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Cotton Precision Breeding

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 06/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2021


Cotton, the most important natural fiber crop, has been improved by conventional breeding—largely through planned hybridization of different cotton genotypes, since the discovery of Mendelian genetics. All these efforts resulted in the development of resilient high yielding cotton varieties. However, the progress through conventional breeding procedures is slow because of long lag periods for developing a variety, little control over the new genetic combinations, unwanted traits and lack of foolproof performance testing system. 

Genomic assays discovered over the last two decades have made it possible to understand the “language” of the genome by associating the genes with specific traits. Together with the more recently established gene-editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9, the cotton genome can be tailored much more precisely than ever before. In this regard, genetic information has been harnessed, through (i) sequencing of the progenitor and cultivated cotton species, (ii) ongoing mega pan-genome sequencing projects, (iii) genetic and physical mapping, and (iv) introgression of genes from alien sources, that resulted in the development of resilient cotton cultivars. These technologies have been deployed or are attempting to overcome the challenges of water shortage, excessive heat in most cotton growing regions, infectious diseases and infestation of insect pests, as well as rising production cost, for sustainable cotton production beyond 2030. 

In this book, new knowledge generated by the cotton research community and its application for developing resilient cotton are comprehensively summarized. This book contributed by well-known cotton researchers is a timely collection of the challenges and successes of precision cotton breeding in a changing environment.


1. Historical perspective of cotton improvement
2. Challenges to sustainable cotton production worldwide 
Cotton Breeding in 21st Century
3. New DNA markers assays (SNPs, SSRs, etc, and populations)
4. DNA markers for resistance to diseases (cotton leaf curl, wilt, etc.)
5. DNA markers for tolerance to abiotic stresses
6. DNA markers for cotton fiber traits
Cotton Genomics
7. Evolutionary dynamics of Cotton Genome
8. Sequencing Gossypium genomes: Opportunities & Challengesg
9. Chloroplast genome
10. Functional genomic studies in cotton
11. Comparative genomics studies of cotton
Past, present and future use of Transgenic
12. First generation transgenic cotton crops
13. Prospects of 2nd and 3rd generation transgenic crops
14. GM cotton for stress environments
15. GM technology and Fiber traits
16. Critical evaluation of GM cotton
17. Role of private sector in cotton sustainability
18. CRISPR-based genome editing tools for improving resistance to insect pests and diseases in cotton
19. Using CRISPR-based genome editing tools for improving tolerance to abiotic stresses in cotton
20. Application of CRISPR-based genome editing tools for improving fiber traits in cotton 
21. Cotton crop beyond 2030 (future target traits)


Dr Mehboob-ur-Rahman, Deputy Chief Scientist & Professor, National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr Yusuf Zafar, former Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Islamabad Pakistan

Dr Tianzhen Zhang, Distinguished Professor, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hanzhou, China

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 869 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:6 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 459
Pagine Romane: xii

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