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Hakushu-men Cotton/Upland Cotton

Hakushu-men Cotton (Gossypium arboreum:Asian cotton,
an improved kind deriverd in Japan from G.arboreum)

Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum : American cotton)

Image of Hakushu-men Cotton

Image of Upland Cotton

Specimen courtesy: Sumire Inaga, Ph.D Tottori University (for Hakushu-men Cotton)
SAKAIMINATOSHI NOGYOKOSHA, GENERAL INC. FOUNDATION (for Upland Cotton)

Image comparison between Hakushu Cotton and Upland Cotton. Though cotton fibers are easily charged-up, the images were observed without any metal coating. Not only its thickness but also the surface structure can be observed thanks to the mixed signals between SE and BSE. Hakushu Cotton has "thick rounded" fibers while Upland Cotton has "thin and flat" fibers.

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