Jiaotou with synonyms Allium bakeri Regel and Caloscordum exsertum (Lindley) belongs to genus Allium and is placed in the Alliaceae family as described previously (Allardice, 1997).
They are precursors to the lachrymatory and flavour compounds detected in the agronomical important genus Allium.
As in most members of the genus Allium, active components that can cure a number of diseases are present in jiaotou (Su, 1977; Toyama et al.
Though a single homozygous fission at the diploid level may be the more likely explanation, the large chromosomes of this genus, coupled with a basic number of x = 4 as compared with many x = 8 species in its allied genus Allium
, raises the possibility that it could have originated by ancient fusions from 2n = 16 t ancestors.
Garlic is a member of the genus Allium
in the lily family (Liliaceae).
Garlic and other members of the onion genus Allium
may also erect a barrier against human cancer, suggests William J.
The genus Allium
- taxonomic problems and genetic resources.