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Decoding Jamun's Medicinal Might

  • 15 Dec 2023
  • 1 min read

The first-ever genome sequencing of the jamun tree (Syzygium cumini) by researchers at IISER Bhopal has revealed the pharmacological properties embedded within this species. Jamun tree is an evergreen tree popular in India for its medicinal properties, fruits, and ornamental value.

  • Jamun's genetic code uncovers a rich array of bioactive compounds responsible for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic attributes.
    • The study also highlights the presence of genes linked to terpenoids and glucosides, key contributors to its defense mechanisms and anti-diabetic capabilities respectively.
  • Genome sequencing is the process of determining the exact order of DNA building blocks in an organism, unveiling its complete genetic blueprint.

Read more: Genome Sequencing in India

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