, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 128-131

Content of Gossypol in Plants Belonging to Genera Related to Cotton

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Analyses were made of seeds and plant parts of 9 species of Cienfuegosia, 4 species of Thespesia, and 1 species of Kokia for content of gossypol and oil. The seeds of Cienfuegosia were nearly free of gossypol; the other plant parts contained much larger quantities. The desirability of a similar condition in cultivated cottons is discussed.

In cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M University.