2015

Montes, J.M., A. Bulach, M. Martin, E.Senger. (2015). Quantitative Trait Variation in Self- and Cross-Fertilized Seeds of Jatropha curcas L.: Parental Effects of Genotypes and Genetic pools. BioEnergy Research. doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9576-8

 

2014

Becker, K., P. Lawrence. (2014). Carbon farming: the best and safest way forward? Carbon Management, 5 (1), 31-33.

Martin, M., J.M. Montes. (2014). Quantitative genetic parameters of agronomic and quality traits in a global germplasm collection reveal excellent breeding perspectives for Jatropha curcas L. GCB Bioenergy. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12227

Montes, J.M., F. Technow, M. Martin, K. Becker (2014). Genetic Diversity in Jatropha curcas L. Assessed with SSR and SNP Markers. Diversity, 6, 551–566.

Senger, E., A. Mohiley, J. Franzaring, J.M. Montes (2014). Laboratory screening of aluminium tolerance in Jatropha curcas L.. Industrial Crops and products, 59, 248-251.

Senger, E., A. Peyrat, M. Martin, J.M. Montes (2014). Genetic variation in leaf chlorophyll content of Jatropha curcas L.. Industrial Crops and products, 58, 204-211.

Wulfmeyer, V., O. Brauch, K. Warrach-Sagi, H.-S. Bauer, T.Schwitalla, K. Becker (2014). The impact of plantation weather and climate in coastal desert regions. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (published online http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0208.1).

2013

Becker, K., V. Wulfmeyer, T. Berger, J. Gebel, W. Münch (2013). Carbon farming in hot, dry coastal areas: An option for climate change mitigation. Earth System Dynam.,4,237-251.

Bosch, C., M. Zeller (2013). The Impacts of Wage Employment on a Jatropha Plantation on Income and Food Security of Rural Households in Madagascar – A Panel Data Analysis, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 52 (2), 119-140.

Devappa, R.K., C.C. Malakar, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2013). Pharmaceutical potential of phorbol esters from Jatropha curcas oil. Natural Product Research, 27, 1459-1462.

Devappa, R.K.,  J.-P. Bingham, K.S. Khanal (2013). High performance liquid chromatography method for rapid quantification of phorbol esters in Jatropha curcas seed. Industrial Crops and Products 49, 211-219.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2013). In vitro occular and dermal toxicity of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Volume 94, 1 August 2013, pp. 172–178.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2013). Shelf-life of isolated phorbol esters from Jatropha curcas oil. Industrial Crops and Products 49, 454-461. 

Devappa, R.K., S.K. Rajesh, H.P.S Makkar, K. Becker  (2013). Antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of Jatropha curcas seed hulls. Ind. Crops and Products (accepted).

Francis, G., J. Oliver, M. Sujatha (2013). Non-toxic jatropha plants as a potential multipurpose multi-use oilseed crop. Industrial Crops and Products 42, 397–401.

Kumar, V., W.K.B. Khalil, U. Weiler, K. Becker (2013). Influences of incorporating detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) diet on the expression of growth hormone- and insulin-like growth factor-1-encoding genes. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 97(1), pp. 97–108.

Latif, S., J. Pfannstiel, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2013). Amino acid composition, antinutrients and allergens in the peanut protein fraction obtained by an aqueous enzymatic process. Food Chem. 136, 213-217.

Montes, J.M., F. Technow, B. Bohlinger, K. Becker (2013). Seed quality diversity, trait associations and grouping of accessions in Jatropha curcas L.. Industrial Crops and Products, 51, 178-185.

Montes, J.M., F. Technow, B. Bohlinger, K. Becker  (2013). Grain quality determination by means of near infrared spectroscopy in Jatropha curcas L. Industrial Crops and Products, 43, 301-305.

Nithiyanantham, S., P. Siddhuraju, G. Francis  (2013). A promising approach to enhance the total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of raw and processed Jatropha curcas L. kernel meal extracts. Industrial Crops and Products, 43, 261-269.

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

2012

Akinleye, A.O., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker  (2012). Jatropha platyphylla kernel meal as feed ingredient for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.): Growth, nutrient utilization and blood parameters. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 96 (1), pp. 119-129.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Localisation of antinutrients and qualitative identification of toxic components in Jatropha curcas seed. J Sci Food Agric. 2012 May, 92(7), pp. 1519-25.

