Topic: Cotton

Genetic Road Map May Yield Better Cotton

April 20, 2015
Comparison of cotton fibers

A University of Texas at Austin scientist, working with an international research team, has developed the most precise sequence map yet of U.S. cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map for navigating the complex cotton genome, which may lead to an inexpensive version of American cotton.

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University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist Receives Fulbright Award

Nov. 9, 2010

Plant geneticist Z. Jeff Chen has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to work at the University of Cambridge beginning January 2011.

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Improving Cotton the Goal of $3.8 Million Grant to University of Texas at Austin Plant Geneticist

Sept. 15, 2010

Dr. Z. Jeffrey Chen and his colleagues will use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to study the genomics of fiber production in cotton, the largest source of natural and renewable fiber in the world, with a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Plants Grow Bigger and More Vigorously Through Changes in Their Internal Clocks

Nov. 24, 2008

Hybrid plants, like corn, grow bigger and better than their parents because many of their genes for photosynthesis and starch metabolism are more active during the day, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin in a new study published in the journal Nature.

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