Sequences were analyzed and compared in public databases such as GenBank, using the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) with the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), considering parameters as identity percentage, e-value (<1e-03) and sequence number to confirm if they correspond to the genus Jatropha and the specific gene examined.
Diversity and distribution of genus Jatropha in Mexico.
Taking into account the richness of the genus Jatropha in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, Mexico (Hernandez-Nicolas, Cordova-Tellez, Romero-Manzanares, Jimenez-Ramirez, Lobato-Ortiz, & Sanchez-Cuevas, 2015), and the potential use of the chemical composition of seeds, in this study we surveyed the traditional forms of use of the species, and analyzed the chemical composition of the Jatropha seeds.
Ricinoleic acid has concentrations of 90 % in castor seeds (Ricinus communis L.), a species belonging to the same family as the genus Jatropha (Tunaru, Althoffa, Nusingb, Dienerc, & Offermanns, 2012).
Morphology and infrageneric relationships of the genus Jatropha
Singh, "A review on pharmacological significance of genus Jatropha
(Euphorbiaceae)," Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, vol.
The genus Jatropha contains approximately 170 to 175 known species (Dehgan & Webster, 1979; Heller, 1996), including J.
According to the palynological morphological characteristics, exine shape, size, and ornamentation are elements that make the taxonomic identification of the genus Jatropha easier among species.
To raise this variability, some researchers suggest hybridization with other species of the genus Jatropha. Authors such as BASHA & SUJATHA (2009) and PARTHIBAN et al.
Comparative study of interspecific genetic divergence and phylogenic analysis of genus Jatropha by RAPD and AFLP Molecular Biology Reports, v.36, p.901-907, 2009b.