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(Science: botany) Any of the cultivated varieties of gossypium, herbs or shrubs of the malvaceae family that yield fibre for textiles and absorbent dressings, oil from seeds, and various chemicals.

The fibres cause byssinosis if inhaled over a period. Gossypol is a male anti-fertility agent from cottonseed oil.

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China injects uncertainty into world of genetically modified

... farmers. Monsanto and competitor Dow AgroSciences are on the verge of introducing the next generation of herbicide-resistant corn, soybeans and cotton — genetically modified seeds representing hundreds of millions of dollars in research and the promise of billions in sales. U.S. regulators have ...

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by Sheppie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: China injects uncertainty into world of genetically modified
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Jatropha in cotton

Why Jatropha in Cotton fields and Marigold in Mirchi(Capsicum annuum) cultivated?

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by kumar985
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Jatropha in cotton
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Re: Growing bacteria in the laboratory

if you want to use known bacteria then get your hands on some ecoli and swab it on an agar plate or just wipe your arm pits with a cotton bud and wipe it on the agar plate you'll be suprised what turns up. :D :D :) :) :mrgreen:

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by evilgenious774
Wed May 16, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growing bacteria in the laboratory
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Plant hormone experiment!

... (with 2 each facing towards the 4 poles, so North, East, South, West). 2. Cover seeds with a piece of filter paper 3. Pack petri dish with moist cotton wool. 4. Put lid on the petri dish and seal it with sticky tape. 5. Stand petri dish upright attached on plasticine and near a window. 6. Let ...

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by duherro
Mon May 07, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Plant hormone experiment!
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Fungal Contamination on jaggery

... and streaked on sabouraud dextrose agar plate. It was light chocolate brown in color on the jaggery. I have stained the fungi with Lactophenol cotton blue and observed under 100X of Bright-field microscope. I wanted to know the exact species name. I think the genus in Aspergillus . Suggestions ...

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by greatmicrobiologist
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Fungal Contamination on jaggery
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