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Feb 27, 2014

Genetic diversity of Jatropha curcas in Southern Mexico

Authors: Isidro Ovando-Medina, Lourdes Adriano-Anaya, Alfredo Vázquez-Ovando, Sonia Ruiz-González, Manuel Rincón-Rabanales, Miguel Salvador-Figueroa
Publication date: 2013/1/1 
Book title: Jatropha, challenges for a new energy crop
The importance of the Euphorbiaceous plant Jatropha curcas L. lies in its high-quality seed oil, ideal for the manufacture of biodiesel. As a result, its extensive cultivation has already reached several million hectares in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and implies certain challenges since it is not yet a fully domesticated plant, and with limited information  on the agronomic processes and selected varieties for its cultivation. In addition, little is known about the biology, ecology, genetic diversity and geographic origin of its ...

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