Devappa, R.K., M.A. Angulo-Escalante, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2012). Potential of using phorbol esters as an insecticide against Spodoptera frugiperda. Industrial Crops and Products, 38 (July 2012), pp. 50–53.

Devappa, R.K., K.R. Sanjay, V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Activities of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters in various bioassays. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2012 Apr, 78, pp. 57-62.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Isolation, stability and bioactivity of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters. Fitoterapia. 2012 Apr, 83(3), pp. 586-92.

Devappa, R.K., C.C. Malakar, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Pharmaceutical potential of phorbol esters from Jatropha curcas oil. Nat. Prod. Res. 2012 Aug 22, DOI:10.1080/14786419.2012.716057.

Francis, G. (2012). Jatropha Seeds Oil and Products: Important Properties with Respect to Uses. In: M. Sujatha, B. Bahadur, N. Carels (eds), Jatropha curcas, Scientific Publishers (USA), Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop 2012, pp 343-354.

Kumar, V., A.O. Akinleye, H.P.S. Makkar M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker  (2012). Growth performance and metabolic efficiency in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) fed on a diet containing Jatropha platyphylla kernel meal as a protein source. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Feb; 96(1), pp. 37-46.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2012). Evaluations of the nutritional value of Jatropha curcas protein isolate in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 96 (6), pp. 1030-1043.

Martinez-Herrera, J., C.J. Martinez, A.M. Ayaly, L.G. Siciliano, R.M. Escobedo, G. Davila-Ortz,G.C. Cevallos,H.P.S. Makkar, G. Francis, K. Becker (2012). Evaluation of the nutritional quality of non-toxic kernel flour from Jatropha curcas L. in rats. Journal of Food Quality 35, (2) 152–158.

Nithiyanantham, S., P. Siddhuraju, G. Francis (2012). Potential of Jatropha curcas as a biofuel, animal feed and health products. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 89, 961-972.

2011

Harter, T., F. Buhrke, V. Kumar, U. Focken, H.P.S. Makkar K. Becker (2011). Substitution of fish meal by Jatropha curcas kernel meal: Effects on growth performance and body composition of white leg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Aquaculture Nutrition, 17 (5), pp. 542–548. 3

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2011). Detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal as a dietary protein source: growth performance, nutrient utilization and digestive enzymes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fingerlings. Aquaculture Nutrition, 17 (3), pp. 313–326.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar K. Becker  (2011). Nutritional, physiological and haematological responses in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) juveniles fed detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal. Aquaculture Nutrition, Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 451–467.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, R.K. Devappa, K. Becker (2011). Isolation of phytate from Jatropha curcas kernel meal and effects of isolated phytate on growth, digestive physiology and metabolic changes in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). Food and Chemical Toxicology, 49 (9), pp. 2144-2156.

Makkar H.P.S., V. Kumar, O.O. Oyeleye, A.O. Akinleye, M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker (2011). Jatropha platyphylla, a new non-toxic Jatropha species: Physical properties and chemical constituents including toxic and antinutritional factors of seeds. Food Chemistry, 125 (1), 1 March 2011, pp. 63–71.

2010

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Jatropha toxicity - A Review. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B Crit Rev, 13, pp. 476-507.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Nutritional, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical potential of Proteins and Peptides from Jatropha: Review. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, pp. 6543-6555.

Devappa, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Jatropha Diterpenes - A Review. J. Am oil chem., 88, pp. 301-322.

Devappa, R.K., J. Maes, H.P.S. Makkar , W. De Greyt, K. Becker (2010). Quality of Biodiesel Prepared from Phorbol Ester Extracted Jatropha curcas Oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 87 (6), pp 697-704.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Optimization of conditions for the extraction of phorbol esters from Jatropha oil. Biomass and Bioenergy, 34 (8), pp. 1125–1133.

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker K. (2010). Biodegradation of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters in soil. J Sci Food Agric. 90 (12), pp. 2090-2097.

