Selection of our own Publications

1. Martin, M., E. Senger, B. Bohlinger, J.M. Montes, Z. Andrianirina, E. Dongmeza (2019).
Genetic Improvement of edible and non-edible jatropha for marginal environments in sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Mulpuri, N. Carels, B. Bahadur (eds.) Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop - Vol. 3: A Sustainable Multipurpose Crop. Springer-Verlag. For orders here:

2. Heinrich, G. (2018).
Jatropha curcas L. -  An Alternative Oil Crop. Kaltschmitt, M. & Neuling, U. (eds.), Biokerosene - Status and Prospects, Springer-Verlag, Chapter 11 pp. 237-257. 

3. Senger, E., B. Bohlinger, St. Esgaib, L.C. Hernández-Cubero, J.M. Montes, K. Becker (2017).
Chuta (edible Jatropa curcas L.), the newcomer among underutilized crops: a rich source of vegetable oil and protein for human consumption. Eur. Food Res. Technol., 243: 978-997. Doi 10.1007/s00217-016-2814-x.

4. Montes, J.M., A. E. Melchinger (2016).
Domestication and Breeding of Jatropha curcas L. - Review. Trends in Plants Science. Vol. 21, Issue 12, p 1045-1057. Doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.08.008.

5. Senger, E., M. Martin, E. Dongmeza, J.M. Montes (2016).
Genetic Variation and genotype by environment interaction in Jatropha curcas L. germplasm evaluated in different environments of Cameroon. Biomass and Bioenergy 91, p. 10-16. Doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.04.017

6. 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

7. 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 Syst. Dynam., 4, 237-251.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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, 50–53.

12. 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, 152–158.

13. 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, 542–548.

14. 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.


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