Articles Related To Genetics 04/18

 

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Recent insights into cotton functional genomics: progress and future perspectives
Javaria Ashraf et al.,
Plant Biotechnology Journal (2018) 16, pp. 699–713
Corresponding author: sglzms@163.com

Recent insights into cotton functional genomics: progress and future perspectives Javaria Ashraf et al., Plant Biotechnology Journal (2018) 16, pp. 699–713 Corresponding author: sglzms@163.com Functional genomics has transformed from futuristic concept to well-established scientific discipline during the last decade. Cotton functional genomics promise to enhance the understanding of fundamental plant biology to systematically exploit genetic resources for the improvement of cotton fibre quality and yield, as well as utilization of genetic information for germplasm improvement. However, determining the cotton gene functions is a much more challenging task, which has not progressed at a rapid pace. This article presents a comprehensive overview of the recent tools and resources available with the major advances in cotton functional genomics to develop elite cotton genotypes. This effort ultimately helps to filter a subset of genes that can be used to assemble a final list of candidate genes that could be employed in future novel cotton breeding programme. We argue that next stage of cotton functional genomics requires the draft genomes refinement, re-sequencing broad diversity panels with the development of high-throughput functional genomics tools and integrating multidisciplinary approaches in upcoming cotton improvement programmes.

 

Comparative transcriptome analysis of cotton fiber development of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and Chromosome Segment Substitution Lines from G. hirsutum × G. barbadense Continue reading Articles Related To Genetics 04/18

Administrative Control of PCCC

The administrative control of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has been shifted from Ministry of Commerce and Textile to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The decision is taken by the Government keeping in view the suggestions made by a high level review committee. The decision is hoped to favorably impact cotton research and development activities at national level.

Technical Assistance for C-4 Countries

A total of 7 delegates from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Benin will be visiting Pakistan from April 22 to May 05, 2018. During the stay in Pakistan delegates will make exposure visits of different cotton research Institutions, textile and garment industry  and academic institutions at Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan. A full day is reserved for Pakistan Central Cotton Committee and Central Cotton Research Institute at Multan. The visit will be coordinated by Dr. Khalid Abdullah Cotton Commissioner and Vice President PCCC.

The training is offered by Government of Pakistan under the “Technical Assistance Program for C-4 Countries”