Grass, M. und M. Zeller (2011): Rural employment and income effects of a Jatropha plantation in Madagascar, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50 (4), 347-368.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2010). Dietary inclusion of detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal: effects on growth performance and metabolic efficiency in common carp, Cyprinus carpio L.. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2010 Dec; 36(4):1159-70.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, W. Amselgruber, K. Becker (2010). Physiological, haematological and histopathological responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fingerlings fed with differently detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal. Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 48, Issues 8–9, August–September 2010, Pages 2063–2072. 4

Li, C.Y., R.K. Devappa, J.X. Liu, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Toxicity of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters in mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48 (2), pp. 620-625.

Makkar H.P.S., V. Kumar, O.O. Oyeleye, A.O. Akinleye, M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker (2010). Traditional wisdom confirmed by scientific research: Jatropha species from Mexico is non-toxic. Nature Proceedings, posted January 13, 2010, 1-21.

Makkar H.P.S., K. Becker  (2010). Are Jatropha curcas phorbol esters degraded by rumen microbes? Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90, 1562-1565.

Martinez-Herrera, J., A.L. Martinez-Ayalla, H.P.S. Makkar, G. Francis, K. Becker (2010). Agroclimatic conditions, chemical and nutritional characterization of different provenances of Jatropha curcas L. from Mexico. European Journal of Scientific Research, 39, 396-407.

2009

Basha, S.D., G. Francis, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker, M. Sujatha (2009). A comparative study of biochemical traits and molecular markers for assessment of genetic relationships between Jatropha curcas L. germplasm from different countries. Plant Sci. 176, 812-823.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (2009). Jatropha curcas, a promising crop for the generation of biodiesel and value-added coproducts. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 111, 773-787.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (2009). Jatropha curcas an exciting future crop for generation of biofuel and value-added products with a focus on comparison between toxic and non-toxic genotypes. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 111, 773-787.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (2009). Removal and degradation of phorbol esters during pre-treatment and transesterification of Jatropha curcas oil. Journal of the American Oil Chemists, 86, 173-181.

Ye Meng, Li Caiyan., Francis, G. Makkar, H.P.S. (2009). Current situation and prospects of Jatropha curcas as a multipurpose tree in China. Agroforestry Systems 76, 2, 487-497.

2008

Becker, K., Makkar, H.P.S. (2008). Jatropha curcas: A potential source for tomorrow' s oil and biodiesel. Lipid Technology, Volume 20, Issue 5, 104-107.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2008). Detoxification of Jatropha curcas seed meal and its utilization as a protein source in fish diet. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 151 A(1), 13-14.

Makkar, H.P.S., Becker, K. (2008). Jatropha curcas: A potential source for tomorrow's oil and biodiesel. Lipid Technology, 20, 104-107.

Makkar, H.P.S., G. Francis, K. Becker (2008). Protein concentrate from Jatropha curcas screw-pressed seed cake and toxic and antinutritional factors in protein concentrate. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 88, 1542-1548.

Makkar, H.P.S., J. Martinez-Herrera, K. Becker (2008). Variations in seed number per fruit, seed physical parameters and contents of oil, protein and phorbol ester in toxic and non-toxic genotypes of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Plant Science, 3, 260-265.

Wang H., Y. Zhao, H. Liu, J. Liu, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker. (2011). Effects of replacing soybean meal by detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal in the diet of growing pigs on their growth, serum biochemical parameters and visceral organs. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 170, 141-146.

2007

Goel, G., H.P.S. Makkar, G. Francis, K. Becker (2007). Phorbol esters: Structure, biological activity and toxicity in animals. International Journal of Toxicology, 26, 279-288.

Makkar, H.P.S., G. Francis, K. Becker (2007). Bioactivity of phytochemicals in some lesser-known plants and their effects and potential applications in livestock and aquaculture production systems. Animal, 1 , 1371-1391.

Selje, N., E.M. Hoffmann, S. Muetzel, R. Ningart, J. Wallace, K. Becker (2007). Results of a screening programme to identify plants or plant extracts that inhibit ruminal protein degradation. British Journal of Nutrition, 98, 45-53.

2006

Francis, G., K. Becker (2006). Jatropha biodiesel for tropical countries. Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 39, 8.

Martinez-Herrera, J., P. Siddhuraju, G. Francis, G. Davila-Ortiz, K. Becker (2006). Chemical composition, toxic/antimetabolic constituents and effects of different treatments on their levels, in four provenances of Jatropha curcas L. from Mexico. Food Chemistry, 96, 80-89.

