In addition, great progress has been made in effectively removing free gossypol
(FG) from cottonseed meal.
The limit in inclusion levels of CSC is determined by the level of gossypol
[58, 59], a toxic phenolic compound that is found in the pigment glands of the cotton plant .
Ultrastructural, fertility, and spermicidal studies with isomers and derivatives of gossypol
in male hamsters.
In other studies low mortality caused by a fungus compared others fungi and also antifungal effects of some plant secondary metabolites such as tomatine and gossypol
on insect pathogens demonstrated .
phytates or phytic acid, oxalates or oxalic acid, glucosinolates and gossypol
hirsutum LRK 516 cultivars using RAPD pattern, since comparative study of cotton cultivars is meager however these cultivars have been worked out for the production of gossypol
(Nag et al.
Professor Keerti Rathore and his research team at Texas AgriLife Research achieved a breakthrough that retains the naturally-occurring pest-control chemical gossypol
in the cotton plant, while reducing it in the seed to a level fit for human digestion.
Protein-rich cottonseed is inedible because it contains a poisonous substance called gossypol
effects in animal feeding can be controlled.
In the other study, Xiao-Ya Chen and his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai used a similar trick to increase the cotton bollworm's sensitivity to gossypol
, a defense chemical produced by the cotton plant.
The problem is, cottonseed also contains considerable amounts of a natural toxin, gossypol
Studies on the male antifertility agent, gossypol