred and introduced by artificial crossing followed  by single plant selection from one generation to another accompanied by the selfing of flowers of the selected plants (Pedigree method).


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