Muetzel, S., K. Becker (2006). Extractability and biological activity of tannins from various tree leaves determined by chemical and biological assays as affected by drying procedure. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 125, 139-149.

2005

Francis, G., R. Edinger, K. Becker (2005). A concept for simultaneous wasteland reclamation, fuel production, and socio-economic development in degraded areas in India. Need, potential and perspectives of Jatropha plantations. Natural Resources Forum, 29, 12-24.

Sujatha, M., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2005). Shoot bud proliferation from axillary nodes and leaf sections of non-toxic Jatropha curcas L. Plant Growth Regulation, 47, 83-90.

1999

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (1999). Nutritional studies on rats and fish (carp Cyprinus carpio) fed diets containing unheated and heated Jatropha curcas meal of a non-toxic provenance. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 53, 183-192.

1998

Aderibigbe, A.O., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (1998). Comparative evaluation of non-toxic and toxic varieties of Jatropha curcas for chemical composition, digestibility, protein degradability and toxic factors. Food Chemistry, 62(2), pp. 207-215.

Argheore, E.M., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (1998). Assessment of Lectin Activity in a Toxic and a Non-toxic Variety of Jatropha curcas using Latex Agglutination and Haemagglutination Methods and Inactivation of Lectin by Heat Treatments. Journal of the Science in Food and Agriculture, 77, 349-352.

Becker, K., H.P.S. Makkar (1998). Effects of phorbolesters in carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Veterinary and Human Toxicology 40, 82-86.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker, K., B. Schmook  (1998). Edible provenances of Jatropha curcas from Quintana Roo state of Mexico and effect of roasting on antinutrient and toxic factors in seeds. Plant Food for Human Nutrition, 52, 31-36.

1997

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker, F. Sporer, M. Wink  (1997). Studies on nutritive potential and toxic constituents of different Provenances of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 45, 3152-3157.

1996

Aderibigbe, A.O., C.O.L.E. Johnson, H.P.S Makkar, K. Becker, N. Foidl (1996). Chemical composition and effect of heat on organic matter- and nitrogen-degradability and some antinutritional components of Jatropha meal. Animal Feed Science Technology, 67, 223-243.

 

Book Chapters

2012

Devappa, R.K, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Chapter 21-Phytochemicals in Jatropha Seeds and Potential Agro-Pharmaceutical Applications of Jatropha curcas Phorbol Esters. N. Carels et al. (eds.), Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop: Volume 1: 383, Farming, Economics and Biofuel, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4806-8_21

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar (2012). Analytical methods for determination of phorbol esters in Jatropha plant parts and their products. In: Symposium Detoxification and Utilization of Jatropha and Castor seed. Ed. C.M. Rodrigues. Embrapa, Brazil. Jul 4 (2012). 8

Makkar, H.P.S., V. Kumar, K. Becker (2012). Use of detoxified Jatropha kernel meal and protein isolate in farm animal species in "Opportunities and Challenges in Utilizing Co-products of the Biofuel Industry as Livestock Feed", FAO, Rome Italy. Chapter 21, pp. 351-378.

1997

Argheore, E.M., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (1997). Lectin Activity in Toxic and Non-toxic Varieties of Jatropha curcas using a Latex Agglutination Test. In: Proceedings of Jatropha 97: Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas. Eds. Gübitz, G.M. et al., 23-27 Feb., 65-69.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (1997). Potential of J. curcas Seed Meal as a Protein Supplement to Livestock Feed, Constraints to its Utilisation and Possible Strategies to Overcome Constraints. In: Proceedings of Jatropha 97: Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas. 23-27 Feb., 190-205.

 

Conference papers and posters

2013

Bohlinger, B. (2013). Lessons learned - Jatropha and plant oil cookers. Biofuels international - can the biofuels market be both profitable and sustainable?, 11-12.September 2013, Antwerp, Belgium.

2012

Becker, K. (2012). Jatropha curcas L., eine Mehrnutzungspflanze mit großem Potential. Bonner Netzwerk „Bioenergie und Entwicklung" – 2. Konferenz GIZ und DIE, 24. September 2012, Bonn, Deutschland.

