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Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop

Volume 2: Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology

Bahadur, Bir, Sujatha, Mulpuri, Carels, Nicolas (Eds.)

2013, XVIII, 614 p.

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  • The singular resource on this essential new crop for bioenergy production
  • Contributions from preeminant scientists in the field
  • International necessecity for better understanding of how to transform the Physic nut into a successful industrial crop and viable resource for producti​

Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop Volume 2 aims to report on the state of the art of scientific investigations that were made during the past ten years on the new crop Jatropha curcas. The progresses obtained on the knowledge of this abstemious, semi-wild species are already impressive and were mainly achieved in just a decade (2001-2011). This knowledge extends from basic Jatropha physiology and biological reproduction to the basic agronomic practices and systems for its productive management, but also the complete set of biotechnological tools, such as in vitro culture, genetic transformation, genome sequencing, genetic maps, and marker-assisted selection that are necessary for its selective breeding. These scientific and technological achievements pave the way for the future technological management and domestication of Jatropha as an industrial oilseed crop able to contribute to the feeding of the transport system.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biofuels - Industrial Crops - Jatropha

Related subjects » Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

1- Biology and Reproduction Laticifers of Jatropha K.V. Krishnamurthy, Padma Venkatasubramanium, S. Lalitha Wood Anatomy of Indian Jatrophas Bir Bahadur, K.V. Krishnamurthy, E. Chamundeswari Breeding System and Pollination in Jatropha curcas: An Overview Solomon Raju and Bir Bahadur Pollen of Jatropha L.: Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Considerations Bir Bahadur, G.V.S. Murthy, M. Sujatha Embryology of Jatropha - A Review K.V. Krishnamurthy Structure and Development of Fruit and Seed of Jatropha gossypifolia l. S.M. Khasim, T.V. Ramana Rao, G. Ramesh, S. Hemalatha Fruit, Seed and Seedling characters in Jatrophas G.V.S. Murthy, E. Chamundeswari, S. Goverdhen, Bir Bahadur Genetic Improvement in Jatropha curcas through Selection and Breeding Jitendra Chikara, Aruna R. Prakash, Shaik. G. Mastan, Arup Ghosh 2-Genetic diversity of Jatropha and domestication Origin, domestication, distribution and diversity of Jatropha curcas L. N. Sunil, Vinod Kumar, K.S. Varaprasad Systematics of Indian Jatropha L. Bir Bahadur, T. Pullaiah, G.V.S. Murthy Economic and Medicinal Importance of Jatrophas T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur Genetic Diversity of Jatropha curcas In Southern Mexico Isidro Ovando-Medina, Lourdes Adriano-Anaya, Alfredo Vázquez-Ovando, Sonia Ruiz-González, Manuel Rincón-Rabanales, Miguel Salvador-Figueroa Relationship of the genetic diversity of Jatropha curcas in Brazil and worldwide Catarina da Fonseca Lira-Medeiros, Clícia Grativol, Paulo Cavalcanti Gomes Ferreira Towards the Domestication of Jatropha: The Integration of Sciences Nicolas Carels Karyology and Genomics of Jatropha - Current Status and Future Prospects Muppala P. Reddy, P.D.V.N. Sudheer, S.G. Mastan, Hifzur Rahman, Nicolas Carels and Bir Bahadur Studies on Jatropha curcas L and its improvement through induced mutation S.K. Datta, R.K. Pandey The use of EcoTILLING for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L. Fatemeh Maghuly, Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak, Bradly J. Till and Margit Laimer Comparative Genomics in Euphorbiaceae Rajinder Singh Chauhan and Archit Sood Proteomic perspectives on understanding and improving Jatropha curcas L. Manish Raorane, Siam Popluechai, Angharad M. R. Gatehouse, Ajay Kohli 3-Jatropha germplasm Genetic Diversity, Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Breeding in Jatropha M. Sujatha Interspecific Hybridization in the Genus Jatropha M. Sujatha, Bir Bahadur, T. Papi Reddy Genetic Affinities of Jatropha with other Euphorbiaceous Taxa M. Sujatha, T. Papi Reddy, V. Sathaiah, Bir Bahadur Jatropha germplasm manipulation in Brazil Marques Daniela de Argollo, Siqueira José Walter, Colombo Augusto Carlos, Ferrari Aparecida Roseli Conservation strategies and management of Jatropha germplasm J Radhamani and N Sivaraj 4- Biotechnology Micropropagation of Jatropha curcas for large scale multiplication of quality germplasm Aneesha Singh, J Chikara Jatropha tissue culture: A critical review on present scenario and future prospects Nitish Kumar, Muppala P Reddy Tissue culture studies of Jatropha species: A Review E. Chamundeswari, N. Rama Swamy Genetic Transformation of Jatropha curcas: Current status and future prospects Nitish Kumar, Muppala P. Reddy, M. Sujatha Improvement of Jatropha oil by genetic transformation Jian Ye, Yan Hong, Jing Qu, Chunming Wang Genome structure of Jatropha curcas L. Shusei Sato, Hideki Hirakawa, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Hiroe Sakai, Nakako Shibagaki, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Kiichi Fukui, Satoshi Tabata Towards the Metabolomics of Jatropha curcas L. Quézia de Sant’Anna, Julyana Rosa Machado, Raquel Pantoja Rodrigues, Marcela Oliveira Nogueira, Jochen Junker.

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