JCR | Evolution of pectin synthesis relevant galacturonosyltransferase gene family and its expression during cotton fiber development
By Fan Qin on Aug 4, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Pectin is a key substance involved in cell wall development, and the galacturonosyltransferases (GAUTs) gene family is a critical participant in the pectin synthesis pathway. Systematic and comprehensive research on GAUTshas not been performed in cotton. Analysis of the evolution and expression patterns of the GAUT gene family in diffe...

JCR | Genetic variability for yield and fiber related traits in genetically modified cotton
By Fan Qin on Jul 27, 2021

Breeding & Genetic improvement Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Background] Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is grown for fiber and oil purposes in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of cotton. It has a significant contribution in the GDP of Pakistan. Therefore, the present study was performed to assess the genetic variations and genetic diversity of yield and fibe...

JCR | Identification and expression analysis of Tubulin gene family in upland cotton
By Fan Qin on Jul 16, 2021

Uncategorized Biomol - Biotechnology Breeding JCR

[Background] Cotton fibers are single-celled extensions of the seed epidermis, a model tissue for studying cytoskeleton. Tubulin genes play a critical role in synthesizing the microtubules (MT) as a core element of the cytoskeleton. However, there is a lack of studies concerning the systematic characterization of the tubulin gene family in cotton....

COTTON WEBINAR 10th Edition 9.00AM To 11.00AM (ET) 7 July 2021
By Keshav Kranthi on Jun 11, 2021



COTTON WEBINAR 9th Edition 8.00AM To 10.00AM (ET) 2 June 2021
By Keshav Kranthi on May 28, 2021


  Better Together -International Partnerships Can Solve Threats to Cotton Production Speaker: Dr. Jodi Scheffler. Research Geneticist Plants. USDA-ARS. Stoneville, Mississippi, United States When the seed breaks, when the fibre sticks... Some contaminants of cotton Speakers: Dr Bruno Bachelier. Assistant Unit Director, Cotton S...

Genome-wide association study of micronaire using a natural population of representative upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
By Fan Qin on May 7, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Micronaire is a comprehensive index reflecting the fineness and maturity of cotton fiber. Micronaire is one of the important internal quality indicators of the cotton fiber and is closely related to the value of the cotton fiber. Understanding the genetic basis of micronaire is required for the genetic improvement of the trait. However...

Increasing plant density increases Bt toxin concentration of boll wall in cotton by decreasing boll setting speed
By Fan Qin on May 7, 2021

Agronomy & physiology Biomol - Biotechnology Agro-physio-Asia JCR

[Background] In order to uncover the mechanism of significantly reduced insect resistance at the late developmental stage in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), the relationship between boll setting rate under different planting densities and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal concentrations in the boll wall were investigated in the present study...

Integrated transcriptome and proteome analysis reveals complex regulatory mechanism of cotton in response to salt stress
By Fan Qin on May 7, 2021

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Background] Soil salt stress seriously restricts the yield and quality of cotton worldwide. To investigate the molecular mechanism of cotton response to salt stress, a main cultivated variety Gossypium hirsutum L. acc. Xinluzhong 54 was used to perform transcriptome and proteome integrated analysis. [Results] Through transcriptome analysis in c...

Association mapping and domestication analysis to dissect genetic improvement process of upland cotton yield-related traits in China
By Fan Qin on May 7, 2021

Breeding & Genetic improvement Biomol - Biotechnology Biomol - Biotech-Asia JCR

[Background] Cotton fiber yield is a complex trait, which can be influenced by multiple agronomic traits. Unravelling the genetic basis of cotton fiber yield-related traits contributes to genetic improvement of cotton. [Results] In this study, 503 upland cotton varieties covering the four breeding stages (BS1–BS4, 1911–2011) in China were used f...

Dr. Zahoor Ahmad, First Chairman of the Asian Cotton R & D Network Died Due to COVID-19
By M. Rafiq Chaudhry on Apr 30, 2021


Dr. Zahoor Ahmad suffered from COVID-19 for over two weeks and died in a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 20, 2021. Dr. Ahmad was the founding Chairman of the Asian Cotton Research & Development Network, established in June/July 1999.  Dr. Ahmad was Director of the Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan when he hosted a Reg...

