Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Frederic Zaidan
Dr. Robert Edwards
Dr. Matthew Terry
Improvement on the sub-tropical plant Jatropha curcas may increase the use of this drought tolerant oilseed crop for the production of biodiesel. One of the methods for enhancing a species is through genetic manipulation of the protoplast. Isolating protoplasts is challenging and culturing has many obstacles similar to those seen in tissue culture, such as oxidative browning. Successful isolation of J. curcas leaf protoplasts resulted in an average of 3.23 x 106 viable protoplasts/mL. However, protoplasts diminished within 2 days after culturing. A review of the potential solutions used for overcoming the inhibitory effects of culture may reveal further insight on the culturing of J. curcas protoplasts.
Lukaszewski, Christopher S., "Jatropha curcas protoplast isolation and inhibitory effects of culture" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 59.
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