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Fiber Evolution

Introgression Populations
Homoeolog-specific Profiling
Genetic Networks & Phenotype
Effects of Selection
Sequence Capture

Genetic and Physical mapping resources
Comparative BAC Sequencing
Genome Sequence Resources
EST D-genome map
EST Resources

Web Database
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Significance for cotton industry
Cotton Literature
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Wendel Lab
PGML (Paterson Lab)
Udall Lab

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Undergraduate Education

Iowa State University:

Summer Internships for Undergraduates in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Molecular Biology

The Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

University of Georgia:

Participation of 8-12 undergraduates (some but not all funded by this grant) in our research, in activities from planting to harvesting, as well as lab and computational activities.

Integrating diversity -- We have had long and positive involvement with talented members of underrepresented groups. For example, an NSF-funded 'virtual center' (DBI 98-72649, DBI 01-15903) led by the UGA subaward PI has trained 85 personnel, including 36 from under-represented groups and 37 women. The present proposal continues to reflect this degree of participation. Georgia has one of the highest percentages of minority citizens among US states (31%; Income disparities are a sore point, and education is viewed as a key means to reduce them. Since it began in 1993, the 'HOPE' scholarship program has paid $5.8 billion in tuition, fees, and textbook costs for 1.34 million students with a B average in high school to enter the state university system, especially increasing minority enrollment (who are 31% of the state's population but have less than 20% of the state's buying power). Getting minorities into the university is only the first step to getting them into science. Equally crucial is regular and substantive involvement with a faculty mentor and a dynamic research environment such as that created by this project. The CAES Young Scholars Summer Internship Program has been a key mechanism for us to identify and engage qualified minority candidates. A total of 16 interns have worked in the Paterson lab under these programs in the past 11 years. We also expect to host additional trainees at no cost to this project. We work with our collaborators at nearby 1895 institutions such as Fort Valley State University (S. Dhir) to identify especially talented students.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.