Becker, K. (2012). Projektstandort Madagaskar. Arbeitskreis 1 der aireg, 5. Oktober 2012, Berlin, Deutschland.

Becker, K. (2012). Impulsvortrag zu Debatten-Abend „ Reicht die Biomasse nur für die Luftfahrt?" 24. Oktober 2012, WÖLLHAF Konferenz- und Bankettcenter, Stuttgart Airport, Deutschland.

Bosch, C., M. Zeller (2012). The impacts of Jatropha plantationon food security and income of rural households in Madagascar - A panel data anlysis, Paper presented at the 16th ICABR Conference - 128th EAA Seminar, Ravello, Italy.

2011

Devappa, R. K., S.K. Khanal (2011). Value Added Co-product from Jatropha Biodiesel Production Process. Workshop on-Bioconversion of Biofuel Residues & Value added Co-products: Oceanic Institute, December 1-2, Honolulu (Hawai’i), USA.

Devappa, R.K., J. Roach, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2011). In Vitro Toxicity of Jatropha curcas oil phorbol esters. In Vitro Biology Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Grass, M. und M. Zeller (2010): Propensity Score Matching as Tool to Assess the Income Effect of Jatropha Plantation Work in Rural Madagascar: A Case Study, Posterpräsentation, Tropentag 2010, Zürich.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2011). Dietary supplementation of isolated Jatropha phytate in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.): effects on growth and blood chemistry. Aquaculture America 2011, February 28 - March 3, 2011. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (oral).

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, R.K. Devappa, K. Becker (2011). Metabolic effects of Jatropha curcas-phytate in fish (Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus L.). Oskar Kellner Symposium 2011 on ‘Metabolic Flexibility in Animal and Human Nutrition’ at Warnemünde, Germany.

Kumar S., N.P. Sahu, A.K. Pal, V. Kumar, M.G. Rajan (2011). Interactive effect of temperature and dietary protein level on performance and metabolic utilization of diets in Labeo rohita fingerlings. World Aquaculture 2011, Natal, Brazil.

Kumar V., T. Stadtlander, W.K.B. Khalil, H.P.S Makkar, K. Becker (2011). Proteins from Moringa oleifera kernels as a growth promoter for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) fed fish meal and plant protein based diets. World Aquaculture 2011, Natal, Brazil.

Latif, S., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2011). Nutritional and biochemical studies on feeding of hydrolyzed and unhydrolysed detoxified Jatropha curcas protein isolate in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fingerlings. Aquaculture Europe 2011 - Rhodes, Greece.

Latif, S., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2011). Modified enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction of oil and protein from non-toxic Jatropha curcas kernels. ICFEB 2011: International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology, June 24-26, Paris, France.

Latif, S., J. Pfannstiel, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2011). Allergens presence in peanut proteins extracted by enzymatic aqueous extraction: Analysis by mass spectrometry. 12th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, August 1-5, Beijing, China.

2010

Akinleye, A., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar,M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker (2010). Kernel meal of a new non-toxic Jatropha species (Jatropha platyphylla) as a protein source in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) diet. Tropentag 2010, Book of Abstracts, World food system – A contribution from Europa. Aquaculture and fisheries, Ed. Eric Tielkes, September 14 - 16, 2010, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, p. 467.

Boguhn, J., M. Rodehutscord, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Amino acid digestibility of detoxified Jatropha kernel meal in turkeys. European Poultry Conference 2010, 23 - 27 August 2010, Tours, France, (poster).

Frei, M., Y. Kohno, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). The effect of elevated tropospheric ozone on the feeding value of rice straw. International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Natural Vegetation and Crops: 23rd Task Force Meeting, February 1 - 3, 2010, Tervuren, Belgium, (poster).

Harter, T., F. Buhrke, V. Kumar, U. Focken, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Detoxified Jatropha curcas Kernel Meal as a Protein Source for White Leg Shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) Diet. Abstract, Deutscher Tropentag, September 14 - 16, 2010, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, p. 470.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Dietary inclusion of detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal: Effects on growth performance and metabolic efficiency in common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. 64. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, 9.-11.3.2010, Göttingen, Germany, (oral).

