Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Jatropha Genome

Editors: Tsuchimoto, Suguru (Ed.)

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  • Presents the genetics and genomics of the biofuel plant Jatropha
  • Demonstrates how scientific results in plant genomics can be used to improve plant breeding
  • Includes contributions from an international board of authors
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This book presents the genetics and genomics of Jatropha, which is used for biofuel, and shows how plant genomics can be used to improve plant breeding. The utilization of plant biofuels is a promising solution to global issues such as the depletion of fossil fuels and resources and climate change. Jatropha curcas L. (jatropha) is a species of shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. Native to Mesoamerica, it is now grown widely in tropical and subtropical areas in America, Africa and Asia. The seed oil of Jatropha is a suitable source for biodiesel or bio jet fuel, and since it is not edible and can grow in semi-arid lands unsuitable for the cultivation of food crops, its production does not compete with that of food to inflate its price. The characteristics of this promising biofuel plant, however, have not been fully exploited in terms of breeding, mainly because of the lack of information on its genetics and genomics. The structure of the whole genome of Jatropha is analyzed, providing insights into on the plant’s genetic system and accelerating the molecular breeding process.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Genome Analysis

    Pages 3-19

    Hirakawa, Hideki (et al.)

  • Linkage Mapping and QTL Analysis

    Pages 21-45

    Ye, Jian (et al.)

  • Transcription Factors in Jatropha

    Pages 47-60

    Mochida, Keiichi (et al.)

  • Molecular Markers in Jatropha: Current Status and Future Possibilities

    Pages 61-79

    Alipour, Atefeh (et al.)

  • Jatropha Metabolomics

    Pages 83-96

    Shibata, Daisuke (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Jatropha Genome
Editors
  • Suguru Tsuchimoto
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49653-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49653-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49651-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84209-7
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 288
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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