An isopentyl transferase gene driven by the senescence-inducible SAG12 promoter improves salinity stress tolerance in cotton
By Fan Qin on Oct 9, 2019

Biomol - Biotechnology Environment JCR

Journal of Cotton Research [Background] Soil salinity seriously affects cotton growth, leading to the reduction of yield and fiber quality. Recently, genetic engineering has become an efficient tool to increase abiotic stress tolerance in crops. [Results] In this study, isopentyl transferase (IPT), a key enzyme involved in cytokinin (CTK) biosy...

World Cotton Day
By Fiaz Ahmad on Oct 4, 2019


07 October 2019 has been announced as World Cotton Day by WTO. Cotton community will celebrate this day across the globe. The WTO Secretariat is organizing the event at WTO Headquarters Geneva in collaboration with the Secretariats of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Developm...

Genetic analysis of yield and fiber quality traits in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivated in different ecological regions of China
By Fan Qin on Sep 6, 2019

Breeding & Genetic improvement Biomol - Biotech-Asia JCR Fiber Quality

Journal of Cotton Research [Background] Cotton is an important fiber crop worldwide. The yield potential of current genotypes of cotton can be exploited through hybridization. However, to develop superior hybrids with high yield and fiber quality traits, information of genetic control of traits is prerequisite. Therefore, genetic analysis plays pi...

JCR-QTL mapping for fiber quality and yield-related traits across multiple generations in segregating population of CCRI 70
By Fan Qin on Sep 4, 2019

Biomol - Biotech-Asia Biotechnology JCR Fiber Quality

Journal of Cotton Reseach [Background] Cotton is a significant economic crop that plays an indispensable role in many domains. Gossypium hirsutum L. is the most important fiber crop worldwide and contributes to more than 95% of global cotton production. Identifying stable quantitative trait locus (QTLs) controlling fiber quality and yield related...

Determination of manganese content in cottonseed meal using near-infrared spectrometry and multivariate calibration
By Fan Qin on Aug 19, 2019

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Background] Manganese (Mn) is an essential microelement in cottonseeds, which is usually determined by the techniques relied on hazardous reagents and complex pretreatment procedures. Therefore a rapid, low-cost, and reagent-free analytical way is demanded to substitute the traditional analytical method. [Results] The Mn content in cottonseed m...

Genome-wide identification of OSCA gene family and their potential function in the regulation of dehydration and salt stress in Gossypium hirsutum
By Fan Qin on Aug 12, 2019

Biomol - Biotechnology Cotton Genome JCR

[Background] Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) provides the largest natural fiber for the textile manufacturing industries, but its production is on the decline due to the effects of salinity. Soil salt-alkalization leads to damage in cotton growth and a decrease in yields. Hyperosmolality-gated calcium-permeable channels (OSCA) have been found to be i...

Effects of mepiquat chloride on yield and main properties of cottonseed under different plant densities
By Fan Qin on Jul 19, 2019

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Background] Cottonseed oil and protein content as well as germination traits are major indicators of seed quality. However, the responses of these indicators to plant density and mepiquat chloride (MC) are still uncertain. To investigate plant density and MC effects on cottonseed yield and main quality parameters, we conducted a two-year field exp...

Amino acids application enhances flowers insecticidal protein content in Bt cotton
By Fan Qin on Jul 10, 2019

Crop Protection Agronomy & physiology Pest control Biotechnology JCR

[Background] Low insecticidal protein expression at reproductive organs affect insect resistance in Bt transgenic cotton. In order to enhance flower insecticidal protein expression, the conventional cultivar Sikang1 (S1) and the hybrid cultivar Sikang3 (S3) were used as experimental materials; the applications of selected 5 types of amino acids and...

Feasibility assessment of phenotyping cotton fiber maturity using infrared spectroscopy and algorithms for genotyping analyses
By Fan Qin on Jul 9, 2019

Measurement classing JCR Fiber Quality

[Background] Cotton fiber maturity is an important property that partially determines the processing and performance of cotton. Due to difficulties of obtaining fiber maturity values accurately from every plant of a genetic population, cotton geneticists often use micronaire (MIC) and/or lint percentage for classifying immature phenotypes from ma...

Genetic effects conferring heat tolerance in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
By Fan Qin on Jul 9, 2019

Breeding & Genetic improvement Agronomy & physiology Climate change JCR

[Background] Climate change and particularly global warming has emerged as an alarming threat to the crop productivity of field crops and exerted drastic effects on the cropping patterns. Production of cotton has been dropped down to one million bales from 1.4 million bales since 2015 in Pakistan due to the increase in temperature at critical growt...

