Phenylpropanoid metabolism and pigmentation show divergent patterns between brown color and green color cottons as revealed by metabolic and gene expression analyses
By Fan Qin on Oct 27, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Naturally-colored cotton has become increasingly popular because of their natural properties of coloration, UV protection, flame retardant, antibacterial activity and mildew resistance. But poor fiber quality and limited color choices are two key issues that have restricted the cultivation of naturally-colored cotton. To identify the p...

WCRC-7 WEBINAR on 'Cotton and Climate Change' 4 November 2020
By Keshav Kranthi on Oct 22, 2020


COTTON WEBINARS WCRC-7 Plenary Lecture Series The ICAC and ICRA are delighted to announce the second COTTON WEBINAR to be held at 7.30 to 9.30 AM (Eastern Time, Washington DC) on 4 November 2020. The webinar lectures will feature two presentations (30 min) each day by eminent globally renowned experts followed by a Q& A session. The lectures...

Natural Coloured Cotton Book (Arabic) by Dr Amal Saber Owis
By Keshav Kranthi on Oct 21, 2020


Dear Friends, I am happy to inform you that Dr Amal Saber Owis, Former Director, Cotton Research Institute, Giza, Egypt, has authored a book on Natural Coloured cotton -Facts and Secrets. The book is in Arabic. Please find a pdf copy of the book here. We will explore the possibility of getting the book translated. Regards Keshav Kranthi

History under writing
on Sep 23, 2020

ICRA Icra-Gossypedia

The content of this post is a replication of a message I have just sent. You can react to my message by commenting this post. This is to attract your attention to the fact that some of you have taken over the challenge of embarking to write of the history of cotton research. Click on wiki after logging in and discover what has been started for the...

A genome-wide identification of the BLH gene family reveals BLH1 involved in cotton fiber development
By Fan Qin on Sep 11, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Cotton is the world’s largest and most important source of renewable natural fiber. BEL1-like homeodomain (BLH) genes are ubiquitous in plants and have been reported to contribute to plant development. However, there is no comprehensive characterization of this gene family in cotton. In this study, 32, 16, and 18 BLH genes were identif...

Cotton research history?
on Sep 10, 2020


World Cotton Day As we have been recently recalled, ICAC has launched the initiative of declaring October 7 as the World Cotton Day. Hopefully, in a couple of days, it will become the new UN World Cotton Day and give us some pride in working on cotton. For sure, the World Cotton Day will be celebrated at various cotton research organizations al...

Global identification of genes associated with xylan biosynthesis in cotton fiber
By Fan Qin on Sep 7, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Mature cotton fiber secondary cell wall comprises largely of cellulose (> 90%) and small amounts of xylan and lignin. Little is known about the cotton fiber xylan biosynthesis by far. [Result] To comprehensively survey xylan biosynthetic genes in cotton fiber, we identified five IRX9, five IRX10, one IRX14, six IRX15, two FRA8, o...

Development and application of perfect SSR markers in cotton
By Fan Qin on Sep 3, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] This study aimed to develop a set of perfect simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers with a single copy in the cotton genome, to construct a DNA fingerprint database suitable for authentication of cotton cultivars. We optimized the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system for multi-platform compatibility and improving detection efficiency....

Toward the efficient use of Beauveria bassiana in integrated cotton insect pest management
By Fan Qin on Aug 31, 2020

Crop Protection Pest control PestControl-WestCentralAfrica Croprotection-WestCentralAfrica JCR

[Background] For controlling the resistance to insects, in particular carpophagous and phyllophagous caterpillars, using chemical pesticides has led to contamination of cotton area in Benin. Facing this problem, alternative methods including the use of entomopathogenic fungi as biopesticide could be a sound measure to preserve the environment, biod...

Heritability and correlation analysis of morphological and yield traits in genetically modified cotton
By Fan Qin on Aug 28, 2020

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Background] Cotton is known for fiber extraction and it is grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world due to having hot weather. Cotton crop has a significant role in GDP of Pakistan. Therefore, the two-years research was conducted to estimate heritability and association among various yield contributing parameters of cotton, i.e., plan...

