NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A draft sequence of a diploid A cotton genome was released yesterday by a research collaboration between Texas Tech University, Bayer CropScience, and the National Center for Genome Resources.

The annotated draft genome assembly is from the African and Asian cotton species Gossypium arboretum, a representative species of the A genome that is thought to have hybridized with the D genome to form tetraploid species of widely cultivated cottons. The A genome gave rise to the white fiber that made cotton a cornerstone of the textile industry.

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