CULTIVAR IDENTIFICATION OF CARNATIONS BY MEANS OF ISOZYME MARKERS
Eighty-seven different isozyme phenotypes were found in the 100 cultivars studied. Seventy-eight of them had a unique isozyme fingerprint and the rest could be grouped into nine classes: 1 class of 4 cultivars, 2 classes of 3 cultivars, and 6 classes of 2 cultivars each. None of the cultivars included in the same group for isozyme phenotypes had the same flower color. Thus, the combined information given by electrophoresis and flower color was sufficient for the individual identification of all the cultivars analyzed.