QTL and genetic analysis controlling fiber quality traits using paternal backcross population in upland cotton
By Fan Qin on Aug 28, 2020

Breeding & Genetic improvement Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Genetic improvement in fiber quality is one of the main challenges for cotton breeders. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping provides a powerful approach to dissect the molecular mechanism in fiber quality traits. In present study, F14recombinant inbred line (RIL) population was backcrossed to paternal parent for a paternal backcross...

Overexpressing rice lesion simulating disease 1-like gene (OsLOL1) in Gossypium hirsutum promotes somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration
By Fan Qin on Aug 7, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Cotton somatic embryogenesis is difficult or rarely frequent to present, which has limited gene function identification and biotechnological utility. Here, we employed a rice key somatic embryogenesis-related gene, rice lesion simulating disease 1-like gene (OsLOL1), to develop transgenic cotton callus for evaluating its function in ec...

The impact of plant density and spatial arrangement on light interception on cotton crop and seed cotton yield: an overview
By Fan Qin on Jul 28, 2020

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Abstract] Light attenuation within a row of crops such as cotton is influenced by canopy architecture, which is defined by size, shape and orientation of shoot components. Level of light interception causes an array of morpho-anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes. Physiological determinants of growth include light interception, light u...

Gossyp Issue 4
By Fiaz Ahmad on Jul 16, 2020


Dear Members Issue 4 of GOSSyP is now available  

Unraveling the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cotton A-genome
By Fan Qin on Jul 2, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

[Abstract] Gossypium hirsutum, the most widely planted cotton species, its evolution has long been an unsolved puzzle because of its hybrid origin from D-genome and A-genome species. To better understand the genetic component of cotton, Huang et al. recently sequenced and assembled the first A1-genome G. herbaceum, and updated the A2-genome G. arbo...

Applying plant-based irrigation scheduling to assess water use efficiency of cotton following a high-biomass rye cover crop
By Fan Qin on Jul 2, 2020

Agronomy & physiology Agro-Physio-north-america JCR

[Background] This study addressed the potential of combining a high biomass rye winter cover crop with predawn leaf water potential (ΨPD) irrigation thresholds to increase agricultural water use efficiency (WUE) in cotton. To this end, a study was conducted near Tifton, Georgia under a manually-controlled, variable-rate lateral irrigation system us...

Genotypic variance in 13C-photosynthate partitioning and within-plant boll distribution in cotton
By Fan Qin on Jun 23, 2020

Agronomy & physiology Agro-physio-Asia Breeding JCR

[Background] Photosynthate partitioning and within-plant boll distribution play an important role in yield formation of cotton; however, if and how they interact to mediate yield remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the genotypic variance in photosynthate partitioning and within-plant boll distribution, with a focus on th...

Membrane lipid raft organization during cotton fiber development
By Fan Qin on May 25, 2020

Agronomy & physiology JCR

Journal of Cotton Research [Background] Cotton fiber is a single-celled seed trichome that originates from the ovule epidermis. It is an excellent model for studying cell elongation. Along with the elongation of cotton fiber cell, the plasma membrane is also extremely expanded. Despite progress in understanding cotton fiber cell elongation, knowle...

Succinate dehydrogenase SDH1–1 positively regulates cotton resistance to Verticillium dahliae through a salicylic acid pathway
By Fan Qin on May 6, 2020

Disease control Biomol - Biotechnology JCR

Journal of Cotton Research [Background] Verticillium wilt, caused by the soil-borne fungus of Verticillium dahliae Kleb., is one of the most devastating diseases of cotton. The complex mechanism underlying cotton resistance to Verticillium wilt remains uncharacterized. Identifying an endogenous resistance gene may be helpful to control this diseas...

Screening and evaluation of reliable traits of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes for salt tolerance at the seedling growth stage
By Fan Qin on Apr 21, 2020

Agronomy & physiology JCR

Journal of Cotton Research [Background] Salt stress significantly inhibits the growth, development, and productivity of cotton because of osmotic, ionic, and oxidative stresses. Therefore, the screening and development of salt tolerant cotton cultivars is a key issue towards sustainable agriculture. This study subjected 11 upland cotton genotypes...