Saffron’omics’: The challenges of integrating omic technologies

Document Type: Mini Review Article

Authors

1 Bioclues.org, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500072, Telangana, India

2 Department of Horticultural Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj 4111, Iran

3 Advanced Center for Computational & Applied Biotechnology, Uttarakhand Council for Biotechnology, Dehradun 248007, India

4 Bioclues.org, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500072, Telangana, India and Department of Applied Mathematics, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 390002, Gujarat

Abstract

Saffron is one of the highly exotic spices known for traditional values and antiquity. It is used for home décor besides serving as a colorant flavor and is widely known for medicinal value. Over the last few years, saffron has garnered a lot of interest due to its anti-cancer, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory properties. Integration of systems biology approaches with wide applications of saffron remains a growing challenge as new techniques and methods advance. Keeping in view of the dearth of a review summarizing the omics and systems biology of saffron, we bring an outline on advancements in integrating omic technologies, the medicinal plant has seen in recent times.

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