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Thematic Series

Functional Genomics and Biotechnology

This collection is a Thematic Series of the Journal of Cotton Research.

Edited by:
Prof. Fuguang LI, Institute of Cotton Research, CAAS, China
Dr. Zuoren YANG, Institute of Cotton Research, CAAS, China

Remarkable advances have been made in cotton functional genomics and biotechnology, though more findings are expected in most fields in functional genomics. Journal of Cotton Research is hosting this thematic series, encouraging the research community to shre original findings, methodology, results, databses, and/or software the opinions on Functional genomics and biotechnology. 

Published articles in this collection

  1. Cotton fibers are single-celled extensions of the seed epidermis, a model tissue for studying cytoskeleton. Tubulin genes play a critical role in synthesizing the microtubules (MT) as a core element of the cytosk...

    Authors: Baojun CHEN, Junjie ZHAO, Guoyong FU, Xinxin PEI, Zhaoe PAN, Hongge LI, Haris AHMED, Shoupu HE and Xiongming DU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2021 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cotton is an important commercial crop for being a valuable source of natural fiber. Its production has undergone a sharp decline because of abiotic stresses, etc. Drought is one of the major abiotic stress ca...

    Authors: Teame Gereziher MEHARI, Yanchao XU, Richard Odongo MAGWANGA, Muhammad Jawad UMER, Joy Nyangasi KIRUNGU, Xiaoyan CAI, Yuqing HOU, Yuhong WANG, Shuxun YU, Kunbo WANG, Zhongli ZHOU and Fang LIU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2021 4:15

    Content type: Research

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  3. Micronaire is a comprehensive index reflecting the fineness and maturity of cotton fiber. Micronaire is one of the important internal quality indicators of the cotton fiber and is closely related to the value ...

    Authors: Jikun SONG, Wenfeng PEI, Jianjiang MA, Shuxian YANG, Bing JIA, Yingying BIAN, Yue XIN, Luyao WU, Xinshan ZANG, Yanying QU, Jinfa ZHANG, Man WU and Jiwen YU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2021 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  4. Since the advent of transgenic technology, the incorporation of gene(s) encoding traits of economic importance in cotton is being practiced worldwide. However, factors like recalcitrant nature of cotton cultiv...

    Authors: Caner YAVUZ, Shakhnozakhan TILLABOEVA and Allah BAKHSH

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:29

    Content type: Review

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  5. Cotton is the world’s largest and most important source of renewable natural fiber. BEL1-like homeodomain (BLH) genes are ubiquitous in plants and have been reported to contribute to plant development. However, t...

    Authors: Cuixia LIU, Zhifang LI, Lingling DOU, Yi YUAN, Changsong ZOU, Haihong SHANG, Langjun CUI and Guanghui XIAO

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:26

    Content type: Research

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  6. This study aimed to develop a set of perfect simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers with a single copy in the cotton genome, to construct a DNA fingerprint database suitable for authentication of cotton cultivar...

    Authors: Yuzhen WU, Longyu HUANG, Dayun ZHOU, Xiaoqiong FU, Chao LI, Shoujun WEI, Jun PENG and Meng KUANG

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  7. Genetic improvement in fiber quality is one of the main challenges for cotton breeders. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping provides a powerful approach to dissect the molecular mechanism in fiber quality tr...

    Authors: LingLing MA, Ying SU, Hushuai NIE, Yupeng CUI, Cheng CHENG, Babar IJAZ and Jinping HUA

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. Cotton somatic embryogenesis is difficult or rarely frequent to present, which has limited gene function identification and biotechnological utility. Here, we employed a rice key somatic embryogenesis-related ...

    Authors: Zhian WANG, Peng WANG, Guang HU, Juanli XIAO, Anhong ZHANG, Xiaoli LUO and Jiahe WU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  9. Plant height (PH) and fruit branch number (FBN) are important traits for improving yield and mechanical harvesting of cotton. In order to identify genes of PH and FBN in cotton germplasms to develop superior c...

    Authors: Ruixian LIU, Xianghui XIAO, Juwu GONG, Junwen LI, Zhen ZHANG, Aiying LIU, Quanwei LU, Haihong SHANG, Yuzhen SHI, Qun GE, Muhammad Sajid IQBAL, Quanjia CHEN, Youlu YUAN and Wankui GONG

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  10. Cotton is mainly grown for its natural fiber and edible oil. The fiber obtained from cotton is the indispensable raw material for the textile industries. The ever changing climatic condition, threatens cotton ...

    Authors: Richard Odongo MAGWANGA, Pu LU, Joy Nyangasi KIRUNGU, Xiaoyan CAI, Zhongli ZHOU, Stephen Gaya AGONG, Kunbo WANG and Fang LIU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:3

    Content type: Research

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  11. Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), commonly known as tobacco cutworm or cotton leafworm, is a polyphagous pest which causes considerable damage to cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and other crops. Herbivore-i...

    Authors: Chavi MAHAJAN, Rafiuddin NASER and Shantikumar GUPTA

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:2

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:20

  12. Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium dahliae, is called a “cancer” disease of cotton. The discovery and identification of defense-related genes is essential for the breeding of Verticillium wilt-resistant va...

    Authors: Yuhuan MIAO, Longfu ZHU and Xianlong ZHANG

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  13. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic factor that maintains and regulates gene expression. The mode and level of DNA methylation depend on the roles of DNA methyltransferase and demethylase, while DNA dem...

    Authors: Xiaomin YANG, Xuke LU, Xiugui CHEN, Delong WANG, Junjuan WANG, Shuai WANG, Lixue GUO, Chao CHEN, Xiaoge WANG, Xinlei WANG and Wuwei YE

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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 productio...

    Authors: Xiaoying DENG, Juwu GONG, Aiying LIU, Yuzhen SHI, Wankui GONG, Qun GE, Junwen LI, Haihong SHANG, Yuxiang WU and Youlu YUAN

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:13

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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...

    Authors: Xiu YANG, Yanchao XU, Fangfang YANG, Richard Odongo MAGWANGA, Xiaoyan CAI, Xingxing WANG, Yuhong WANG, Yuqing HOU, Kunbo WANG, Fang LIU and Zhongli ZHOU

    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:11

    Content type: Research

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