John E. Erpelding


The United States Department of Agriculture, National Plant Germplasm System Gossypium arboreum collection is an important source of genetic diversity for cotton improvement. Inheritance of the fuzzless trait was determined by crossing PI 615737 x PI 529729 (ovule fuzzy). Seeds from F1 plants showed ovule fuzz development and the F2 segregation data fit a single recessive gene model for the fuzzless trait. Additionally, results indicate incomplete dominance for ovule fuzz development. The information generated from the study will aid in further determination of the ovule fuzzless trait inheritance in cotton.


Cotton; fiber; germplasm; ovule trichome; naked-seed

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