Technical Experts: Publications George Francis


George Francis – recent refereed publications (2005 onwards):

  • 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
  • “A promising approach to enhance the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of raw and processed Jatropha curcas L. kernel meal extracts.” Nithiyanantham, S., Siddhuraju, P., and Francis, G. (2013). Industrial Crops and Products, 43, 261-269. 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
  • “Potential of Jatropha curcas as a biofuel, animal feed and health products.” Nithiyanantham, S., Siddhuraju, P., and Francis, G. (2012). Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 89, 961-972. read online
  • “Jatropha seeds, oil and by-products: important properties with respect to uses”. George Francis, In: M. Sujatha, B. Bahadur, N Carels (eds), Jatropha curcas, Scientific Publishers (USA)
  • “Evaluation of the nutritional quality of non-toxic kernel flour from jatropha curcas L. In rats”. J. Martı´nez-Herrera, J. Martinez, A. M. Ayala, R. M. Escobedo, L. G. Siciliano, G. Da´vila-Ortı´z, C. Chamorro, H.P.S. Makkar, G. Francis, K. Becker(2012). Journal of Food Quality 35, (2) 152–158. read online
  • “Agroclimatic conditions, chemical and nutritional characterization of different provenances of Jatropha curcas L from Mexico. Jorge Martinez Herrera, Alma L. Martinez Ayala, Harinder Makkar, George Francis, Klaus Becker, European Journal of Scientific Research (2010) 39 No.3 pp.396-407. read online
  • “Current situation and prospects of Jatropha curcas as a multipurpose tree in China”. Meng Ye, Caiyan Li, George Francis and Harinder P. S. Makkar, (2009). Agroforestry Systems 76, 2, 487-497. read online
  • “A comparative study of biochemical traits and molecular markers for assessment of genetic relationships between Jatropha curcas L. germplasm from different countries”. Basha, S.D., Francis, G., Makkar, H.P.S., Becker, K., Sujatha, M (2009). Plant Sci. 176, online
  • “Protein concentrate from Jatropha curcas screw-pressed seed cake and toxic and antinutritional factors in protein concentrate”. Harinder PS Makkar, George Francis and Klaus Becker (2008). J Sci Food Agric 88, 1542–1548. read online
  • “Phorbol esters: structure, biological activity, and toxicity in animals”. Goel G, Makkar HPS, Francis G and Becker K (2007). Int J Toxicol 26, 279–288. read online
  • “Chemical composition, toxic/antimetabolic constituents, and effects of different treatments on their levels, in four provenances of Jatropha curcas L. seeds from Mexico”, J. Martı´nez-Herrera, P. Siddhuraju, G. Francis, G. Da´vila-Ortı´z, K. Becker (2006), Food Chemistry 96, 80–89. read online
  • “A concept for simultaneous wasteland reclamation, fuel production, and socio-economic development in degraded areas in India. Need, potential and perspectives of Jatropha plantations”, George Francis, Raphael Edinger and Klaus Becker(2005). Natural Resources Forum 29, 12–24. read online