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JATROPOWER is a leading developer of Jatropha curcas, an oil seed plant allowing production of sustainable fuels on degraded soils in an economically viable way. JATROPOWER owns (including the elite genotypes taken over from Quinvita) a unique selection of proven elite accessions of Jatropha curcas, selected from a global germplasm collection of 650 provenances, representing all major global Jatropha hot-spots (Central America including Mexico, SE Asia and India, Africa and Madagascar). JATROPOWER's toxic and non-toxic elite Jatropha plants have shown 3 times more dry seed yield than an average natural plant on degraded soils. JATROPOWER is presently the only Jatropha seed development company selling commercial quantities of improved cultivars in the market to commercial planters.

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Jatropha is considered to have existed for a long time (over 70 million years) and shows considerable variability as it adapted to various climatic and soil conditions.

world jatropha distribution

Jatropha is widely distributed in almost all countries in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Our publications

“High yielding and trait specific genotypes and genetic associations among yield and yield contributing traits in Jatropha curcas L.”, Francis, G., Oliver, J. & Mulpuri, S. Agroforest Syst (2017). doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0089-2 , read online

"Start codon targeted (SCoT) polymorphism in toxic and non-toxic accessions of Jatropha curcas L and development of a codominant SCAR marker". M. Sujatha, M. Tarakeswari, G. Francis (2013). Plant Science 207, 117–127. read online

"Non-toxic jatropha plants as a potential multipurpose multi-use oilseed crop." George Francis, John Oliver, Mulpuri Sujatha (2013). Industrial Crops and Products 42, 397–401. read online

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