JCR | A discussion on cotton transformation during the last decade (2010–2021); an update on present trends and future prospects
Dec 8, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR
[Abstract] The introduction of genetically modified (GM) cotton in 1996 in the US and its worldwide spread later rejuvenated cotton production in many parts of the world. The evolution is continued since then and currently, the 3rd and fourth generation of same GM cotton is grown in many parts of the world. The GM cotton introduced in 1996 was simple Bt cotton that expressed a single Cry1Ac gene, the later generation carried multiple Cry genes along with the genes controlling herbicide tolerance. Current day GM cotton does not only give stable resistance against lepidopteran insects but also facilitates the farmers to spray broad-spectrum herbicides without harming the crop. The evolution of GM cotton is continued both on the basic and applied side and interventions have been introduced during the last decade. Earlier the cotton transformation was limited to Cocker strains which are getting possible in many other varieties, too. It is successful with both gene gun, and Agrobacterium and inplanta transformation has made it a routine activity. Apart from overexpression studies for various purposes including biotic, abiotic, and quality traits, RNAi and genome editing are explored vigorously. Through this review, we have tried to explore and discuss various interventions for improving transformation protocols, the applications of cotton transformation, and future strategies being developed to get maximum benefits from this technology during the last decade.

[Title] A discussion on cotton transformation during the last decade (2010–2021); an update on present trends and future prospects

[Authors] QANDEEL-E-ARSH , AZHAR Muhammad Tehseen, ATIF Rana Muhammad, ISRAR Mahwish, KHAN Azeem Iqbal, KHALID Shahzad & RANA Iqrar Ahmad

Journal of Cotton Research 2021, 429

https://doi.org/10.1186/s42397-021-00104-5
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