Future research can help learn how to grow colored cotton, refractory or even antibacterial.
In the United States, scientists at the Institute of Biotechnology. Hudson Alpha has teamed up with several partners in research, grants, and projects to send cotton to space and obtain data that they can use to genetically analyze plants and create new varieties.
This was reported by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agrobiotechnological Applications (ISAAA).
Researchers are pursuing the idea that growing cotton under zero gravity (with zero gravity) can help them see any changes in plant genetics.
It is noted that scientists thus want to compare the differences in the genetic sequence of cotton grown in space from that which traditionally grows on soil. These differences will be studied both at the level of genes and at the level of external traits in order to create new varieties of cotton in the future.
This will allow scientists to create varieties that will have stronger fibers, better drought tolerance or resistance, or even less water consumption.Recall, it was previously reported that
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