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Estimation of ovular fiber production in cotton

United States Patent

5,801,151
September 1, 1998
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The present invention is a method for rendering cotton fiber cells that are post-anthesis and pre-harvest available for analysis of their physical properties. The method includes the steps of hydrolyzing cotton fiber cells and separating cotton fiber cells from cotton ovules thereby rendering the cells available for analysis. The analysis of the fiber cells is through any suitable means, e.g., visual inspection. Visual inspection of the cells can be accomplished by placing the cells under an instrument for detection, such as microscope or other means.
Van't Hof; Jack (Brookhaven, NY)
Associated Universities, Inc. (Washington, DC)
08/ 761,470
December 6, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-76CH00016, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.