Unraveling the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cotton A-genome
Jul 2, 2020

Biomol - Biotechnology JCR
[Abstract] Gossypium hirsutum, the most widely planted cotton species, its evolution has long been an unsolved puzzle because of its hybrid origin from D-genome and A-genome species. To better understand the genetic component of cotton, Huang et al. recently sequenced and assembled the first A1-genome G. herbaceum, and updated the A2-genome G. arboreum and (AD)1-genome G. hirsutum. On the basis of the three reference genomes, they resolved existing controversial concepts and provided novel evolutionary insights surrounding the A-genome.

[Title] Unraveling the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cotton A-genome

[Authors] MA Zhiying

Journal of Cotton Research 3, Article number: 17 (2020)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s42397-020-00056-2

1 Comment

Terry Townsend
Jul 18, 2020

Thank you for this research.

In lay language, does this research mean that, what we today call Upland Cotton, evolved 1.6 million years ago?