TY - CHAP A1 - Muhammad Arshad A2 - Rashad Rasool Khan A3 - Asad Aslam and Waseem Akbar ED1 - Mehboob-Ur-Rahman ED2 - Yusuf Zafar Y1 - 2018-05-02 PY - 2018 T1 - Transgenic Bt Cotton: Effects on Target and Non-Target Insect Diversity N2 - Cotton, a source of natural fiber for textile industry, has a long breeding history aiming at increasing cotton fiber yield and its quality. Newly developed cotton varieties poorly respond in low-input environments. Secondly, the impact of changing climate may threaten the cotton production in the future. To address these challenges, efforts toward the development of resilient cotton varieties have been initiated using genetic and modern genomic approaches. In this book, research updates on cotton fiber types and properties, DNA markers for selecting desirable cotton plants, and cotton fiber genomics were compiled. Also, the modern breeding trends including development of transgenic cotton and the biosafety studies and possibilities of improving cotton genome using modern genome editing tools were also compressively discussed. BT - Past, Present and Future Trends in Cotton Breeding SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73182 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73182 SN - 978-1-78923-077-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-05 ER -