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Growth performance and metabolic efficiency of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fed detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal. 64. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, 09. - 11. 03. 2010, Göttingen, Germany, Proc.Soc.Nutr.Physiol, (oral), p. 111. 10

Latif, S., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Aqueous enzyme-assisted oil and protein extraction from Jatropha curcas kernels. 101th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, 16. – 19 May 2010, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Nepal, S., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2010). Comparative nutritional evaluation of Jatropha protein isolate and soy protein isolate in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fingerlings. European Aquaculture Society: Aquaculture Europe, October 5 - 8, 2010, Porto, Portugal, (oral).

Oluseun, O., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, A. Akinleye, K. Becker (2010). Evaluation of the dietary inclusion of non-toxic Jatropha platyphylla kernel meal on nutritional, biochemical and haematological responses in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). 64. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, 9.-11.03.2010, Göttingen, Germany, (poster).

Oyeleye, O.O., V. Kumar, H.P.S. Makkar, A. Akinleye, M.A. Angulo-Escalante, K. Becker  (2010). Nutritional and physiological evaluation of the dietary inclusion of Jatropha platyphylla Müll. Arg. kernel meal in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). 64. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, 09. - 11. 03. 2010, Göttingen, Germany, Proc.Soc.Nutr.Physiol, (poster), p. 132.

2009

Becker, K., H.P.S. Makkar (2009). Sustainable land development and ecosystem conservation through enhancing economic viability of the Jatropha curcas based biodiesel production chain using a bio-refinery concept. ERSEC International Conference: Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Conservation, May 4 - 7, 2009, Beijing, China, Book of Abstracts, (oral), p. 57.

Becker, K. (2009). Biofuel from Jatropha curcas - Perspectives for the tropical regions. AFECG Kongreß "Tropical oils: socio-economy production and applications, April 7 - 8, 2009, Paris, France, (oral).

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker  (2009). Fate of phorbol esters in soil. 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 23 - 25, 2009, College Park, Maryland, USA, (poster).

Devappa, R.K., J. Maes, H.P.S. Makkar, W. De Greyt, K. Becker (2009). Isolation of phorbol esters from Jatropha curcas oil and quality of produced biodiesel. 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and the Technologies, November 15 - 17, 2009, Munich, Germany, (oral).

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2009). Substitution of fish meal by detoxified Jatropha curcas protein isolate and soya protein isolate in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) diets: Effect on growth performance, biochemical and haematological parameters. Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2009: Sustainable Aquaculture and Quality Seafood for All", November 3 - 6, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malysia, Abstracts, (oral), p. 297.

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2009). Nutritional, biochemical and haematological response in rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss) fed detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal. World Aquaculture 2009: "A Blue Revolution to Feed the world", September 25 - 29, 2009, Veracruz, Mexico, Abstracts, (oral), p. 467. 11

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2009). Detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal: An excellent fish meal replacer in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) diet. Abstract of Presentation at Deutscher Tropentag, October 6 - 8, 2009, Hamburg, Germany, p. 317.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (2009). Challenges and opportunities for using byproducts from the production of biodiesel from Jatropha oil as livestock feed. Animal Nutrition World Conference 2009, February 14-17, 2009, New Delhi, India, Proceedings, (oral), pp. 168-170.

Makkar, H.P.S., V. Kumar, S. Karaj, M. Kratzeisen, P. Tipraqsa, J. Müller, T. Berger, M. Amselgruber, K. Becker (2009). Sustainable land development and ecosystem conservation through enhancing economic viability of the Jatropha curcas based biodiesel production chain using a bio-refinery concept. ERSEC conference on sustainable land use and ecosystem conservation, 4-7 May 2009, Beijing, China, ERSEC Proceedings, pp. 210-235.

Sauerborn, J., K. Becker, R. Borriss, Z.C. Cai, J. Chen, J. Clemens, M. Cotter, T.N. Cui, B. Felbermeier, C. Fischer, H. Goldbach, P. Heck, J.K.Huang, G. Langenberger, F. Makeshin, H.P.S. Makkar, R. Mosandl, K. Mueller-Hansen, B. Niemeyer, R. Nieder, M. Roelcke, U. Schmidhalter, C. Schütt, H. Speiker, J. Wu, F.S. Zhang, W.L. Zhang (2009). Enhancing the relationships between society, economy and ecology - The Sino-German co-operative projects on sustainable land use in a nutshell. Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Conservation, May 4 - 7, 2009, Beijing, China, ERSEC Proceedings, (oral), pp. 9-24.

