Insights from the analysis of draft genome sequence of Crocus sativus L
|Title||Insights from the analysis of draft genome sequence of Crocus sativus L|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Ambardar S., Vakhlu J, Sowdhamini R.|
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is the low yielding plant of medicinal and economic importance. Therefore, it is of interest to report the draft genome sequence of C. sativus. The draft genome of C. sativus has been assembled using Illumina sequencing and is 3.01 Gb long covering 84.24% of genome. C. sativus genome annotation identified 53,546 functional genes (including 5726 transcription factors), 862,275 repeats and 964,231 SSR markers. The genes involved in the apocarotenoids biosynthesis pathway (crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin, and safranal) were found in the draft genome analysis.