The Jatropha Genome

  • Suguru Tsuchimoto

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Genome and Molecular Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hideki Hirakawa, Shusei Sato
      Pages 3-19
    3. Jian Ye, Chunming Wang, Genhua Yue
      Pages 21-45
    4. Keiichi Mochida, Lam-Son Phan Tran
      Pages 47-60
    5. Atefeh Alipour, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Kiichi Fukui
      Pages 61-79
  3. Metabolomics and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Daisuke Shibata, Ryosuke Sano, Takeshi Ara
      Pages 83-96
    3. Misato Ohtani, Yoshimi Nakano, Ryosuke Sano, Tetsuya Kurata, Taku Demura
      Pages 97-111
  4. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Fatemeh Maghuly, Margit Laimer
      Pages 131-148
    3. Nobuko Ohmido, Eri Makigano, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Kiichi Fukui
      Pages 149-158
    4. Haiyan Li, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Kyuya Harada, Kiichi Fukui
      Pages 159-173
  5. Breeding and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Harumi Enoki, Akimitsu Funato, Yusei Nabetani, Shinya Takahashi, Takanari Ichikawa, Minami Matsui et al.
      Pages 191-203
    3. Irish E. Bagsic, Primitivo Jose A. Santos, Maria Lea H. Villavicencio
      Pages 205-218
    4. Zamarripa Colmenero Alfredo, Víctor Pecina Quintero
      Pages 275-288

About this book


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.


Biofuels Drought-tolerant Plants Euphorbiaceae Plant Breeding Plant Metabolomics

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  • Suguru Tsuchimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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