Longer, stronger cotton fiber could have multi-billion dollar impact

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An international collaboration with strong Aggie ties has figured out how to make a longer cotton fiber — information that a Texas A&M University biologist believes could potentially have a multi-billion-dollar impact on the global cotton industry and help cotton farmers fend off increasing competition from synthetic fibers.

The research, funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of International Research Programs, is published in the most recent edition of the journal Nature Communications.

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