Scientists analysing cotton to see if plant can be grown with characteristics of a synthetic

The dream of a cotton shirt that does not need ironing could one day materialise into a reality, with CSIRO scientists on the case.

Researchers are examining what determines the length, strength and thickness of cotton fibres to see if a plant can be grown with the characteristics of a synthetic.

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