CelerDB

Introduction

Celery (Apium graveolens L.), an annual or biennial herbage species in the family Apiaceae, originated from the Mediterranean and the Middle East and it has been cultivated worldwide as a popular vegetable. Celery has a cultivation history of more than two thousand years. The majority of cultivated celery are functional diploids (2n = 22) with an estimated genome size of 3. 18 Gb. Celery is rich in vitamins, carotene, protein, cellulose, and other nutrients and is a good source of flavonoids, volatile oil, and antioxidants. Celery can also be utilized in chemical and medicine industries.