By Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf
This publication is a fabricated from years of analysis on saffron biology. It intends to offer a huge yet concise overview of a number of the points 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 expensive spice. Saffron is the resources of targeted 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 offering color, aroma and flavour to the spice, those molecules have great medicinal importance.
The booklet uncovers significant recommendations of apocarotenoids biosynthesis and gives deeper and extra entire realizing approximately their biotechnological and pharmacological applications.
The booklet is split into 3 sections –
The first part offers a basic creation of C. sativus, its apocarotenoids, their biosynthesis, legislation and shipping. moment part offers information regarding the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) that are the major gamers in apocarotenoid biosynthesis. The category of plant CCDs, their constitution, response mechanism, biotechnological software are completely mentioned. the ultimate part bargains with the most important pharmacological homes of C. sativus apocarotenoids, starting from their position as anticancer to their software as neuroprotective molecules.
This is a one in every of its style e-book on Crocus sativus. It should be worthy for the researchers operating on Crocus sativus, students and in addition practitioners interested by extraction and bio-synthesis of the worthwhile scientific components.
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Apocarotenoids of Crocus sativus L: From biosynthesis to pharmacology (SpringerBriefs in Plant Science) by Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf