publication . Article . 2013

Genetic and Genomic Analysis of the Tree Legume Pongamia pinnata as a Feedstock for Biofuels

Bandana Biswas; Stephen Kazakoff; Qunyi Jiang; Sharon Samuel; Peter M. Gresshoff; Paul T. Scott;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2013 Journal: The Plant Genome, volume 6 (issn: 1940-3372, eissn: 1940-3372, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The tree legume Pongamia {Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre [syn. Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi]} is emerging as an important biofuels feedstock. It produces about 30 kg per tree per year of seeds, containing up to 55% oil (w/v), of which approximately 50% is oleic acid (C 18:1 ). The capacity for biological N fixation places Pongamia in a more sustainable position than current nonlegume biofuel feedstocks. Also due to its drought and salinity tolerance, Pongamia can grow on marginal land not destined for production of food. As part of the effort to domesticate Pongamia our research group at The University of Queensland has started to develop specific genetic and ...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturesfood and beverages
free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Plant Science, Genetics, Bioenergy, Agronomy, Plant breeding, Biofuel, Outcrossing, Biology, Botany, Sustainable biofuel, Pongamia, biology.organism_classification, Millettia pinnata, Genetic diversity, lcsh:Plant culture, lcsh:SB1-1110, lcsh:Genetics, lcsh:QH426-470
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