COTTON WEBINAR 8th Edition 8.00AM To 10.00AM (ET) 5 May 2021
By Keshav Kranthi on Apr 22, 2021


COTTON WEBINAR 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM (Eastern Time) 5 May 2021 Dr Eric Hequet: Topic: Importance of non-HVI (High Volume Instrument) Cotton Fiber Properties Dr PG Patil: Topic: Wealth from Waste: Cotton By-Products Value Addition  

Review of oxidative stress and antioxidative defense mechanisms in Gossypium hirsutum L. in response to extreme abiotic conditions
By Fan Qin on Apr 17, 2021

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Abstract] Oxidative stress occurs when crop plants are exposed to extreme abiotic conditions that lead to the excessive production and accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Those extreme abiotic conditions or stresses include drought, high temperature, heavy metals, salinity, and ultraviolet radiation, and they cause yield and quality los...

The ICAC RECORDER March 2021 Special issue on Pink Bollworm
By Keshav Kranthi on Apr 1, 2021


Dear Researchers, Please see the latest issue of the ICAC RECORDER March 2021 special on Pink Bollworm. Best Regards. Keshav Kranthi, ICAC.

Correlation analysis of stem hardness traits with fiber and yield-related traits in core collections of Gossypium hirsutum
By Fan Qin on Apr 1, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Stem hardness is one of the major influencing factors for plant architecture in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Evaluating hardness phenotypic traits is very important for the selection of elite lines for resistance to lodging in Gossypium hirsutum L. Cotton breeders are interested in using diverse genotypes to enhance fiber qua...

Identification, characterization, and expression profiles of the GASA genes in cotton
By Fan Qin on Mar 31, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] GASA (Giberellic Acid Stimulated in Arabidopsis) gene family plays a crucial role in the phytohormone signaling pathway, growth and development, and stress responses in plants. Many GASA homologs have been identified in various plants. Nevertheless, little is known about these proteins in cotton. [Results] In the current study, we i...

Insights into wing dimorphism in worldwide agricultural pest and host-alternating aphid Aphis gossypii
By Fan Qin on Mar 29, 2021

Crop Protection Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] The worldwide pest Aphis gossypii has three-winged morphs in its life cycle, namely, winged parthenogenetic female (WPF), winged gynopara (GP), and winged male, which are all produced by a wingless parthenogenetic female (WLPF). Most studies on A. gossypii have focused on WPF, while few have investigated GP and male. The shared molecul...

Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of the GhIQD gene family in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
By Fan Qin on Mar 29, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Calmodulin (CaM) is one of the most important Ca2+ signaling receptors because it regulates diverse physiological and biochemical reactions in plants. CaM functions by interacting with CaM-binding proteins (CaMBPs) to modulate Ca2+ signaling. IQ domain (IQD) proteins are plant-specific CaMBPs that bind to CaM by their specific CaM bind...

QTL mapping of agronomic and economic traits for four F2 populations of upland cotton
By Fan Qin on Mar 25, 2021

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) accounts for more than 90% of the annual world cotton output because of its high yield potential. However, yield and fiber quality traits often show negative correlations. We constructed four F2 populations of upland cotton, using two normal lines (4133B and SGK9708) with high yield potential but mode...

COTTON WEBINAR 7th Edition 8.00AM to 10.00AM (ET) 7 April 2021
By Keshav Kranthi on Mar 12, 2021


COTTON WEBINAR 7th Edition, 8.00 to 10.00 AM (Eastern Time) 7 April 2021 Speaker: Dr. Mehboob-ur-Rahman: Topic Genome Assisted Breeding in cotton Speaker: Dr. John Z Yu: Topic: The Power of Cotton Genomics  

First Issue of "Cotton Innovations" Newsletter
By Fiaz Ahmad on Mar 11, 2021


Cotton Innovation Vol 1 Issue 1 March 2021