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Transformation in Cotton

  • E. Firoozabady
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 9)

Abstract

Genetic transformation systems developed for a variety of plants (see the review by Fraley et al. 1986) have the potential to be used to improve the agronomic performance of crop species. Cotton breeders have selected for resistance to pests and stresses, earliness, fiber characteristics, and morphological traits. It is envisaged that during the next decade, biotechnology (Bajaj and Gill 1987) and, in particular, genetic transformation will open new avenues for the production of improved cultivars of cotton. A number of potential applications of genetic engineering for cotton improvement will be discussed in a later section.

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Gossypium Hirsutum Upland Cotton Boll Weevil Sterculic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Firoozabady
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  1. 1.Plant Genetic Engineering LaboratoryNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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