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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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