Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jathropa curcas


I'm kinda bored doing my lab report for tissue culture, so let me write a little bit about the contents of my lab report. One of the most well known plant in the world is Jathropa curcas. Jathropa curcas or in its common name in Malay 'Pokok Jarak' or 'Tuba-tuba' in Philiphines has been seen as a source for an alternative energy source. However, this plant inedible. Jathropa curcas or commonly known as physic nut is a small tree of plant tribe oannesieae of Crotonoideae in the Euphorbiaceae family that have approximately 170 known species worldwide(Elefan, 2008). The plant had received a global interest as it can be used for blenfing diesel in order to get an environmental friendly biofuel as an alternative energy source. Jatropha biofuel contains more oxygen, with a higher cetane value increasing the combustion quality, is clean, non-toxic, eco-friendly and economic due to its low production cost. It can be a good plantation material for eco-restoration in all types of wasteland and also serves as an important medicinal plant ( Datta et al, 2007). With the development of tissue culture technique, it can mass propagate the plant more.

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Salah satu pokok yang sangat diberi perhatian pada akhir-akhir ini ialah pokok Jarak ataupun dalam nama saintifiknya Jathropa curcas. Pokok ini telah memberi harapan sebagai salah satu sumber alternatif tenaga. Jathropa mengandungi lebih banyak oksigen, ketana yang lebih tinggi dengan kualiti pembakaran yang lebih bersih, tidak toksik, eco-friendly dan lebih menjimatkan. Pokok ini juga mempunyai nilai perubatan yang tinggi. Jadi kita dapat lihat pokok ini mempunyai banyak potensi untuk masa hadapan. Pokok Jarak juga mempunyai potensi dalam memulihara kawasan terbiar.Teknik kultur tisu membolehkan lagi pokok ini propagasi dengan lebih banyak. 

1 comment:

aisyateru said...

thanx for the info..