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Department
Botany
Course
BOT 1200
Professor
Gale Bozzo
Semester
Winter

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Cotton - Mature cotton fibre is flat and twisty - When the pods split open, they are ready to be picked - Before that is done, they spray a chemical on them that makes the leaves fall off, just fruit o Cotton bolls o Spray defoliant - Cotton seeds contain up to 40% oil by weight - Have a weird odour, but some guy found out how to remove odour - Crisco o Crystallized cotton seed oil - At harvest, seeds are removed from the fruit, then the fibres are romved from the seed - Ginning - After gining, fibers are cleaned and carded (combed parallel to one another) - Spun Into loose ropes or slivers - Europeans used to wear a mix of linen and woo
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