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The carrot genome sequence brings colors out of the dark

The genome sequence of carrot (Daucus carota L.) is the first completed for an Apiaceae species, furthering knowledge of the evolution of the important euasterid II clade. Analyzing the whole-genome sequence allowed for the identification of a gene that may regulate the accumulation of carotenoids in the root.

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Figure 1: Phylogenetic tree displaying the species with an available genome sequence from the euasterid II clade: carrot, sunflower, horseweed, artichoke and lettuce.

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Garcia-Mas, J., Rodriguez-Concepcion, M. The carrot genome sequence brings colors out of the dark. Nat Genet 48, 589–590 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3574

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