Hybrids and free pollination varieties ensure optimum yields of seeds and oil, which are profitable for customers as its stability has been validated over a significant time. Hybrids of Jatropha curcas L. are known as F1 genetic materials, which are the product of crossing two genetically distant homozygous parental lines, which exceed in vigor and yield to that of its parents. Thus, the phenotypic and genotypic uniformity is ensured, allowing cost reduction in the management and production.
There are varieties and hybrids in experimentation, registered before the relevant authorities such as the National Service of Seed Inspection and Certification (SNCS).
Through a rigorous, robust and innovative scientific research program, the company develops technology packages and protocols that strengthen genetics, resulting in increased performance.
Agronomic science-based studies that are being developed, are:
In our case, biotechnology is a tool that supports and accelerates the process of conventional breeding. Some techniques that we use, are as follows:
The use of female gametes (eggs) to produce double haploid plants, which are plants that have identical alleles in its double-stranded DNA, resulting in 100% genetically homozygous and high uniformity samples.
Using the Chain Polymerases Reaction Technique or PCR, which replicates DNA segments using DNA primers or stoppers, that allow the amplification of regions of a gene to reveal the different alleles present; as in the case of the SSR (Simple Sequence Repeated) or the amplification of DNA regions distributed throughout the genome, as happens with SPAR (amplification of the reaction from a single initiator). Both techniques generate, through amplified regions of DNA, the creation of what is called "genetic fingerprint". This allows for population analysis at the molecular level, determining genetic diversity of a sample or population, its genetic relationships, and also to select homogeneous or heterogeneous genetic level groups, among other uses.
Double-Strand DNA as parentals allow us to obtain genetic homogeneity, and the PCR technique determines genetic distances between double haploid lines, which –together with an aggressive phenotypic characterization— allow us to ensure genetic purity and desirable traits in our materials, which are expressed in higher oil and grain yield for the production of biofuels.
The state of the art knowledge and experience in the cultivation of Jatropha curcas L. for over 10 years allows us to offer the development of commercial projects from the small to the large scale. Projects include research-based recommendations based on robust protocols.
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