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Cultivated cotton is obtained from


A
Two species
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B
Three species
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C
Four species
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D
One species
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The correct option is C Four species
Cultivated cotton obtained from four species of Gossypium genus. Gossypium arboreum, G. herbaceum (2n), G. hirsutum, G. barbadense (4n). Gossypium hirsutum upland cotton, native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and southern Florida (90% of world production). Gossypium barbadense known as extra-long staple cotton, native to tropical South America (8% of world production. Gossypium arboreum tree cotton, native to India and Pakistan (less than 2%. Gossypium herbaceum Levant cotton, native to southern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (less than 2%). Thus, option C is correct.

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