[Abstract] Gossypium hirsutum, the most widely planted cotton species, its evolution has long been an unsolved puzzle because of its hybrid origin from D-genome and A-genome species. To better understand the genetic component of cotton, Huang et al. recently sequenced and assembled the first A1-genome G. herbaceum, and updated the A2-genome G. arbo...
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Thank you for this research.
In lay language, does this research mean that, what we today call Upland Cotton, evolved 1.6 million years ago?