Jatropha tissue culture: A critical review on present scenario and future prospects

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575842
Title:
Jatropha tissue culture: A critical review on present scenario and future prospects
Authors:
Kumar, Nitish; Reddy, Muppala P.
Abstract:
Ever increasing fuel prices and depletion of fossil reserves have ignited worldwide search for alternative renewable energy sources. Development of biofuels as an alternative and renewable source of energy has become critical in the national efforts towards maximum self-reliance, the corner stone of our energy security strategy. Ever since it was established that Jatropha methyl esters yields biodiesel of an exceptional quality and easy adaptation to semi-arid marginal lands, there has been a surge of interest in biodiesel miracle tree. Large scale cultivation remains the single most important factor that will ultimately determine the success of Jatropha curcas as a source of biofuel. Non-availability of superior clones/varieties, shortage of cuttings, low multiplication rate, gaps in knowledge of clonal technology, higher cost of clonal plantation, etc. are the major factors that limit large-scale cultivation. Recent advances in DNA technology and genetic transformation offer a credible approach for the genetic improvement of the species. The last decade witnessed a blooming interest in the development of micropropagation and transformation techniques for this energy crop. In this review, the achievements made during the last three decades in J. curcas micropropagation are presented. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013. All rights are reserved.
KAUST Department:
Center for Desert Agriculture
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop
Issue Date:
26-Oct-2012
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-4614-4915-7_26
Type:
Book Chapter
ISBN:
9781461449157; 1461449146; 9781461449140
Appears in Collections:
Center for Desert Agriculture; Book Chapters

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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Nitishen
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T09:55:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T09:55:05Zen
dc.date.issued2012-10-26en
dc.identifier.isbn9781461449157; 1461449146; 9781461449140en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-1-4614-4915-7_26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575842en
dc.description.abstractEver increasing fuel prices and depletion of fossil reserves have ignited worldwide search for alternative renewable energy sources. Development of biofuels as an alternative and renewable source of energy has become critical in the national efforts towards maximum self-reliance, the corner stone of our energy security strategy. Ever since it was established that Jatropha methyl esters yields biodiesel of an exceptional quality and easy adaptation to semi-arid marginal lands, there has been a surge of interest in biodiesel miracle tree. Large scale cultivation remains the single most important factor that will ultimately determine the success of Jatropha curcas as a source of biofuel. Non-availability of superior clones/varieties, shortage of cuttings, low multiplication rate, gaps in knowledge of clonal technology, higher cost of clonal plantation, etc. are the major factors that limit large-scale cultivation. Recent advances in DNA technology and genetic transformation offer a credible approach for the genetic improvement of the species. The last decade witnessed a blooming interest in the development of micropropagation and transformation techniques for this energy crop. In this review, the achievements made during the last three decades in J. curcas micropropagation are presented. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013. All rights are reserved.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.titleJatropha tissue culture: A critical review on present scenario and future prospectsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Desert Agricultureen
dc.identifier.journalJatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Cropen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Biotechnology, School of Earth, Biological and Environmental Science, Central University of Bihar, Patna, Indiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDiscipline of Wasteland Research, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), Bhavnagar, Indiaen
kaust.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
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