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dc.contributor.authorLightfoot, Damien-
dc.description.abstractCurrently, the qualities that are being engineered into cotton relate to crop management issues such as insect-resistance (Frutos et al. , 1999), herbicide-tolerance (Schmidt, 1995) and stress- resistance (John and Stewart, 1992). However, in the future the aims are to modify the fibre to introduce new properties or to enhance existing properties such as length, strength and/or fineness in order to produce a more desirable end product. Before this can be accomplished, a fundamental understanding of how the fibre quality traits are biologically regulated must be obtained (John and Stewart, 1992). The developing cotton fibre is an attractive experimental system because the fibre cells originate and end as a single cell and thus elongation can be studied free from the complications that arise from cell division (Basra and Malik, 1984). Therefore, in addition to its economic importance as a natural textile fibre, the developing cotton fibre is an excellent model system for unravelling the fundamental processes of plant cell growth.en_US
dc.publisherAdelaide Universityen_US
dc.subjectfundamental processes of plant cell growthen_US
dc.subjecthow the fibre quality traits are biologically regulateden_US
dc.subjecttemporal gene expressionen_US
dc.titleHonours-Damien Lightfoot: The control of temporal gene expression during cotton fibre developmenten_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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