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The Evolution of Spinnable Cotton Fiber Entailed Prolonged Development and a Novel Metabolism

  • Ran Hovav,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Joshua A Udall,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department of Plant and Animal Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America

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  • Bhupendra Chaudhary,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Einat Hovav,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Lex Flagel,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Guanjing Hu,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Jonathan F Wendel mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jfw@mail.adp.iastate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: February 01, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0040025

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