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Genetic gains from selection for fiber traits in Gossypium hirsutum L.

G. M. P. de Faria, Sanchez, C. F. B., de Carvalho, L. P., M. Oliveira, daSilva, and Cruz, C. D., Genetic gains from selection for fiber traits in Gossypium hirsutum L., vol. 15, no. 4, p. -, 2016.

INTRODUCTION

Brazil is among the five largest cotton producers in the world, cultivating the species Gossypium hirsutum L. r. latifolium Hutch. According to Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE, 2016), cotton production in Brazil has grown every year, producing more than 4.0 million tons of cotton annually.

Evaluation of the antimutagenic activity and mode of action of the fructooligosaccharide inulin in the meristematic cells of Allium cepa culture

M. O. Mauro, Pesarini, J. R., Marin-Morales, M. A., Monreal, M. T. F. D., Monreal, A. C. D., Mantovani, M. S., and Oliveira, R. J., Evaluation of the antimutagenic activity and mode of action of the fructooligosaccharide inulin in the meristematic cells of Allium cepa culture, vol. 13, pp. 4808-4819, 2014.

This study evaluated the mutagenicity and antimutagenicity of inulin in a chromosomal aberration assay in cultures of the meristematic cells of Allium cepa. The treatments evaluated were as follows: negative control - seed germination in distilled water; positive control - aqueous solution of methyl methanesulfonate (10 μg/mL MMS); mutagenicity - aqueous solutions of inulin (0.015, 0.15, and 1.50 μg/mL); and antimutagenicity - associations between MMS and the different inulin concentrations.

Genes expressed in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) buds isolated with a subtractive library

M. P. N. Pinheiro, Batista, V. G. L., Martins, N. F., Santos, R. C., Filho, P. A. Melo, Silva, C. R. C., and Lima, L. M., Genes expressed in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) buds isolated with a subtractive library, vol. 12, pp. 37-43, 2013.

A subtractive cDNA library from cotton buds was constructed to prospect for differentially expressed genes related to early bud development. A library was constructed and 768 cDNA sequences were obtained, comprising 168 clusters, with 126 contigs and 42 singlets. Both the Gossypium as well as Arabidopsis databases were utilized for the in silico analysis, since some genes identified in cotton have not yet been studied for functionality, although they have homology with genes from other species.

Evaluation of the antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects of inulin in vivo

M. O. Mauro, Monreal, M. T. F. D., Silva, M. T. P., Pesarini, J. R., Mantovani, M. S., Ribeiro, L. R., Dichi, J. B., Carreira, C. M., and Oliveira, R. J., Evaluation of the antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects of inulin in vivo, vol. 12, pp. 2281-2293, 2013.

The incidence of colorectal cancer is growing worldwide. The characterization of compounds present in the human diet that can prevent the occurrence of colorectal tumors is vital. The oligosaccharide inulin is such a compound. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antigenotoxic, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects of inulin in vivo.

Agronomic characterization, genetic diversity and association analysis of cotton cultivars using simple sequence repeat molecular markers

A. Kalivas, Xanthopoulos, F., Kehagia, O., and Tsaftaris, A. S., Agronomic characterization, genetic diversity and association analysis of cotton cultivars using simple sequence repeat molecular markers, vol. 10, pp. 208-217, 2011.

Cotton is the most important textile plant in the world and is one of the most important crops for the production of oilseed. Because of its worldwide economic importance, new cultivars are constantly being released in the world and consequently in the Greek market, as Greece is the largest producer in Europe. We used simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for the identification and the phylogenetic analysis of the most widely cultivated cotton cultivars in Greece.

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