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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-6  Year-2017          Original Research Articles

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Evaluation of Jatropha curcas as Potential Biocide and Biopesticide
Neha Sharma*
University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India
*Corresponding author

Jatropha curcas (Linnaeus) belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae and has been widely known as biofuel crop. Apart from being considered as biofuel crop, Jatropha is also known to possess insecticidal/antifeedant activity. This biopesticide property of Jatropha can be attributed to its specific chemical constituents that can target pest during different stages of life cycle. Chemical constituents such as phorbol esters and terpenoid compounds are responsible for high bioactivity of Jatropha.  This paper attempts to evaluate potential of Jatropha as biocide and biopesticide. This study highlights importance of Jatropha as an ideal potential option for incorporation into pest management program.

Keywords: Antifeedant, Biopesticide, Insecticidal activity, Jatropha curcas
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Sharma, N., 2017. Evaluation of Jatropha curcas as potential biocide and biopesticide.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 4(6): 92-97. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.406.011
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