Daucus carota subsp. sativus (Carrot, DAUCA) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-110869 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 01 Sep 2016
Organism information
Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Streptophyta
Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Genus Daucus
Species carota
Species sativus
  • Daucus carota var. sativus
  • Carrot
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  • DAUCA
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Crops
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
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The wild ancestors of the carrot are likely to have originated from Persia (regions of which are now Iran and Afghanistan), which remain the centre of diversity of Daucus carota, the wild carrot. A naturally occurring subspecies of the wild carrot, Daucus carota subsp. sativus, has been selectively bred over the centuries to reduce bitterness, increase sweetness and minimise the woody core.
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  • Food
Additional Information
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