By Y. P. S. Bajaj (auth.), Professor Dr. Y. P. S. Bajaj (eds.)
Cotton is a multipurpose crop and produces lint, an important resource of fiber utilized in the fabric undefined, oil, seed meal, and hulls.
Twenty-three chapters on numerous elements of in vitro manipulation and different biotechnological ways to the development of cotton are prepared in six sections: I Biotechnology for the advance of Cotton; institution of Callus tradition and Somatic Embryogenesis; Protoplast tradition, Micropropagation, and the Conservation of Germplasm
II Interspecific Hybridization, Embryo/Ovule tradition; In Vitro Fertilization; RAPD, Heterosis
III Anther/Pollen tradition; Parthenogenesis and Haploid Breeding
IV Somaclonal edition; Genetic Variability for crops Tolerant to Salt, extreme temperature, Nematodes
V Genetic Transformation; Transgenic Cotton crops proof against bugs, Herbicides; box Trials; possibility overview reviews; Engineering of Fiber
VI Secondary Metabolites - Gossypol and Tannins exact emphasis is put on interspecific hybridization, somaclonal edition, transgenic cotton immune to bugs and herbicides, and re-engineering of fiber. This e-book is of particular curiosity to complex scholars, academics, and examine employees within the box of cotton breeding, genetics, tissue tradition, molecular biology, and plant biotechnology in general.
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The designation of a new G-genome for Gossypium bickii. Can J Genet Cytol 21:367-372 Eid AAH, DeLange E, Waterkeyn L (1973) In vitro culture of fertilized cotton ovules. 1. The growth of cotton embryos. Cellule 69:361-371 Eid JE, Veno H, Wang CC, Donelson JE (1988) Gossypol-induced death of African trypanosomas. Exp Parasit 66:140-142 EI-Nockrashy AS, Simmons JG, Frampton VL (1969) A chemical survey of seeds of the genus Gossypium. S. Bajaj Endrizzi JE, Turcotte E, Kohel RJ (1984) In: Kohel RJ, Lewsis CF (eds) Cotton.
Recently, Rajasekaran et al. (1996) transformed Coker and Acala varieties, and observed that transgenic progeny plants were resistant to imidazolinone herbicides at five times the field application level. 3 Engineered Male Sterility and Hybrid Cotton Cotton is a self-pollinated plant, but, depending on the presence of suitable insects, cross-pollination can occur. In cotton, hybrid vigor has been demonstrated (see Roupakias et al. Chap. ), and male sterile cytoplasms have been developed (Meyer 1974).
Salt-Tolerant Cell Lines. Salinity induces nutritional imbalance (Leidi et al. 1991) and affects cotton yield and fiber quality (Razzouk and Whittington 1991). Thus, in vitro induction of genetic variability for salt tolerance in cotton is an important aspect; the work on cotton has only just begun. Trolinder and Allen (1994) observed that transgenic cotton cells overexpressing Mnsuperoxide dismutase grew between than control cells when cultured in polyethylene glycol-containing medium. Gossett et al.