Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop

Volume 2: Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology

  • Bir Bahadur
  • Mulpuri Sujatha
  • Nicolas Carels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biology and Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. V. Krishnamurthy, Padma Venkatasubramanian, S. Lalitha
      Pages 3-10
    3. Bir Bahadur, K. V. Krishnamurthy, E. Chamundeswari
      Pages 11-25
    4. A. J. Solomon Raju, Bir Bahadur
      Pages 27-43
    5. Bir Bahadur, G. V. S. Murthy, Mulpuri Sujatha
      Pages 45-74
    6. K. V. Krishnamurthy
      Pages 75-86
    7. S. M. Khasim, T. V. Ramana Rao, G. Ramesh, S. Hemalatha
      Pages 87-94
    8. G. V. S. Murthy, E. Chamundeswari, S. Goverdhen, Bir Bahadur
      Pages 95-118
    9. Jitendra Chikara, Aruna R. Prakash, Shaik. G. Mastan, Arup Ghosh
      Pages 119-133
  3. Genetic Diversity of Jatropha and Domestication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Neelam Sunil, Vinod Kumar, Kodeboyina S. Varaprasad
      Pages 137-151
    3. Bir Bahadur, T. Pullaiah, G. V. S. Murthy
      Pages 153-186
    4. T. Pullaiah, Bir Bahadur
      Pages 187-217
    5. Isidro Ovando-Medina, Lourdes Adriano-Anaya, Alfredo Vázquez-Ovando, Sonia Ruiz-González, Manuel Rincón-Rabanales, Miguel Salvador-Figueroa
      Pages 219-250
    6. C. F. Lira-Medeiros, Clícia Grativol, Paulo Cavalcanti Gomes Ferreira
      Pages 251-262
    7. Muppala P. Reddy, Pamidimarri D. V. N. Sudheer, Shaik. G. Mastan, Hifzur Rahman, Nicolas Carels, Bir Bahadur
      Pages 301-320
    8. Fatemeh Maghuly, Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak, Bradley J. Till, Margit Laimer
      Pages 335-349

About this book


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.


Biofuels Industrial Crops Jatropha

Editors and affiliations

  • Bir Bahadur
    • 1
  • Mulpuri Sujatha
    • 2
  • Nicolas Carels
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of WarangalWarangalIndia
  2. 2.Crop Improvement Section, Principal ScientistDirectorate of Oilseeds ResearchHyderabadIndia
  3. 3., Dept. of Functional Genomics and BiologyFiocruz/IOCManguinhosBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4915-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4914-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4915-7
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