Jatropha curcas

A Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase from Jatropha curcas enhances salt tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana

Z. B. Liu, Zhang, W. J., Gong, X. D., Zhang, Q., and Zhou, L. R., A Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase from Jatropha curcas enhances salt tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana, vol. 14, pp. 2086-2098, 2015.

Superoxide dismutases (SODs) are involved in protecting plants against diverse biotic and abiotic stresses. In the present study, a novel Cu/Zn-SOD gene (JcCu/Zn-SOD) was cloned from Jatropha curcas L. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that JcCu/Zn-SOD is constitutively expressed in different tissues of J. curcas and induced under NaCl treatment.

Ascorbate peroxidase from Jatropha curcas enhances salt tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis

Y. Chen, Cai, J., .X.Yang, F., Zhou, B., and Zhou, L. R., Ascorbate peroxidase from Jatropha curcas enhances salt tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis, vol. 14, pp. 4879-4889, 2015.

Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) plays a central role in the ascorbate-glutathione cycle and is a key enzyme in cellular H2O2 me­tabolism. It includes a family of isoenzymes with different character­istics, which are identified in many higher plants. In the present study, we isolated the APX gene from Jatropha curcas L, which is similar with other previously characterized APXs as revealed by alignment and phylogenetic analysis of its deduced amino acid sequence.

Genetic diversity and selection gain in the physic nut (Jatropha curcas)

B. P. Brasileiro, Silva, S. A., Souza, D. R., Santos, P. A., Oliveira, R. S., and Lyra, D. H., Genetic diversity and selection gain in the physic nut (Jatropha curcas), vol. 12, pp. 2341-2350, 2013.

The use of efficient breeding methods depends on knowledge of genetic control of traits to be improved. We estimated genetic parameters, selection gain, and genetic diversity in physic nut half-sib families, in order to provide information for breeding programs of this important biofuel species. The progeny test included 20 half-sib families in 4 blocks and 10 plants per plot.

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