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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Efrem Bechere
Research Geneticist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparative genetic analysis of lint yield and fiber quality among single, three-way, and double crosses in upland cotton -
Relationships of lint yield and fiber quality with ginning rate and net ginning energy in upland cotton -
Bechere, E., Zeng, L., Hardin Iv, R.G. 2016. Relationships of lint yield and fiber quality with ginning rate and net ginning energy in upland cotton. Journal of Cotton Science. 20:31-39.
Combining ability of ginning rate and net ginning energy requirement in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) -
Bechere, E., Zeng, L., Hardin Iv, R.G. 2016. Combining ability of ginning rate and net ginning energy requirement in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Crop Science. 56:499-504.
Genotypic and environmental effects on cottonseed oil, nitrogen, and gossypol contents in eighteen years Regional High Quality tests -
Zeng, L., Campbell, B.T., Bechere, E., Dever, J.K., Zhang, J., Jones, A., Raper, T.B., Hague, S., Smith, W., Myers, G.O., Bourland, F. 2015. Genotypic and environmental effects on cottonseed oil, nitrogen, and gossypol contents in eighteen years Regional High Quality tests. Euphytica. 206:815-824.
Quantitative genetics and utilization of mutants -
Percy, R.G., Hendon, B., Bechere, E., Auld, D. 2015. Quantitative genetics and utilization of mutants. Book Chapter. doi:10.2134/agronomogr57.2013.0042.
Ginning efficiency - research progress -
Bechere, E., Boykin Jr, J.C., Hardin Iv, R.G., Fang, D.D., Islam, M.S. 2015. Ginning efficiency - research progress. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. January 2-5, 2015.
Genetics correlation and path coefficient analysis of cotton yield with some contributing quantitative and qualitative traits in Upland Cotton (Gosspypium hirsutum L.) -
Bechere, E., Zeng, L. 2014. Genetics correlation and path coefficient analysis of cotton yield with some contributing quantitative and qualitative traits in Upland Cotton (Gosspypium hirsutum L.). Journal of Crop Improvement. 28(6):852-870.
Ginning efficiency in upland cotton - a value-added trait in cotton improvement -
Bechere, E., Boykin Jr, J.C., Hardin Iv, R.G., Fang, D.D., Islam, M.S. 2014. Ginning efficiency in upland cotton - a value-added trait in cotton improvement. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. November 2 - 5, 2014.
Commonality analysis and selection of parents for with-in boll yield components in Upland cotton -
Zeng, L., Bechere, E., Boykin, D.L. 2014. Commonality analysis and selection of parents for with-in boll yield components in Upland cotton. Euphytica. 199:339-348.
Chemically induced mutation to improve fiber traits in upland cotton -
Bechere, E. 2014. Chemically induced mutation to improve fiber traits in upland cotton. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 6-10, 2014, New Orleans, Louisana.
Registration of tufted-naked seed in upland cotton germplasm 9023n4t -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L. 2013. Registration of tufted-naked seed in upland cotton germplasm 9023n4t. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8(1):63-67.
Registration of a tufted-naked seed upland cotton germplasm -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L. 2014. Registration of a tufted-naked seed upland cotton germplasm. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8(1):63-67.
Genetics of ginning efficiency and its genotypic and phenotypic correlations with agronomic and fiber traits in upland cotton -
Bechere, E., Boykin Jr, J.C., Zeng, L. 2014. Genetics of ginning efficiency and its genotypic and phenotypic correlations with agronomic and fiber traits in upland cotton. Crop Science. 54:507-513.
Genetic effect and genetic values of fiber properties in F2 and F3 hybrids between germplasm lines and high yield cultivars -
Zeng, L., Wu, J., Bechere, E. 2013. Genetic effect and genetic values of fiber properties in F2 and F3 hybrids between germplasm lines and high yield cultivars. Euphytica. 459-469.
Registration of mutant population of MD 15 M4 Gossypium hirsutum L. with enhanced fiber quality -
Bechere, E., Meredith Jr, W.R., Boykin Jr, J.C. 2013. Registration of mutant population of MD 15 M4 Gossypium hirsutum L. with enhanced fiber quality. Journal of Plant Registrations. 7(2)216-219.
Cotton genotype differences in fiber-seed attachment force Reprint Icon -
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W.R. 2012. Cotton genotype differences in fiber-seed attachment force. Journal of Cotton Science. 16:170-178.
A new fuzzless seed locus in an upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) mutant -
Bechere, E., Turley, R.B., Auld, D.L., Zeng, L. 2012. A new fuzzless seed locus in an upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) mutant. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3(6):799-804.
Combining ability for neps seed coat fragments and motes in Upland cotton -
Zeng, L., Bechere, E. 2012. Combining ability for neps seed coat fragments and motes in Upland cotton. Journal of Cotton Science. 16:17-26.
Differences among cotton genotypes for fiber-seed attachment force -
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W. 2011. Differences among cotton genotypes for fiber-seed attachment force. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. 1111269:15.
Cultivar differences in fiber-seed attachment force: Measurement techniques -
Boykin Jr, J.C., Bechere, E., Meredith, W. 2011. Cultivar Differences in Fiber-seed Attachment Force: Measurement Techniques. In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf, Atlanta, GA. 4-7 Jan. 2011. CD ROM pp 594-601.
Evaluation of cotton genotypes for ginning energy and ginning rate -
Bechere, E., Boykin Jr, J.C., Meredith Jr, W.R. 2011. Evaluation of cotton genotypes for ginning energy and ginning rate. Journal of Cotton Science. 15:11-21.
Registration of TTU-0782 upland cotton germplasm line with superior fiber quality -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L., Krifa, M., Smith, C.W., Cantrell, R.G. 2011. Registration of TTU-0782 upland cotton germplasm line with superior fiber quality. Journal of Plant Registrations. 5(2):207-2010.
Relationship of ginning energy use ginning rate and fiber quality in upland cotton -
Ginning Efficiency between Diverse Genetic Groups of Upland Cotton -
Varietal Variability for Cotton Ginning Efficiency -
Registration of Four Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Genetic Stock Mutants with Tolerance to Imazamox -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L., Dotary, P., Kebede, H.A. 2010. Registration of Four Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Genetic Stock Mutants with Tolerance to Imazamox. Journal of Plant Registrations. 4:155-158
Imazamox Tolerance in Mutation Derived Lines of Upland Cotton -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L., Dotrax, P.A., Gilbert, L.V., Kebede, H.A. 2009. Imazamox Tolerance in Mutation Derived Lines of Upland Cotton. Crop Science.
Development of "Naked-Tufted" Seed Coat Mutants for Potential Use in Cotton Production -
Bechere, E., Auld, D.L., Hequet, E. 2009. Development of "Naked-Tufted" Seed Coat Mutants for Potential Use in Cotton Production. Euphytica. 167:333-339
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