Dianthus caryophyllus

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.


Genome release:


Yagi, M., Kosugi, S., Hirakawa, H., Ohmiya, A., Tanase, K., Harada, T., Kishimoto, K., Nakayama, M., Ichimura, K., Onozaki, T. and Yamaguchi, H., 2013. Sequence analysis of the genome of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.). DNA Research, 21(3), pp.231-241.

Content written by Galyna Vakulenko Summer Intern 2018