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ARS Researchers Identify Cotton Resistant to Cotton Leaf Curl Disease

September 10, 2014. Jody Scheffler, Plant Research Geneticist, ARS Crops Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville MS led the breeding research to develop two new cotton germplasm lines (GVS8 and GVS9) resistant to cotton leaf curl virus disease (CLCuV). CLCuV is a serious disease in northern Asia and a potential threat to US cotton production. In addition to the CLCuV resistance, the lines can be hybridized with cultivated cotton to produce fertile (not sterile), CLCuV resistant plants for industry. Source lines and seed were developed by ARS, and field screening completed by Pakistani collaborators.

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