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jatropha

(jă`trəfə), any plant of a widely distributed genus (Japtropha) of perennial herbs, shrubs, and trees in the family Euphorbiaceae (spurgespurge
, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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 family), native to tropical areas of the Western Hemisphere. Many of the plants in the genus contain poisonous compounds. J. curcas, also known as Barbados nut or physic nut, is a drought-resistant bush that produces seeds with a high oil content. It has been hybridized to increase the oil content of the seeds. The extracted oil be used as lamp oil or made into soap, and can be refined into low-carbon biodiesel and jet fuel. Although it was promoted as a source of biodiesel that could be grown in poor soils and dry regions where food crops would not thrive, current varieties will not produce sufficient quantities of seed when grown under more marginal conditions to be viable economically as a commercial agricultural product. J. curcas also being explored as a means for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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It was, therefore, the aim of this study to determine the effect of heat treated Jatropha seed cake supplemented diets on some haematological and biochemical parameters of growing Japanese quails.
Jatropha curcas: Use as a traditional Tswana medicine and its role as a cause of acute poisoning.
Keywords: Insect pests, Natural enemies, Biodiesel plant, Jatropha curcas L.
Jatropha curcas (L) is considered as the most primitive species in the genus (Wilbur, 1954; McVaugh, 1945).
Research about Jatropha biodiesel ranges from oil extraction to genomics analysis (Shah et al.
In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of jatropha press cake on soil fertility attributes and on lettuce production and accumulation of nutrients in the shoots.
2010) and Horschutz, Teixeira, Alves, Silva and Silva (2012) found a positive relation between the use of irrigation and the growth and development of Jatropha plants in the region of Petrolina, Pernambuco State.
Today, Jatropha experts, such as Jatro Solutions GmbH, are convinced that many of Jatropha's past failures can be attributed to wrong conditions and assumptions.
Antioxidant properties of free and bound phenolic extract of the leaves of Jatropha tanjorensis in vitro.
Jatropha curcas has mainly evolved for xerophytic adaptation and is naturalized in the seasonally dry tropics, particularly in the southern hemisphere where there is no severe and prolonged frost (Xu et al.
Tansesterification of Jatropha methyl ester, and hence a kinetic was performed by considering the rate of intermediate changes, ME and DE with respect to the concentration of the limiting reactant, TMP.