2008

Azuhnwi, B., E.M. Hoffmann, K. Becker (2008). Competition for resources in a changing world : New drive for rural development. Tropentag 2008, October 7-9, 2008, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, Proceedings, p. 428.

Becker, K. (2008). Biofuel from Jatropha curcas - Perspectives for tropical regions (Invited Talk). 21st Annual Meeting society for Tropical Ecology (Gtö), Consequences of climate change on tropical ecosystems, February 19, 2008, Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany, (oral).

Becker, K. (2008). Biofuel from Jatropha curcas - Perspectives for Tropical Regions. Society for Tropical Ecology - consequences of Climate Change on Tropical Ecosystems, February 18 - 22, 2008, University of Hohenheim, Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, Proceedings, (oral), p. 31.

Becker, K. (2008). Ökosprit aus der Wüste - das Jatropha Projekt (Invited Talk). Nahrungsmittel oder Rohstoffreserve? Weltweite Potenziale der Bioenergie, 16. Februar 2008, FDP/DVP Fraktion, Haus des Landtags, Stuttgart, Germany, (oral).

Kumar, V., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2008). Detoxification of Jatropha curcas seed meal and its utilization as a protein source in fish diet. 25th ESCPB Congress, September 7-11, 2008, Ravenna, Italy, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A: Comparative Physiology, (oral), pp. 13-14.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker, J.-X. Liu (2008). The role of Jatropha curcas in sustainable land management and towards energy and food security – a joint BMBF-MoST effort. ERSEC International Conference - 2008 - Sustainable Land 12 use and Water Management, 8-10 October 2008, Beijing, China, Proceedings, (oral) , pp. 53-61.

2007

Becker, K. (2007). Global Importance of Jatropha curcas for warmer regions: An ecological and socioeconomical analysis. DFG Oleochemie Tagung, February 2007, Hamburg, Germany, (oral).

Becker, K. (2007). Biodiesel Produktion in der Wüste mit Abwasser der Stadt Luxor. Stuttgarter Partnerschaft "Eine Welt", July 3, 2007, University of Hohenheim, (Stuttgart, Germany).

Becker, K. (2007). Jatropha curcas - A potential for tomorrow's biodiesel (invited talk). International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and Technologies, November 5 - 7, 2007, Vienna, Austria, (oral).

Becker, K. (2007). Jatropha curcas - Opportunities for the tropical regions (invited talk). 7th Session of the UNCCD forum for parliamentarians, September 12 - 13, 2007, Madrid, Spain, (oral).

Becker, K. (2007). Jatropha curcas - Opportunities for the tropical regions (invited talk). COP 8, September 20, 2007, Barcelona, Spain, (oral).

Gosh, A., J.S. Patolia, D.R. Chaudhary, J. Chikara, S.N. Rao, D. Kumar (2007). Response of Jatropha curcas under different spacing to jatopha de-oiled cake, FACT seminar on Jatropha curcas L. Agronomy and Genetics, Article No. 8.

Nuss, P., S. Kleisinger, K. Becker (2007). Investigation of biotechnical conditions of Jatropha curcas L. toward gradual harvest mechanisation. Tropentag 2007, October 9-11, 2007, Witzenhausen, Germany, Book of Abstracts, p. 84.

Selje-Aßmann, N., H.P.S. Makkar, E.M. Hoffmann, G. Francis, K. Becker (2007). Quanitative and qualitative analyses of seed storage proteins from toxic and non-toxic varieties of Jatropha curcas L. International Symposium on energy and Protein Metabolism, September 9 - 14, 2007, Vichy, France, EAAP publication, (poster), pp. 625-626.

2006

Becker, K. (2006). Food and feed potential of Jatropha curcas seed meal and cake. Jatropha symposium, 7 - 15 August 2006, Departamento de Graduados e Investigacion en Alimentos, Escuola Nacinol de Ciencas Biologicas, JPN, Mexico, (oral).

