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A Review of Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) “The Desert Gold”: A Multipurpose Oil Seed Crop for Industrial Uses

  title={A Review of Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) “The Desert Gold”: A Multipurpose Oil Seed Crop for Industrial Uses},
  author={D. Arya and S. Khan},
Simmondsia chinensis , a multipurpose, drought resistant, perennial plant belonging to Simmondsiaceae family has started to gain a lot of importance because of unusual oil which is actually a liquid wax i.e., an ester of long chain fatty acids and alcohols. Jojoba was introduced to India near the year 1965 and since then it has been a major source of income for both local farmers (having cultivations in locations like Sriganganagar, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu and Jodhpur) and those who are working… Expand

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