Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Scientists unravel way to protect cotton from V.dahliae
Scientists unravel way to protect cotton from V.dahliae
04
Oct '16
Courtesy: Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Courtesy: Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
A Chinese research group has used gene technology for controlling a major disease of cotton plants and successfully cultivated a new species of cotton that boasts increased resistance to verticillium dahliae (V.dahliae), a vascular fungal pathogen. The new species of cotton is 22.25 per cent more resistant to the disease, called ‘cotton cancer’ in China.

The new cotton species has showed resistant to the disease in the field that contains various types of fungi, says the research published in the ‘Nature Plants’ journal. Its gene interference technology successfully prevents a pathogenic fungus that causes the V.dahliae wilt disease, according to Institute of Microbiology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) website.

The group of Chinese researchers who developed the new cotton species was led by Guo Hui-Shan, principal investigator at IMCAS. They worked for eight years to discover how the cotton plant is infected by the fungus and found a solution for this disease that affected over 50 per cent of the cotton crop in Xinjiang Province, China.

“It was really time-consuming to generate the cottons stably expressing specific sRNAs, but we obtained them finally and luckily these cottons showed resistance to the wilt disease,” said Hui-Shan.

China is the world’s largest producer of cotton and yields 6 to 8 million tons cotton every year, amounting to 30 per cent of the total world production. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: BGMEA

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

'Brands & buyers should help Bangladeshi factory owners'

Brands and buyers should come forward to help factory owners in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Courtesy: PT Indonesia Taroko Textile

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Taiwan's Lealea to buy Tarako textile plant in Indonesia

Taiwan based textile manufacturer Lealea Enterprise Company, one of...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search