Functional Gene Polymorphism to Reveal Species History: The Case of the CRTISO Gene in Cultivated Carrots

@inproceedings{SouffletFreslon2013FunctionalGP,
  title={Functional Gene Polymorphism to Reveal Species History: The Case of the CRTISO Gene in Cultivated Carrots},
  author={Vanessa Soufflet-Freslon and Matthieu Jourdan and J{\'e}r{\'e}my Clotault and S{\'e}bastien Huet and Mathilde Briard and Didier Peltier and Emmanuel Geoffriau},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Carrot is a vegetable cultivated worldwide for the consumption of its root. Historical data indicate that root colour has been differentially selected over time and according to geographical areas. Root pigmentation depends on the relative proportion of different carotenoids for the white, yellow, orange and red types but only internally for the purple one. The genetic control for root carotenoid content might be partially associated with carotenoid biosynthetic genes. Carotenoid… CONTINUE READING