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EU GENRES Carrot Project


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The Future of European Carrot: a programme to conserve, characterise, evaluate and collect carrot and wild relatives

The Carrot, Daucus carota, is an important commercial vegetable. The genus Daucus is also a native to Europe and hence a responsibility of EU Countries under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The project dealt with the genepool of carrot and its wild relatives, aiming to co-ordinate work in European collections through five main areas of activity:


the conservation and documentation of European collections


characterisation for minimal descriptors


evaluation for important horticultural characters, such as pest and disease resistance and chemical composition


sort and rationalise the collections


collection of germplasm to fill gaps in collections.


List of partners within the group and their roles.

Specific objectives and targets of the group

EU GENRES Carrot/Daucus Inventory

Characterisation data

Project Newsletters

Matching funding for the GENRES 105 project in the Warwick HRI GRU came from the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.