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Testing epigenomic approaches to characterise environmental adaptation in crops and related wild species
Carrots are a nutritionally and economically important crop, with a market value of £290 million in 2014. The UK Vegetable Genebank holds a globally significant collection of carrot seed, with over 1,500 samples, including old varieties and seeds from wild relatives of carrot. Characterising and conserving the diversity contained within our collections ensures their utility for agricultural improvement and food security.