Biotech Updates

Chinese Scientists Breed Long-fiber Cotton

April 13, 2012

Fudan University scientist Yang Jinshui and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically engineered (GE) cotton which has longer fibers than the usual Chinese cotton varieties. The fiber length of the GE cotton averages 33.5 mm, which is 3 mm longer than the ordinary varieties. The GE cotton has the potential to reduce China's imports of high-end cotton.

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