The carnation (Dianthys caryophyllus) is a perennial flowering plant and extremely popular in horticulture. It is a flower crop that has been cultivated for over 2000 years. Carnations are grown for their diverse colors of flowers, which have a vast number of cultural and symbolic meanings. Carnations produce a number of different flavonoid pigments called anthocyanins and carotenoids, which are effective antioxidants. The carnation genome is diploid and has a size of 622 Mb.
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Content written by Galyna Vakulenko Summer Intern 2018