The Castor Bean Genome / edited by Chittaranjan Kole, Pablo Rabinowicz.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
1 online resource (XXV, 272 pages)
1st ed. 2018.
Biomedical and Life Sciences (Springer-11642)
Compendium of plant genomes 2199-4781
Compendium of Plant Genomes, 2199-4781
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This book addresses various aspects of the current castor bean research, including genetics, biotechnology, comparative genomics, and more specific topics such as oil metabolism and the ricin toxin. It also presents the whole genome sequencing of the castor bean and its impact on the mining of gene families and future plant breeding. Castor bean (Ricinus communis), an oilseed plant, belongs to the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family. It is a tropical and subtropical crop valued for the high quality and uniform nature of its oil, which is mostly composed of the uncommon fatty acid ricinoleate. Castor bean oil has important industrial applications for the production of lubricants, cosmetics, medicines, and specialty chemicals, and castor bean has also been proposed as a biodiesel crop that does not pose concerns regarding the "food versus fuel" debate. However, it accumulates the type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein ricin in its seeds, and health concerns posed by ricin's high toxicity have prevented broader cultivation. Recently, there has been renewed interest in castor bean due to potential biosecurity issues.
Botanical descriptions of castor bean
Cytogenetic details of castor bean
Genetic diversity in castor bean
Classical genetics and traditional breeding in castor bean
Molecular linkage maps in castor bean
Structural and functional genomic resources developed
Genome sequence of Castor Bean
Comparative Genomics in Euphorbiaceae
Mining gene families in the castor bean genome
Castor bean chloroplast genome
Genomics of Sexual Reproduction in Castor Bean
Gene Imprinting in Castor Bean
Oil Biosynthesis and Biotechnology in Castor Bean
The ricin toxin
Castor bean metabolomics
Genetic engineering in castor bean
New Technologies in Castor Bean Breeding for Improved Oil Content.
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