Open-access articles published in the frame of saffronomics

Novel carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase catalyzes the first dedicated step in saffron crocin biosynthesis. Sarah Frusciante, Gianfranco Diretto, Mark Bruno, Paola Ferrante, Marco Pietrella, Alfonso Prado-Cabrero, Angela Rubio-Moraga, Peter Beyer, Lourdes Gomez-Gomez, Salim Al-Babili, and Giovanni Giuliano, PNASvol 11, 2014, pg 12246-12251.
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/33/12246.full


AFLP and MS-AFLPAnalysis of the Variation within Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativusL.) Germplasm. Busconi M, Colli L, Sánchez RA, Santaella M, De-Los-MozosPascual M, Santana O, et al. PLoS ONE 10(4): (2015) e0123434.
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0123434


Diversity and relationships of Crocus sativusand its relatives analysed by inter-retroelement amplified polymorphism (IRAP) N. F. Alsayied, J. A. Fernández, T. Schwarzacher, J. S. Heslop-Harrison, Ann Bot (2015) 116 (3): 359-368.
http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/07/01/aob.mcv103.full


Saffron, a functional spice, Kyriakoudi, A., Ordoudi, S.A., Roldán-Medina, M., Tsimidou, M., Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 2015, 3(1), 1059-1063.
http://austinpublishinggroup.com/nutrition-food-sciences/v3-i1.php