Biotechnological approaches for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel plant

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Title:
Biotechnological approaches for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel plant
Authors:
Kumar, Nitish; Singh, Amritpal S.; Kumari, Swati; Reddy, Muppala P.
Abstract:
Ever increasing demand for energy sources and reduction of non-renewable fossil fuel reserves have lead to exploration of alternative and renewable energy sources. Due to wide distribution, agronomic suitability, and desirable oil properties, J. curcas has been identified as a renewable and alternative energy source of biodiesel. Large scale commercial cultivation of this crop would not only be environmentally friendly and be worthwhile in carbon sequestration but also in decreasing the energy supply pressures. Wide adaptation across geographic regions, short gestation period compared to most tree species, rapid growth, hardiness, optimum plant size, and easy propagation in combination make this species suitable for large scale cultivation on barren lands. The limited information of the genetics and inheritance of desirable traits, unpredictable and low yields, the limited diversity and susceptibility to diseases and insects are however, key limitations in fruitful farming of J. curcas. In this review, an effort is made to project the current biotechnology and molecular biology tools employed in the direction of, evaluating the genetic diversity and phylogeny revelation of Jatropha spp., identification of genetic markers for desirable traits, development of efficient micropropagation and regeneration system, and genetic transformation methods for J. curcas. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
KAUST Department:
Plant Stress Genomics and Technology Research Centre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Kumar N, Singh AS, Kumari S, Reddy MP (2015) Biotechnological approaches for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel plant. Industrial Crops and Products 76: 817–828. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.07.028.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Industrial Crops and Products
Issue Date:
14-Aug-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.07.028
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0926-6690
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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Nitishen
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Amritpal S.en
dc.contributor.authorKumari, Swatien
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:27:58Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:27:58Z-
dc.date.issued2015-08-14en
dc.identifier.citationKumar N, Singh AS, Kumari S, Reddy MP (2015) Biotechnological approaches for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel plant. Industrial Crops and Products 76: 817–828. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.07.028.en
dc.identifier.issn0926-6690en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.07.028en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621381-
dc.description.abstractEver increasing demand for energy sources and reduction of non-renewable fossil fuel reserves have lead to exploration of alternative and renewable energy sources. Due to wide distribution, agronomic suitability, and desirable oil properties, J. curcas has been identified as a renewable and alternative energy source of biodiesel. Large scale commercial cultivation of this crop would not only be environmentally friendly and be worthwhile in carbon sequestration but also in decreasing the energy supply pressures. Wide adaptation across geographic regions, short gestation period compared to most tree species, rapid growth, hardiness, optimum plant size, and easy propagation in combination make this species suitable for large scale cultivation on barren lands. The limited information of the genetics and inheritance of desirable traits, unpredictable and low yields, the limited diversity and susceptibility to diseases and insects are however, key limitations in fruitful farming of J. curcas. In this review, an effort is made to project the current biotechnology and molecular biology tools employed in the direction of, evaluating the genetic diversity and phylogeny revelation of Jatropha spp., identification of genetic markers for desirable traits, development of efficient micropropagation and regeneration system, and genetic transformation methods for J. curcas. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectConventional breedingen
dc.subjectGenetic diversityen
dc.subjectGenetic transformationen
dc.subjectJatrophaen
dc.subjectMicropropagationen
dc.subjectMolecular markersen
dc.subjectRegenerationen
dc.titleBiotechnological approaches for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L.: A biodiesel planten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Stress Genomics and Technology Research Centre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journalIndustrial Crops and Productsen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Biological Sciences (Biotechnology), Central University of South Bihar, Patna Campus, Bihar, Indiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Education (Life Science), Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, Indiaen
kaust.authorReddy, Muppala P.en
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