Comparative studies on seed protein characteristics in eight lines of two Gossypium species
By Quanyi LIU on Jun 20, 2019

Agronomy & physiology JCR

[Abstract] Background: In order to achieve the targets aiming at the improvement of protein quality, knowledge regarding seed protein fractions and polypeptides constituting them in different crops is essential. Besides having high nutritional value as animal feed and human food, the protein isolates from cottonseed meal have also been proven prom...

Use of genetic and genomic approaches for combating cotton leaf curl disease
on Jun 16, 2019

Breeding & Genetic improvement Disease control Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast Disease-Asia-51 Breeding-Asia

Back to Content Authors Rahman, Mehboob-ur-1; Ali, Ahmed1; Qaiser khan, Ali1; Abbas, Ammad1; Rahmat, Zainab1; Sarfraz, Zareen1; Khalid, Anum1; Gul, Maryam1; Munir, Atif1; Atifiqbal, Muhammad1; Scheffler, Jodi2; Scheffler, Brain2; 1National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2Jamie Whitten Delt...

Comparative advantage of cotton crop over other crops in Pakistan
on Jun 16, 2019

Economics and policy Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast Eco&Policy-Asia

Back to Content Author DR MUHAMMAD ALI TALPUR Director, Directorate of Marketing & Economic Research, Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Multan, Pakistan. Corresponding author = Abstract Cotton being a cash crop contributes significantly to the national exchequer of Pakistan. It accounts...

Nuclear male sterility in desi cotton (gossypium arboreum l.)
on Jun 16, 2019

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

Back to Content Author Dharminder Pathak Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141004, Punjab, India Abstract Heterosis breeding has played rich dividends in crop plants including cotton and is a sure way of increasing crop production and productivity in a shorter time span. In India, all t...

Developing a DNA -based Technology for Identifying the presence and percentage of Egyptian cotton fibers in various textile products
on Jun 16, 2019

Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast

Back to Content Authors Mohamed A. Negm and Suzan H. Sanad Cotton Research Institute. Agric. Res. Center, Giza, Egypt Abstract Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a complex molecule found in almost all cells of the human body as well as other living organisms. DNA carries the genetic code that is needed for human cells and the organism as a who...

A prospective for a New Leaf Grade by HVI
on Jun 16, 2019

Measurement classing Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast Measure-global

Back to Content Authors Hazem Fouda1 and Mohamed Negm2 1Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization-CATGO, Alexandria- Egypt 2Cotton research institute, Giza-Egypt Abstract Trash is a measure of the amount of non-lint materials in cotton, such   as leaf and bark from the cotton plant.The instruments work on two prin...

Comparison of HVI, AFIS and CCS Cotton Testing Method
on Jun 16, 2019

Measurement classing Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast Measure-global

Back to Content Authors Mohamed A. Negm1 , Suzan H. Sanad1 and G. Kugler2 1Cotton Research Institute. Agric. Res. Center, Giza, Egypt. 2Textechno Herbert Stein- Mönchengladbach-Germany Abstract Six Egyptian cotton varieties and two Upland cottons (Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan) based on a wide range of fiber properties i.e., fiber length, fiber...

Effect of some spinning methods on spinning efficiency of egyptian cotton
on Jun 16, 2019

Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast

Back to Content Authors Nassar, M.A.A.1, M.A.M. Negm2, E.I. Ibrahim Abbas 1., M. I. El Bagoury3 and Eslam E.El –Sayed3 1Fac. Agric., Saba Basha, Alex. Univ., Egypt. 2Cotton Research Institute, Agric. Res. Center, Giza, Egypt 3 Cotton Arbitration and Testing General Organization Abstract The main objective of the present investigation...

Evaluation of Egyptian cotton variety (Giza 90) and promising cotton Cross for yarn characters
on Jun 16, 2019

Network coordination Network-MedMiddleEast

Back to Content Authors El-Banna, M.N. 1, A.A.A. El-Banna1, M.A.A. Nassar1, M.I. El-Bagoury2, Rasha M. Abdou2 1 Fac. Agric., Saba Basha, Alex. Univ., Egypt. 2Cotton Arbitration & Testing General Organization Abstract This investigation was carried out at Plant Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture (Saba Basha), Alexandria Un...

Recycling of the cotton stalks to economic products between the importance and application
on Jun 16, 2019

Network coordination Post Harvest Post-Harvest-MedMiddleEast Network-MedMiddleEast

Back to Content Authors Amal S. Owis Cotton Research Institute, ARC, Giza, Egypt Abstract Cotton is the most important strategic crops in Egypt and plays a major role in the Egyptian national economy, because it is an important source of raw material in cotton textile industry as well as being a source for the production of cottonseed oil...