Funding for this research was provided by:
the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0101604, 2016YFD0101901)
the Genetically Modified Organisms Breeding Major Project of China (2016ZX08005-005)
Received: 5 June 2019
Accepted: 2 January 2020
First Online: 12 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The current research did not involve field studies. The cotton cultivars used in this study were obtained from Shihezi Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Shihezi, China) and the Institute of Cotton Research of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Anyang, China). The collection of the plant materials was complied with institutional and national guidelines of China.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.