2005

Becker, K. (2005). Jatropha-Nutzung in Indien. GTZ Fachtagung - "Nachwachsende Rohstoffe - eine Option für armutsorientierte Entwicklung?", June 16 - 17, 2005, Niedernhausen, Germany, (oral).

Richter, N., G. Francis, K. Becker (2005). Differential treatment of non-toxic Jatropha curcas L. and its impact on growth performance and whole body mineral absorption of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. Abstract of Presentation at 13 Deutscher Tropentag, October 11-13, 2005, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany,p. 242.

Selje, N., E.M. Hoffmann, K. Becker (2005). New plant materials have the potential to reduce the degradation of dietary protein by rumen microbes in vitro. 57. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ernährungsphysiologie, March 8 - 10, 2005, Hohenheim, Germany, Proc.Soc.Nutr.Physiol, (Oral), p. 66.

 

Theses (Doctoral, Master, Diploma)

2014

Rakotoson, M. (2014): Les explitants agricoles et la plantation de Jatropha dans la commune rurale de Fenoarivo.  M.Sc. thesis, Agro-Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Antanarivo.

2013

Karaj, Shkelquim (2013): Characterizaztion of physio-chemical properties of Jatropha curcas L. and optimization of mechanical oil extraction and sedimentation. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany.

2012

Devappa, Rakshit K. (2012): Isolation, characterization and potential agro-pharmaceutical applications of phorbol esters from Jatropha curcas oil. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Richter, Nahid (2012): Evaluation of suitability of non-toxic and detoxified Jatropha curcas L. meal as feed for fingerling common carp, Cyprinus carpio L.: with reference to phytase application. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute for Animal Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

2011

Bosch, Christine  (2011): Impact assessment of a bio fuel plantation in Madagascar using household panel data. Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Department of Rural Development Theory and Policy, Stuttgart, Germany.

Grass, Martin (2011). Opportunities and constraints for agrofuels in developing countries: Case studies on economic viability and employment effects of Jatropha production. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Kumar, Vikas (2011): Jatropha meal and protein isolate as a protein source in aquafeed. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rajaona, Arisoa M. (2011): Physiological and growth responses of Jatropha curcas L. to water, nitrogen and salt stresses. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Plant Production and Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Ramongolalaina, Clarissien (2011): Intégration de rangs de Jatropha curcas L. dans la culture de manioc en vue de réduire l’érosion hydrique. Diplomarbeit, Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagaskar.

2010

Nasibulina, Alina (2010): Natural control of Pempelia morosalis and other pests through Habitat Management in Jatropha curcas plantation in south-central Madagascar. Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Phytomedicine, Department of applied entomology, Stuttgart, Germany.

Nepal, Sunil (2010): Fishmeal replacement with Jatropha curcas (L.) protein isolate in fish diet: Effects on growth, nutrient utilization and haematology in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Probst, Lydia (2010): Seed Storability of Jatropha curcas L.. Diplomarbeit, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, Stuttgart, Germany.

2009

Bünner, Nele M. (2009): Analysis of the socio-economic situation of households in the vicinity of a Jatropha plantation in Madagascar. Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Oyeleye, Olubisi O. (2009): Effect of the dietary inclusion of Jatropha platyphylla kernel meal on nutritional, biochemical and haematological responses in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Diplomarbeit, University of Hohenheim, Institute for Animal Production in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Verzeletti, Fabienne M. (2009): Analyse des Erosionsminderungspotentials von Jatropha curcas Anbau durch Integration in ein traditionelles Maniokanbausystem in Madagaskar. Diplomarbeit. Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Bodenkunde und Standortlehre, Stuttgart, Deutschland.

Slazar, P. (2009): Clarification of Jatropha curcas L. oil for direct use in plant oil stoves. Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

Schweizer, T. (2009): Agricultural potential of bioenergy production in Peru - with special focus on the impact on smallholders using the example of Jatropha curcas. Master Thesis, Universität Hohenheim, Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre, Stuttgart, Deutschland.

2008

Loos, T. (2008): Socio-economic Impact of a Jatropha-Project on Smallholder Farmers in Mpanda, Tanzania. Master Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

2007

Nuss, Philipp (2007): Investigation of Biotechnical Conditions of Jatropha curcas L. toward Gradual Harvest Mechanisation. Master Thesis, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Process Engineering in Special Crop Production, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.