By Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf
This e-book is a manufactured from years of study on saffron biology. It intends to provide a wide yet concise overview of some of the facets of apocarotenoid biosynthesis in Crocus sativus, its law and pharmacology .
Crocus sativus L. of family Iridaceae is a vital medicinal plant. The dried stigma of C. sativus flower is taken into account because the world's most costly spice. Saffron is the assets of specific carotenoid derived molecules called apocarotenoids which contain crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal. those molecules are synthesized within the tissue and developmental level particular manner. Besides supplying color, aroma and flavour to the spice, those molecules have super medicinal importance.
The ebook uncovers significant options of apocarotenoids biosynthesis and gives deeper and extra entire knowing approximately their biotechnological and pharmacological applications.
The booklet is split into 3 sections –
The first part offers a basic advent of C. sativus, its apocarotenoids, their biosynthesis, rules and delivery. moment part presents information regarding the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) that are the major avid gamers in apocarotenoid biosynthesis. The category of plant CCDs, their constitution, response mechanism, biotechnological program are completely mentioned. the ultimate part bargains with the main pharmacological houses of C. sativus apocarotenoids, starting from their function as anticancer to their application as neuroprotective molecules.
This is a one in every of its sort e-book on Crocus sativus. It might be important for the researchers operating on Crocus sativus, students and likewise practitioners all for extraction and bio-synthesis of the invaluable scientific components.
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