Plant regeneration and genetic transformation in Jatropha

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575847
Title:
Plant regeneration and genetic transformation in Jatropha
Authors:
Sujatha, M.; Nithianantham, S.; Reddy, Muppala P.
Abstract:
Jatropha curcas, a non-edible oil bearing species with multiple uses, and considerable economic potential is emerging as a potential biofuel plant. The limited knowledge of this species, low and inconsistent yields, the narrow genetic variability, and vulnerability to insects and diseases are major constraints in successful cultivation of Jatropha as a biofuel crop. Hence, genetic improvement of Jatropha is essential by conventional and modern biotechnological tools to use as a viable alternative source of bio-diesel. Realising its potential as a bio-energy crop, in vitro regeneration methods have been established to meet the demand of large scale supply of superior clones, and also as a prelude for genetic improvement of the species through transgenic approaches. In this chapter, an overview of in vitro tissue culture and genetic transformation of Jatropha is discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. All rights are reserved.
KAUST Department:
Center for Desert Agriculture; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Biotechnology of Neglected and Underutilized Crops
Issue Date:
1-Jul-2012
DOI:
10.1007/978-94-007-5500-0_13
Type:
Book Chapter
ISBN:
9789400755000; 940075499X; 9789400754997
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Center for Desert Agriculture; Book Chapters

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSujatha, M.en
dc.contributor.authorNithianantham, S.en
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T09:55:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T09:55:18Zen
dc.date.issued2012-07-01en
dc.identifier.isbn9789400755000; 940075499X; 9789400754997en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-007-5500-0_13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575847en
dc.description.abstractJatropha curcas, a non-edible oil bearing species with multiple uses, and considerable economic potential is emerging as a potential biofuel plant. The limited knowledge of this species, low and inconsistent yields, the narrow genetic variability, and vulnerability to insects and diseases are major constraints in successful cultivation of Jatropha as a biofuel crop. Hence, genetic improvement of Jatropha is essential by conventional and modern biotechnological tools to use as a viable alternative source of bio-diesel. Realising its potential as a bio-energy crop, in vitro regeneration methods have been established to meet the demand of large scale supply of superior clones, and also as a prelude for genetic improvement of the species through transgenic approaches. In this chapter, an overview of in vitro tissue culture and genetic transformation of Jatropha is discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. All rights are reserved.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.titlePlant regeneration and genetic transformation in Jatrophaen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Desert Agricultureen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalBiotechnology of Neglected and Underutilized Cropsen
kaust.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
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