[PDF]Publications for print

2016

Senger, E., M.Martin, J.M. Montes. (2016). Parental and Heterotic in Jatropha curcas L. Seedlings. Tropical Plant Biol. DOI 10.1007/s12042-016-9160-9

2015

Senger, E., M.Martin, J.M. Montes. (2015). Classification of Jatropha curcas L. genotypes into gemplasm groups associated with the presence of phorbol esters by mean of seed characteristics. Industrial Crops and Products 78, 9-12

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

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.