JCR-Role of SNPs in determining QTLs for major traits in cotton

Abstract: A single nucleotide polymorphism is the simplest form of genetic variation among individuals and can induce minor changes in phenotypic, physiological and biochemical characteristics. This polymorphism induces various mutations that alter the sequence of a gene which can lead to observed changes in amino acids. Several assays have been developed for identification and validation of these markers. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages but genotyping by sequencing is the most common and most widely used assay. These markers are also associated with several desirable traits like yield, fibre quality, boll size and genes respond to biotic and abiotic stresses in cotton. Changes in yield related traits are of interest to plant breeders. Numerous quantitative trait loci with novel functions have been identified in cotton by using these markers. This information can be used for crop improvement through molecular breeding approaches. In this review, we discuss the identification of these markers and their effects on gene function of economically important traits in cotton.

Keywords: Abiotic stresses, Biotic stresses, Cotton, Earliness, Genotyping by sequencing


Role of SNPs in determining QTLs for major traits in cotton

MAJEED Sajid, RANA Iqrar Ahmad, ATIF Rana Muhammad, ALI Zulfiqar, HINZE Lori  and AZHAR Muhammad Tehseen

Journal of Cotton Research. 2019; 2:5



2nd SINO-PAK International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology, 2018


SINO-PAK International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology

26-27 November, 2018, Multan, Pakistan


Sino-Pak International Conference on Innovations in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology 2018 organized by Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan is second event after a successful conduct of first Sino-Pak conference in collaboration with Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI), Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences Beijing, China and Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan held on November 22-24, 2017. The event provided the opportunity of collaboration among academia, researchers, industry and progressive growers to address the issues related to cotton production for enhancing the production of better cotton.

The conference aims to bring together academia, scientists, researchers, progressive farmers, industry and students to share and enhance the knowledge about innovations in breeding and biotechnology of cotton and to solve the problems faced by cotton for improving yield and quality.

Following are the conferences themes:

  • Cotton Breeding
  • Cotton Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Sustainable Cotton Production
  • Cotton Seed Technology

You are invited to present your valuable research on various aspects of cotton at conference which will be held on 26-27 November 2018 at Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan.


Important Dates

Abstract submission 31 August, 2018
Abstract acceptance/rejection 25 September, 2018
Early bird registration 30 September, 2018
Full-text paper submission 10 October, 2018

The abstracts of registered participants will be published in the conference abstracts book. While full length papers will be accepted through a double-blind review process and will be published in International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (IJAB): a journal of international repute with impact factor.

Electronic version of abstract can be submitted before August 31, 2018 by email at: sinopakcottonconference@gmail.com

It is highly appreciated if you can share this information among your colleagues and students.

For more details, please contact:

Mr. Furqan Ahmad

Secretory Conference

Phone: +923336191054

Email: sinopakcottonconference@gmail.com