Biotechnology Simplest cotton genome offers clues for fiber improvements
An international consortium of researchers published a high-quality draft assembly of the simplest cotton genome in the Dec. 20, 2012 issue of Nature. The study traced the evolution of cotton and fiber development over millions of years. Bioenergy researchers hope to learn more about cellulose biosynthesis from the genome as each cotton strand is made of several cellulose coils, a target biomass for next-generation biofuels.
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