Recent advances in cotton genomics. Academic Article uri icon


  • Genome research promises to promote continued and enhanced plant genetic improvement. As a world's leading crop and a model system for studies of many biological processes, genomics research of cottons has advanced rapidly in the past few years. This article presents a comprehensive review on the recent advances of cotton genomics research. The reviewed areas include DNA markers, genetic maps, mapped genes and QTLs, ESTs, microarrays, gene expression profiling, BAC and BIBAC libraries, physical mapping, genome sequencing, and applications of genomic tools in cotton breeding. Analysis of the current status of each of the genome research areas suggests that the areas of physical mapping, QTL fine mapping, genome sequencing, nonfiber and nonovule EST development, gene expression profiling, and association studies between gene expression and fiber trait performance should be emphasized currently and in near future to accelerate utilization of the genomics research achievements for enhancing cotton genetic improvement.

published proceedings

  • Int J Plant Genomics

altmetric score

  • 5.392

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, H., Li, Y., Wang, B., & Chee, P. W.

citation count

  • 119

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Hong-Bin||Li, Yaning||Wang, Baohua||Chee, Peng W

publication date

  • January 2008