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Objectives

  • Development of high yielding tetraploid cotton varieties and hybrids for winter irrigated, summer irrigated, winter rainfed and rice fallow tracts

  • Evolution of diploid cotton varieties and hybrids for rainfed cultivation in southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

  • Enhancement of genetic potential to withstand biotic and abiotic situations.

  • Breeding for ibre quality, special traits like high oil content, coloured lint and naked seeds without deterioration of yield and quality

  • Exploitation of wild desirable genes through genetic introgression.

  • Characterisation of genetic accessions through morphological, molecular and biochemical approaches.

  • Producuction of breeder seeds.