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Title: Comparisons of Cottonscope and AFIS fiber maturity distributions

item Rodgers Iii, James
item Cui, Xiaoliang
item Delhom, Christopher - Chris

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/23/2014
Publication Date: 4/14/2014
Citation: Rodgers III, J.E., Cui, X., Delhom, C.D. 2014. Comparisons of Cottonscope and AFIS fiber maturity distributions. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference,January 6-8, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 968-972.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cotton fiber maturity and fineness are important fiber properties. The Cottonscope is a new instrument that provides rapid, precise, and accurate measurements of MR and fineness, and much interest has been expressed in its use by cotton breeders and geneticists. In addition to fiber MR, fineness, and ribbon width results, the Cottonscope also provides a MR distribution. The MR results and distributions from the Cottonscope and AFIS instruments were compared on pure and blended samples of known MR. Distinct differences in MR results and distributions were observed.