The Carrot Genome

  • Philipp Simon
  • Massimo Iorizzo
  • Dariusz Grzebelus
  • Rafal Baranski

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 1-8
  3. David M. Spooner
    Pages 9-26
  4. Bettina Linke, Maria Soledad Alessandro, Claudio R. Galmarini, Thomas Nothnagel
    Pages 27-57
  5. Jennifer R. Mandel, Johanne Brunet
    Pages 59-76
  6. Shelby Ellison
    Pages 77-91
  7. Charlotte Allender
    Pages 93-100
  8. Massimo Iorizzo, Shelby Ellison, Marti Pottorff, Pablo F. Cavagnaro
    Pages 101-117
  9. Marina Iovene, Ewa Grzebelus
    Pages 119-135
  10. Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 137-147
  11. Rafal Baranski, Aneta Lukasiewicz
    Pages 149-186
  12. Massimo Iorizzo, Alicja Macko-Podgórni, Douglas Senalik, Allen Van Deynze, Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 187-204
  13. David M. Spooner, Philipp W. Simon, Douglas Senalik, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 205-223
  14. Hamed Bostan, Douglas Senalik, Philipp W. Simon, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 225-245
  15. Philipp W. Simon, Emmanuel Geoffriau, Shelby Ellison, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 247-260
  16. Pablo F. Cavagnaro, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 261-277
  17. Mwafaq Ibdah, Andrew Muchlinski, Mossab Yahyaa, Bhagwat Nawade, Dorothea Tholl
    Pages 279-293
  18. Lindsey J. du Toit, Valérie Le Clerc, Mathilde Briard
    Pages 317-362
  19. Dariusz Grzebelus
    Pages 363-372

About this book


 This book provides an up-to-date review and analysis of the carrot’s nuclear and organellar genome structure and evolution. In addition, it highlights applications of carrot genomic information to elucidate the carrot’s natural and agricultural history, reproductive biology, and the genetic basis of traits important in agriculture and human health. The carrot genome was sequenced in 2016, and its relatively small diploid genome, combined with the fact that it is the most complete root crop genome released to date and the first-ever Euasterid II genome to be sequenced, mean the carrot has an important role in the study of plant development and evolution. In addition, the carrot is among the top ten vegetables grown worldwide, and the abundant orange provitamin A carotenoids that account for its familiar orange color make it the richest crop source of vitamin A in the US diet, and in much of the world. This book includes the latest genetic maps, genetic tools and resources, and covers advances in genetic engineering that are relevant for plant breeders and biologists alike.


Daucus Carrot Breeding Molecular Cytogenetics Carotenoid Bioinformatics Terpenoid Anthocyanin Domestication Sugar Metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Philipp Simon
    • 1
  • Massimo Iorizzo
    • 2
  • Dariusz Grzebelus
    • 3
  • Rafal Baranski
    • 4
  1. 1.Vegetable Crops Research UnitUSDA-ARSMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Plants for Human Health InstituteNorth Carolina State University KannapolisUSA
  3. 3.University of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland
  4. 4.Faculty of Biotechnology and HorticultureUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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