Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Oil percentage in Jatropha curcas L. germplasm of National Agroforestry Repository

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The non-edible oil of Jatropha curcas has requisite
potential of providing a promising and commercially
viable alternative to diesel. The Jatropha curcas are
available in almost all the states but in scattered manner
that too in traditional plantations with low productivity
and oil content in the seed. There is a lot of variability
for growth and seed characteristics in this species [1,
2]. Hence, an exploration was made to collect the
superior trees having good growth and seed yield from
different parts of the country. All these superior
accessions were analyzed for oil content also. This work
may provide useful information on oil percentage of
Jatropha curcas germplasm of National Agroforestry
Repository, Jhansi, which will ultimately help to provide
quality-planting material for farmers as well as other
growers at national level.

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Year: 2008
Volume: 68
Issue: 4
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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