Cotton (Gossypium spp.), one of the world’s leading agricultural crops, is plentiful and economically produced. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt and India. The most
commercially grown cotton species is Gossypium hirsutum L.
Cotton is grown between 45 degrees north and 35 degrees south of the equator and is the most widely produced natural fiber in the world.
Each cotton boll usually contains 27 – 45 seeds and attached to each seed is between 10,000 – 20,000 tiny fibers about 28 mm in length. Cotton fiber is made from cellulose, has a slim coating of wax and is thin and hollow like a straw.
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