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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Cotton Fiber Bioscience Research Unit

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission:

 

 

Develops innovations in cotton fiber that will increase its value. The unit programs align with bioenergy priorities, as well as general agricultural sustainability needs to decrease our dependence on petroleum for production and maximum utilization of natural fiber products. Applied disciplines include genomics, biotechnology, molecular biology, plant physiology, chemistry and biochemistry. Specific research areas include better understanding of the biology of fiber development such as gene expression in the fiber, generating new genetic and genomic knowledge of value-added fiber traits, and developing breeding and selection tools and innovative methods to enable "value-capture" from improved cotton fiber traits or products.

 

  

Research Leader

 

 

                                                                                                    

Dr. David Fang

 

david.fang@ars.usda.gov

 

Phone: (504) 286-4527
Fax: (504) 286-4250
Room 3006
1100 ROBERT E LEE BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70124


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