Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a triploid, sterile plant belonging to the Iridaceae family and it has been used as a spice and medicinal plant in the Mediterranean area for thousands of years. Saffron is currently considered the most expensive spice available on the global market. Nowadays, an in-depth knowledge of the genomic and transcriptomic organization of saffron represents the main step to fully elucidate the origins of C. sativus and the genetic basis of its organoleptic properties. A combination of EST sequencing, characterization of genetic polymorphisms, and “omics “approaches will be discussed as effective tools in saffron investigation.

Genomics and Transcriptomics of Saffron: New Tools to Unravel the Secrets of an Attractive Spice

SPANO', LAURA
2010-01-01

Abstract

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a triploid, sterile plant belonging to the Iridaceae family and it has been used as a spice and medicinal plant in the Mediterranean area for thousands of years. Saffron is currently considered the most expensive spice available on the global market. Nowadays, an in-depth knowledge of the genomic and transcriptomic organization of saffron represents the main step to fully elucidate the origins of C. sativus and the genetic basis of its organoleptic properties. A combination of EST sequencing, characterization of genetic polymorphisms, and “omics “approaches will be discussed as effective tools in saffron investigation.
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