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Heterosis a promising tool in Jatropha Breeding

Recently the Jatropha breeders at Bionic Palm found that heterosis can become one of the very interesting tools in their breeding program. Heterosis (also called hybrid vigor) is defined as “the increase in growth, size, fecundity, function, yield, or other characters in hybrids over those of the parents”. Very impressive effects Read more →

Jatropha Breeder discusses Elite Cultivars

A new chapter has been just published on the Jatropha Breeder 3.0, a blog on Bionic Palm’s development of non-toxic commercial planting material. The Bionic Palm MD is discussing the question how to best define an elite Jatropha cultivar. He takes us through the various traits (or properties) a plant breeder Read more →