MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: Why are carrots orange?

Date: Fri Oct 24 10:56:27 1997
Posted by Cecilia Klevendal
Grade level: undergrad
School: Chalmers
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered.
Country: Sweden
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 877708587.Bc

A tomato is red to attract anamils so that they'll eat them and spread
the seeds, but why is a carrot orange? Or a radish red for that
matter, they all grow underground! 

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