Cotton Fibers: Developmental Biology, Quality Improvement, and Textile Processing

1st Edition

Amarjit Basra

CRC Press
Published June 22, 2000
Reference - 408 Pages
ISBN 9781560228981 - CAT# HW13403

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Summary

Explore new and proven information about cotton fibers!

Cotton Fibers is an important reference source for anyone who produces, markets, and researches cotton fibers. This unique book is written by internationally renowned researchers who have pooled their immense knowledge to create this outstanding volume that deals with development, quality improvement, and textile/technological aspects of cotton production.

Cotton, a worldwide crop that is valued at $20 billion, is the premiere natural fiber for textiles. As cotton fiber consumption continues to increase, the crop is becoming a major importance to the economies of both developed and developing countries. Cotton Fibers covers the recent explosion of information on cotton fibers and points out research priorities for the future, consequently stimulating multidisciplinary cotton research.

Cotton Fibers provides you with information on topics that will help you improve the quantity and quality of cotton crops, such as:
  • developing cotton fibers in vitro
  • developing cellulose biosynthesis in cotton fibers
  • modifying cotton fibers with genetic engineering strategies
  • managing postharvest fiber quality
  • abating air pollution and disposal of gin waste
  • fiber-to-fabric engineering for optimal cotton fiber quality
  • structural development of cotton fibers and linkages to fiber quality
  • cotton germplasam resources and their potential for improved fiber productivity and quality
  • molecular genetics of developing cotton fibers

    Complete with charts and diagrams, Cotton Fibers is a thorough exploration of what is known about cotton fibers and what research is just beginning to reveal about the crop. You will explore some of the latest technological advances in cotton fiber production, such as understanding the genetics of fiber growth and development and introducing hormone genes into cotton. This comprehensive guide is a vital tool for anyone interested in increasing the yield and quality of cotton, the world's most popular fiber.

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