DNA-based identity study completed, for Lesvos Anise

DNASequence helps anise seed farmers of Lesvos island to discover the unique DNA-based identity and unique traits of local landraces, which is important in terms of food security, rural development and resilience of farming communities.
Anise seed cultivation has a long tradition on the island of Lesvos.
The anise seed extract from locally cultivated plants exhibits a complex and rich profile of aromas, medicinal properties and is used in ouzo-making, a famous aperitif.

The project was performed in collaboration with Prof. Haris Maroulis from NTUA.