Carrot Root Shapes

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 Examples of typical carrot root shapes.

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Top row includes original European types; bottom two rows are major types grown worldwide today

This photo (below) is a good representative sample of carrots, used in the 2014 research study entitled - New insights into domestication of carrot from root transcriptome analyses (Rong et al.: New insights into domestication of carrot from root transcriptome analyses. BMC Genomics 2014 15:895.)

wild and cultivated carrots


 


For information here is the full classification of a carrot:

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae Carrot family
Genus Daucus L. wild carrot P
Species Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus- domestic carrot

(It is generally accepted that domestic carrot is drawn from the wild variety)

Note - Some classifications show Umbelliferae rather than Apiaceae

 

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