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Volume 2013, Article ID 935981, 6 pages
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Combining Ability for Germination Traits in Jatropha curcas L.

1Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
3Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Technology Mara (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 26 June 2013; Accepted 4 September 2013

Academic Editors: D. W. Archer, O. K. Douro Kpindou, and T. Nakazaki

Copyright © 2013 A. K. M. Aminul Islam et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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