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Technologies currently used for cotton contaminant assessment suffer from some fundamental limitations. These limitations result in the misassessment of the cotton quality, and have a serious impact on its economic value. Through our research, we have shown that X-ray microtomographic image analysis may be applied with a high degree of success to(More)
Use of chemical mutagenesis has been highly successful in most major crops. The objective of this research was to develop ‘naked-tufted’ seed mutants and to incorporate this genetic trait into cotton to enhance crop quality and reduce processing costs. In 1997, six commercial cultivars were treated with 2.45% v/v ethyl methane sulfonate. In 1999, three M3(More)
"Stickiness" in cotton is a major problem affecting throughput in cotton gins and spinning mills alike. Stickiness is thought to be caused by the deposition of sugars by insects, principally aphid and whitefly, on the open boll. Fourier transform near-infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy was used to develop models for sugar content from high-pressure liquid(More)
Cotton maturity, which refers to the degree of development of the fiber wall relative to its perimeter, is one of the main cotton quality attributes because it directly or indirectly affects most of the other cotton fiber properties. Mature fibers usually possess greater strength and better resilience. The presence of immature fibers may cause excessive(More)
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