Location: Crop Genetics Research Unit
Project Number: 6402-22000-074-03
Start Date: Dec 15, 2006
End Date: Sep 30, 2011
Triploid progenies of Gossypium hirsutum/G. arboreum will be treated with amiprofosmethyl, colchicine, oryzalin, or trifluralin at four concentrations each. Cuttings of each triploid cross will be made and axillary buds treated with the dissolved compounds mixed in a lanolin paste. Controls will include no paste and water-lanolin. The number of self-fertile cuttings per treatment will be recorded. Chromosome counts will be conducted to confirm the ploidy of fertile plants. When tetraploid progeny of the interspecific hybrids are produced, random mated breeding populations will be developed to break up linkage blocks.