Genomic Resources and Marker-Assisted Selection in Jatropha curcas

  • Daniele Trebbi
  • Samathmika Ravi
  • Chiara Broccanello
  • Claudia Chiodi
  • Piergiorgio StevanatoEmail author


Jatropha curcas L. is currently attracting much attention as an oilseed crop, which can be used as biofuel and feasible feedstock for animals. In order to improve conventional breeding strategies, DNA variants are currently being exploited. The last few years have witnessed the development of molecular markers (SSRs, SNPs, AFLPs, RTNs, etc.) that can guide selection and result in enhancement of Jatropha productivity. The marker discovery process has resulted in the identification of more informative markers with the availability of genome and transcriptome sequences for this species. NGS has emerged as a powerful tool to detect numerous DNA sequence polymorphism-based markers within a short timeframe growing as a powerful tool for next-generation plant breeding. A holistic approach is therefore required to establish J. curcas as an economically viable crop integrating all the genomic resources available with selective breeding techniques of plants. This would be an ideal strategy for the domestication of Jatropha.


Comparative genomics Genomic resources Linkage maps Molecular markers Transcriptomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Trebbi
    • 1
  • Samathmika Ravi
    • 2
  • Chiara Broccanello
    • 2
  • Claudia Chiodi
    • 2
  • Piergiorgio Stevanato
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Syngenta Seeds Inc.GilroyUSA
  2. 2.DAFNAE, Università degli Studi di PadovaLegnaroItaly

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