Combining ability of upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., with traits associated with sticky fiber Academic Article uri icon


  • Sticky cotton causes severe processing problems at textile mills and can be caused by plant sugars deposited directly from the plant to the lint in the absence of insects. A partial diallel design was used to investigate the combining ability of six upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., genotypes in Lubbock, Texas. Sucrose and glucose on fibers were measured as well as more mechanical fiber properties including stickiness ratings. Variance component analysis indicated significant differences among genotypes for all fiber traits and for sugar content. The greatest differentiation occurred in samples taken from more immature fruiting forms. Moreover, significant GCA and SCA differences were determined among parental lines for fiber traits including stickiness ratings. Findings suggest that breeding efforts could be directed toward lines with a low likelihood of producing sticky cotton. 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hague, S. S., Gannaway, J. R., & Boman, R. K.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Hague, Steve S||Gannaway, John R||Boman, Randal K

publication date

  • November 2008