Cotton plants with improved cotton fiber characteristics and method for producing cotton fibers from these cotton plants

Allen, R.D.; Kasukabe, Y.; Ihara, I.; Maekawa, Y.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patents 1270(1)

2003


ISSN/ISBN: 0098-1133
Accession: 034658981

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Abstract
Cotton plants of the genus Gossypium with improved cotton fiber characteristics are disclosed. The cotton plant has an expression cassette containing a gene coding for an enzyme selected from the group consisting of endoxyloglucan transferase, catalase and peroxidase so that the gene is expressed in cotton fiber cells to improve the cotton fiber characteristics. Also disclosed is a method for producing cotton fibers with improved fiber characteristics from these cotton plants.