TDZ-Induced Plant Regeneration in Jatropha curcas: A Promising Biofuel Plant

  • Nitish Kumar
  • Vacha D. Bhatt
  • Shaik G. Mastan
  • Muppala P. Reddy


In recent years, Jatropha curcas has pronounced attention due to its capacity of production of biodiesel. Uniform large-scale propagation of J. curcas is one of the significant keys that will eventually decide victory. Direct regeneration is one of the methods which help in the production of uniform and homogenous plant, and TDZ plays an important role in the production of plantlets by direct organogenesis in several number of plant species including J. curcas. Measuring the economical importance of J. curcas and the role of TDZ in shoot regeneration, the present book chapter briefly reviews the impact of TDZ on shoot bud induction from various explants of J. curcas.


Jatropha curcas Regeneration Somatic Embryogenesis TDZ 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nitish Kumar
    • 1
  • Vacha D. Bhatt
    • 2
  • Shaik G. Mastan
    • 3
  • Muppala P. Reddy
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Biological Sciences (Biotechnology)Central University of South BiharPatnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanySavitribaiPhule Pune UniversityPuneIndia
  3. 3.Aditya Degree and PG CollegeKakinadaIndia
  4. 4.Center for Desert AgricultureKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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