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Apocarotenoids of Crocus Sativus L: from Biosynthesis to Pharmacology

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This book is a product of years of research on saffron biology. It intends to give a broad but concise overview of the various aspects of apocarotenoid biosynthesis in Crocus sativus, its regulation and pharmacology .Crocus sativus L. of family Iridaceae is an important medicinal plant. The dried stigma of C. sativus flower is considered as the world's costliest spice. Saffron is the sources of unique carotenoid derived molecules called apocarotenoids which include crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal. These molecules ...

Apocarotenoids of Crocus sativus L: From biosynthesis to pharmacology 2016, Springer Verlag, Singapore, Singapore

ISBN-13: 9789811018985