Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Ocimum Genome

Editors: Shasany, Ajit Kumar, Kole, Chittaranjan (Eds.)

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  • Presents the evolution, occurrence, and diversity of Ocimum species around the globe  Highlights the importance of different chemotypes and varieties to harvest various commercially important chemicals Describes important biosynthetic pathways and genes in addition to the genome

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This book provides an overview of the Ocimum genus from its genetic diversity to genome sequences, metabolites and their therapeutic utilities. Tulasi, Ocimum tenuiflorum, as a member of the family Lamiaceae, is a sacred plant in India. The plants of this genus Ocimum are collectively referred to as Basil and holy basil is worshipped in the Hindu religion. Basils are reservoirs of diverse terpenoids, phenylpropanoids and flavonoids, in addition to commercially important aromatic essential oils.  In 2016, two working groups in India published the genome sequence in two different genotypes of Ocimum tenuiflorum. To help the readers understand the complexities of the genus and different chemotypes, this book accumulates all the available information on this medicinal plant including the genome. The complete knowledge may enable researchers to generate specific chemotypes in basil either through conventional breeding or development of transgenic lines. It also makes it possible to investigate the medicinal nature of holy basil compared to different species of the same genus.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97430-9
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ocimum Genome
Editors
  • Ajit Kumar Shasany
  • Chittaranjan Kole
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97430-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97430-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97429-3
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 148
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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