By Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf
This booklet is a made from years of analysis on saffron biology. It intends to provide a wide yet concise overview of some of the points of apocarotenoid biosynthesis in Crocus sativus, its legislation 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 expensive spice. Saffron is the assets of distinctive carotenoid derived molecules called apocarotenoids which comprise crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal. those molecules are synthesized within the tissue and developmental level particular manner. Besides delivering color, aroma and flavour to the spice, those molecules have large medicinal importance.
The ebook uncovers significant techniques of apocarotenoids biosynthesis and gives deeper and extra whole knowing approximately their biotechnological and pharmacological applications.
The ebook is split into 3 sections –
The first part offers a basic advent of C. sativus, its apocarotenoids, their biosynthesis, legislation and delivery. moment part presents information regarding the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) that are the most important avid gamers in apocarotenoid biosynthesis. The type of plant CCDs, their constitution, response mechanism, biotechnological software are completely mentioned. the ultimate part bargains with the main pharmacological homes of C. sativus apocarotenoids, starting from their function as anticancer to their software as neuroprotective molecules.
This is a considered one of its sort ebook on Crocus sativus. It can be valuable for the researchers operating on Crocus sativus, students and in addition practitioners concerned with extraction and bio-synthesis of the invaluable clinical components.
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Apocarotenoids of Crocus sativus L: From biosynthesis to pharmacology (SpringerBriefs in Plant Science) by Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf