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Past, Present and Future Trends in Cotton Breeding


Yusuf Zafar

National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Pakistan

Cotton, a source of natural fiber for textile industry, has a long breeding history aiming at increasing cotton fiber yield and its quality. Newly developed cotton varieties poorly respond in low-input environments. Secondly, the impact of changing climate may threaten the cotton production in the future. To address these challenges, efforts toward the development of resilient cotton varieties have been initiated using genetic and modern genomic approaches. In this book, research updates on cotton fiber types and properties, DNA markers for selecting desirable cotton plants, and cotton fiber genomics were compiled. Also, the modern breeding trends including development of transgenic cotton and the biosafety studies and possibilities of improving cotton genome using modern genome editing tools were also compressively discussed.

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Past, Present and Future Trends in Cotton BreedingEdited by Mehboob-Ur- Rahman

Published: May 2nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69672

ISBN: 978-1-78923-077-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-076-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-405-2

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

7264 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Updates on Achieving Sustainable Cotton Production

By Mehboob-ur-Rahman and Yusuf Zafar


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2. Targeted Genome Editing for Cotton Improvement

By Zulqurnain Khan, Sultan Habibullah Khan, Muhammad Salman Mubarik and Aftab Ahmad


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3. Impact of the Bijective Relationship between Single and Bundle Cotton Fiber’s in Cotton Breeding Programs

By Wafa Mahjoub, Jean-Paul Gourlot, Jean-Yves Drean and Omar Harzallah


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4. Temperature Extremes in Cotton Production and Mitigation Strategies

By Syed Adeel Zafar, Mehmood Ali Noor, Muhammad Ahmed Waqas, Xiukang Wang, Tayyaba Shaheen, Mubashar Raza and Mehboob- Ur-Rahman


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5. Genetic Mapping in Cotton

By Adem Bardak, Khezir Hayat, Oktay Erdogan, Zahid Mahmood, Noor-ul-Islam Khan, Muhammad Atif Iqbal, Halil Tekerek, Mehboob-ur-Rahman and Hafiz Muhammad Imran


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6. Recent Developments in Fiber Genomics of Tetraploid Cotton Species

By Mirzakamol S. Ayubov, Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov, Venkateswara R. Sripathi, Sukumar Saha, Tokhir M. Norov, Zabardast T. Buriev, Shukhrat E. Shermatov, Khurshida A. Ubaydullaeva, Jack C. McCarty, Dewayne D. Deng and Johnie N. Jenkins


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7. Transgenic Bt Cotton: Effects on Target and Non-Target Insect Diversity

By Muhammad Arshad, Rashad Rasool Khan, Asad Aslam and Waseem Akbar


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