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Thematic Series

Physiology and Pathology

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

Edited by:
Prof. Hezhong DONG, Cotton Research Centre, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Prof. Zhiguo ZHOU, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

This thematic series is committed to encourage research community to share their main findings and results of the research on cotton physiology and pathology.

Published articles in this collection

  1. The photosynthetic parameters of cotton plants may be modified by the timing of film removal during their growing period. This study was undertaken during 2015–2017 in Xinjiang, China, to determine to what ext...

    Authors: Zhanqin ZHANG, Li ZHANG, Haiyan TIAN, Yuan NIU and Xiangkun YANG
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2021 4:17
  2. Light attenuation within a row of crops such as cotton is influenced by canopy architecture, which is defined by size, shape and orientation of shoot components. Level of light interception causes an array of ...

    Authors: Blessing CHAPEPA, Nhamo MUDADA and Rangarirai MAPURANGA
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:18
  3. Verticillium wilt, caused by the soil-borne fungus of Verticillium dahliae Kleb., is one of the most devastating diseases of cotton. The complex mechanism underlying cotton resistance to Verticillium wilt remains...

    Authors: Xiangyue ZHANG, Zili FENG, Lihong ZHAO, Shichao LIU, Feng WEI, Yongqiang SHI, Hongjie FENG and Heqin ZHU
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:12
  4. Salt stress significantly inhibits the growth, development, and productivity of cotton because of osmotic, ionic, and oxidative stresses. Therefore, the screening and development of salt tolerant cotton cultiv...

    Authors: Ripon Kumar SIKDER, Xiangru WANG, Dingsha JIN, Hengheng ZHANG, Huiping GUI, Qiang DONG, Nianchang PANG, Xiling ZHANG and Meizhen SONG
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:11
  5. Gossypium hirsutum is highly susceptible to Verticillium wilt, and once infected Verticillium wilt, its yield is greatly reduced. But G. barbadense is highly resistant to Verticillium wilt. It is possible that tr...

    Authors: Tingting QIU, Yanjun WANG, Juan JIANG, Jia ZHAO, Yanqing WANG and Junsheng QI
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2020 3:9
  6. Long-term rotary tillage has led to the deterioration of cotton production in northern China. This deterioration is due to the disturbance of topsoil, a dense plough pan at the 20–50 cm depth, and the decrease...

    Authors: Pengcheng LI, Shulin WANG, Hong QI, Yan WANG, Qian ZHANG, Guoyi FENG, Cangsong ZHENG, Xueke YU, Yongzeng LIN and Helin DONG
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:25
  7. Crop residue incorporation into the soil is an effective method to augment soil potassium (K) content, and effects of crop residue and K fertilizer on soil K balance have been compared. However, their influenc...

    Authors: Wei HU, Ning SUI, Chaoran YU, Changqin YANG, Ruixian LIU and Zhiguo ZHOU
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:24
  8. The bollworm can be controlled effectively with Bacillus thuringiensis transgenic cotton (Bt cotton) which is being applied worldwide. However, the insecticidal efficacy is not stable. Here we give a summary of r...

    Authors: Zhenyu LIU, M. A. Abidallha ELTAYIB H, Huimin WU, Mingyuan ZHOU, Xiang ZHANG, Yuan CHEN and Dehua CHEN
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:23
  9. Soil salinity seriously affects cotton growth, leading to the reduction of yield and fiber quality. Recently, genetic engineering has become an efficient tool to increase abiotic stress tolerance in crops.

    Authors: Yi SHAN, Peng ZHAO, Zhao LIU, Fangjun LI and Xiaoli TIAN
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:15
  10. Cottonseed oil and protein content as well as germination traits are major indicators of seed quality. However, the responses of these indicators to plant density and mepiquat chloride (MC) are still uncertain...

    Authors: Wenqing ZHAO, Qiang YAN, Hongkun YANG, Xiaoni YANG, Leran WANG, Binglin CHEN, Yali MENG and Zhiguo ZHOU
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:10
  11. Low insecticidal protein expression at reproductive organs affect insect resistance in Bt transgenic cotton. In order to enhance flower insecticidal protein expression, the conventional cultivar Sikang1 (S1) a...

    Authors: Leila. I. M. TAMBEL, Mingyuan ZHOU, Yuan CHEN, Xiang ZHANG, Yuan CHEN and Dehua CHEN
    Citation: Journal of Cotton Research 2019 2:7